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Global Equestrian Education Conference, Ypaja, Finland

Conclusion from an exceptional first GEEC:  "We need to understand, nature, society and culture to produce sustainable, quality activities and raise awareness in society about what the horse contributes.  This must be based on sound ethics, evidence, transparent communication and networking.  Education is the key to all of this." 

Paivi Markus   GEEC 1   GEEC aud

7-9 November 2017 - IGEQ Annual Conference, Brussels, Belgium

IGEQ will celebrate 25 years at the Annual Conference Official Dinner.  Member federations are invited to send delegates to help celebrate this milestone for the Group, with what we anticipate will be a fascinating and interesting event.

6/7 November 2017 - Examiner Seminar, Brussels

Member federations are invited to nominate Examiners to attend this popular bi-annual event, which offers the opportunity to learn examining techniques, share best practice and network with Examiners from other countries.  Full details of the Conference and Seminar will be sent out very soon to all member federations.

Global Education Forum, Ypaja, Finland 26-28 May

All IGEQ member federations are invited to send representatives to the above innovative and unique event in the world of equestrian education.

2016 IGEQ Annual Conference - 9-11 November 2016

Delegates enjoyed an excellent Conference in Ermelo and grateful thanks are due to the Dutch Equestrrian Federataion for their friendship and generous hopitality.  A great few days at a lovely facility with many interesting demonstrations.  Our global organisation well represented by Australia, Malaysia and South Africa and Europeans appreciate how far these delegates travel to join us and take an active part in our Conference.  Everyone attending confirmed how worthwhile it is to meet with delegates from other Federations.

Ulf Wilken, our outstanding Chairman for over a decade and delegate since 1992, retired at this Conference and the Group will now be led by Christoph Hess, supported by Islay Auty as Vice Chairman.  IGEQ has developed into an organisation that supports other nations who may be developing their education systems, while taking strong leadership in all aspects of equine learning for national and international benefit.


Delegates November 2016 at KNHS, Ermelo, Netherlands

IGEQ 2015 Conference



Ulf Wilken and Christoph Hess



Retiring Chairman Ulf Wilken & new Chairman Christoph Hess