USDF Episode 132: Charlotte Jorst/Stephen Clarke

June 30, 2016

This week Charlotte Jorst joins us to talk about the June USDF Connection article, "Charlotte Jorst Takes on the World" and in the Education Segment, we have an excerpt from the 2016 Adequan/USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference held at El Sueno Equestrian Center featuring FEI Judge General Stephen Clarke explaining his basic concepts of dressage.

Charlotte Jorst, Reno,NV, is one of only a handful of Adult Amateurs competing at the international High Performance level of dressage. Charlotte is a USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist.

Stephen Clarke, Cheshire, England is an FEI 5* Dressage Judge, the FEI Dressage Judge General, IDOC President and a former international rider and coach.

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USDF Episode 131: Master Dressage/EPM Part 2

June 22, 2016

This week, #1 Best Selling Author Peter Dove joins us to discuss the new edition of his book Master Dressage. In Vet Connections, Dr. Stephen Reed from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital joins us for part two of an in-depth discussion on equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM).

Peter Dove, Hungerford, UK, has been riding, teaching, and learning dressage for over 25 years. He has developed systematic ways of explaining how to improve results competing at dressage.Peter is taught by Mary Wanless, BHSI, BSc, and considers her teachings of rider biomechanics to be one of the main keys to success at all levels of riding.

Stephen Reed, DVM, Dipl, ACVIM, Lexington, KY, graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr.Reed is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and practices out of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. Dr Reed’s main interest is in equine neurology with a special interest in equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM), “wobbler” syndrome,and equine herpes virus myeloencephalopathy.

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USDF Episode 130: American Legend Roemer/EPM

June 15, 2016

This week the American Dressage Legends series continues with a look at the life of 2006 Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame inductee and international breeding stallion, Roemer. In Vet Connections, Dr. Stephen Reed from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital joins us for part one of an in-depth discussion on equine protozoal myelitis (EPM).

Stephen Reed DVM, Dipl, ACVIM, Lexington, KY, graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Reed is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and practices out of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. Dr Reed’s main interest is in equine neurology with a special interest in equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM), “wobbler” syndrome, and equine herpes virus myeloencephalopathy.

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USDF Episode 129: Steps to Straightness/Navicular Syndrome

June 8, 2016

This week, USEF Senior ("S") Dressage Judge Sandy Osborn explains the term "straightness" and how dressage riders achieve it using exercises such as shoulder-in and shoulder-fore. In Vet Connections, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute Veterinarian Dr. Courtney Wittich joins us to talk about the diagnosis and treatment of navicular syndrome.

Sandy Osborn, Porterdale, GA, is a USEF Senior ("S") Dressage Judge and USDF Gold and Silver Medalist. She currently trains out of Ashland Farm, Covington, GA

Dr. Courtney Wittich, MS,DVM, Lexington, KY, received her DVM from The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. After graduating, Courtney completed a 15-month Sport Horse internship at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, KY. In 2014, she returned to Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, working in Lexington and Wellington for the Sport Horse Department.

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USDF Episode 128: Best Groom in the World/Treatments for Back Pain in Horses

June 2, 2016

This week Cheryl Erpelding joins us to talk about her interview with Eddie Garcia who received the Best Groom award from Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), exercises in our Education Segment, and we continue the focus on back pain in dressage horses with the final of a three-part series by Dr. Myhre recorded at the Adequan®/ USDF Annual Convention education session named "The Science and Treatment of Back Lameness"

Cheryl Erpelding, San Diego, CA, is a freelance photographer and amateur rider based in southern California. She is the former owner and publisher of California Riding Magazine.

Dr. Grant Myhre, DVM, Rochester, NH, has been performing surgeries for over 30 years and is interested in improving diagnostic imaging modalities. Dr. Myhre was the first in northern New England to pioneer innovations from arthroscopy to digital radiology and serves the New England equestrian community at the Myhre Equine Clinic.

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