Equine Sports Science Seminar


Professor Hilary Clayton

Saturday 14 October 2017

Hartpury College, Gloucester, UK

Seminar Programme 

£110.00 includes course pack and CPD certificates

** Seminar Sold out **

Please email info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk to be placed on the waiting list.


For the past 40 years, Professor Hilary Clayton has performed innovative research in the areas of locomotor biomechanics, lameness, physical therapy and rehabilitation, conditioning programmes for equine athletes, and the interaction between rider, tack and horse. She has published 7 books and over 200 scientific articles on these topics. Professor Clayton served as the Mary Anne McPhail Dressage Chair in Equine Sports Medicine at Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine from 1997 until she retired from academia in 2014. Her company, Sport Horse Science, applies the results of scientific research in the development of practical techniques to help riders, trainers and veterinarians. She continues to perform collaborative research with colleagues in universities around the world. She is a lifelong rider and has competed in many equestrian sports, most recently focusing on dressage in which she trains through to Grand Prix level and has earned US Dressage Federation bronze, silver and gold medals.

As well as Hilary's interactive presentations focusing on the equine locomotor system from a training, performance and rehabilitation view point, there will be presentations from Centaur Biomechanics on the effect that roller pressures and training aids have on back function; from Lizzie Drury on Equine nutrition for the performance horse and a presentation on the application of thermography.

This year’s seminar is going to bring some of the latest research in locomotion by one of the world’s leaders and will be of interest to veterinarians, therapists, physiotherapists, saddlers, farriers and horse owners who wish to enhance their education.