Historical Practices in Horsemanship and Equestrian Sports
Online conference hosted by the Latvian Academy of Sport Education
Organized by Timothy Dawson and Anastasija Ropa
24-27 August 2020
For the past five years the International Mediaeval Congress at Leeds in the UK has hosted a series of sessions on horses and related animals and equestrian practices. The interruption in that flourishing tradition has offered the opportunity to break out of that temporal field and look at equestrian activities over a greater span of time and into the present.
Thus, this conference is devoted to discussing historical practices of horsemanship and equestrian sports, their emergence and evolution over centuries and into the present day. The speakers have been encouraged to consider the links between historical and current practices in horsemanship, and to inquire into possible tendencies and future developments in equestrian sports.