USDF Episode 154-Saddlebreds in Dressage/ Collection at Second Level/ The Muscular System

April 13, 2017

In this week's episode Jody Swimmer joins us to talk about her success with competing Saddlebreds in dressage, Marilyn Heath explains how much collection is needed to ride Second Level and we have part 2 of Helping Your Horse Perform its Best with Coralie Hughes.

Jody Swimmer, PT, DPT, MAT, Louisville, KY is a physical therapist who competed her Saddle bred, New York City Slicker, at the 2016 US Dressage Finals in the FEI Intermediate I. Jody has also earned her USDF Silver Medal.

Marilyn Heath, Naples, FL, is a USEF Senior Dressage Judge, L Education Program Faculty member, USDF L Program and Judges Committee member, and USDF Lifetime Achievement award Recipient.

Coralie Hughes, Coatesville, IN, is a Certified Practitioner of the Masterson Method of Performance Equine Bodywork. In addition to earning her USDF Bronze Medal, Coralie is a German to English translator and co-author of the Dressage Movements Revealed DVD set and The Dressage Horse Optimized.

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USDF Episode 152: Dressage Seat Equitation/The Skeleton of the Horse/Major General Jonathon Burton

March 29, 2017

This week we learn about Dressage Seat Equitation Awards, start a new four-part series on helping your horse to perform its best, and in the American Dressage Legends segment, we feature 2007 Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame inductee, Major General Jonathan Burton.

Coralie Hughes, Coatesville, IN, is a Certified Practitioner of the Masterson Method of Performance Equine Bodywork. In addition to being a USDF Bronze medalist, Coralie is also a German to English translator and co-author of the Dressage Movements Revealed DVD set and The Dressage Horse Optimized.

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USDF Episode 148: USDF Education Initiative/ Member of Distinction/Joint Health, Part 3

February 1, 2017

In this week's episode, Holly Hilliard joins us to discuss the new USDF National Education Initiative, USDF Member of Distinction Janne Rumbough returns to talk about what this new national award means to her and in the education segment, the final part in Allyn Mann's series on joint health.

Holly Hilliard, Ponce De Leon, FL is chair of the Adult Programs Committee and was on the task force which created the new USDF National Education Initiative.

Janne Rumbough, Palm Beach, FL, is a USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold medalist, as well as a USDF Silver and Gold Freestyle Bar recipient. She was won the Master's Challenge Award at all levels of competition, and has won ten USDF/Dover Saddlery Adult Amateur Medals. She was a founding creator of the Palm Beach Derby 30 years ago, which is the longest standing CDI in Florida.

Allyn Mann, Director of the Animal Health Division ,Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, has committed the past 28 years to working in the animal health industry.  Allyn has launched such medications as Adequan® Equine IM, Ventipulmin® Syrup, and Marquis® Antiprotozoal Oral Paste. His primary focus is the health of the horse.

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USDF Episode 146: 2016 Convention Wrap Up/ Joint Health Part 1

January 5, 2017

In this week's episode, USDF President George Williams joins us to share the updates from the 2016 Adequan®/USDF Annual Convention and we have part 1 of the education session on joint health with Allyn Mann.

Allyn Mann, Director of the Animal Health Division ,Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, has committed the past 28 years to working in the animal health industry. Allyn has launched such medications as Adequan® Equine IM, Ventipulmin® Syrup, and Marquis® Antiprotozoal Oral Paste. His primary focus is the health of the horse.

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USDF Episode 144: Mules at the 2016 US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan®/ Long Distance Hauling

December 1, 2016

In this week's episode, Laura Hermanson joins us to talk about her journey to qualify and compete at the US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan® in 2014 and 2016 riding two different mules and in Vet Connections Dr. Lewis gives tips on keeping horse healthy when hauling long distances.

Susannah Lewis, DVM, PhD, Lexington, KY, is completing an internship with Hagyard Equine Medical Institute’s Sport Horse Program. She received her doctor of veterinary medicine degree in 2015 from the University of Minnesota, where she also researched equine neuromuscular disorders. Dr. Lewis previously completed a PhD in neuroscience at the University of Colorado investigating chronic pain treatments. Raised in Iowa City, Iowa, she became involved with horses at a young age, riding dressage through 3rd level and being a groom for traveling dressage horses for 5 show seasons.

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USDF Episode 141: US Dressage Finals/Embryo Transfer/Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum

October 13, 2016

This week USDF's Competition Department Manager Krystina Wright joins us to talk about the US Dressage Final presented by Adequan®. We learn about embryo transfer from Dr. Karen Wolfsdorf, and in our education segment, we have part 2 from the 2015 USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum.

