Cara Whitham Out of Hospital, Resumes Judging Schedule

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Cara Whitham. © Cealy Tetly
Cara Whitham. © Cealy Tetly

MOFFAT, Ontario–Canada’s Cara Whitham was released from the hospital Thursday and will resume judging duties beginning with the CDI3* Allentown, New Jersey, at the end of the month.

Whitham holds her FEI 5* (previously called‘O’) judge’s card in both dressage and eventing, and will be a member of the dressage ground jury at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky beginning Sept. 25. Whitham is the President of Equivents, Inc., and will host the Equivents Spring Dressage Classic May 21-23 and the Equivents Summer Dressage Classic June 25-27, both held at Iron Horse Equestrian Complex in Milton, Ontario.

Whitham suffered a hemorrhagic stroke on March 8, resulting in two months of hospitalization and physical rehabilitation.

“I was lucky that it was a hemorrhagic stroke that did not spread, and that I have been able to make a fast recovery,” Whitham said. “At the moment, I would not be accepted at a horse inspection, but I am able to walk on my own with the use of a cane as my right leg muscles get stronger.”