Long Distance Travel and Show Ground Health Techniques, Dr. Sarah Jane Owens, DVM, MRCVS

by WSHJA Horse Welfare December 21, 2012 in Education

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Dr. Sarah Jane Owens founded Owens Equine in Issaquah WA in 2009. She brings a lifetime of sport 

horse expertise to the area, as well as cutting edge diagnostics. She has hauled her own horses to

California many times, as well as shipped them between North and South America and Europe. She

was involved in pre-Olympic prep of team members for the USA for the Sydney Olympics, and for

Great Britain for the Athens Olympics. Dr. Owens has also cared for teams of up to 40 polo ponies who

played on up to three continents per year at high levels. While working in Wellington FL, the ‘Florida

Crud’ as well as South American diseases like screwworm and Piroplasmosis were a constant fear for

horses coming from all over the country to compete in polo, showjumping, and dressage. At FEI level

competitions, Dr. Owens has been involved in barn biosecurity and quarantine and pre-competition

health screening.

 

Many of us are about to join the big parade down to Thermal California or other sunny climes to give our riding aspirations solid footing for the winter.

Recently, very public disease outbreaks at large show gatherings have put travel health at the forefront

of our concerns. The combination of immune suppression due to stress and the physiological obstacles

faced by the respiratory system during travel make keeping horses healthy a particular challenge.  

 

Dr. Owens contributed these slides (with valuable links including required biosecurity measures  for 2013 HITS Thermal Shows) to help raise membership awareness of challenges and best practices to maintain your horses' health when shipping to, and while at, competition show grounds. 

Invitation | 60th Anniversary Awards Banquet

by WSHJA Member Services December 6, 2012 in Awards

 

Sixty years gives us so much to celebrate. You, your family and fans are cordially invited to attend the festivities.

Together we'll celebrate your winning spirit and honor the highest standards in sportsmanship, horsemanship, and membership with a little trip down memory lane.  

So don that top hat or glittery gown and join us for this ever so special event.

When | Saturday January 12, 2013 5:00 PM
Where | Meydenbauer Center Bellevue, WA 98004

Kindly respond by January 2nd 2013  

RSVP Now!

Reservations received after January 2nd, subject to late fee

 

RSVP via mail-in registration

2012 WSHJA Banquet Invite RSVP card.pdf (697.51 kb)

 

Any special requests or questions regarding registration please contact Nancy Lewis at treasurer@wshja.org or call 425 503-5061

Time To Get Your Silent Auction Donations In

by WSHJA Member Services December 3, 2012 in Announcements

It’s that time of year again! The rain is falling, the show season is over and points have been accumulated. That can mean only one thing; the WSHJA Annual Awards Banquet is right around the corner. And our request for silent auction donations goes out to you.

The Silent Auction is one of the principal fund raising events for the year. 100% of the proceeds go to the WSHJA Scholarship Fund--supporting our member riders and their horses represent Washington at out-of-state regional and national finals. It also supports educational scholarship opportunities to our volunteer community.

Please show your support by donating auction items. We are counting on each barn donating 3 auction items--perennial favorites are:

  • Gift baskets filled with useful horsey stuff
  • Unique custom made items such as groom boxes, jumps, mounting blocks...
  • Anything clothing for horse, hound, or human.
  • Professional Services such as photography, massage, braiding....
  • Experiences including weekend getaways, tee times, unique dinners, riding clinics,  and tickets to sporting or theater events.

We kindly ask that all donations be auction ready. Please include the procurement form with each donation.

Contact Patricia Domine, WSHJA's Auction Chair, at p_domine@hotmail.com or at 425-369-1134 with any questions and to confirm your donation.

WSHJA has always been blessed with a generous community. We thank you in advance for your contribution again this year.