On this week's show Claire Fahey talks Real Tennis as she prepares for the US Open, and the only professional female Rugby coach Giselle Mather tells us why gender is not an issue on the pitch. Plus Chris and Jo have tons of news of this week's sporting highlights and a preview of some of next week's major events. You can join in the conversation on our new Facebook Page at Women in Sport Podcast and Sports Liberated.  Follow us on Twitter @chrisestafford @sportsliberated and @JoGunston.

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On this week’s show Jo Gunston from Sports Liberated.com and me discuss the Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Champs, Netball, Tennis, European Short Track Speed Skating Champs. and US Figure Skating Champs. We talk to former downhill racer turned eventer Bonnie Mosser about the impact of Lindsey Vonn’s record and the growth of women’s skiing. Plus lots of news and comments.

Join in the conversation on our Facebook Pages at Chris Stafford Radio and Sports Liberated. 

Follow us on Twitter @chrisestafford @sportsliberated  and @JoGunston This podcast is available for download from the iTunes Podcast store to your Smartphone Podcast Apps.

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The artist Alexa King created the magnificent statue of the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro which stands at the main entrance to Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY.  In part two of Alexa's story about her art we hear the fascinating story of how the statue was made - from conception to reality.  A documentary "Sculpting the Wind: Alexa King and the Making of the Barbaro Memorial Statue." can be viewed here.  Visit Alexa's website here. You can post your comments on the Chris Stafford Radio Facebook Page and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford.  This podcast is available for download on iTunes to your Smartphone Podcast App.

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Alexa King is a fine artist whose sculpters have graced public venues and private homes across the US. She is famous for her iconic larger-than-life statue of the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro that welcomes visitors to Churchill Downs. In part one of her story we hear how her artistic life began and the passion behind her creations. In part two, which will go live next week, we will hear the fascinating story of how Barbaro was sculpted..  Visit Alexa's studio online here.  


You can join in the conversation on our Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford. This podcast is available for download from the iTunes Podcast store to your Smartphone Podcast Apps.
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Women in Sport takes on a new look this week as Jo Gunston from Sports Liberated.com joins me to co-host the show. Our guests are American basketball player Allison Feaster, England footballer Rachel Yankey and Mixed Martial Artist Rosi Sexton.  We have news from skiing, football, tennis, Formula 1 racing, bobsleigh, snowboarding and the BBC Inspired @BBCGetInspired and This Girl Can @ThisGirlCanUK  campaigns. 

Post your comments, questions and suggestions on our Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and Sports Liberated.  This podcast is available for download from the iTunes Podcast store to your Smartphone Podcast Apps.

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As we learn of the passing of Britain’s most successful equestrian Olympian, Richard Meade, OBE, we look back at his life and career in my exclusive interview with him that was recorded in 2012.

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England goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis announced her retirement from international football and a career that included 82 caps for England, 2 World Cups, and being part of Team GB at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Rachel reflects on her career and looks forward to ways she can give back to the sport in her new roles, which include becoming an Ambassador for Everton Football Club.  You can follow Rachel on Twitter  @rach_brown1. Post your comments on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford.  This podcast is available for download from the iTunes Podcast store to your Smartphone Podcast App. [Photo credit: Tony Marshall/Getty Images]

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We are back for the first show of 2015 sharing more insight into the curious world of sports psychology. Dr. Inga Wolframm has some new perspectives to help unpack the reasons why we behave and perform in all walks of life and she offers some tools to produce meaningful and lasting results to help you feel fulfilled and, most importantly, happy.  Visit Inga online and read her Blog here.  Follow her on Facebook here and on Twitter @ingawolframm.  Join in the conversation on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford.  This podcast is available for download from the iTunes Podcast Store to your Smartphone Podcast App.

