ANIVADO team/ Meet us

David van Doorn

Andrea D. Ellis

Lydia Trouborst - van Doorn

  

Director ANIVADO

          

            

 

Lecturer ANIVADO




Content Manager & Developer ANIVADO


David van Doorn PhD is director and founder of EQUIVADO and ANIVADO.  ANIVADO represents the online education platform and online education activities that David performs in cooperation with other experts. The website and name "EQUIVADO" represents David's equine nutrition consultant activities.

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Dr Andrea Ellis is a renowned equine scientist, who has had horses in her blood from an early age both as an artist and scientist. She freely admits that she occasionally missed her first two school lessons and secretly went to see the training sessions at the Spanish Horse Riding School near her home in Vienna.

Andrea's early research focused on food intake behaviour and nutrient digestion in horses and sheep, and set her on a path of becoming a specialist in equine nutrition and behaviour. After working as a Scientific Researcher at the Research Institute for Applied Husbandry, Wageningen University Research, The Netherlands, for four years, she joined Nottingham Trent University as Senior Lecturer, where she led the design of the MSc in Equine Health and Welfare, and was Programme Leader of this course. 

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Lydia studied Animal Care & Management at the Groenhorst College, Barneveld, the Netherlands from 1997-1998. During her education she worked part-time as animal care keeper in a boarding kennel. After that she worked as an Animal Carer in Rotterdam "Blijdorp" Zoo. 

From 1999-2014 Lydia has been working in the human resource & management at the local government of Rotterdam. In 2014 she shifted her career to go back to her roots and started as a Content Manager & Developer of the ANIVADO platform. 





Esther Peek


Carolien Munsters


Coby Bolger


         

Junior Consultant Equine Nutrition & 

Content Development Manager ANIVADO


Lecturer ANIVADO 

Expert in Equine Sport Physiology


ANIVADO Spanish Translation manager 





Esther Peek BSc studied Applied Biology at HAS University in ‘s Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands. She chose the minor Applied Animal Science and graduated in 2019. Esther got in contact with ANIVADO when she did a project about horse nutrition in 2014. In 2015 she followed an internship at the equine clinic in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Utrecht. During this internship Esther found her passion for equine nutrition. In 2017 she did a project in mastication behaviour in horses. Esther joined the ANIVADO team in 2018 as Junior Consultant Equine Nutrition & Content Development Manager.


Dr. Carolien Munsters holds a MSc in biology and worked as a senior project manager at the Equine Fieldlab at the Dutch Equestrian Centre. In 2010 she started Moxie Sport Analysis and Coaching, where she combines "research knowledge with (top)sport analysis to guide and support equine athletes, trainers and coaches”. In 2013 she completed her PhD on workload, fitness and welfare of riding horses at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Utrecht University. She is the official advisor for the Olympic eventing team regarding exercise testing and training programs for more than 8 years and guided the riders and horses towards the Olympic games in London and Rio. In addition, she advises and guides several international and national riders (eventing, dressage, show jumping, carriage driving, endurance) how to optimise their training program for their horses. In preparation of numerous European and World championships she analyses the fitness of sport horses (and teams) and helps them to construct an optimal training program towards their championships. Continues monitoring of all training sessions and competitions of these horses is her main focus as in this way training programs can be maintained most optimal for horse and rider. In addition, she gives also numerous courses about equine exercise physiology as certified lecturer or riders, trainers, physiotherapists and veterinarians and conducts several research projects in collaboration with the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Utrecht University.


Coby Bolger is committed to the health, welfare and performance of the domestic horse and developing communication strategies to make this information easily available to horse enthusiasts.

An experienced rider and specialist in equine nutrition and fitness for over 20 years, Coby works with prestigious investigative scientists in the United States and Europe, teaching, conducting studies and developing best practice strategies for equine management.

As an equine nutritionist, Coby Bolger works daily with equine vets, horse owners, breeders and feed mills to develop science-based rations and exercise strategies according to designated objectives.

Trained, through numerous courses, hands-on studies, conferences and research projects, in the United States through Kentucky Equine Research, in the UK with Waltham Equine Studies Group and through the European Workshop for Equine Nutrition (EWEN) among others, Coby Bolger has worked to increase the knowledge base of equine nutrition in Spain. Over the past 20 years with this objective, she has published books, carried out scientific studies focused on foal growth, gastric ulcers and other topics and spoken as a guest lecturer at universities, conferences, clinics, radio and television shows.




Machteld van Dierendonck

Luna Gutiérrez Cepeda




  

Lecturer ANIVADO &

 Expert in Equine Behavior and Welfare



 ANIVADO Spanish language coordinator 






Dr Machteld van Dierendonck has been working as a behaviour specialist, scientist and practitioner in the field of (equine) behaviour and welfare (assessments) for the last 15 -20 years. She started worked for the Equine Clinic of the Veterinary Faculty of Utrecht The Netherlands in 2001, since 2016 she founded and works as the clinical ethology specialist at the Equine Behavioural Referral Clinic at the same faculty.

Besides these functions she has established her own Equine Clinical Ethological referral practice Equus Research & Therapy. Since 2012 she is part-time visiting professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine both in Ghent and Antwerp, for courses in (equine) Ethology and Animal Welfare.

In 2010 she became board certified as associate of the ECAWBM as (Equine) Veterinary Behaviour Specialist; in 2013 she became also associate for the subspecialty Animal Welfare Science-Ethics-Law. Her current work mainly consists of research, teaching (graduates and post graduates) and treating equine patients with (additional) behaviour problems. In scientific research, the current focus is on measuring welfare in horses (at individual and farm level) and pain and pain assessment in horses and donkeys (EPWA app). She now has> 30 peer-reviewed publications to her name and several scientific book chapters. She is a founding member of ISES (International Society of Equitation Science).



Luna Gutiérrez Cepeda (DVM, MSc, PhD) is an optimistic, creative and versatile person. She graduated as a Veterinarian (DVM) in 2007 but she has carried on studying and developing my skills in areas such as research, clinics, education and management. She has a PhD in Veterinary Medicine and two Masters Degrees: Veterinary Research Science and Equine Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation. She combines her work as consultant in Horse1-Centro de Nutrición Equina with her position as part time professor in the Veterinary Faculty of the University Complutense of Madrid and her private practice as Equine Practitioner. She is the head of the Animal Physiotherapy Postgraduated Programs of the University Complutense of Madrid. And above all, she loves horses and has created with them a strong bond of mutual help. She is communicative and good at coordinating teams and establishing interconnections between people and between skills and thereby facilitating the creation of new paths. Her goal is never stop growing in all aspects, and be able to integrate and transmit all these issues with passion and purpose.















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