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Archive for September 2012

Britain's Clare Stringer is a young eventer on a mission with a full-time job working for the post office, two horses, lots of dedication and a great work ethic. Find out how Clare juggles her career and her passion with her ambition to make it to the top of the sport. And there's also a song from Claire Khuen. You can comment on this episode at www.chrisstafford.podbean.com. Follow Clare  and me on Twitter @bsfeventing and @chrisestafford.

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Classical dressage trainer Paul Belasik begins a new series of training advice for the very young horse based on his new book, Nature, Nurture and Horses. This episode explains the first stages of taking the young horse to the round pen and beginning his training on the lunge.  You can comment on this episode at www.chrisstafford.podbean.com and follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Classical Dressage Trainer and Clinician Paul Belasik shares his view of the Olympic Games and introduces his new book Nature, Nurture and Horses which will be the subject of a series of programs starting next week here on Chris Stafford Radio. You can comment on this episode at www.chrisstafford.podbean.com and follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Britain's Emily King is following in her mother Mary's footsteps with international honors as she returns from Poland with the Junior European individual silver medal. Emily also shares her plans as she embarks on a career in eventing. You can follow Emily on Twitter @emilykingg_ and post your comments on this episode at www.chrisstafford.podbean.com.

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Dressage in Europe: Kim Kreling

German dressage journalist Kim Kreling reflects on the Olympic Games and  shares her thoughts on the return of Totilas as well as what else is happening in the German camp.  You can comment on this show at www.chrisstafford.podbean.com.

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US Dressage: A Way Forward

Heather Blitz and Catherine Haddad discuss some possible solutions for the sport of dressage in the U.S. in response to a recent article in the Chronicle of The Horse by Anne Gribbons. You can join in the conversation by posting your comments at www.chrisstafford.podbean.com.

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German Olympic team dressage rider Monica Theodorescu becomes the new national coach on October 1st and shares her reaction to securing the top job, what she will be sacrificing of her riding career, and what it will take to get Germany back on top of the medal podium.

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Equitation Science: Paul McGreevy

Professor Paul McGreevy introduces the work of the International Society of Equitation Science and how its research aims to benefit horses in training across disciplines and breeds. The results of the ISES  research will feature in an upcoming series of educational podcasts.

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Chrystine Tauber has been named as the next president of the United States Equestrian Federation and will begin her four year term in January 2013.  Chrystine talks about her own riding career, what she brings to the table and why she is enthusiastic about taking on the many challenges that she faces in the top job in U.S. equestrian sport's governance.

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Sinead Halpin’s Burghley

Sinead Halpin proudly flew the U.S. flag last week by finishing second at Burghley Horse Trials riding Manoir de Carneville with a fabulous ride that placed them on top of the leader board going into the show jumping phase.  It was a performance  that won her many new fans and a result that she will continue to celebrate now that she's home.

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British dressage rider Michael Eilberg tells us about the already impressive partnership he has established with the British-bred Hanoverian mare Woodlander Farouche, as well as what else he has in the Eilberg stables in Staffordshire.

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New Zealander Andrew Nicholson has become the Burghley Champion for the third time and on this occasion he triumphed on his home bred Avebury owned by his long time supporters Mark & Rosemary Barlow. Andrew, who also finished second in the HSBC FEI Classic Series, now turns his attention to the rest of the season starting this week with Blenheim CCI3*.

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