Chris Stafford Radio

Inga Wolframm Discusses Anxiety

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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Notable Equestrians: Jessica Ransehousen; Part 17

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 Burghley

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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The Chris & Inga Show with Claire Burrell

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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Laura Graves: America’s New Dressage Queen

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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Youth in Dressage: Cat Chamberlain with Anna Buffini

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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WEG Dressage Judge: Lilo Fore (USA)

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 WEG Eventing

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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Notable Equestrians: Jessica Ransehousen; Part 16

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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Youth in Dressage : Cat Chamberlain with Cassidy Gallman

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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Dr. Inga Wolframm: Dysfunctional Thought Patterns; Part 2

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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Dr. Inga Wolframm - Dysfunctional Thought Patterns

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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Youth in Dressage: Cat Chamberlain with Kaylee Williams

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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Notable Equestrians: Jessica Ransehousen - Part 15

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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Youth in Dressage: Cat Chamberlain & Phoebe Peters

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; ‘Kid in a Candy Store’

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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Notable Equestrians: Jessica Ransehousen; Part 14

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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WEG Eventing Preview with Lucinda Green

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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Dressage for Youth with Catherine Chamberlain

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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Notable Equestrians: Jessica Ransehousen; Part 13

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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Dr. Inga Wolframm Discusses Burn Out

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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On Deck with Heather Blitz

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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Youth Dressage with Caroline Chamberlain

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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Notable Equestrians: Jessica Ransehousen; Part 12

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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Dr. Jenny Johnson’s Veterinary Tips: Episode 18

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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The Chris & Inga Show with Jane Williams & Warren Lamperd

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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European Show Jumping News with Louise Parkes

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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Vicki Roycroft’s World of Show Jumping

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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Notable Equestrians: Jessica Ransehousen; Part 11

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 @StreamHorseTV

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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Notable Equestrians: Jessica Ransehousen; Part 10

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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Dr. Inga Wolframm on Rest and Recouperation

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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Notable Equestrians: Jessica Ransehousen; Part 9

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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Dr. Inga Wolframm on Self Sabotage

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’s Veterinary Tips - Ep 17; Logistics of the Lameness Exam

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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Notable Equestrians: Jessica Ransehousen; Part 8

We continue Jessica Ransehousen's autobiography through the 1990's as Jess reflects on the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and the 1997 Hickstead CDIO. You can hear previous episodes on iTunes as well as on the website at http://chrisstafford.podbean.com/. You can post your comments on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Dr. Inga Wolframm on Being in the Zone

Our resident Sports Psychologist Dr. Inga Wolframm offers advice of how to get in the zone while riding, especially at competitions, and also how to stay there. Inga is available for individual consultation by emailing her directly to inga.wolframm@wur.nl. Visit her website her and join her Facebook Page here. Follow us on Twitter @ingawolframm and @chrisestafford

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Laura Graves on the Road to WEG

U.S. dressage rider Laura Graves has been selected for the U.S. Short List of eight riders that are heading to Europe for the final mandatory outings before the team is named for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy later this summer.  Laura finished second in the rankings at the Selection  Trials in Gladstone, NJ last week and would be making her team debut as well as her European debut in international competition.  You can find Laura on Facebook here. Follow us on Twitter @itsdiddy and @chrisestafford

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The Chris & Inga Show with Dr. Hayley Randle

Dr. Inga Wolframm  is joined by Dr. Hayley Randle, President of the International Society of Equitation Science  (ISES) to discuss the recently published ISES Code of Conduct for equestrian events. Visit Inga’s website to read her Blog here. You can post your comments on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow us on Twitter @ingawolframm and @chrisestafford.

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Notable Equestrians: Jessica Ransehousen; Part 7

Jessica Ransehousen’s autobiography continues through the 1990’s with stories from the 1994 World Equestrian Games in The Hague and the 1995 Pan American Games in Argentina.   You can post your comments on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Annie Peavy on the Road to WEG

Para-dressage rider Annie Peavy has just been selected for the U.S. squad to go to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games this summer following some great results with both her horses Ozzie Cooper and Lancelot Warrior at the selection trials.  Be sure to join Annie on her Facebook Page here and follow her on Twitter @anniepeavy. You can post your comments on the Facebook page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford

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Dr. Inga Wolframm on Motivation

Sports Psychologist Dr. Inga Wolframm talks about motivation this week and offers some tools to help us understand what it takes to stay motivated with our own personal goals. Visit Inga’s website to read her latest Blog at www.ingawolframm.com. You can post your comments on the Facebook page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow us on Twitter @ingawolframm and  @chrisestafford

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Notable Equestrians: Jessica Ransehousen; Part 6

