Friday 26 May 2017 - Conference Day I

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Last day of registration is 28 April 2017.

Keynote Session

Laura Airaksinen, The Equestrian Federation of Finland

Kartano School
Markus Scharmann, Equestrian Educational Network
The challenges for now and tomorrow - equestrian education in 2017
Lars Roepstorff, ‎Swedish University of Agriculture
The situation and need of education on equestrian branch
in Europe and globally – the FEI point of view

Harald Müller, FEI
Equine learning psychology
Tuire Kaimio

Launching of the book Ypäjä – the Equestrian Center of Finland

Juha Erola, The Equestrian Sports Museum of Finland
12.30 Lunch Ypäjä Riding Hall
13.30 Demonstrations:
Islay Auty Equestrian pedagogics & the scales of training
Carsten Engelke Saddle fitting with insight
Ypäjä Riding Hall

Coffee, Sandwiches, and Poster Presentations


Three Parallel Sessions (1.5 hours each)

Kartano School

Session A: Horse Welfare
Tuire Kaimio Equine learning psychology
Mirjami Miettinen Sensitive equine mouth
Lars Roepstorff Healthy environment of the equine athlete

Session B: Training, Research and Development
Islay Auty Equestrian coaching
Heli Hyytiäinen Foals' motor development
Tuulia Luomala Physiotherapy & fascias

Session C: Society
Sanna Mattila-Rautiainen Horse in human welfare
Markku Saastamoinen Horse as a part of the green economy
Pauliina Raento Finnhorse and society: challenges and opportunities


Conclusions of Day 1 and Sign-Up for Workshops for Day 2

18.15 Early Evening Program
Sauna, Snacks and drinks
Ypäjä Country Club
20.00 Dinner
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Ypäjä Country Club

Saturday 27 May 2017 - Conference Day II

7.00 - 9.00
Breakfast Restaurant Ratsumestari

Welcome to the Workshops
Markus Scharmann, Equestrian Educational Network

Kartano School
9.50 Modern Education - Demands for the Future
Workshop A: Horse Welfare
Workshop B: Training, Research and Development
Workshop C: Society
Kartano School
11.30 Conclusions for the Workshops
Afternoon Program
  • Lunch
  • National Championship of The Finnish Workhorse
  • Riding demonstrations
  • Poster exhibition
Sports Arena
15.00 From basics to the top – two stories of a rider
Kyra Kyrklund and Maria Gretzer
Kartano School
16.30 Special Finnhorse Show
  • Prize Ceremony for The National Workhorse Champions
  • The Folk Music and Dance group of Babolna (the Hungarian friendship city of Ypäjä) together with Ypäjä Students and Finnhorses Music Dressage Group proudly presents: The first public appearance of a special show
Sports Arena, Derby Field

Festive Conference Dinner
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Country Club

Sunday 28 May 2017

7.00 - 9.00 Breakfast Restaurant Ratsumestari
10.00-15.00 Dressage Clinic
Kyra Kyrklund
(Lunch 12.00-13.00)
Ypäjä Riding Hall
11.00 - 16.00 The Equestrian Museum of Finland
Visit the 2017 exhibition 100 years of Finland, 110 years of the Finnhorse
Guided Museum Tour in English Equestrian Museum of Finland
Guided Museum Tour in Finnish Equestrian Museum of Finland
Syndication of Finnhorse Ownership: Breeding and Racing
Pauliina Raento

Meet the horses of two Finnhorse syndicates hosted at Ypäjä Equine
College and learn about the new concept development of horse ownership and its relationship with equine education in Finland. The syndicate team leader offers an overview of the Ypäjä 2017 Finnhorse Breeding Syndicate (breeding of a
riding horse foal) & SRL Raviliiga 2014 (Raviliiga Trotter Racing Syndicate
of the Equestrian Federation of Finland). (60 min)

Tours of the Historical Stud Area in English
Tours of the Historical Stud Area in Finnish