Dressage at Devon Offers Six Educational Programs on Hot Topics

While Dressage at Devon is recognized worldwide for its dressage and sport horse competitions, part of its directive also includes education. This year the show features workshops on hot veterinary topics fromWhile Dressage at Devon is recognized worldwide for its dressage and sport horse competitions, part of its directive also includes education. This year the show features workshops on hot veterinary topics from

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While Dressage at Devon is recognized worldwide for its dressage and sport horse competitions, part of its directive also includes education. This year the show features workshops on hot veterinary topics from six members of the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center. The program is offered free of charge with a general admission ticket to the show. Snacks and beverages are also provided during the educational programs.

"These workshops are an optimal opportunity for horse owners to learn from some of the country’s top veterinarians," explains Lori Kaminski, President and CEO of Dressage at Devon. Participants in the workshops are invited to ask questions and make the experience truly interactive. "Most horse owners do not have the opportunity to interact in this type of a setting with this caliber of practitioners."

The schedule:

Horses, Health and Harmony:

An Informative Series Presented by Dressage at Devon and
the Faculty of the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center

Friday, October 1

10:00-11:00 a.m. What’s in a cough? Airway disease in the dressage horse

Rose D. Nolen-Walston DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary
Internal Medicine, Assistant Professor at New Bolton Center
Dr. Nolen-Walston earned her DVM at University of Georgia and went on to complete both an internship in large animal medicine and surgery, and a residency in large animal internal medicine at Tufts University. Her clinical and research interests focus on equine pulmonary function testing and measurement of airway reactivity.

11:30-12:30 p.m. Piaffe To Passage: Foot To Suspensory Injuries

Elizabeth Davidson DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine at New Bolton Center – A graduate of Michigan State University’ veterinary school, Dr. Davidson completed an equine internship at Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital and a residency in large animal surgery at New Bolton Center. Her expertise lies in diagnosis and treatment of lameness. She has particular interest in the use of the high speed treadmill for performance evaluation and nuclear scintigraphy for identification of stress related injuries.

1:00-2:00 p.m. Diagnostic Imaging Techniques For The Lame Horse: Turning Shades Of Gray Into Black And White

Liberty Getman DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Lecturer at New Bolton Center- After earning a DVM from the University of Florida, Liberty Getman completed an internship and residency in large animal surgery at New Bolton Center where she is currently a Lecturer in Large Animal Surgery. Her main areas of clinical and research interests are equine orthopedic injuries and orthopedic surgery.

Saturday, October 2

10:00-11:00 a.m. Equine Colic: Getting To The Guts Of The Matter

Samantha Hart BVMS (Hons), MS, Diplomate, American College of
Veterinary Surgeons, Emergency and Critical Care Fellow at New Bolton
Center – Following graduation from Murdoch University School of Veterinary Science in Australia, Dr. Hart completed an equine neonatology internship, equine medicine, surgery and anesthesia internship, and combined equine surgery residency and Master of Science program at Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Virginia. She is currently completing a large animal emergency and critical care fellowship at New Bolton Center.

11:30-12:30 p.m. Well Balanced Dressage? A Hoof’s-Eye View Of Dressage Movements Through In-Horseshoe Force Measuring

Patrick Reilly Chief of Farrier Services, New Bolton Center – Patrick Reilly has been the Chief of Farrier Service at the University of Pennsylvania’s
New Bolton Center since 2007, previously working at various referral clinics in New England. In addition to therapeutic horseshoeing, Patrick’s background includes the shoeing performance horse, specifically in the area of dressage. His wife Karen Monks-Reilly is an USDF "L" graduate with distinction and an accomplished FEI rider.

1:00-2:00 p.m. The Unintentional Half-Pass: How To Recognize Signs Of Neurologic Disease And Its Common Causes

Amy Johnson DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal
Medicine, Lecturer at New Bolton Center – Amy Johnson earned her DVM at Cornell University. Following an equine internship at B. W. Furlong and Associates, she returned to Cornell to complete a residency in large animal internal medicine, achieving board certification in 2007. She is now a Lecturer in Medicine at New Bolton Center and completing a second residency in Neurology.

The educational workshops are part of a packed schedule at Dressage at Devon. Friday and Saturday also include the popular Grand Prix classes. Visitors also will enjoy the incredible shopping and gourmet food, all at the charming Devon Horse Show Grounds.

To learn more about Dressage at Devon, visit www.dressageatdevon.org.

About Dressage at Devon

Dressage at Devon is a 501 (c) (3) PA non-profit organization. Founded by the Delaware Valley Combined Training Association in 1975, Dressage at Devon became a separate organization in 2006. The six-day event attracts more than 700 horses and 35,000 spectators each year.Dressage at Devon benefits Thorncroft Therapeutic Horseback Riding Inc., the oldest and largest therapeutic riding program in the nation.