Equestrian Athlete Initiative


To optimize health, wellness, and performance for the equestrian athlete through research


  • Embrace and validate the unique diversity of equestrian athletes
  • Quality of life in equestrian sport participation
  • Community-based participation in research optimization
  • Promotion of safe environments for equestrian athletes during training and competition

Research Focus

  • Establish profiles of racing jockey and exercise rider: strength, flexibility, balance, and biomechanics during simulated races
  • Explore effects of concussion on performance and recovery
  • Identify unique demands of equestrian performance
  • Enhance understanding of safe practices and performance

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