Join the IDCTA community for session #4 of their IDCTA Veterinary Zoom Series. After a tumultuous year, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics finally took place in 2021. Dr. Lisa Borzynski of Wisconsin Equine Clinic and Hospital was ringside for the dressage, eventing, and show jumping. In this webinar, she will share her perspectives from being part of the FEI team of 20 veterinarians from 11 countries that ran the on-site veterinary clinic and monitored the health and welfare of the equine athletes.
Dr. Lisa Borzynski is a native of Racine, Wisconsin. She graduated from the UW School of Veterinary Medicine in 1993 and has been a part of the Wisconsin Equine Clinic team since 2006 specializing in sport horse medicine and lameness.
Dr. Borzynski is an FEI veterinarian and has been working at international competitions since 1999 including the World Equestrian Games and the Olympics. She is a lifelong horsewoman and actively competes in eventing, hunters and jumpers. Lisa, her husband Bill, and daughter Quinn live in Eagle, Wisconsin and currently own six horses.
This live stream is provided by the Illinois Dressage and Combined Training Association.
The USEA is saddened to report that Canadian eventer Holly Jacks-Smither's five-star horse More Inspiration died on Feb. 19. He was 18. Bred in Canada by Display Farm, the Thoroughbred gelding (Inspired Prospect x Gentle Buck) started 28 times at the track and had four wins.
We might be a few months into the new year, but there is still so much to come in the 2024 U.S. eventing season. USEA Podcast Host Nicole Brown sits down with USEA CEO Rob Burk, USEA President Lou Leslie, and EquiRatings' Managing Director and Co-Founder Diarm Byrne to make predictions, dive into team selections, and just share what they are most looking forward to this year in this week's episode of the USEA Podcast.
Marley Bridges lived and breathed gymnastics. “I started at the age of 5,” said Bridges. “You always had to have the time and the mindset for gymnastics. You had to allow yourself to commit to it. You had to commit to working out four hours a day, five days a week, doing cardio every single day, train every single day. You had to stay committed to yourself, the team, and the sport.”
If you’re like most riders you’ve probably heard someone say something like, “Your last mistake is your best teacher,” or “if you’re doing everything right you’re doing something wrong because you’re in your comfort zone.” While I agree whole-heartedly with these sentiments, I actually prefer, “Equestrians don’t make mistakes. Mistakes make equestrians.” They make us bolder, braver, and brighter; but only when we develop a positive relationship with our mistakes and respond to them in productive ways.