Well, I have my credentials and uniform in hand and am anxiously awaiting saturday's marathon day for the driving portion of the WEG!! We are meeting on friday to have a briefing with all the people who will work this huge effort for what is known as the marathon day. I will be the Vet in charge of the D 10 minute hold box, and while this is the 4th time I have perfomed this job, it is extra special this year because of the WEG!! I have spent many days thus far at the horse park as a spectator and have seem fantastic dressage riding by many world class riders and some of the most fantastic horses that I have ever seen in real life!! I also watched the paradressage yesterday and was in complete amazement at the blind rider from Norway who rode a flawless test, sat an amazing trot lengthening and rode deep into all 4 corners!!
About the Author
Julie Cook, DVM, grew up in Calgary, Alberta and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She attended the University of Washington for her undergraduate degree and went to Washington State University for veterinary school, graduating with a DVM degree in 2000. After graduation she worked as a racetrack practitioner, but has since retired from the track and has lay-ups at her farm as her primary practice. She met her husband, Jeff, in vet school, and they have one son named Colt. Jeff is also an equine vet and has become a partner at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington. She has two imported Dutch Warmblood horses that she rides and competes, one at the PSG level and the other at a lower level. She has been volunteering as a vet at the Kentucky Horse Park since moving to Lexington in 2000 for various events.