Dr. Inga Wolframm on Horse & Rider Partnerships

Dr. Inga Wolframm addresses the important question of whether you and your horse are the right fit, and what makes a successful partnership. Do rider's subconsciously choose a horse with a similar personality or are they attracted to features that are lacking in their character?  Be sure to check Inga's Blog on her website and follow us on Twitter @ingawolframm and @chrisestafford.

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A Hoof in the Door by Caroline Akrill: Chapter 12

In the second volume of Caroline Akrill's vivid and realistic trilogy set in the tough world of Three Day Eventing, Elaine has found her potential event horse and her career is being sponsored by the eccentric and impecunious Henrietta and Nigella Fane, in lieu of wages.  In Chapter 12, Forster is full of surprises and makes a suggestion that could save Elaine's eventing dream.  The music Girls and Horses is by Templeton Thompson and available on her website and on iTunes.

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Vicki Roycroft’s World of Show Jumping (2)

Australian Olympian Vicki Roycroft is back with news of a recent trip to Japan and she shares her impressions of the 2020 Olympic Games host country's equestrian facilities. Her training tip this week addresses the use of the legs and why this is a foundation to having an independent seat and being over the centre of balance, which will be the subject of the next episode in this series.  Visit Vicki's website here.

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Dr. Inga Wolframm on Bullying Horses

Dr. Inga Wolframm is back to discuss the topic of bullying horses. She highlights key personality traits in people that can predispose to bullying and offers advice on how to manage shortcomings and situations to stop short of misusing or abusing horses. Be sure to read Inga's Blog on her website and follow her on Twitter @IngaWolframm.

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A Hoof in the Door by Caroline Akrill: Chapter 11

In the second volume of Caroline Akrill's vivid and realistic trilogy set in the tough world of Three Day Eventing, Elaine has found her potential event horse and her career is being sponsored by the eccentric and impecunious Henrietta and Nigella Fane, in lieu of wages.  In Chapter 11, catching the loose horses provides too much excitement with alarming consequences that threaten Elaine's eventing dreams. The music Girls and Horses is by Templeton Thompson and available on her website and on iTunes.

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Mikala Munter Gundersen

Danish dressage rider Mikala Munter Gundersen has had a great season in Wellington with the 14 year old Danish Warmblood mare My Lady with top three placings all year and a Grand Prix win to round the season off. And then she received news today that she will be going to the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Finals in Lyon, France,  You can find out more about Mikala on her website.

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Dr. Jenny Johnson’s Veterinary Tip #14

Dr. Johnson continues the series on lameness and associated symptoms by addressing foot size and fetlock height. To find out more about Equine Shockwave & Veterinary Chiropractic and book a consultation, visit www.equineshockwave.com. Follow Dr. Johnson on Facebook and Twitter @DrJennyJohnson.

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A Hoof in the Door by Caroline Akrill: Chapter 10

In the second volume of Caroline Akrill's vivid and realistic trilogy set in the tough world of Three Day Eventing, Elaine has found her potential event horse and her career is being sponsored by the eccentric and impecunious Henrietta and Nigella Fane, in lieu of wages.  In Chapter 10, Elaine receives some good news but just when things start to look up, Doreen is sent to fetch the horses in for the night! The music Girls and Horses is by Templeton Thompson and available on her website and on iTunes.

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A Hoof in the Door by Caroline Akrill: Chapter 9

In the second volume of Caroline Akrill's vivid and realistic trilogy set in the tough world of Three Day Eventing, Elaine has found her potential event horse and her career is being sponsored by the eccentric and impecunious Henrietta and Nigella Fane, in lieu of wages.  In Chapter 9, the show jumping phase of Elaine and Legend's first Combined Training event produces more excitement than expected!  The music Girls and Horses is by Templeton Thompson and available on her website and on iTunes.

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Bullying in Horse Sports

Sports Psychologists Dr. Inga Wolframm (NED) and Dr Jodi DeAraugo (AUS) discuss the topic of bullying in horse sport and research that is being conducted at the Federation University in Ballarat, Australia. To participate in the survey click here. If you have any comments or questions on this topic you can email chris@chrisestafford.com in confidence. Follow us on Twitter @ingawolframm and @chrisestafford.

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Boyd Martin

Eventer Boyd Martin's wife Silva recently sustained a critical head injury while schooling a dressage horse at her training facility in Wellington, Florida and while the injuries are serious the prognosis is favorable and she is expected to make a full recovery. Boyd explains what happened and how Silva has begun intensive rehabilitation at home. You can follow updates onBoyd and Silva's website here and on Silva's Facebook page here.

