Dr. Yvette Vinton, who currently resides in Ocala, FL, is set to represent Canada at the Longines FEI World Endurance Championships, taking place Sept. 16-18 in Samorin, SVK.
A veteran endurance rider, Vinton has been involved in the sport for 24 years, competing around the globe for Canada. Vinton is also a veterinarian who specializes in general surgery and chiropractics for horses and small animals. No stranger to the international stage, Vinton has competed for Canada on the world stage many times, most recently the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games in France and the 2012 FEI World Endurance Championship in Great Britain.
She will be accompanied in Slovakia by Dr. Glenn Sinclair of East St. Paul, MB, a long-standing team vet for Canada who will also be taking on the roles of groom and Chef d’Équipe.
Vinton’s partner for the FEI World Endurance Championships will be Kataki, a nine-year-old Shagya-Arab mare (3522 Kazan s.v. x 3729 Magdan Tánó), she is leasing from owner, PS farm, spol. s r.o.
Together, Vinton and Kataki will take to the 160 kilometre course on Sept. 17. The championship course features varied terrain, from grass to field to forest, each with its own unique set of challenges.
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