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Equestrian journalist Pamela Young joins me for a discussion on the politics of equestrian sport in the light of changes at the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) and International Olympic Committee (IOC) that impact the sport's administration and affect the wider horse community.  Read more at Horse Canada here.  Post your comments on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford. This podcast is available for download from the iTunes Podcast store to your Smartphone Podcast App.  Thanks to Templeton Thompson for the holiday music - Happy Yee-Hallidays is available on iTunes.

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Six-time Badminton champion Lucinda Green shares her perspective on the sport of eventing and why she still appreciates the value of hunting at every opportunity.  And there's a whisper that she's looking for her next Badminton ride! Find out more as she also offers an observation for those who are still learning to slip the reins.  You can find Lucinda on Facebook here and on Twitter @LucindaGreenMBE.  Post your comments on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford. This podcast is available for download from the iTunes Podcast store to your Smartphone Podcast App.  Thanks to Templeton Thompson for the musical outro today - Happy Yee-Hallidays is available on iTunes.

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New Zealander Gemma New is the Associate Conductor of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra as well as the founder and director of the Lunar Ensemble.  At 27, she has already garnered international success and accolades in the company of such luminary maestros at Kurt Masur, Gustav Meier and Marin Alsop. Gemma is truly an inspiration for rising talent among female conductors. You can find out more about Gemma and her concert calendar on her website here.  Post your comments on our Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford.  This podcast is available for download from the iTunes Podcast store to your Smartphone Podcast App. [Photo: Fred Stucker]

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Erika Lang is breaking records as the Women's World Champion Trick Water Skier at the age of 18 and has consistently topped the national rankings for the past nine years. She started skiing at the ripe age of two and is now adding Wakeboarding to her repertoire. Follow Erika on Twitter and Instagram @Erikalang36.   Join us on Facebook at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford. You can download this podcast from the iTunes podcast store to your Smartphone Podcast App.

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Sarah Braun, 21, from Walnut Creek, CA is this year's recipient of the US Eventing Association/Christine E. Stafford Groom of the Year Award. Sarah, who grooms for Canadian team rider Hawley Bennett Awad, tells us how she got into the profession, what she enjoys about it, and her own riding ambitions. For the roster of past winners of the award visit chrisestafford.com.  You can post your comments on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford. This podcast is available for download from the iTunes store to your Smartphone Podcast App.

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British journalist Pippa Cuckson reflects on recent developments in the sport of endurance about which she continues to reveal the inside story on her regular blog for Horse Canada that can found here at www.horse-canada.com.  You can join in the conversation on our Facebook page at Chris Stafford Radio or on Twitter @chrisestafford. This podcast is available for download from the iTunes store to your Smartphone Podcast App.

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New Zealander Jacquie Potter is a successful amateur triathlete who has competed in World Championships, Ironman and Half Ironman events as well as the Boston and Houston Marathons. The mother of two explains what it takes to compete at that level and she said, "I still love the feeling of putting on the Jacquie hat and just doing something for me." You can download this podcast from the iTunes store to your Smartphone Podcast App. Post your comments on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Paula McGuire from Scotland has recently achieved the unlikely feat of learning all 17 sports that are part of the Commonwealth Games, which given her introverted nature and totally unsporting background was a serious accomplishment. She shares her story and explains how sport has become a part of her life and transformed in her in many ways. You can find Paula's website here and follow her on Facebook here and on Twitter @pmusttryharder.  Post your comments and questions on our Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford.  This podcast is available for download from the iTunes store to your Smartphone Podcast App.

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Milliner Sarah Havens from Louisville, Kentucky has her own bespoke business at Sarah Haven Millinery and has created hats for both professional theatre companies and the fashion industry. She has also worked at Santa Fe Opera, The Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Louisville Ballet, The Stage One Children's Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and The Met.  Visit her website at Sarah Havens Millinery here.  Join us on Facebook at Chris Stafford Radio and on Twitter @chrisestafford. Download this podcast from iTunes to your Smartphone Podcast App for free.

