Apr 05, 2021

IDCTA Presents: “Lameness Diagnostics - Figuring Out What’s Wrong When Your Horse is Off” with Dr. Sarah Peters

On April 21, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. CST join the Illinois Dressage and Combined Training Association (IDCTA) for Session #1 of the IDCTA Veterinary Zoom Series.

Sarah Peters, VMD, CVSMT, CERP of Forward Equine Veterinary Services will discuss recognizing when your horse might need a lameness evaluation, what to expect from the exam, and how a diagnosis is made. An overview will be given of both procedures: diagnostic analgesia (nerve blocks) and diagnostic imaging, such as radiographs, ultrasound, CT, and MRI.

Bio: Dr. Sarah Peters graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (“PennVet”). She completed internships at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, KY, and New Bolton Center – PennVet, as well as an orthopedic research fellowship in Switzerland. Dr. Peters is certified in veterinary spinal manipulative therapy (aka “animal chiropractics”) and is also a certified equine rehabilitation practitioner. She started Forward Equine Veterinary Services in 2016 and provides sports medicine and rehabilitative care to horses in eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

If you have questions for the presenter, please submit them by April 14th to [email protected] or [email protected]

CLICK HERE to sign up for the Zoom meeting.

Oct 17, 2021 Competitions

Following the Final Horse Inspection, 34 Horses Set to Show Jump at Maryland 5 Star

Following yesterday’s downpour, the temperatures for the final jog this morning were brisk but the CCI5*-L horses remained professional for the last horse inspection leading into show jumping later today. Of the 35 pairs set to move forward with the final phase of competition, only 34 presented to judges Angela Tucker (GBR), Martin Plewa (GER), and Mark Weissbecker after Lisa Marie Fergusson opted not to bring forward her own 15-year-old Welsh/Thoroughbred gelding (Brynarian Brennin x Dream Contessa) Honor Me.

Oct 17, 2021 Competitions

The Maryland 5 Star Daily: Show Jumping

After a jam-packed week, the final day of competition at the Maryland 5 Star is upon us. Riders have shown off their style in the horse inspection, danced their way down the centerline in dressage, and contested some serious obstacles in cross-country up until this point. Now it's time to demonstrate the fitness and accuracy that each horse possesses in the final phase: show jumping.

Oct 16, 2021 Competitions

Maryland 5 Star Rider Talk: What Did They Say After Cross-Country?

It was a great day of cross-country riding at the Maryland 5 Star. There were 35 horses who crossed the finish and 11 of those finished double clear. With British, French, New Zealand, Canadian, and American riders coming through the finish flags – it was a true world class competition. The USEA was at the finish to see what the riders thought of the very first Maryland 5 Star cross-country track designed by Ian Stark.

Oct 16, 2021 Competitions

What Happened Where? 2021 Maryland 5 Star Cross-Country Rewind

Weren’t able to spend your morning glued to the livestream of the 2021 Maryland 5 Star cross-country? Couldn’t be there in person to trek up the hills? We have you covered with a play-by-play of what happened on Ian Stark’s cross-country course which gave both the designer and the riders many sleepless nights, but ended up riding quite well for the majority of the field.

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