Conversations from the world of women’s sports

Australian Olympian Clayton Fredericks has been named as the new Canadian Team Coach and he shares his reaction to today's announcement and what he's looking forward to as he establishes his new training center in Ocala, Florida. You can comment on this episode at http://chrisstafford.podbean.com. Follow us on Twitter @claytonfrederi1 and @chrisestafford.

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Classical dressage trainer Paul Belasik wraps up this series based on his book Nature, Nurture and Horses with some sound advice on making the right choices to combine nature and nurture in your dressage horse. You can post your comments on this episode at http://chrisstafford.podbean.com. Follow me on Twitter at chrisestafford.

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Dr. Paul McGreevy from the International Society of Equitation Science (ISES) continues this short series by explaining The 8 Principles of Learning Theory in Equitation. You can comment on this episode by going to www.chrisstafford.podbean.com - then look to the episode title. For more information about the ISES visit www.equitationscience.com.

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Olympian Jane Holderness-Roddam reflects on the work of her mother, equestrian artist Anne Bullen, and the recent exhibition of her work at the Osborne Studio Gallery in London. Her illustrations graced the pages of numerous books by leading authors and, while her life was cut short, her work lives on and is admired for its subtle and exquisite detail in all its genres and mediums. Visit www.osg.uk.com to view some of her work. You can post your comments at http://chrisstafford.podbean.com. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Paul Belasik continues this series on starting the young dressage horse based on his book Nature, Nurture and Horses. On this episode he discusses the finer details of how to overcome small problems along the way. You can comment on this episode at http://chrisstafford.podbean.com. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Prof. Paul McGreevy concludes this series on the research findings of the International Society of Equitation Science (ISES) by addressing the effect of tight nosebands and offering some solutions. You can comment on this episode at http://chrisstafford.podbean.com. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Canadian Olympic eventing veteran Peter Gray is turning his focus to a second career in dressage with plans to ride in the Small Tour in Florida this winter on his Don Schufro gelding. The popular Bermuda native tells us what the challenges are of perfecting the art of dressage while also fulfilling his role in eventing as coach, clinician and organizer.  You can comment on this episode at www.chrisstafford.podbean.com. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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The famous Spanish Riding School in Vienna has a new center in Heldenberg, Austria where it will open its doors to foreign students and horses for the first time. Chief Rider and Director Andreas Hausberger explains what this means to the Spanish Riding School and its long tradition.  You can comment on this episode at www.chrisstafford.podbean.com. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

Jimmy Wofford and Michael Pollard discuss some of the topics that Michael raised in his recent articles for the Chronicle of The Horse offering some observations as to why the U.S. came home empty handed from the Olympic Games and some possible solutions that would give them a better chance of medals in the future.  You can comment on this episode at www.chrisstafford.podbean.com. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Classical dressage trainer Paul Belasik continues his series on training the young horse based on his new book, Nature, Nurture and Horses. This episode focuses on backing and the first stages of riding. You can comment on this episode at www.chrisstafford.podbean.com. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Justin Hull is an Adult Amateur Eventer from Greenville, South Carolina who combines his love of the sport with a full time job as a Software Engineer. Justin tells us he is moving up the levels and what he is working on for next season.  You can comment on this episode at www.chrisstafford.podbean.com. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Dr. Paul McGreevy of the International Society of Equitation Science (ISES) continues this series on the findings of the ISES by addressing Training Deficits. To find out more about the work of the ISES visit www.equitationscience.com. You can comment on this episode at www.chrisstafford.podbean.com and follow me on Twitter at chrisestafford.

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Lauren Sammis & Lombard V

Pan American Gold and Silver Medalist Lauren Sammis has a new Grand Prix prospect in Hope Greenfield's Danish Warmblood Lombard V. She tells how she found him in Denmark and why she feels he could be the right partner for her to get back on the U.S. team.  For more information about Lauren and her training program go to www.sammissales.com. You can comment on this episode at www.chrisstafford.podbean.com and follow me on Twitter at chrisestafford.

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Dr Paul McGreevy begins a series on equitation science based on the findings of research by the International Society of Equitation Science (ISES). Part 1 addresses Confinement & Nutrition.  You can post your comments on this episode at www.chrisstafford.podbean.com. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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