Lecturers

Attendance fee: until 15/Feb: € 150,00; after 15/Feb: € 265,00 (Registration)

Hilary M. Clayton, BVMS, PhD, DACVSMR, MRCVS

http://www.equinology.com/info/instructor.asp?insid=17
College of Veterinary Medicine – McPhailEquineperformanceCenter of the MichiganState University, USA
http://cvm.msu.edu/research/research-centers/mcphail-equine-performance-center

Dr. Hilary Clayton graduated as a veterinarian and worked in a mixed veterinary practice before becoming returning to academia to complete a PhD. She was a faculty member with responsibilities for teaching and research at veterinary colleges in Great Britain, The Netherlands and Canada before moving to the US in 1997 as the first incumbent of the Mary Anne McPhail Dressage Chair in Equine Sports Medicine at MichiganStateUniversity. Dr. Clayton’s research focuses on equine sports medicine, especially biomechanics and conditioning of sport horses, and the interaction between rider and horse. She uses a variety of equipment, including motion analysis, an array of force plates, a saddle pressure mat, rein tension sensors and electromyography, to analyze the horse’s gaits and movement patterns and the response to different types of tack, equipment and riding styles. Recently, she has focussed her research efforts on performing evidence-based research to measure the effects of physiotherapeutic techniques in horses. She has published six books (Conditioning Sport Horses, Colour Atlas of Large Animal Applied Anatomy, Equine Locomotion, The Dynamic Horse, Clinical Anatomy of the Horse, Activate Your Horse’s Core) and many scientific manuscripts and magazine articles. Dr. Clayton is a Past President of the Association for Equine Sports Medicine. She is Vice President of the AmericanCollege of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and is a member of the US Equestrian Federation’s Dressage Committee. She has been awarded the Norden Distinguished Teacher Award and has been inducted into the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame, the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame and the Midwest Dressage Association Hall of Fame. She has competed in a variety of equestrian sports including eventing, show jumping, combined driving and polo. She currently shows dressage horses and has earned the US Dressage Federation’s gold, silver and bronze medals.

Fernando Vizcaíno
Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividade y del deporte (INEF),
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spainof (INEF),

Dr. Fernando Vizcaíno is Graduate in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences. He teaches biomechanics at Faculty of Sport Sciences (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) since 1972. He has been the Faculty Dean since 1981 to 1986 and since 1998 to 2001. He participated as director on 1992 in the project granted by the IOC “Analysis of the jumps in equestrian during Barcelona’92 Olympic Games”. As the result of this project he got the doctorate on 1998 (Analysis of the jumps in equestrian). He has been Head of the Olympic Sports Association. He has been collaborating with the Spanish Equestrian Federation since 1985 being the head of the Spanish Equine Olympic Team during Barcelona’92 Olympic Games. The main research topics are fencing and Equine Biomechanics.

Enrique Navarro
Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividade y del deporte (INEF),
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Dr. Enrique navarrois a Graduate in Physics and Physical Activity and Sports Sciences getting his doctorate (PhD) in 1994. He teaches biomechanics at Faculty of Sport Sciences (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) since 1984. Now is the director of the Sports Biomechanics Lab. As a member of the Biomechanics Institute of Valencia he participated on 1992 in two projects granted by the IOC (Analysis of the throws of the male and female finalists during Barcelona’92 Olympic Games and Analysis of the jumps in equestrian during Barcelona’92 Olympic Games). His main research topics are Body Mechanical Models (human body and Horse), throwing skills, swimming, and football refereeing and gait analysis. Since 2003 he has developed biomechanical support projects during ten FIFA tournaments including the South Africa 2012 FIFA World Cup.

Manuel M. A. Pequito
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine / Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias (ULHT), Lisboa, Portugal

Dr. Manuel Pequito graduated in Veterinary Medicine at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the UniversidadeTécnica de Lisboa followed immediately by a Complementary Studies Diploma (DEC) and a Deepened Studies Diploma (DEA) – at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Université de Liège. During 4 years Dr. Pequito was a practicing vet at Chantilly, France; during that time he was mainly dedicated to Thoroughbred racing horses. Actually he lectures at the Faculty of VeterinaryMedicine /UniversidadeLusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias (ULHT).

João M.C.S. Abrantes
MovLab / Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias (ULHT), Lisboa, Portugal

Dr. Abrantes is a Full Professor of ULHT, supervisor of MovLab’s biomechanics development and collaborator of different University Departments as head of Biomechanics and Human Morphology. Currently studies focus on the biomechanics variability of individuals motor patterns special related with biomechanics of joint stability approach. Actually is the project leader of the biomechanics methodologies applied to equines and is developing potential applications of biomechanical analysis data integration in Digital Animation applied to Sign Language.