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.
There is a three-way tie at the top of the leaderboard after day one of dressage in the inaugural CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian. Twenty pairs took their turn in the Rolex arena this morning in front of judges Mark Weissbecker and Helen Brettell, with Tamra Smith and Danito securing the early lead on their score of a 28.1. Shortly after, Doug Payne and Starr Witness matched Smith’s score, and nearing the end of the division, Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp and Cooley Moonshine also said checkmate, as they claimed the same score of a 28.1.
This year’s Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian has already begun in dramatic fashion, with a snowstorm blanketing the Kentucky Horse Park the night before the first horse inspection. Now, the snow has melted, the spring flowers are out, and we are set with 63 combinations ready to canter into the Rolex Arena for the CCI5*-L, and 46 combinations in the CCI4*-S, after all horses passed the first inspection.
With snow taking the place of spectators, the first day of the 2021 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by MARS Equestrian looked much different than any other year. A total of 63 horses were presented today (Wednesday, April 21) to the ground jury of Christina Klingspor (SWE), Robert Stevenson (USA), Peter Gray (CAN), and the veterinary delegate Karen Nyrop, DVM (USA).
On Saturday morning 65 horses will leave the start box at the 2021 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS to tackle Derek di Grazia's cross-country course. With 28 fences and 50 jumping efforts at 570 mpm, the horses and riders will need to be fit as they take on the highest level of the sport and the first CCI5*-L in the U.S. since 2019.