News, Events, and Winner’s Circle
Four Winds Equine Hospital & Farm Is Excited to Announce the Formation of Michigan Equine Surgical Associates (MESA)
Dr. Kim Braeutigam, Dr. Brad Hill, and Dr. Austen Epp have joined forces and are currently underway with offering an outpatient surgery center located right at Four Winds Equine Hospital and Farm. MESA employs board certified surgeons from Lexington, KY and Ocala, FL. Some surgeries that have already been performed include removing of bone chips with arthroscopic technology, neurectomies in the navicular horse, difficult castrations that include cryptorchids, and detailed cosmetic cases. MESA is a comprehensive non-emergency surgery center designed to give exceptional personalized care to equine surgical candidates and their owners. Call Four Winds Equine Hospital for more information.
HITS Ocala 2015 Wrap up
The Four Winds group of horses and riders had a successful circuit in Ocala this year. Dawn Kelly and "Quintas" earned many top ribbons, including a near clean sweep of the Adult Amateur Middle Group during Week 7 for the division Championship. She was also Reserve Champion the same week in her group of Adult Equitation. The pair earned multiple tricolors throughout the circuit in the Adult Hunters and Equitation. She was Reserve Circuit Champion in her group of Adult Equitation. Congratulations Dawn and Quintas!!
Erin Galsterer's "Lockhart" was also a superstar. He only showed two weeks, but he proved yet again that it is only worth showing if you go home with a tricolor. He was Reserve Champion in the Regular Conformation Hunters Week 7 and was Reserve Champion in a tough group of horses during WCHR Week 8 in the 3'6 Performance Hunters. He had high scores of 85, 83, 83 and 80 and a second in the hack. Erin was also able to come down and show him. She had great scores and great rounds on her beautiful horse after not riding for 3 months.
Christine Braeutigam's "Chicago" was also a top ribbon earner in the Regular Conformation Hunters throughout the circuit. He was 3rd in the Circuit Standings this year, and also took home the Reserve tricolor Week 9 in the Combined Conformation Hunter Division. He also earned great ribbons in his debut in the Small Junior Hunters. Very proud of this great horse!
2015 Summer Riding Camp Series
Four Winds Farm is pleased to announce that we will be offering a summer riding camp series for kids ages 3-12. We will also offer a family day riding camp and other farm activities. These camps will include basic care and knowledge of the horse, as well as riding lessons, and arts and crafts activities. We will have an end of the summer horse show for those participants in the camps. The purpose of these camps is to get young children involved in the knowledge and care of animals. Even if they don't want to become top horse show competitors, it is still essential to have young children learn to be comfortable around these big animals. Horses have a great way of teaching people how to be calm and empathetic and it teaches great skills in patience and understanding in this busy world dominated by electronic devices. Please check back for further details and how you can sign yourself and your young one up!!