The International Society of Rider Biomechanics – ISRB Mission Statement
MISSION – Ever growing, ever developing
PRESENTATIONS, LECTURES & CLINICS. Continue to give presentations and lectures to the world’s largest events such as the Olympic Organisers, the FEI events we have presented at in the past including the Diana Ferrari Dressage, the Sydney and Melbourne CCI***, National Championships in every major sport, State Championships and hundreds of Pony Clubs and Adult Riding Clubs around the world.
Dr. Fernanda Carmargo from the University speaks at the 2013 International Society of Rider Biomechanics Symposium at the world famous Kentucky Horse Park
NOT FOR PROFIT. That the Society run as a not for profit with membership open to all members of the public.
ALL AGES, ALL SPORTS, OPEN ACCESS The Society is, by it’s nature an educational body. We seek to benefit all horse riders of all ages and all horse sports including disabled athletes and paraequestrians from beginners to Olympic level.
SCHOLARSHIPS. The Society is to Administer the Deanne McCrae Memorial Training Scholarship established 4 years ago on the sudden illness and death of one of our most loved coaches. These scholarships run annually and any individual (member or not), club or charity or official riding organisation are encouraged to apply. We have a Board Member that handles Scholarships alone.
Not only training, but a special performance at the Kentucky Horse Park from Head Rider from the SA Lipizzaners, and Official ISRB Coach Anneke Roodt. 2013 Kentucky Symposium
LIBRARY. To rull the world’s most extensive library of video material, DVD downloads, articles, research reports, audio CD’s and books related to biomechanics, seat, posture and balance of the horse rider with most of the material being available for free. We have a Board Member specifically dedicated to the task of Librarian
“The Biomechanics & Movement of the Rider”…Colleen Kelly’s 2013 presentation at the University of Kentucky
COACHING PROGRAM. Coach, teach and train riding professionals to specialise in the field of Rider Biomechanics and run a membership database to ensure that all coaches pass our stringent testing regimen of practical and theory exams, and carrying insurance and first aid qualifications. We have a specific Board Member in charge of our coaching program
AFFILIATION WITH OFFICIAL FEDERATIONS. We ask that any of our under 21 coaching members obtain a pre-requisite qualification with the Certified Horsemanship Association or similar covering horse husbandary, first aid, safety, gear checking, and much more in an intensive program. Insurance may be limited to under 21’s so we recommend that further study be done prior to attending our course.
PRESENTING AT OFFICIAL FEI EVENTS…Dressage Summit, Wellington, Florida
INSURANCE. All coaching members must be insured
UNIVERSITY LIAISON: We will continue to develop our world class curriculum and continue presentations such as in the past at University of Kentucky for Professor Carmargo, Averett University, Asbury University, Penn State and Queensland University to name just a few.
EMERGENCY PREPARATION COURSES: Develop a relationship with large animal rescue, first aid responders and first aid and CPR courses. All Level 2 Coaches who will be trailering horses are required to have undertaken a large animal rescue course.
Connie Jehlik, Instruction Services Manager for the US Pony Clubs presenting at the 2013 Symposium at Kentucky Horse Park
CONTINUED EDUCATION: We encourage our coaches to develop their skills, training further both in the field and technically. All coaches keep a record of their logged hours throughout the year on our membership website.
The ISRB Training Program is trusted by Police Mounted Units around the world.
OPEN ACCESS TO THE PUBLIC: Top quality curriculum and teaching protocols available to the public with an open access policy and special assistance and recognition given to our Paraequestrian riders.
GIVE BACK TO OTHER CHARITIES: Since the Society’s inception we have chosen to give to 3 charities: 1. Police Mounted Units; 2: Riding for Disabled 3. Pony Clubs dedicated to young riders. Our support has been in the form of donating lectures they can use for fundraising, training their instructors free of charge, giving clinics to educate their riders (and again the group charging a fee for that group’s fundraising), and allowing their members to attend teacher training for free. One of the Deanne McCrae Scholarships is specifically dedicated to these groups.
BOARD. Develop a strong board of leaders in their field. Our Board Members listed here