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    Default Performance Horse Hotspots in the US?

    Hey all,

    I'm a third year veterinary student is NOT from the US - and therefore I need your help! I'm setting up external rotations for my fourth year and I only have a limited number of weeks available to travel.
    So I'd like to visit some big equine practices that see a lot of performance horses (preferably English hunters, jumpers, eventers, dressage as opposed to racehorses or western performance).

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!



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    Look in the Wellington, Florida, area ... lots of equine practices and lots of high-dollar sport horses.
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    In New Jersey:
    Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center http://www.midatlanticequine.com/ind...mid=17&lang=en
    New Jersey Equine Clinc http://www.njequine.com/
    B.W. Furlong & Associates http://www.bwfurlongnj.com/
    Also not too far away in Pennsylvania is the famous New Bolton Center http://www.vet.upenn.edu/Default.asp...rinaryhospital
    New Jersey has some top hunter/jumper barns as well as eventing, dressage, driving, saddle seat, and Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing.
    Central and Southern (and even Northwestern) New Jersey is not the grimy city-scape you may have seen on shows like The Sopranos. It's nickname is The Garden State for a reason.
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    In Minnesota:
    University of Minnesota http://www.cvm.umn.edu/umec/home.html
    Stillwater Equine Veterinary Clinic http://www.stillwaterequine.com/
    Anoka Equine http://www.anokaequine.com/
    In Minnesota you will find a large number of trail riders along with a smattering of every type of discipline. Hunter/jumper, dressage, eventing, reining, saddle seat, western pleasure, a little bit of everything.
    Minnesota is an area of the country with 4 distinct seasons and we are famous for our lakes.

    These are the two areas of the country I am most familiar with.



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    Wellington, FL
    Ocala, FL
    Aiken, SC
    Middleburg, VA
    Lexington, KY
    Parker, CO
    Southern Pines, NC

    I'm sure there are more out west that I'm not completely sure about.
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    Northern VA and Maryland
    Appy Trails,
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    member CDCTA www.cdcta.com, TROT www.trot-md.org & Free State Appaloosa Horse Club freestateaphc.org



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    I'd second Wellington any time between now and April. Palm Beach Equine is a big place, and there are a bunch of others. If you want to head way west, there must be a few in Southern California.
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    Fantastic, thank you all for your help!



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