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Hilary M. Clayton, BVMS, PhD, Diplomate ACVSMR, MRCVS

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Dr. Hilary M. Clayton is a veterinarian, researcher and horsewoman. For the past 40 years she has performed innovative research in the areas of locomotor biomechanics, lameness, physical therapy and rehabilitation, conditioning programs for equine athletes, and the interaction between rider, tack and horse. She has published seven books and over 200 scientific articles on these topics. Since retiring from academia in 2014, she has applied the results of her scientific research to the development of practical techniques to help riders, trainers and veterinarians. She continues to perform collaborative research with colleagues in universities around the world. Dr. Clayton is a lifelong rider and has competed in many equestrian sports, most recently focusing on dressage, in which she trains through the Grand Prix level and has earned US Dressage Federation bronze, silver and gold medals.