USDF Official Podcast

USDF Episode 125: Major Robert Borg/Auditing the Trainers Conference/Back Pain in Dressage Horses

May 12, 2016

This week the American Dressage Legend series continues with a look at the life of 2003 Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame inductee, Olympian Major Robert Borg. Rachel Saavedra joins us to talk about her experience at this and other FEI- Level Trainers Conferences she has attended over the years. Then in Vet Connections, we start a four part series on back pain; this week, Dr. Wittich discusses back pain in dressage horses.

Rachel Saavedra of San Ramon, CA is a certified Instructor to FEI B level and an Instructor Trainer Senior Faculty member.

Courtney Wittich, MS, DVM of Lexington, KY, received a bachelor’s degree in Equestrian Studies and pre-veterinary medicine from the University of Findlay in Ohio, a master’s degree in Veterinary Epidemiology from Texas A&M, followed by a 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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