Jessica Ransehousen continues her autobiography into the 1990’s when she became Chef d’Equipe to the US Dressage Team. She shares some little know stories about the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games where the team won the bronze medal.  You can post your comments on the Facebook page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford

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Jacob Fletcher’s Eventing Adventures

Young event rider Jacob Fletcher from Arkansas is spending his gap year in England with a new team of horses and last week rode four at the Tattersalls International Horse Trials in Ireland. So I thought it was time to catch up with him and hear about his exciting new adventures.  You can post your comments on the Facebook page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford

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Vicki Roycroft’s World of Show Jumping

Australian Olympian Vicki Roycroft is back with more great advice to make you a better rider, news of a recent trip to the Philippines, and her thoughts on the short list for the Australian show jumping squad for this summer’s Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy.   Visit Vicki’s website here. Post your comments on the Facebook page here: Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Bring it On Home Chrome with Templeton Thompson

Nashville artist Templeton Thompson and her husband Sam Gay have written a song to celebrate California Chrome winning the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes on his way to making a bid to be the first horse since 1978 to win the Triple Crown this weekend if he wins the Belmont Stakes in New York.  The song is Bring it on Home Chrome and can be purchased on Templeton's website here.  Join Templeton Thompson Facebook Page and Chris Stafford Radio.  Follow us on Twitter @templetontmusic and @chrisestafford.

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Irish HorseTV with Alayna Cullen

Irish HorseTV provided great coverage of the Tattersall International Horse Trials last week from County Meath in Ireland and their presenter Alayna Cullen reflects on what was not only a great competition but a lot of fun for everyone concerned.  You can find out more about Irish Horse TV as well as their live streaming events at www.irishhorse.tv and on their Facebook Page. You can also join in the conversation on our Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow us on Twitter @irishhorse.tv and @chrisestafford.

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Dr. Inga Wolframm on Self Concept and Self Aspect

Our resident Sport’s Psychologist Dr. Inga Wolframm returns this week with another fascinating topic in which she reveals the secret of ‘self concept’ and ‘self aspect’ which are ways to discover your ability and goals that will hopefully help you fulfill your dreams. You can read Ing’s Blog on here website at www.ingawolframm.com and follow us on Twitter @IngaWolframm and @chrisestafford. You can post your comments and questions on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio.

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Notable Equestrians: Jessica Ransehousen; Part 5

We continue the series of Notable Equestrians with part five of Jessica Ransehousen’s autobiography as she revisits the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games with not-so-fond memories of the food plus some reckless driving, and also reflects on her then 18 year old daughter Missy competing at the North American Junior & Young Rider Championships. You can comment on this episode on the Facebook page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Lucinda Green & Ian Stark Discuss Course Designing

Lucinda Green and Ian Stark have between them won Badminton nine times - these days Lucinda travels the world to teach cross country riding while Ian has become a sought after course designer. They join me to review this year’s Badminton course, which was designed for the first time by Italy’s Guiseppi Della Chiesa and offer suggestions about designing courses for today’s sport and what they believe the sport needs at all levels to move forward.

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Notable Equestrians: Jessica Ransehousen; Part 4

Jessica Ransehousen continues her autobiography as we travel through the 80’s which was a busy period for her with competing, judging and supporting her daughter Missy’s eventing career. You can join in the conversation on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford

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The Chris & Inga Show: There’s No Such Thing as Losing

Sports Psychologist Dr. Inga Wolframm returns with another topic of interest to riders this time explaining why she believes ‘there is no such thing as losing’. Be sure to check out Inga’s blog on her website here. Join in the conversation on the Facebook Page here and follow us on Twitter @IngaWolframm and @chrisestafford.

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Notable Equestrians: Jessica Ransehousen; Part 3

Jessica Ransehousen continues with Part 3 of her autobiography as she takes her from the late 1960's through the '70's during which time she became a recognized dressage judge and raised her two children Clayton and Missy spending some time in Europe. You can comment on this episode on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Dr. Jenny Johnson’s Veterinary Tip #16

On this week's episode, Dr. Jenny Johnson talks about movement and how it relates to the gaits of the horse. For information about Oakhill Shockwave and Veterinary Chiropractic please visit equineshockwave.com and on Facebook here. Follow us on Twitter @DrJennyJohnson and @chrisestafford.

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Badminton Retrospective: Sam Griffiths & Lucinda Green

Lucinda Green explains why she feels that this year’s cross country course at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials was a wake up call for riders and a good thing for the sport. And we hear from this year’s winner Australian Sam Griffiths on why this was the highlight of his career. Visit the Badminton website here for full results and fence analysis. You can post you comments and questions on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow us on Twitter @griffiths_sam@LucindaGreenMBE and @chrisestafford.

