Equitana Melbourne

2024 EDUCATOR

Kathryn Christieson

Horse Health / Care

Kathryn Christieson (BAVBioSc, Dip EPT, RHDP) is a passionate hoof care practitioner who has worked in the industry full time for nearly ten years. Based in Canberra, ACT her day to day work involves trimming, composite shoeing, glue on shoe application, hot shoeing and boot fitting services. She works collaboratively with veterinarians, bodyworkers and trainers to achieve the best results for clients in performance and rehabilitation.

Kathryn has a commitment to education and continuous improvement. She is passionate about building community and the sharing of knowledge with as many people as possible. Along with Dr. Shelley Appleton, she hosts the podcast ‘Canter Therapy Podcast’ which has grown exponentially over the last three years, interviewing equine professionals from around the world. Kathryn’s dedication to sharing her expertise shines through her teaching endeavours. For the past three years, she has been actively involved in educating Equine Science students at Charles Sturt University, where she imparts her wisdom on the intricacies of farriery. More recently she co-founded the International School of Integrative Hoofcare Australia, alongside Daisy Bicking and fellow mentors, which has brought a much needed level of hoofcare education to Australia.

Outside her professional pursuits, Kathryn dedicates her time to the art of dressage, immersing herself in lessons and clinics to continually refine her skills. Her passion extends beyond riding, encompassing a profound interest in animal behavior and the intricacies of their minds. Kathryn explores the realms of self-awareness, recognising the relationship between personal growth and her horse’s well-being. This commitment reflects her holistic approach, where the pursuit of knowledge and personal development intertwines seamlessly with her love for horses.

Visit Kathryn Christieson at the following sessions

Details

Friday November 15th

Ariat Theatrette, Ariat Building

How to start an Equestrian Podcast: Lessons from Canter Therapy

Do you ever meet someone and think, I’d love to be able to sit down with you privately and ask you all of my questions? Well, when you have a podcast, you can!

In my talk I will unravel the art of starting an equestrian podcast & sharing my unique experience as someone who had never considered the idea before it ‘just happened’.

In 2021 we started Canter Therapy Podcast as two friends recording our conversations and it has grown exponentially since then. I will share our unique philosophy and how starting a podcast has opened up my world to many incredible opportunities . Discover the top 10 invaluable lessons I have learnt, from navigating interviews with experts to building an incredible community.

Canter Therapy Podcast’s journey offers a wealth of knowledge for those eager to embark on their podcasting venture, promising to inspire, educate, and elevate your connection with your equestrian community.

Details

Saturday November 16th

Ariat Theatrette, Ariat Building

The Hidden Behavioural Problem that Starts in the Feet

If you could do everything in your power to set your horse up for a healthy and comfortable life, would you? I want to provide a guide to identifying, understanding and managing the hidden behavioural problem that often goes unnoticed. An astronomical amount of horses exhibit foot soreness often manifested in behavioral issues. Unsatisfactory behavior can indicate unsoundness, even without apparent lameness, making it crucial to interpret horses’ actions as a form of communication.

As a farrier, and frequent horse observer, I am uniquely positioned to identify issues due to my regular interactions with owners. This presentation aims to guide attendees in recognizing, comprehending, and managing subclinical laminitis. Topics include understanding its origins, identifying early behavioral, hoof, and body changes, offering a comprehensive approach to ensuring equine well-being.

Training

Adam Sutton

Training

Adele Edwards

Training & Horsemanship

Allan Collett

Horse health / Care

Amanda Edwards

Training & Horsemanship

Amanda Wilson

lifestyle

Amber Evans

Horse health / Care

Anna Minogue

Lifestyle

Anthony Worm

Horse health / Care

Antoinette Foster

Training & Horsemanship

Ash Barnett

Training & Horsemanship

Brett Parbery

Horse health / Care

Camilla Whishaw

Horse health / Care

Carol Layton

Other

Chase Day

Training & Horsemanship

Chloe Phillips-Harris

Horse Health / Care

Daisy Bicking

Sport, training

David Cowley

Horse health / Care

David Nash

Lifestyle

Despina Mitrakas

Horse health / Care

Dr Jacqui Panozzo

Horse Health, Care

Dr Jennifer Clulow

Horse health / Care

Dr John Walker

Training & Horsemanship

Dr Kate Fenner

Horse health / Care / Training

Dr Melanie Quick

Horse health / Care

Dr Peter Huntington

Horse health / Care

Dr Raquel Butler

Horse Health / Care

Dr Sabine Ware

Training & Horsemanship

Dr Shelley Appleton

Horse health / Care

Dr. Ben Sykes

Training & Horsemanship

Elsa Sinclair

Other, Equine Law

Emily Purvis

Training & Horsemanship

Georgia Bates

Training, Sport

Georgia Kneen

Other, Horse Business

Glenys Cox

Lifestyle

Helen Fletcher

Other, Sports, mindset

Helen Huie

Training & Horsemanship

Ian Mark Shaw

Training

Jane Hemingway-Mohr

Horse health / Care

Jeremy Ford

Horse health / Care

Jessica Blackwell

Horse Health / Care

Karyn Campbell

Training

Kathleen Kindler

Training & Horsemanship

Kim Thompson

Training

Lara Poynton

Horse health / Care

Larissa Bilston

Horse Health / Care

Leah Wellard

Training & Horsemanship

Lee Davis

Lifestyle

Louise Sedgman

Horse health / Care

Matt Rannstrom

Training & Horsemanship

Matthew Thompson

Horse Health / Care

Mel Rowe

Lifestyle

Melinda Macaulay

Training & Horsemanship

Michelle O’Neill

Training & Horsemanship

Naomi Lee

Horse health / Care

Natalia Budisa

Horse health / Care

Nathan Marshall

Horse health / Care

Nikita Stowers

Lifestyle

Racing Victoria

Lifestyle / Rider Preparation

Robyn Schiller

Training & Horsemanship

Sallyanne Slater

Training

Sandi Simons

Other - Teaching Groups

Sarah Venamore

Sport / Side Saddle

Stacey Rusic

Training & Horsemanship

Sue Spence

Sport / Ranch Riding

Sue Williams

Training

Tanja Mitton

Horse Health / Care

Tanya French

TOPICS

  • Cooperative Care

Other / Arena Construction

Todd Cunningham

Training & Horsemanship

Tori Jeffress

Horse health / Care

Tracy Whiter

Trisha Mc Cagh

Training

Warwick Schiller

Training & Horsemanship

Zoe McKinlay

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