Dr.Karen Wolfsdorf, Lexington, KY, graduated from the University of Florida in 1992. In 1996, Dr. Wolfsdorf joined Hagyard Equine Medical Institute as an Associate and in 2002 she became one of the first two woman Members of the Practice. Dr. Wolfsdorf’s main area of interest is infertility in the mare and problems during pregnancy. She spends her time working as a field veterinarian and as a specialist at the McGee Fertility Center. Dr Wolfsdorf has authored many chapters on equine reproduction as well as lectured worldwide and published research.

Scott Hassler, Chesapeake City, MD, and Willy Arts, Hanford, CA, return as presenters for the 2016 USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum,which will be held October 22-23 at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, Maine. Advanced registration has closed, but registrations will be accepted on site.This program provides a correct fundamental system for starting sport horse prospects. The forum is intended for trainers, owners, and breeders, with the goal of developing a consistent training

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USDF Episode 126: The Masterson Method/Snaffle or Double/Diagnosing Back Pain in Horses

May 18, 2016

This week we are joined by co-author of The Dressage Horse Optimized, Coralie Hughes, to talk about the Masterson Method and how it can benefit dressage horses. In the education segment, Sarah Martin joins us to elaborate on the article, "Snaffle or Double", from the May issue of USDF Connection. We continue the focus on back pain in dressage horses with part one 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".

Coralie Hughes of Coatesville, IN. is a Masterson Method practitioner and advanced level instructor. Coralie co-authored with Jim Masterson, the "Dressage Movements Revealed" DVD set and the book The Dressage Horse Optimized. Coralie is an L Graduate with Distinction.

Sarah Martin of Blanca, CO, is a member of the USDF Certified Instructor Faculty. She is a Certified Instructor through Fourth Level, an L Graduate with Distinction, as well as having earned her USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medals.

Dr.Grant Myhre, DVM, of 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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USDF Episode 116: News on EHV-1/Training the Simple Change/CrossTraining

March 10, 2016

This week, Dr. Werner give us an update on the EHV-1 outbreak. Certified Instructor Faculty member Sarah Martin gives advice on how to train the simple change of lead. In our Trainer's Tip, Shannon Peters talks about cross training for dressage horses. Listen in…

In 2011, Dr.Laura Werner, DVM, MS, DACVS, joined Hagyard Equine Medical Institute as a Surgery Associate in the Davidson Surgery Center. Dr. Werner has worked as an FEI Veterinary Delegate at some of the top Three-Day eventing competitions in the United States.

Sarah Martin of Blanca, CO, is a member of the USDF Certified Instructor Faculty. She is a certified instructor through Fourth Level, an L graduate with distinction, as well as having earned her USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals.

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USDF Episode 110: Using Your Seat/Pet Peeves of a Veterinarian

January 27, 2016

This week Dr.Mark Martinelli discusses his pet peeves from a veterinarian’s viewpoint, an excerpt from the Riding with the Vets DVD available from the USDF onlinestore. Shannon Peters joins us to discuss using your seat, from her USDF Connection article found here. Listen in…

Shannon Peters of San Diego, CA is a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist and three time USEF National Championship competitor. Together with her husband Steffen, she operates the training facility Arroyo del Mar.

Mark Martinelli DVM, PhD, DACVS of Encinitas, CA currently works through California Equine Orthopedics where he focuses on the clinical diagnosis and treatment of equine lameness.

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USDF Episode 102: Rule Change Proposals/Great Riders; Great Horsemen

November 18, 2015

This week USDF Vice President Lisa Gorretta talks about the USEF Rule Change process and the gives an overview of some of the rule changes which will be discussed at the USEF Rule Change Forum being help at the Adequan®/USDF Annual Convention. A list of the complete rule changes can be found here. In the Education Segment convention presenter Dr. Mike Tomlinson, previews his lecture on becoming a better horse person. Listen in…

Lisa Gorretta serves as the USDF Vice President, USEF ‘R’ Technical Delegate, FEI Level 2 Steward and Co-Chair of the USEF Dressage Committee.

Dr. Mike Tomlinson, DVM, MBA is an FEI Vet for Dressage,Endurance, Eventing, Vaulting and Jumping and an FEI Level 2 Steward and FEI 4*Judge in Endurance. He has worked FEI events as a Chef d’Equip, Team Vet, or FEI official. 

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