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Sammy Finnemore-Payne BSc (Hons), PgDip (Vet Phys), MNAVP, AHPR Registered, Alumni Fellow

Sammy caught the riding bug at the grand age of 5 years old, and continued to spend every moment she could at her local riding stable.  After working hard through school, she went on to study Equine Sport Science and Psychology at Nottingham Trent University, and graduated with a First Class BSc (Hons) degree in 2013.  Sammy started working in a corporate setting to raise funds for further education, and re-joined her career path in 2016 by undertaking postgraduate study at Harper Adams University. 

 

This involved in-depth study of anatomy and physiology, injury and disease, physiotherapy and rehabilitation techniques, followed by placements with approved NAVP physiotherapists to develop practical skills.  Sammy graduated in 2018 with a PgDip in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Distinction, the highest grading awarded.  She is a member of NAVP and appears on the AHPR register. 

Sammy's main passion and love in life is her horse Misty.   In their past, Sammy and Misty competed at Badminton Grassroots (now called The Mitsubishi Motors Cup) in 2015, the Blenheim Amateur Dressage Championship 2015, and the BD Winter Dressage Championship in April 2018.  Misty has been a large inspiration for Sammy after being diagnosed with a host of long-term issues including "Kissing Spine" and proximal suspensory desmitis (PSD) in 2015 .  Through physical therapy work, and more recently an investment into Classical Dressage training, Groundwork and Wellness Training, Sammy kept Misty sound and in regular work until recently when she semi-retired.  She continues her riding journey with her young horse Orange, and is progressing her training at home.

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