34th Annual Charles Heumphreus Memorial Lecture

Three horses in a green field


Saturday, February 6, 2021

C. Heumphreus photo
Charles Heumphreus

Time: 8:00 am - 12:10 pm (PST)
Location: Virtual Lectures
CE Credit: Veterinarians/Veterinary Technicians (pending approval)
Farriers: This event has been approved for 4 International Association of Professional Farriers (IAPF) Continuing Education Credits.  For more information, visit their website  at www.ProfessionalFarriers.com
Cost: FREE

Registration closes Friday, February 5, 2021 at 1:00 pm (PST)

LIVE WEBINAR: This year's event will be online only via live webinar. The webinar will be live (PST) and interactive. The live sessions will not be available as a recording. If you have never attended a Zoom webinar before, visit the Zoom website.

The 34th Annual Charles Heumphreus Memorial Lecture will focus on lameness and shoeing associated with different types of footing in the racehorse and sport horse. Our distinguished presenters include farriers Curtis Burns, APF-I and veterinarians, Susan Stover, DVM, PhD, DACVS, Mathieu Spriet, DVM, DACVR, and Sarah le Jeune, DVM, DACVS, DECVS, DACVSMR, CVA, CertVetChiro.

The Charles Heumphreus Memorial Lecture is an annual event that has been offered free to farriers and equine veterinarians since 1987.  Known simply as “The Heumphreus,” it is the first endowed lecture at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and has attracted an impressive list of farrier and veterinary speakers over the past 34 years.  The endowment was founded by Dr. Tim O’Brien, UC Davis emeritus faculty radiologist, to honor Charlie’s 18 years of service as the farrier at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. 


8:00 – 8:10 AM

Welcome and Introductions

8:10 – 9:00 AM

Lecture #1: The Hoof, Shoe, and Arena Surface
Part 1: The Hoof, Shoe, and Arena Surface
Susan Stover,
Part 2: No Footing - No Foot - No Horse
Sarah le Jeune,

9:10 – 10:00 AM

Lecture #2: Critical Thinking for Hoofcare Professionals
Curtis Burns, APF-I

10:00 – 10:20 AM

Virtual Break

10:20 AM – 11:10 AM

Lecture #3: A New Look Inside the Hoof – Advances with PET Imaging
Mathieu Spriet, DVM; DACVR

11:20 AM – 12:10 PM

Roundtable Discussion
Farriers Curtis Burns and Shane Westman and Drs. Susan Stover, Sarah le Jeune, Mathieu Spriet

This year’s program is a joint effort of the Center for Continuing Professional Education and the 2021 Heumphreus Organizing Committee.

Webinar Information

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Charles Heumphreus Endowed Memorial Lectureship

The Charles Heumphreus Endowed Memorial Lectureship supports the annual lectureship. Thanks to the generous support of individuals and organizations over the years, admission to the Charles Heumphreus Endowed Memorial Lectureship remains free of charge. Gifts to the endowment help keep the event free to attendees so that we can continue to present the exceptional speakers and programs that benefit all of us in the equine industry.