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Heather Blitz has been having a stellar year with Oak Hill Ranch's stallion Ripline and has also been in the winner's circle with her Grand Prix partner Paragon. She offers some insight into training these two very different horses and shares her experiences of training a very talented horse, which itself presents challenges.  You can follow Heather  - Paragon - Ripline on Facebook and on Twitter @heatherblitz, @HRHParagon and @IamRipline. Post your comments and questions on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford. This Podcast is available as a free subscription on iTunes for download to your Smartphone Podcast App.

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Women in Sport is a brand new show featuring women in all sports, their stories and current issues. My first guest is the CEO of the Women's Sports Foundation, Deborah Slaner Larkin who explains the work of the WSF since it was founded in 1974 by tennis legend Billie Jean King.  Find out more about the WSF on its website here and follow them on Facebook here and on Twitter @WomensSportsFdn.   Post your comments and questions on our Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford. This podcast is available for download from the iTunes store to your Smartphone Podcast App.

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Inga Wolframm joins me to co-host this brand new show featuring Inspirational Women from around the world and different walks of life.  The one thing they have in common is that they are all very talented. Our first guest is 19 year old Erin Hanson, a poet from Brisbane, Australia whose blog The Poetic Underground is a global success and her poetry is truly inspirational.  Erin tells her story and reads a few of her poems. Be sure to visit her website here - thepoeticunderground.com - and follow her on Twitter @erinhpoetry and on Facebook at The Poetic Underground.  Post your comments and suggestions for guests on our Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow us on Twitter @ingawolframm and @chrisestafford.

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Cat Chamberlain @Cat_rose05 talks to Young Rider Erin McHenry for our Dressage for Youth Segment. You can find Erin's Blog here and follow her on Twitter @erinmmchenryPost your comments and questions on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford. This podcast is available for download from the iTunes Podcast store to your Smartphone Podcast App.

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Finnish Olympic dressage rider and renown trainer, Kyra Kyrklund is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer. She tells her very personal story of how she dealt with the diagnosis and her treatment plan, while maintaining her business and managing to ride regularly.  You can post your comments and questions on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter@chrisestafford. This podcast is available for download from the iTunes Podcast store to your Smartphone Podcast App.

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Dr. Inga Wolframm explains how to make the transition from training at home to the competition arena seamless and stress free so you can ride the way you do at home.  Be sure to read Inga’s Blog on her website here  and follow on Twitter @ingawolframm.  Post your comments and questions on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford. This podcast is available for download from the iTunes Podcast store to your Smartphone Podcast App.

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Irish journalist Louise Parkes has news of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final and the start of the FEI World Cup Series in Europe as well as an update on recent 'fowl play' at her farm in Ireland. You can learn more about the Barn at Fellowsfield on the website here.  Post your comments and questions on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford. This podcast is available for download from the iTunes Podcast store to your Smartphone Podcast App.

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Cat Chamberlain has more news for Youth in Dressage including a recent clinic in California, and her fund raising efforts for The Dressage Foundation.  Follow Cat on Facebook and Twitter @cat_rose05. Post your comments and questions on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford. This podcast is available for download from iTunes to your Podcast App.

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Ginnie Keen

Ginnie Keen has recently stepped down from her roles in British Eventing as Chef d'Equipe and Chair of the Selectors for Pony and Juniors Committees having spent the best part of two decades at the helm. Here she reflects on her experiences and why she believes British riders continue to lead the way in producing winning teams at all levels. Visit British Eventing's website here. Post your comments and questions on the Facebook page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford and @BritishEventingThis podcast is available for download from the iTunes store to your Podcast Apps.

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British photographer Mark Harvey has some beautiful and unique images of William Fox-Pitt and Mary King that have been accepted into the National Portrait Gallery in London. You can hear the story behind these portraits, how Mark's photographic career began and what inspires his work.  Visit his website here and on Facebook.  This podcast is available for download from iTunes to your Smartphone Podcast Apps.  Join in the conversation on Facebook at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford. 

