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From left: Dr. Zehra Gundogan of SMACC, Carli Progin of Boehringer Ingelheim, Dr. Kevin Keane of SMACC, Phillip Dutton and Kim Lunger of Midwest Veterinary Supply. Photo by Jenni Autry.

How can we unlock the full potential of our event horses? Sports Medicine Associates of Chester County (SMACC) and Goodall Equine hosted an education evening to tackle that topic on Tuesday at the Mendenhall Inn in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Members of the local racing and sport horse communities came together to discuss equine health challenges ranging from airway issues and ulcers to soft tissue injuries and joint disease. Representatives of Boehringer Ingelheim and Midwest Veterinary Health were also on hand to discuss treatment options. A night of equine education and an open bar — what more could you ask for really? Many thanks to Dr. Kevin Keane for inviting EN.

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Teach us your ways, Ros Canter!! World Champion rider Ros recently gave a multi dimensional lecture demonstration that was totally sold out (no surprises there). She gave instruction on how to begin your training with young horses, and go back to basics with more advanced horses, as well as continuing on down the line with intermediate level horses, and then all the way to the top level. From four-years-old to four-stars, she showed how a consistency in training methodology is the key to her success. [Ros Canter Demonstration]

Area II ended their 2018 season at Full Moon Farm Horse Trials earlier this month, and capped the year by awarding two Charles Owen Technical Merit Awards. Judged by Stephen Bradley, Elizabeth Walker-Ebling riding Santana II and Nicholas D’Amore with Celtic Heritage took home top honors for their safe and effective cross country rounds. [Area II Charles Owen Technical Merit Award Winners]

Ever get questioned about your spurs and footwear by complete strangers in public? Yeah. Me too. Spurs are especially problematic for the muggles in our world, so Horse Nation decided to have a little fun with it and come up with some … interesting … replies that you can start integrating into your daily life. [What’s That On Your Feet]

Navigating the world of equine insurance can be daunting, to say the least. How do you know where to start? How should you assess the value of your horse, and decide what kind of policies are important to you? Luckily, Taylor Harris Insurance Services makes it easy as pie, with this quick survey to fill out on their website, you’ll be talking with a real life expert right away, figuring out how they can help you protect your horse. [Request a Quote]


Video from the Ros Canter lecture!