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keep him as comfortable as possible.” More than

a year later, Lucy’s passion for horses and jumping has remained very much alive. Lucy competed this past winter in High Junior Jumpers in Palm Beach. She currently shows her two Warmblood jumpers: Talent, a KWPN gelding, and Unika, a gray Belgian Warmblood mare. Remaining an active show mom, Nita remarks,

“Now, if I see an accident, my first response is that I hope HEART is here! In fact, I can’t imagine show exhibitors not willing to pay the organization’s nominal fee of five dollars. It’s a small price to pay for expert emergency care, transport and comfort for our horses. At these events, we take for granted that EMTs are always on call for people, so why not for the horses?”

KAREN TANNER-SMITH’S DUTCH WARMBLOOD VOLTARO AND JOCELYN PEDLER-VANIK’S HANOVERIAN SPRINGFELD

Both Karen Tanner-Smith of Parker, Colorado and Jocelyn Peder-Vanik of Southwest Ranches, Florida, each had similar circumstances surrounding their experiences with HEART, yet they were at completely different venues. An executive at a financial services company,

Karen finds time in her busy schedule to compete her Dutch stallion Voltaro (by Voltaire). He was imported three years ago at the age of six and she shows him in the Adult Amateur Division, training with Micca and Randy Henry. Most of the time this handsome bay has a sweet

Above: Karen Tanner-Smith competing her stallion Voltaro.

Right: Jocelyn Peder-Vanik and Springfeld showing in Wellington, Florida.

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puppy dog personality; you’d hardly even know he was a stallion. The pair were at the Capital Challenge in Upper Marlboro, Maryland last October when

Karen found “Volly”

lying down in his stall. “I know Volly very well;

I could see right away he was suffering with colic and my trainer immediately called in the show’s veterinarian,” Karen reports. “His condition was bad

enough that the vet quickly recommended we call HEART. In less than 15 minutes, the ambulance was there.” Karen was very impressed by HEART’s quick response and the way the staff proceeded to transport him to the clinic in Leesburg, Virginia. The crew rode in the ambulance with Volly monitoring his condition the whole time. “It was such a relief to have HEART do the transport since it was a long drive and he was in a lot of pain. I know they made him feel as comfortable as possible which then made the experience more comforting for me.” We are pleased to report that Volly was released a few days later with the impaction cleared up. Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76
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