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Australian Olympic show jumping veteran Vicki Roycroft returns with news of the sport Down Under, her views on the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games and the current threat of Hendra; a potentially fatal disease that is threatening horses in Australia.  Visit Vicki's website here.  You can find more episodes right here or download from iTunes to your Smartphone Podcast App. Follow on Twitter @chrisestafford and post your comments on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio.

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We conclude Jessica Ransehousen's autobiography with stories of events and riders that have filled the past two years of her life bringing us up to the present day. You can listen to all these episodes here online or by subscribing to the free podcast on iTunes. We love to hear from you so post your comments or questions on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Liz Ireland from Stream HorseTV is back with an update about her website that was launched this summer as a portal for live streaming of equestrian events around the world. Visit the website here and follow on Facebook and Twitter @streamhorsetv. You can download these podcasts from the iTunes Podcast Store to your Smartphone Podcast App.  Post your comments on our Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Once upon a time on a small friendly farm in County Kildare, Ireland there lived three ducks who faithfully laid their eggs every day until one day when one of those ducks had two ducklings and so The Mystery at The Barn at Fellowsfield began as Louise Parkes explains feathers were flying and everyone thought they'd gone quackers until the press asked: What the duck?!  Find out more of the goings on at The Barn at Fellowsfield on the website.  This podcast is available for download on the iTunes Podcast store to your Smartphone Podcast App.  Post your comments and questions on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Former U.S. Dressage Chef D’Equipe Jessica Ransehousen’s autobiography takes us throughout the events of 2012 focusing on para-equestrian. You can find the full series of episodes right here or download from iTunes to your Smartphone Podcast App. Follow on Twitter @chrisestafford and post your comments on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio.

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Heather Blitz

U.S. dressage rider Heather Blitz is back with news of her winning streak with RiplineParagon and Verida. Plus the story of Tootsie; not to be missed!  Visit Heather's website here and follow her on Facebook and Twitter @heatherblitz. Follow Paragon and Ripline on Twitter @HRHParagon and @IamRipline.  Join in the conversation on our Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford. You can download this podcast from the iTunes Podcast store to your Smartphone Podcast App.

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The Cuckson Report

British journalist Pippa Cuckson shares her perspective on the topical issues in equestrian sport that she is writing about on her Blog for Horse Canada which you can read at www.horse-canada.com. You can post your comments and questions on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford.  This podcast is available for download from the iTunes Podcast store to your Smartphone Podcast App or MP3 Player.

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Jimmy Wofford

Jimmy Wofford shares his views on some topical issues in eventing including recent US performances, the demands of international eventing on horses and the increase of equine ulcers. Boyd Martin and Buck Davidson respond to comments made regarding their horses.  You can post your comments and questions on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford. This podcast is available for download from the iTunes store under Podcasts.

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Young Rider Gold Medalist Catherine Chamberlain continues out Youth in Dressage Series in conversation with US Pony Rider Katrina Sadis. You can follow Catherine on Facebook and Twitter @cat_rose05. Post your comments on our Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford. This podcast is available for download from the iTunes Podcast store to you Smartphone Podcast App.

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In this episode of U.S. Dressage Chef D’Equipe Jessica Ransehousen’s autobiography we hear about other events that shaped 2011 from competitions to puppies. You can find the full series of episodes right here or download from iTunes to your Smartphone Podcast App. Follow on Twitter @chrisestafford and post your comments on the Facebook page at Chris Stafford Radio.

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Jonelle Price

New Zealand eventer Jonelle Price is currently on great form, which began with a fourth place finish at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games followed by a ninth place at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials then a win at the Blenheim CIC3* last week. Visit Jonelle's website here. Post your comments on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford. These podcasts are available for download on iTunes to your Smartphone podcast app or MP3 player.

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Irish equestrian journalist Louise Parkes shares her memories of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games and looks ahead to the final shows of the outdoor season and the start of the FEI World Cup Series. Visit Louise's website here.  You can post your comments on the Facebook page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford.  These podcasts are available on iTunes for download to your Smartphone Podcast App.  

