Prof. Hilary Clayton

Prof. Hilary Clayton

Prof. Hilary M. Clayton is a horsewoman, veterinarian and researcher. She grew up in England, graduated as a veterinarian from Glasgow University and has worked in veterinary colleges in the UK, The Netherlands, Canada and the US. She has done extensive research on locomotor mechanics, exercise physiology and conditioning programs for equine athletes. Prof. Clayton is the first incumbent of the Mary Anne McPhail Dressage Chair in Equine Sports Medicine at Michigan State University. She is a past president of the Association for Equine Sports Medicine and a member of the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame.

A lifelong rider, Prof. Clayton competed extensively in eventing, show jumping and dressage. Active in the sport of dressage, Prof. Clayton is a United States Dressage Federation (USDF) Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist, and is a certified equestrian coach in the UK and Canada. She has been a member of the Canadian National Coaching Committees for the sports of dressage, jumping, and eventing, and is currently a member of the USEF Dressage Committee.