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Salthouse set for London job
9:50am Monday 25th June 2012 in Sport
CATHERINE Salthouse is to fly the flag for Herefordshire and Worcestershire at the Olympics and Paralympics next month.
The 48-year-old laboratory manager at the Three Counties Equine Hospital, near Ripple, will help to look after the welfare of around 200 horses in London.
Ledbury-based Salthouse, a qualified equine veterinary nurse for 17 years, will work with surgeons at a clinic in Greenwich Park where the eventing, show jumping, dressage and modern pentathlon take place.
She said: “I hope we don’t have anything to do because that means the horses are healthy but, with jumping over obstacles, there is the risk they will pick up injuries.
“We will have a clinic there on site with Xray and ultrasound and a lab where we can run blood tests. I love the Olympics so, if I can’t be there as an athlete, I am there representing my skills, that’s how I see it.”