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Sports Psychologist Dr. Inga Wolframm explains that while anxiety is often considered to be a negative feeling that can impede performance, to experience anxiety is a natural cue for the body which can be challenged in a positive way and there are tools for doing just that.  Post your comments and questions on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford RadioVisit Inga's website here and follow us on Twitter @ingawolframm and @chrisestafford. This podcast is available for download on iTunes from the Podcast store to your Smartphone Podcast App or MP3 Player.

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Lucinda Fredericks

Eventer Lucinda Fredericks is on the bench again following a fall at Blair Castle so it was a chance to catch up and hear about her horses and their fall plans as well as her breeding program and training commitments at the upcoming Asian Games. Visit Lucinda's website here and follow her on Facebook and Twitter @lucindafred.  You can post your comments on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford. This podcast is available for download on iTunes to your Smartphone Podcast Apps or MP3 Player.

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In our continuing series of U.S. Dressage Chef D’Equipe Jessica Ransehousen’s autobiography we hear about the events of 2011. You can find the full series of episodes right here or download from iTunes to your Smartphone Podcast App. Follow on Twitter @chrisestafford and post your comments on the Facebook page at Chris Stafford Radio.

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Lucinda Green reviews the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials and explains why having an Optimum Time for Cross Country that is not attainable is a good thing for the sport. Follow Lucinda on Facebook here and on Twitter @LucindaGreenMBE.  Post your comments on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio. Follow on Twitter @chrisestaffordClick here for the full results.

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Dr. Inga Wolframm introduces Claire Burrell who competes in dog agility classes all around England. Claire explains why she has become a regular listener to the show and how she applies rider psychology to her competitions with great results. You can visit Inga’s website at ingawolframm.com and visit us on Facebook at Rider Psychology and Chris Stafford Radio. Follow us on Twitter @ingawolframm and @chrisestafford

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Dressage rider Laura Graves tells us what it feels like to finish fifth and be the highest placed American at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. You can find Laura on Facebook and Twitter @itsdiddy and visit here website here.  Post your comments on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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NAJYRC Dressage Gold Medalist Catherine Chamberlain in conversation with Anna Buffini from California who attended the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games last week.  You can find Cat on Facebook, follow on Twitter@cat_rose05 and visit her website at crcdressagehorse.com.

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Lilo Fore, who was a member of the Dressage Ground Jury at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy reflects on the performances and shares her experiences of the games.  For the full results of the dressage, click here.  Post your comments on our Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Lucinda Green reviews the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games eventing competition, which began at Haras du Pin in Normandy and concluded at the D'Ornano Stadium in Caen. You can follow Lucinda on Facebook and Twitter @LucindaGreenMBE and post your comments on our Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio or on Twitter @chrisestafford

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In this exclusive interview former US Dressage Chef D’Equipe Jessica Ransehousen continues her autobiography by sharing stories from 2009 including Aachen and Burghley. You can find the full series of episodes right here or download from iTunes to your Smartphone Podcast App. Follow on Twitter @chrisestafford and post your comments on the Facebook page at Chris Stafford Radio.

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NAJYRC Dressage Gold Medalist Catherine Chamberlain in conversation with Cassidy Gallman from Region 7 for our Youth in Dressage feature.  You can find Cat on Facebook, follow on Twitter @cat_rose05 and visit her website at crcdressagehorse.com. Follow Cassidy on Twitte@cassations.      

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Our resident sports psychologist Dr. Inga Wolframm, concludes this two part series on Dysfunctional Thought Patterns by discussing what to look for and how to address some of the gremlins that creep into our mind. We also chat about the dressage from the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games and find out who Inga is cheering for!  You can find Inga online at www.ingawolframm.com and at Rider Psychology on Facebook. Post your comments on the  Chris Stafford Radio Facebook Page and follow us on Twitter @ingawolframm and @chrisestafford.