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A Hoof in the Door by Caroline Akrill; Chapter 16

The final chapter 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 16 The Comet's future is determined but Elaine's eventing career has an undecided future. The music Girls and Horses is by Templeton Thompson and available on her website and on iTunes.

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Notable Equestrians: Jessica Ransehousen; Part 2

Jessica Ransehousen continues the story of her career as we travel through the sixties, which included two Olympic Games; Rome in 1960 and Tokyo in 1964.  You can join in the conversation on our Facebook Page here at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Chris & Inga Show with Dr. David Marlin

Dr. David Marlin joins Dr. Inga Wolframm to discuss a survey that is being launched today aimed at understanding what makes horse people tick; personalities that make horse people different whether professional, amateur or recreational and those who enjoy horses or who observe others enjoying horses.   Click this link to participate in the survey and help us spread the word around the world.  Follow us on Twitter @IngaWolframm@DrDavidMarlin and @chrisestafford.  Post your comments and questions for the show on our Facebook Page here: Chris Stafford Radio.

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Silva Martin

Silva Martin suffered a serious head injury when she took a fall in March and is making a wonderful recovery which she shares with us here.  You can follow Silva on her website here and on Facebook. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford and post your comments on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio.

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Badminton Preview with Francesca Pollara

Italian rider and trainer Francesca Pollara previews the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials that runs from May 8-11th in Gloucestershire, England. Can William Fox-Pitt continue his good form after winning Rolex or will his nemesis Andrew Nicholson make up for lost ground this season? Find out who Francesca thinks will be in the top three.  

Visit Francesca's website here and follow us on Twitter @sunhillstud and @chrisestafford. Post your comments on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio.
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A Hoof in the Door by Caroline Akrill: Chapter 15

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 15, it's cross country day and the pressure is on for Elaine and The Comet to prove themselves.  The music Girls and Horses is by Templeton Thompson and available on her website and on iTunes.

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Notable Equestrians: Jessica Ransehousen; Part 1

Jessica Ransehousen has made a considerable contribution to dressage in the US and over the next few weeks we will be taking a look back at her life starting with her childhood and the early part of her career during the 1950's. Visit Jessica's website here. Post your comments on the Facebook Page here and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Vicki Roycroft’s World of Show Jumping (3)

Australian Olympian Vicki Roycroft shares her trip to France for the Longines FEI World Cup Final and offers another tip to improve the basics of your riding position. Visit Vicki's website here. Post your comments on the Facebook Page here and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Dr. Inga Wolframm & Heather Blitz on Good or Great Riders

Heather Blitz joins Dr. Inga Wolframm and me to discuss the differences between good and great riders. Is talent inherent in a rider or can it be learned? How do great riders handle pressure when the stakes are high? There are some tools that riders can acquire to help them cope with the psychological aspects of performance. Tune in to find out.  Post your comments and questions on the Facebook Page or write to chris@chrisestafford.com. Read Inga's Blog here. Follow us on Twitter @heatherblitz, @ingawolframm and @chrisestafford.

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Rolex Review with Karen O’Connor & Marilyn Little

Three-time Rolex Kentucky winner Karen O'Connor review this year's event which marked Britain's William Fox-Pitt's third win with a chorus of American riders chasing him to the finish. Marilyn Little was the only rider to finish with two horses in the top ten when she brought RF Smoke on the Water to a 5th place finish with RF Demeter in 6th. You can follow Marilyn on Facebook here and on Twitter @marilynrlittle. Karen is also on Facebook at O'Connor Equestrian. The full Rolex results are here. You can also follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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World Cup Review with Louise Parkes

Irish journalist Louise Parkes returns to review the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Final and Longines FEi World Cup Jumping Finalwhich took place in Lyons, France last weekend.  Visit Louise's website - The Barn at Fellowsfield. Post your comments and questions on the Chris Stafford Radio Facebook page here and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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A Hoof in the Door by Caroline Akrill: Chapter 14

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 14, Elaine and The Comet make more of an impression in the dressage arena than anyone was expecting! 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 Tips #15: Equine Forelimb Posture

Dr. Jenny Johnson continues the series of veterinary tips focusing on conformation and how it affects lameness in particular the horse's posture beginning with the forelimb. For more information and Oakhill Shockwave and Veterinary Chiropractic visit the website here and follow on Facebook and Twitter @DrJennyJohnson.

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A Hoof in the Door by Caroline Akrill: Chapter 13

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 13, finally Elaine and Forster go on a date but it turns out to be far from the perfect evening they might have hoped for.  The music Girls and Horses is by Templeton Thompson and available on her website and on iTunes.

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Maren Engelhardt Discusses a Horse’s Potential

Germany's Maren Engelhardt discusses a young event horse's prospects and why we should take a progressive approach to declaring any horse's potential. Visit Maren's website here at Trakehners International and on Facebook here.

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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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