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USDF University Credits

As part of the Dressage at Devon educational commitment to our community there will be a USDF  University program entitled Training your eye to evaluate the horse’s Biomechanics presented by Dr. Hilary Clayton. 

The session will take place on Thursday September 28th. Doors will open at 9:30 AM and the session will start at 10 AM to 12 PM in the Hope Scott Memorial room, located below the main grandstand.  Following a lunch break the session will continue outside from 1-3 PM for an interactive session with Dr. Clayton while watching the Young Horse Classes in the Wheeler ring.

This will be an extra special day to learn more about equine biomechanics particularly relating to performance and conditioning.

Participants must register/pay in advance. Your registration will provide access to the show grounds for the day. 

There will be lite refreshments provided in the morning session.  Plan to visit our Fall Festival vendors during the lunch hour. 

Complete your educational day at Dressage at Devon by purchasing a reserved seat ticket for the Master Class presented by Horse Flight.
About the Speaker

Hilary M. Clayton ,BVMS, PhD, Dipl ACVSMR, FRCVS

Professor and McPhail Dressage Chair emerita, Michigan State University

Dr. Hilary M. Clayton graduated as a veterinarian from Glasgow University. After working for 2 years in a mixed practice in southwest Scotland, she returned to Glasgow University to complete a PhD. Over the next 45 years, she performed innovative research in the areas of equine biomechanics, lameness, rehabilitation, athletic conditioning, and the interaction between rider, tack and horse. She has published 7 books and numerous papers in scientific journals and articles in equestrian publications on these topics. She was the first incumbent of the Mary Anne McPhail Dressage Chair in Equine Sports Medicine at Michigan State University. Since retiring from academia in 2014, she has continued to perform collaborative research with colleagues from around the world and to provide educational opportunities for scientists and equestrians. Her goal is  to make scientific advances in sport horse veterinary care, training, management and rehabilitation accessible to equine professionals so that they can use the information in their daily practice.

Dr. Clayton is a charter diplomate and past president of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is an Honorary Fellow of the International Society for Equitation Science and has been inducted into the Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame, the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame, the Midwest Dressage Association Hall of Fame and the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame. She is a lifelong rider and has competed in many equestrian sports currently focusing on dressage.