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Sport’s Psychologist Dr. Inga Wolframm returns with the first of a two part series on Dysfunctional Thought Patterns. And you can also let Inga know which of these sub-titles you like for her new book: Perfect Ride, Perfect Mind;  

a)  Sport psychology for successful riding;

b)  Sport psychology for riders;

c)  Train your mind using sport psychology. 

by posting your choice on her Facebook Page at Rider Psychology.

You can visit Inga’s website at ingawolframm.com and visit us on Facebook at Chris Stafford Radio. Follow us on Twitter @ingawolframm and @chrisestafford

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NAJYRC Dressage Gold Medalist Catherine Chamberlain in conversation with another guest for our Youth in Dressage feature.  This week it’s Kaylee Williams from California. You can find Cat on Facebook, follow on Twitter @cat_rose05 and visit her website at crcdressagehorse.com.

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We continue this exclusive series of former US Dressage Chef D’Equipe Jessica Ransehousen's autobiography with stories from the 2007 Pau CCI4* in France and 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. You can find the full series of episodes right here or download from iTunes to your Smartphone Podcast App. Follow on Twitter @chrisestafford and post your comments on the Facebook page at Chris Stafford Radio.

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Young Rider Gold Medalist Catherine Chamberlain continues out Youth in Dressage Series in conversation with British Pony Rider Phoebe Peters who recently added more medals to her collection at the European Pony Dressage Championships. You can follow Catherine on Facebook and Twitter @cat_rose05 and Phoebe on Facebook and Twitter @PetersDressage. 

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Laura Graves, US Dressage Team member for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, is a self-confessed 'kid in a candy store' since she has been in Europe preparing for the games. Laura is based with the team at Stud Farm de Begijnhoeve in Belgium and surrounded by chocolate and 'French fries' with mayonnaise to tempt her!  Verdades on the other hand is focused on his job after making an impressive European show debut at Fritzen in Austria and Aachen in Germany. Join Laura on Facebook here. Post your comments on our Facebook page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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We continue this exclusive series with former US Dressage Chef D’Equipe Jessica Ransehousen and her autobiographical account of the events of 2007. You can find the full series of episodes right here or download from iTunes to your Smartphone Podcast App. Follow on Twitter @chrisestafford and post your comments on the Facebook page at Chris Stafford Radio.

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The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy gets under ways in 17 days so Lucinda Green joins me to preview the horses and riders who will be doing battle in Haras du Pin.  You can post your comments on our Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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NAJYRC Dressage Gold Medalist Catherine Chamberlain returns with more news and views for our Youth in Dressage show.  You can find Cat on Facebook and follow on Twitter @cat_rose05.  Post your comments and questions on our Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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In this exclusive series former US Dressage Chef D’Equipe Jessica Ransehousen continues her autobiography by sharing some behind-the-scenes stories of her life when she stepped down from her international roles to concentrate on training and in particular her involvement with para-equestrians. You can find the full series of episodes right here or download from iTunes to your Smartphone Podcast App. Follow on Twitter @chrisestafford and post your comments on the Facebook page at Chris Stafford Radio.

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Sports Psychologist Dr. Inga Wolframm joins me this week to discuss burn out in riders, recognizing the symptoms, accepting the effect and offering solutions for overcoming it to help you enjoy your riding while being realistic about expectations.  You can Inga's Blog here, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @IngaWolframm. Post your comments on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and Follow on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Pan American dressage team gold and individual silver medalist Heather Blitz invites us to join her and her whippets on her deck to catch up with her latest news which includes ParagonRipline, Para-equestrian rider Annie Peavy, and we also hear about plans to drive a F1 car and skydive! It's a not-to-be-missed episode! Be sure to join Heather on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @heatherblitz, @HRHParagon@IamRipline and @chrisestafford.

