EQUINE INSIGHTS2023-03-29T14:49:55+00:00
Hilary M. Clayton, BVMS, PhD, Dipl ACVSMR, FRCVS

Achieve Equine is partnering with Hilary M. Clayton, BVMS, PhD, Dipl ACVSMR, FRCVS, to better understand how horses work, inside and out. 

For almost 50 years, Dr. Hilary M. Clayton has performed innovative research in the areas of equine biomechanics, lameness, rehabilitation, athletic conditioning, and the interaction between rider, tack and horse. She has published 7 books and numerous papers in scientific journals and articles in equestrian publications on these topics. Since retiring from academia in 2014, she has continued to perform collaborative research with colleagues from around the world and to provide educational opportunities for scientists and equestrians.

Dr. Clayton is a charter diplomate and past president of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is an Honorary Fellow of the International Society for Equitation Science, Professor and McPhail Dressage Chair emerita, Michigan State University, and has been inducted into the Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame, the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame, the Midwest Dressage Association Hall of Fame and the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame. She is a lifelong rider and has competed in many equestrian sports currently focusing on dressage.


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