Jockey & Equestrian Initiative

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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


  • Laura Adams
  • Remi Bellocq
  • Craig Bernick
  • Jane Beshear
  • Donna Brothers
  • Sarah Clay
  • Pat Day
  • Bob Elliston
  • Peter Hester
  • Johanna Hoch
  • Mary Lloyd Ireland
  • Becky Jordan
  • Debbie Long
  • Carl Mattacola
  • Terry Meyocks
  • Michelle Primm
  • Kim Schipke Morris
  • Ned Toffey
  • Kimberly Tumlin
  • Jane Warner

JEI Research, Education, and Outreach Partners

  • John Abt
  • Stephanie Bonin
  • Fernanda Carmago
  • Dixie Hayes
  • Nick Heebner
  • Matt Hoch
  • Carl Mattacola
  • Karin Pecharik
  • Michaela Keener