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NAJYRC Gold Medalist Caroline Chamberlain begins a new series on Youth Dressage in which she will share her journey along with the challenges and lessons that young people face as they strive to make a career in the sport. Catherine will also bring along some friends to join in the discussion.  You can follow Catherine on Facebook at Catherine Chamberlain Dressage and follow her on Twitter @cat_rose05. Post your comments on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford

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In this exclusive series former US Dressage Chef D’Equipe Jessica Ransehousen continues her autobiography by sharing stories from the 2004 Athens Olympic Games that include observations on the judging. You can find the full series of episodes right here or download from iTunes to your Smartphone Podcast App. Follow on Twitter @chrisestafford and post your comments on the Facebook page at Chris Stafford Radio.

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In this continuing series on equine veterinary tips Dr. Jenny Johnson address the grading and characterization of lameness. You can download all episodes in this series on Dr. Johnson’s website at www.oakhillshockwave.com and follow on Facebook at Oakhill Shockwave & Veterinary Chiropractic and on Twitter @DrJennyJohnson

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Sport’s Psychologist Dr. Inga Wolframm is joined by British based Australian eventer and coach Warren Lamperd and British scientist Jane Williams who are carrying out new research into the use of heart rate monitors on modern event horses.  You can visit Inga’s website at ingawolframm.com and visit us on Facebook at Rider Psychology and Chris Stafford Radio. Follow us on Twitter @ingawolframm, @warrenlamperd and @chrisestafford

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Irish equestrian journalist Louise Parkes brings us news of the European jumping scene including the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup and how the current top form of so many combinations makes the upcoming Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy hard to predict as to who will make the final four.  You can find more FEI news here and the full results of the Nations Cup Series here. Visit the World Equestrian Games here.  Follow along on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Australian Olympian Vicki Roycroft offers her thoughts on the combinations named to the World Equestrian Games squad later this summer. She also has a training tip about the rider's aids, and some observations on tennis too. Visit Vicki's website here. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Former US Dressage Chef D’Equipe, Olympian and trainer Jessica Ransehousen continues her autobiography as she reflects on the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, All of this series is available for download on iTunes and on Podcast Apps on your SmartPhone. You can post your comments on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Liz Ireland is the founder of StreamHorseTV which launched on July 1st with the purpose of providing a central portal for streaming live content of equestrian events around the world. Visit their website at www.streamhorsetv.com.  Follow us on Twitter @streamhorsetv and @chrisestafford.

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Former US Dressage Chef D’Equipe Jessica Ransehousen continues her autobiography as she reflects on the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and the final shows for the short-listed riders in Europe before they shipped to Australia. All of this series is available for download on iTunes.

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Our resident Sports Psychologist Dr. Inga Wolframm explains why rest and recuperation is all important to riders both amateurs and professionals and why we should give ourselves permission to take some down time to recharge the batteries. Visit Inga’s website for information on individual consultations at ingawolframm.com and visit us on Facebook at Rider Psychology and Chris Stafford Radio. Follow us on Twitter @ingawolframm and @chrisestafford

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Former US Dressage Chef D’Equipe Jessica Ransehousen continues her autobiography by sharing her memories of the 1998 World Equestrian Games in Rome and the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg.  All of this series is available for download on iTunes.

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Our resident Sport's Psychologist Dr. Inga Wolframm is back with another topic specifically for riders to consider as she unpacks the different aspects of ‘self sabotage’ and offers ways to help address the symptoms and overcome the underlying causes.  Visit Inga’s website for information on individual consultations at ingawolframm.com and visit us on Facebook at Rider Psychology and Chris Stafford Radio. Follow us on Twitter @ingawolframm and @chrisestafford

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Dr. Jenny Johnson continues the series on lameness and movement by explaining the logistics of the lameness exam to ensure that the variable elements are all taken into consideration in order to arrive at an accurate diagnosis.  For more information about Dr. Johnson’s veterinary services, visit the website at equineshockwave.com

Follow us on Twitter @drjennyjohnson and @chrisestafford

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