Equitana Melbourne

03 - Education

2021 Educators

Antoinette Foster

Horse health / Care

Since 1990, Antoinette has provided nutrition and integrative health programs to the equine industry. Her approach blends a nutrition and herbal medicine background with the natural, science -based therapies of progressive Functional Medicine.  ‘Treating each horse as an individual is paramount, we must pay attention to many aspects of the horses’ temperament as well as work demands and most importantly diet. What is most important in this process is what horse owners are feeding their horses. Feeding a horse, a nutritious diet has an impact on their mental and physical state and will have a long-term positive effect. In my time as a practitioner I have seen dramatic changes in the long-term health of thousands of horses’.

Antoinette studied nutrition at Adelaide University, and over the years has expanded her knowledge studying herbal medicine, Equine Nutrition, nutritional therapy, nutritional therapy and genetics, qualified Nutrigenomics practitioner and an approved service provider with IICT. She has begun research work into the connection between diet, the gut microbiome and ulcers in horses with Smart DNA and has recently teamed up with Charles Sturt University to begin valuable research work. Antoinette writes regularly for publications such as Hoofbeats magazine, the Horse Report, Chaff Chat and has had several articles published internationally. She has also been a regular speaker at many events both in Australia and internationally. On a recent trip to the UK she was invited to speak at a veterinarian seminar on nutrition. She is also the author of the successful book ‘Eat Like a Horse’ and is currently part way through penning her second book.

Antoinette is a member of Nutrition Australia, Nutrition Society UK, American Society of Animal Science, IICT and The College of Integrative Therapies. I have a passion for research and learning ‘The more I know the more excited I become about the ability to share that knowledge with my clients’.

Visit Antoinette Foster at the following sessions

Details

Friday November 12th
3:15 pm to 4:00 pm
EQUITANA Classroom

Ulcers and the connection to horse’s diet

In this presentation Antoinette looks at ways to reduce the risk of ulcers in horses and the advancements that have been made in the study of the gut microbiome and the direct link to diet, ulcers and other digestive conditions.

Antoinette takes the audience through the process of how ulcers develop, what methods there are to manage them and how to reduce the risk of ulcers in horses. Antoinette also looks at hindgut ulcers and the potential of new technology to diagnose them. Within the equestrian world it is a well-known fact that gastric ulcers are very common in horses, with studies having shown that all horses are at risk.

Details

Sunday November 14th
12:45 pm to 1:30 pm
Education Theatrette

Bushfires and how it affects our horses

In this presentation Antoinette discusses the effects bushfires can have on the horse’s health, both mental and physical and how you can manage horses that have been impacted, respiratory conditions being the most common.

Antoinette and her staff were involved with the bushfire relief in East Gippsland and other parts of Australia and have been working with Gippsland Horse and Stock Safe and the RSPCA. Antoinette discusses the need for veterinary treatment, plans going forward and returning to bushfire affected areas. She also discusses the importance of replicating the previous natural environment as best as possible, as horses are grazing animals and require a high level of roughage.

Training

Adam Sutton

TOPICS

  • Establishing body control & an understanding of your aids required from ground to saddle
  • Developing a cool, calm & relaxed mindset for horse & rider

Training

Adele Edwards

TOPICS

  • Barrel Racing Basics
  • Common Barrel Racing problems

Training

Allysse Smith

Horse health / Care

Amanda Edwards

TOPICS

  • Horse First Aid
  • Horse Wounds – Myths busted
  • Horse First Aid – a hands on workshop

Training

Amanda Lewer

TOPICS

  • Using patterns of poles to increase riders ‘feel’ while cross-training the horse
  • Mobilising, balancing and strengthening the horse

Training

Amie Power

TOPICS

  • Horses for courses
  • Introducing kids to horses

Horse health / Care

Andrew Bowe

TOPICS

  • Sustainable hoof protection ‘Good Vibrations’
  • Fitting Poly Shoes – the new gen Polyshoe

Lifestyle

Ann-Maree Lourey

TOPICS

  • Psyched for success: the winning way
  • Psyched for success: Believe you can

Horse health / Care

Anna Minogue

TOPICS

  • Bit fitting for Anatomy
  • Correct bridle fitting

Training

Annette Willson

TOPICS

  • Ulcers and the connection to horse’s diet
  • Bushfires and how it affects our horses

Training

Bruce O’Dell

TOPICS

  • Become a better horseman

Horse health / Care

Camilla Whishaw

TOPICS

  • Gut health in the horse: the important roles of the gut & promoting good gut health
  • The role of supplements: are they necessary? What to choose?

Horse health / Care

Carol Layton

TOPICS

  • Feeding the performance horse
  • Feeding for preventing ‘Tying Up’

Training

Dan Steers

TOPICS

  • The Pathway to Liberty
  • Body control under saddle
  • The Art of Horsemanship
  • Double Dan Horsemanship Show

Horse health / Care

David Leigh

TOPICS

  • The functional equine distal limb
  • Navicular Disease

Horse health / Care

David Nash

TOPICS

  • Should my horse quit sugar? Dymystifying the sugar and carb craze

Lifestyle

Despina Mitrakas

TOPICS

  • Promoting your equestrian business online
  • Promote your equestrian business on social media

Training

Dr Angela McLeod

TOPICS

  • Equine Biomechanics

Horse health / Care

Dr Christine Gee

TOPICS

  • Sacroiliac Trouble
  • Equine lower neck/C6 malformations

Horse health / Care

Dr Michael Robinson

TOPICS

  • Management of joint problems in horses
  • Management of gastric ulcers in horses

Horse health / Care

Dr Nerida Richards

TOPICS

  • My horse is crazy, my horse is lazy
  • Feeding the Laminitic

Horse health / Care

Dr Peter Huntington

TOPICS

  • Digestive Health is the key to good health

Horse health / Care

Dr Raquel Butler

TOPICS

  • Injury rehabilitation: The Golden Path
  • Scars – A cute dimple of a deeper problem?

Training

Dr Shelley Appleton

TOPICS

  • Teaching people how to train horses
  • Strategies for building talent in Equestrian Sports

Horse health / Care

Dr. Ben Sykes

TOPICS

  • Reducing Gastric Ulcer risk in Sport horses
  • Gastric Ulcers in Horses – What’s new and what you need to know

Training

Georgia Kolovos

TOPICS

  • Obstacle training for partnership & competition

Horse health / Care

Gracie Herring

TOPICS

  • The use of Thermography in performance horse management
  • Thermography: Lameness and poor performance

Training

Guy McLean

Lifestyle

Hannah Basetti

TOPICS

  • Rider fitness and wellbeing
  • Rider Nutrition

Lifestyle

Helen Fletcher

TOPICS

  • Rider shoulder stablility & its role Part 1 theory
  • Rider shoulder stability & its role – Part 2 Demo

Lifestyle

Jane Hemingway-Mohr

TOPICS

  • The Horse’s Super Power – Making the Invisible Visible
  • The Horse’s Super Power – Making the Invisible Visible

Horse health / Care

Jeremy Ford

TOPICS

  • 6 Steps to successful hoof care
  • Hands on anatomy of the horse’s hoof

Horse health / Care

Jessica Blackwell

TOPICS

  • Understanding the equine back
  • Pony Pilates and Horse Yoga
  • Supporting the Equine back

Training

Kathleen Kindler

TOPICS

  • Pony Club Coaching Techniques

Training

Kim Dyer

TOPICS

  • Liberty Connection
  • Bridless riding
Horse educator Larissa Bilston talks about nutrition

Horse health / Care

Larissa Bilston

TOPICS

  • A happy hind gut equals a happy horse
  • Feeding for coat colour, shine and healthy skin and hooves

Training

Lauren Woodbridge

TOPICS

  • Preparing your child for horses
  • Preparing your horse for the human world

Training

Linda Shore

TOPICS

  • Training with the garrocha for horse and rider
  • Dressage exercises for Obstacle phase training

Horse health / Care

Lucy Clyde

TOPICS

  • Horse Rescue, Rehabilitation & Rehoming
  • Rescue, Rehabilitate, Rehome, Educate

Training

Melinda Macaulay

TOPICS

  • Exercises to improve your riding
  • Mobility for mature riders

Training

Michael Costello

TOPICS

  • Learn to work your horse on a mechanical cow – Intro to Cutting
  • Learn to work your horse on a mechanical cow – Intro to Cutting

Training

Michelle O’Neill

TOPICS

  • Finding the perfect equine partner
  • Taking it to the trail

Horse health / Care

Nathan Marshall

TOPICS

  • Seedy Toe – getting rid of it for good
  • Seedy Toe – getting rid of it for good!

Horse health / Care

Nicole Bowe

TOPICS

  • Feeding the Hoof – prevent Laminitis

Lifestyle

Nina Arnott

TOPICS

  • Do you know what to do to protect your business?
  • Why you might be sued and what will help you if you are?

Training

Pauly Daniel

TOPICS

  • Working Horsemanship
  • Closing the divide between disciplines

Horse health / Care

Rebecca Ham

TOPICS

  • Feeding the Off The Track horse

Training

Sandi Simons

TOPICS

  • My life as a nervous rider
  • I’m just a Mum that rides

Horse health / Care

Shaun Hearmon

TOPICS

  • Equine dentistry

Training

Skye Liikanen & Joshua Knight

TOPICS

  • Long Reining – Where to begin
  • Is your horse ready to ride?

Training

Stacey Rusic

TOPICS

  • Side Saddle through the ages & into modern day
  • The Art of riding Side Saddle

Horse health / Care

Sue Martin

TOPICS

  • Treatment plans for illness & long term health
  • Herbal medicine & how it’s used

Training

Sue-Ellen Lovett

TOPICS

  • If it’s going to be – it’s up to me
  • Overcoming adversity

Lifestyle

Todd Cunningham

TOPICS

  • Arena construction and restoration

Training

Todd McCormick

TOPICS

  • Reining – Keeping it simple

Training

Tori Jeffress

TOPICS

  • Classical dressage and bridleless

Lifestyle

Yvette Frahn

TOPICS

  • Drawing horse to capture real form and movement – Stage 1
  • Drawing horses to capture real form & movement – Stage 2 Adding Colour

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