Live Oak Plantation
2215 Southwest 110th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34481
6:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Kentucky Equine Research25th Anniversary Sport Horse ForumAdvances in Equine Nutrition and Health March 20, 2013Live Oak InternationalLive Oak Plantation, Ocala, FL6:00 p.m. Agenda6:00 p.m. Registration and Hors d’oeuvres 6:30 p.m. Joe D. Pagan, Ph.D. The Evolution of Sport Horse Feeding: Much More Than Hay, Oats, and Water Brendan Furlong, M.V.B., M.R.C.V.S. Significant Changes in Equine Veterinary Practices During the Last Quarter Century Round Table DiscussionApplying the Science: Top Competitors Discuss How Their Disciplines Have Changed Over the YearsModerator: Samantha ClarkPanelists: John Crandell (endurance), David O’Connor (eventing), and Chester Weber (driving) Speaker ProfilesJoe PaganJoe Pagan received his B.S.A. from the University of Arkansas in animal nutrition and earned his M.S. and Ph.D. from Cornell University in equine nutrition and exercise physiology. He was a guest researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, where he conducted nutrition and exercise physiology research. Pagan founded Kentucky Equine Research in 1988 to be an international research, consulting, and product development firm with emphasis on equine nutrition and sports medicine. He serves as a consultant to feed manufacturers around the world. Pagan is well known for his innovations and contributions to the equine feed industry, earning the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) Award in Equine Nutrition Research in 2005. Since 2000, KER has been the Official Equine Nutritionist of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). Brendan FurlongOne of the foremost experts on high-performance horses in the United States as well as a team veterinarian for the United States Eventing Team, Brendan Furlong is the founder and principal veterinarian at B.W. Furlong and Associates, an equine veterinary practice. Furlong has served as a veterinarian for the United States Equestrian Team since 1990, offering services at Olympic Games, Pan American Games, World Equestrian Games, and various other international championships. Throughout his career Furlong has been exclusively involved in sport horses; their performance is of special interest to him, particularly in regard to lameness and loss of performance. Because of his expertise, Furlong is sought after for prepurchase exams and has traveled the world to perform them.John CrandellA lifelong endurance enthusiast, John Crandell has achieved great success in the sport. In 2006, he was the first to win three of the most coveted American competitions in the same year, the Old Dominion 100, the Tevis Cup, and the American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC) National Championships. He was also honored with the Best Condition Award at each of these events. In 2007, he was named Horseman of the Year by The Chronicle of the Horse, due largely to multiple top finishes on different horses. In 2010, Crandell again won the Old Dominion 100 and the Tevis Cup. Last year Crandell represented the United States at the World Endurance Championship, held in England, just one of many international competitions in which he has participated.David O’ConnorDavid O'Connor and his mount Custom Made earned an individual gold medal at the 2000 Olympic Games held in Sydney, Australia, the first American to do so in more than a quarter century. The pair was inducted into the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Hall of Fame in 2009. He also helped the U.S. team capture bronze and silver at the 2000 and 1996 Games, respectively, along with earning two Pan American Games medals and two World Championships. Another of David’s world-class mounts, Giltedge, was inducted into the USEA Hall of Fame in 2012. David served as president of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) from 2004 to 2013, and now serves as chef d’equipe and technical advisor of the United States Eventing Team.Chester WeberChester Weber’s success in combined driving started early. At 18 years old, he was the youngest driver to be named to the United States Equestrian Team (USET) and to qualify for the World Pairs Driving Championship. By 1999, Weber had transitioned to four-in-hand driving, where he has made a name for himself internationally. Weber has competed in three FEI World Equestrian Games. At the 2002 edition in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, Weber helped the U.S. team earn a silver medal and placed fifth individually. The next year he claimed the first of nine USEF Four-In-Hand National Championship titles. In 2008, Weber won an individual silver medal in the Four-in-Hand World Driving Championships in Beesd, The Netherlands, making him the first American to win an individual medal at the World Driving Championships.Samantha ClarkSamantha evented in England at the Advanced level, and trained with Yogi Breisner at Waterstock, Gill Watson, and Alison Oliver. After moving to the United States, she took a position as local morning news anchor at WUKY, the Lexington, Kentucky, NPR station. After two years of cohosting the radio show and covering the World Equestrian Games at the Kentucky Horse Park, Clark started writing for Eventing Nation, where she is still very happy. Samantha is also the cohost of the Eventing Radio Show, a weekly podcast, and the mother of two children and one adopted Labrador retriever.DirectionsExit I-75 at SR 40 (Exit 352). Go west on Highway 40 approximately 6 miles to SW 110th Ave. Turn left, proceed 1.4 miles to the top of the hill, competition is on the left.Physical address: 2215 SW 110th Ave. Ocala, Florida, 34481.Event will be held in the Sponsor and Party tent.Click here for a map of the event venue.
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