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Sporthorse Webinars

Is your horse performing optimally?

Are you making the one crucial mistake that causes underperformance?

If you train hard enough, your riding improves and your results will benefit. But there’s one crucial, common reason why you are still not winning competitions.  

If you want to perform well with your horse, you need to treat your horse like the athlete he is. These webinars are for the support of the Dutch sport horses like show jumping and dressage in this region. We are however very excited to share that these series apply to the management of every kind of horse in hot climates, and therefore is a must for all!

If your horse is not feeling like a happy athlete, your results will suffer.

 

  • Are you often confused by the overload of conflicting advice on how to treat your horse?

  • Is your horse skinnier than it should be?

  • Is your horse prone to colic or other health issues?

  • Is your horse’s attitude impeding your riding?

Keeping your horse happy and healthy will dramatically improve your success.

To improve the performance and well-being of horses and their riders,  the Saudi Arabian Equestrian Federation and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands offers a series of webinars, hosted by four renowned speakers, that will teach you the definitive principles of caring for your horse like an athlete. This is a unique opportunity to learn and understand the four pillars of equestrian care, from world-class experts.

Webinars

Stable management part 1

How your horse feels and behaves in the stables has a great effect on its overall health and performance. In this workshop, you’ll discover the most important causes of stress and how to avoid it. You’ll learn the absolute basic principles of correct stable management by following 10 simple (but crucial) stable rules.

The first webinar will take place on Monday, November 15, 2021 at 7:00 PM.

Nutrition

Learn the easy to follow secrets of nutrition that will keep your horse happy, energetic and problem-free. Colic, laminitis and tying up can often be avoided with the right nutrition routines.

The second webinar will take place on Monday, November 22, 2021 at 7:00 PM.

 Sport physiology

Learning how to be the best possible personal trainer to your horse will have dramatic effects on your performance. In this webinar, you’ll discover the principles behind the proper training of your horse. Learn to create optimal training schedules, warming up and cooling down routines for your horse, how to avoid tendon injuries and whether or not you should bandage your horse.

The third webinar will take place on Monday, November 29, 2021 at 7:00 PM.

Stable management part 2

Monitoring your horse’s vital signs is a crucial skill for high performing riders. You’ll learn how to test and read the 5 vital signs that will tell you all about your sport horse’s health. Learn to spot problems before they occur and keep your horse fit and up to date for competitions.

The fourth and last webinar will take place on Monday, December 6, 2021 at 7:00 PM.

Speakers

Priscilla Robinson

She is an equestrian entrepreneur, brand ambassador for international brands, trainer, KWPN horse owner and aspiring photographer. She is always looking for opportunities to inspire other equestrians and people involved in the sport to improve the world of the horse.

 

She has extensive knowledge and experience in managing and training Dutch Sport Horses in the Middle East. Guided many rider horse combinations for a seamless integration with their sport horses from overseas to the Middle East. Management around this included preparation advice for the journey, feeding schedules, tack and stable management. She is originally from the Netherlands and since 2014 based in Dubai, UAE. 

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Lizzie Drury

Lizzie Drury is a Senior Nutritionist,  and author. Her career highlights are being the nutritionist to Several Olympic teams and riders and has been the Nutritionist to many of the medal winning horses from different nations.

Lizzie helps owners ensure their horses receive appropriate equine nutrition for their level of work and is happy to work with riders and horses of all levels. She will teach about the feeding and feed management of horses and ponies to maximise health and performance.

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Sandra van Iwaarden

Sandra holds a MSc in Equine Science and is known as a professional lecturer with more than 15 years of experience in teaching topics concerning the performance horse. 

She works at Equine Integration, an international company that aims to improve training and the performances of sport horses by monitoring training sessions and events, analyse the results and evaluate these with the riders, coaches and team vets. The team is the official advisor of several Olympic Teams at the London, Rio and Tokyo Olympic Games. Sandra’s knowledge is based upon an academic background in equine science, combined with research projects and practical work experience, as a rider, groom and vet nurse. 

Sandra worked as a research student in 2003 2004 and 2011 at the McPhail Equine Performance Center with Dr. Hilary Clayton at Michigan State University. She is also co-author of published research articles addressing the anatomy of the horse and exercise testing in warmblood horses.

She educates students at  the van Hall Larenstein University of applied Sciences in the Netherlands for the Bachelor of Science international degree in Equine Sports & Business. She’s an experienced examiner at vocational level for riders and stable managers.

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Participants will receive a Certificate of Participation from the Dutch Embassy.

Practical details

The online webinars will take place via Zoom.

Information on how to participate will be sent after registration to the course.

PRICE: 200 SAR

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