Behavioural Science, Sport and Wellbeing
The MCI Equibridge Project 2018/2020
Horse riding is absolutely the most complete sport from a pedagogical point of view, an excellent training investment for children and a great challenge for us
Yet horse riding is among the sports defined as "extreme", with the highest percentage of injuries and deaths. Responsibility is not about the horse, but the person.
MC International Events Planning is a new company based in Lisburn (Northern Ireland) and Lecce (Italy) working in the event management business, willing to invest in "social science and humanities" research.
Its Owner, Founder and CEO, Dr. Melania Canavan, is an Italian Professor of Logics and Philosophy of Mind, working as a private Psychoanalyst in Lisburn.
As an ex equestrian athlete and after many years spent directing projects about preventive biomechanics applied to show jumping, Melania Canavan decided to start a new project: the MCI equibridge 18/20, to test the benefits brought to the athletes “well-being” by a new integrated approach to sport. Along with Yoga sessions, MCI organises treks and other activities to enjoy a better interaction with Nature, promoting the tourism in Northern Ireland and Italy.
“We at MCI think we should invest and give our small contribution to the development of a new equestrian mentality. The MCI equibridge 18/20 project aims to create an opportunity for an exchange between the British and Italian equestrian federations of athletes, young talents and professional training.
We believe in fact that knowledge is an achievement necessarily resulting from the meeting of multiple perspectives. For this, MCI, together with FITETREC-ANTE ITALY, proposes the launch of an exclusive training programme, starting with 3 International Internships in Ballyclare (Northern Ireland) at the British Horse Society Approved Riding School Laurel View Equestrian Centre to build better athletes and better individuals.
Likewise, in 2018, the MCI campaign will build a bridge for importing British equestrian training needs to Southern Italy.”
For more information on the programme's details you can contact us directly using the form on this website.
The British Horse Society magazine