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Functional Biomechanics of the Horse & Rider

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Dr. Melissa Adams, DC

Dr. Melissa Adams, DC, is an expert in human biomechanics especially that of equestrian riders. She is coming together with Dr. Katherine Johnson, DVM, with VRSVA, an expert on equine biomechanics! We are joining forces and offering a one-day clinic designed to provide information and hands-on experience for riders and their horses.

Five spaces available for a rider and their horse. These participants will receive a functional biomechanics exam of their horse, and a saddle assessment, with feedback and instructions to help your horse's performance. Additionally, they will also participate in an under saddle portion and receive an assessment and guidance from both Dr. Adams and Dr. Johnson, as well as an optional trail ride after the event. 

In addition to the 5 rider and horse participants, there are 10 places for riders only, with a total of 15 riders. All riders will receive a concussion baseline test and posture analysis with Dr. Adams, as well as a private consult to discuss any relevant findings. This event will also include lectures, question time, and much more for all riders!


Space is limited! Grab your seat today!!

Event Specifics

17339 James Madison Hwy, Gordonsville, VA 22942

What to Bring

Food: Due to dietary differences and needs, we are asking that you please bring your lunch and any food you may need for the day. We will provide water.

Clothing: Wear comfortable clothing that will allow you maximum movement.

Horse: For the 5 Horse & Rider registrations, your horse must be sound. If you have any questions about this, please contact Dr. Katherine Johnson, DVM, at (434) 400-8947.

Registration Options

5 spaces for 1 horse & 1 rider
10 additional spaces for 1 rider
All fees are non-refundable.
This event will be rain-or-shine.


Date: Sunday, September 26, 2021
Time: 9am-4pm

Questions or Concerns

Please use the Contact Us form, and we will respond as soon as possible!

Registration Process

1. Sign up and pay at the above link. (Go to September 26th via "View Availability by Month.") 

2. Complete the "Intake Form" during the booking process.

3. Send us a 2-3 minute video via email. The details of what is needed are in the intake form, as well as the email address.

We look forward to seeing you!!

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