HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – An orthopedic surgeon at Northern Montana Specialty Medical Center in Havre is the team physician for the U.S. Olympic Equestrian Eventing Team, after spending nineteen years as the team physician for the U.S. Olympic Snowboarding Team.
A press release says Dr. Michelle Donaldson is set to travel with the team this month to Holland to cover the Nations Cup. It is the last big international event for the team before the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
Eventing, also known as horse trials, is an equestrian event where a single horse and rider combine and compete against other competitors across three disciplines of Dressage, Cross-Country, and Show Jumping.
Donaldson is a rider herself and has qualified for the American Eventing Championships to be held next September in Kentucky.