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A Hoof in the Door by Caroline Akrill: Chapter 8

In the second volume of Caroline Akrill's vivid and realistic trilogy set in the tough world of Three Day Eventing, Elaine has found her potential event horse and her career is being sponsored by the eccentric and impecunious Henrietta and Nigella Fane, in lieu of wages. In Chapter 8, Elaine and Legend compete in their first Combined Training event with a noteworthy result.  The music Girls and Horses is by Templeton Thompson and available on her website and on iTunes.

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Vicki Roycroft’s World of Show Jumping (1)

Australian Olympian Vicki Roycroft operates a successful training stables just north of Sydney and with such vast international experience she produces numerous clients for competing through to grand prix level. In this new series Vicki offers some valuable advice and tips for riders at all levels or anyone that handles horses. Visit Vicki's website at www.vickiroycroft.com.au.

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Dr. Jenny Johnson’s Veterinary Tip #13

Dr. Johnson continues the series on lameness and associated symptoms by addressing hindlimb symmetry, muscle atrophy and swelling. To find out more about Equine Shockwave & Veterinary Chiropractic and book a consultation, visit www.equineshockwave.com. Follow Dr. Johnson on Facebook and Twitter @DrJennyJohnson

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A Hoof in the Door by Caroline Akrill: Chapter 7

In the second volume of Caroline Akrill's vivid and realistic trilogy set in the tough world of Three Day Eventing, Elaine has found her potential event horse and her career is being sponsored by the eccentric and impecunious Henrietta and Nigella Fane, in lieu of wages. In Chapter 7, the Fanes put Elaine and Legend through some dressage training and then find that a dressage saddle is for sale by the one and only Lala Thornapple!  The music Girls and Horses is by Templeton Thompson and available on her website and on iTunes.

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European Eventing with Francesca Pollara

British based Italian rider and trainer Francesca Pollara keeps a close eye on the sport as the season gets underway in Europe and shares her perspective in this first of regular updates from across the pond. You can comment on this episode on the Facebook page at Chris Stafford Radio or send your questions for us to chris@chrisestafford.comVisit Francesca's website here.  Follow Francesca on Facebook and or join us on Twitter @sunhillstud and @chrisestafford.

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A Hoof in the Door by Caroline Akrill: Chapter 6

In the second volume of Caroline Akrill's vivid and realistic trilogy set in the tough world of Three Day Eventing, Elaine has found her potential event horse and her career is being sponsored by the eccentric and impecunious Henrietta and Nigella Fane, in lieu of wages. In Chapter 6, Legend is asked to prove himself in the Working Hunter class while the Fanes and Doreen hold their collective breath when Elaine becomes momentarily unseated in mid-air!  The music Girls and Horses is by Templeton Thompson and available on her website and on iTunes.

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Audrey Coulter’s Winning Weekend

Californian show jumper Audrey Coulter celebrated a career highlight this past weekend at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida when she won not only the $280,000 Adequan Grand Prix CSI4* but also the $84,000 1.50m Championship Jumper Classic riding Acorte and Victory DA respectively. Aside from beating the world's top two ranked riders, Britain's Scott Brash and Ben Maher, in the grand prix, she was also named the Leading Lady Rider for week seven.

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Silva Martin’s Winning Team Debut

German born dressage rider Silva Martin made her U.S. team debut in the Nations Cup CDIO3* in Wellington this week on a mare she produced from a foal; Rosa Cha W. Silva shares that experience and tells us what this milestone in her career means to her. We also hear about the rest of her 15 strong team of horses and plans for the season. Visit Silva's website here. For full results and report of the Nations Cup click here.

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A Hoof in the Door by Caroline Akrill: Chapter 5

In the second volume of Caroline Akrill's vivid and realistic trilogy set in the tough world of Three Day Eventing, Elaine has found her potential event horse and her career is being sponsored by the eccentric and impecunious Henrietta and Nigella Fane, in lieu of wages. In Chapter 5, the pot-hunting provides some surprising results and unfortunate incidents all in the name of the Eventing Training Fund.  The music Girls and Horses is by Templeton Thompson and available on her website and on iTunes.

