Equestrian rider trunk-pelvis strategies can be identified using self-organising maps

  • Celeste Wilkins (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation at Conference


The purpose of the study was to explore whether equestrian riders can be grouped by their trunk-pelvis movement strategy. Riders (n = 40) with national or international competition experience in dressage were measured using motion capture on a riding simulator for ten seconds of simulated medium and extended trot, respectively. Trunk and pelvic pitch trajectories were filtered, time-normalised to the riding simulator’s vertical displacement cycle, and scaled. A self-organising map, with subsequent k-means clustering, identified three groups of rider-trunk pelvis movement. These groups related to the relative timing between peak posterior trunk and pelvis pitch. The study identified movement-based classifications of riders for future studies, which may have implications for rider injury risk and training.
Period20 Jul 2022
Event title40th International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference
Event typeConference
LocationLiverpool, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational