South Florida
Dressage Association

Equine Nutrition with Dr. Sarah White-Springer of Texas A&M, Friday, April 2, 2021

Join us for a virtual meeting with our friends from BACH, Brazos Association for Classical Horsemanship on Friday, April 2, 2021 at 7PM Central Time which is 8PM (our) Eastern Time. They have invited Texas A&M faculty member and competitive dressage rider Sarah White-Springer to talk about equine nutrition. Sarah is passionate about finding ways to improve performance and reduce injury in equine athletes. Her primary focus in research is mitochondrial adaptations to diet and exercise, and skeletal muscle bioenergetics. Dr. White teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Equine Exercise Physiology and Equine Nutrition.

Dr. Sarah White-Springer has Florida roots. She’s a UF graduate!

More on her bio here:

Dr. Sarah White-Springer is an Assistant Professor of Equine Physiology at Texas A&M University. Upon culmination of her PhD program at the University of Florida, Dr. White-Springer completed postdoctoral training at the University of Kentucky focused on human and murine models of muscle disease. Dr. White-Springer’s main passion is improving performance and wellbeing in equine athletes with an emphasis on precision management to optimize nutrition, training, and management for individual horses. Relationships developed with the Thoroughbred industry have afforded Dr. White-Springer the opportunity to work with elite racehorses, including offspring from notable sires such as American Pharoah and California Chrome. Dr. White-Springer has also formed collaborations investigating skeletal muscle energetics in cattle and swine production, and in an ovine model of human hypophosphatasia. In addition to her academic pursuits, Dr. White-Springer is an avid equestrienne, having received over 50 National and Regional titles with her own Arabian horses, Amira and Khody.

Bring your questions and your best Gator cheer for her to the meeting!

** Non-Member Fee will be waived for members of Parkland Horseman’s Association,
and Southwest Florida Dressage Association
*** Non-SFDA members are welcome and warmly invited to participate in the horse show but are not eligible for other SFDA member benefits. Should you like to join, membership forms will be available at the show and your membership will be immediately active.

Entries must be postmarked or received by closing date and must include all show fees and copy of negative Coggins.

Late entries with late fee accepted at management’s discretion.
Refunds after Closing Date will be at management’s discretion. No credits to future shows.

Could we also add (it’s not in the trifold) that we follow USDF? I am too tired tonight, but could we say something like: SFDA follows the USDF rules and guidelines concerning regional schooling horse shows.