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Francesca Pollara’s Relief Effort

British-based Italian rider and trainer, Francesca Pollara is leading an urgent relief effort to help farmers whose livestock is in danger in the South of England as a result of devastating flooding. Francesca explains that this is not a short term exercise given the extent of the damage. We also hear about the recent threat to the future of Pratoni del Vivaro, the well-known Italian equestrian venue and site of the 1960 Rome Olympics and 1998 World Equestrian Games as well as other major championships. You can find Francesca's website here at http://sunhillstud.co.uk/ and follow on Twitter @sunhillstud and email her at francesca@sunhillstud.co.uk

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A Hoof in the Door by Caroline Akrill; Chapter 4

In the second volume of Caroline Akrill's vivid and realistic trilogy set in the tough world of Three Day Eventing, Elaine has found her potential event horse and her career is being sponsored by the eccentric and impecunious Henrietta and Nigella Fane, in lieu of wages. In Chapter 4, a kitchen conference considers the cost of an eventer's dream and how a little pot-hunting may come in handy. The music Girls and Horses is by Templeton Thompson and available on her website and on iTunes.

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West Coast Showing with Marnye Langer

Marnye Langer is back to share her perspective on the show jumping and hunter jumper world from the West Coast, which includes a look at the health and welfare of the showing scene and what she is doing to help riders get the most out of their showing.  Visit Marnye's website at the Langer Equestrian Group here.

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In Conversation With Sir Mark Todd

Sir Mark Todd is preparing to kick off another season in his long career, which features another world championship campaign as all eyes are focused on the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy this summer. We find out what it takes to stay at the top of his game. Visit Mark Todd Eventing on his website here and follow him on Twitter @MTEventing.

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A Hoof in the Door by Caroline Akrill: Chapter 1

In the second volume of Caroline Akrill's vivid and realistic trilogy set in the tough world of Three Day Eventing, Elaine has found her potential event horse and her career is being sponsored by the eccentric and impecunious Henrietta and Nigella Fane, in lieu of wages. In Chapter 1, 

Elaine decides to teach The Comet to drive but he clearly has other ideas! The music Girls and Horses is by Templeton Thompson and available on her website and on iTunes.
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A Hoof in the Door by Caroline Akrill: Chapter 3

In the second volume of Caroline Akrill's vivid and realistic trilogy set in the tough world of Three Day Eventing, Elaine has found her potential event horse and her career is being sponsored by the eccentric and impecunious Henrietta and Nigella Fane, in lieu of wages. In Chapter 3 it's the day of the races and The Comet is put to the test but it's not without drama as you would expect from the Fanes! The music Girls and Horses is by Templeton Thompson and available on her website and on iTunes.

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Dr. Jenny Johnson’s Veterinary Tip #12

Dr. Jenny Johnson from Oakhill Shockwave & Veterinary Chiropractic continues the series on lameness by addressing forelimb symmetry, muscle atrophy and swelling. You can hear episode 1-10 of these veterinary tips on the Oakhill Shockwave website. Join the Facebook page: Oakhill Shockwave & Veterinary Chiropractic and follow Dr. Johnson on Twitter @DrJennyJohnson.

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Chris & Inga Show with Joyce Heuitink

Joining us on the show today is Dutch dressage rider and Para-Dressage Coach Joyce Heuitink who is preparing for her first Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games as team coach. We hear how she came into the sport and why coaching is a natural transition for her. You can find out more about Joyce by visiting her website here. Follow us on Twitter @JoyceHeuitink@IngaWolframm and @ChriseStafford.

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A Hoof in the Door by Caroline Akrill: Chapter 2

In the second volume of Caroline Akrill's vivid and realistic trilogy set in the tough world of Three Day Eventing, Elaine has found her potential event horse and her career is being sponsored by the eccentric and impecunious Henrietta and Nigella Fane, in lieu of wages. In Chapter 2, Elaine and the Fanes begin preparations for the The Comet's first race. The music Girls and Horses is by Templeton Thompson and available on her website and on iTunes.

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Vicki Roycroft’s World of Show Jumping

It's time to catch up with Australian show jumper Vicki Roycroft who has had a busy schedule between coaching at the South East Asian Games in Myanmar and hosting clinics with George Morris as well as her own shows and clinics.  Visit Vicki's website here.  

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Fabienne Lütkemeier - Germany’s Rising Star

German dressage rider Fabienne Lütkemeier was bred for success in the sport being the daughter of Gina Capellmann and niece of Nadine Capellman, who between them have won numerous medals and titles. Fabienne has clearly inherited their genes and is already collecting medals from Junior through Young Rider and now on the senior team with a European team gold to add to her collection. Being named to the German A- Squad, she has her sights firmly set on this year's Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. You can find her website here.

