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Saddle Horses Invited To UConn Symposium

Posted March 7, 2002
American Saddlebreds have been invited for the first time to participate in the Connecticut Horse Symposium which will be held March 15-17 at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. There will be both featured speakers and equine demonstrations and the sessions will take place at the Ratcliffe Hicks Building as well as the Horsebarn Hill Arena. The event is sponsored by the Department of Animal Sciences, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources as well as the Connecticut Horse Council.

The speakers and their topics include Dr. Harold Hintz, Nutrition of the Mare and Stallion and Geriatric Horse Care; Dr. Michael Stewart, Horse Rehabilitation; Dr. Stewart Beckett, Emergency Care; Dr. Sandra Bushmich, West Nile Virus and Lyme Disease; and Mark Cummings, Horse Environmental Awareness Program.

There will be a number of demonstrations, including the UConn Morgan Drill Team, the Vaulting Team, Driving, Mustangs, Exmoor Ponies, Draft Horse, Therapeutic Riding, and the American Saddlebred. The Saddlebreds will be featured on Saturday afternoon with Rhode Island trainer David Arnold presenting a number of different disciplines, including a gaited horse. Arnold will also present a Fresian on Sunday.

For more information contact Jennifer Nadeau, Extension Specialist, Equine Science at

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