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Eventer’s Dream by Caroline Akrill: Chapter 17; The End

Eventer's Dream is the first volume of Caroline Akrill's trilogy following Elaine's ambition to reach the top in Three Day Eventing. Vivid and realistic, life with horses is portrayed with real knowledge and sympathy. There is mud - and occasional blood - and the characters, both human and equine, are amusing, heroic, eccentric and, occasionally, rather sad.  In Chapter 17,  Elaine goes to claim her dream event horse but soon finds out that someone has been scheming behind her back in this concluding episode. Special thanks to Templeton Thompson for her song Girls and Horses, which is available on her website and on iTunes.

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Dr Jenny Johnson’s Veterinary Tip #11

Dr. Jenny Johnson from Oakhill Shockwave & Veterinary Chiropratic continues the series on lameness by addressing the role and evaluation of symmetry. You can hear episode 1-10 of these veterinary tips on the Oakhill Shockwave website. Join the Facebook page: Oakhill Shockwave & Veterinary Chiropractic and follow Dr. Johnson on Twitter @DrJennyJohnson.

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Chris & Inga Show with Emily O’Connell

On this week's episode we welcome back Australian student Emily O'Connell who we met on the show last year when she was training in The Netherlands with Anky van Grunsven. Now she is back in Melbourne to continue her riding career as well as getting ready to study for her Bachelor Degree. You can find Inga's website here and follow her on Twitter @IngaWolframm.

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Eventer’s Dream by Caroline Akrill: Chapter 16

Eventer's Dream is the first volume of Caroline Akrill's trilogy following Elaine's ambition to reach the top in Three Day Eventing. Vivid and realistic, life with horses is portrayed with real knowledge and sympathy. There is mud - and occasional blood - and the characters, both human and equine, are amusing, heroic, eccentric and, occasionally, rather sad.  In Chapter 16, Elaine declares her intentions to Felix Hissey but his response wasn't quite what she had in mind! Special thanks to Templeton Thompson for her song Girls and Horses, which is available on her website and on iTunes.

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Lucy Katan: British Grooms Association

The British Grooms Association has announced the launch of a new survey to gather information from grooms and employers across the UK. Lucy Katan explains what the objectives are and brings us up to date with developments at the BGA.  You can find out more on their website here and follow them on Facebook and Twitter @BritishGrooms.

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Chris & Inga Show

I'm delighted to welcome Inga back to the program following the birth of her son Olivier. We are excited to be bringing you some new guests and covering different topics this year as well as revisiting some old friends. Visit Inga's website where there is more information about her work and publication's including her most recent book; The Science of Equestrian Sport by Dr. Inga Wolframm. Follow us on Twitter @IngaWolframm and @chrisestafford.

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Eventer’s Dream by Caroline Akrill: Chapter 15

Eventer's Dream is the first volume of Caroline Akrill's trilogy following Elaine's ambition to reach the top in Three Day Eventing. Vivid and realistic, life with horses is portrayed with real knowledge and sympathy. There is mud - and occasional blood - and the characters, both human and equine, are amusing, heroic, eccentric and, occasionally, rather sad.  In Chapter 15,  Thunder & Lightning strike as the rockers discover hunting in Suffolk is not without its challenges. Special thanks to Templeton Thompson for her song Girls and Horses, which is available on her website and on iTunes.

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Eventer’s Dream by Caroline Akrill: Chapter 14

Eventer's Dream is the first volume of Caroline Akrill's trilogy following Elaine's ambition to reach the top in Three Day Eventing. Vivid and realistic, life with horses is portrayed with real knowledge and sympathy. There is mud - and occasional blood - and the characters, both human and equine, are amusing, heroic, eccentric and, occasionally, rather sad.  In Chapter 14, the old bay mare makes a dignified exit, and Elaine turns her attention to the bay gelding.  Special thanks to Templeton Thompson for her song Girls and Horses, which is available on her website and on iTunes.

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Eventer’s Dream by Caroline Akrill: Chapter 13

Eventer's Dream is the first volume of Caroline Akrill's trilogy following Elaine's ambition to reach the top in Three Day Eventing. Vivid and realistic, life with horses is portrayed with real knowledge and sympathy. There is mud - and occasional blood - and the characters, both human and equine, are amusing, heroic, eccentric and, occasionally, rather sad.  In Chapter 13, Elaine meets Felix Hissey but her proposition does not go quite according to plan!  Special thanks to Templeton Thompson for her song Girls and Horses, which is available on her website and on iTunes.

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