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Archive for November 2012

Sinead Halpin on Disappointment!

U.S. event rider Sinead Halpin is back with another episode in this series addressing rider emotions and this time she confronts disappointment and how to deal with it. You can hear some examples of her first-hand experiences as a child rider and professional and some sound advice for riders at all levels.  Post your comments on this episode at http://chrisstafford.podbean.com. Visit Sinead's website at www.sineadhalpin.com and on Facebook at Sinead Halpin Eventing. Follow us on Twitter @sinead_c_halpin and @chrisestafford.

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Michael Jung - A Profile

Germany's Michael Jung is the only event rider to simultaneously hold the Olympic, World and European titles which has rocketed him to fame around the world. In this interview we learn how Michael grew up in the tack, who inspired him, his horses and training philosophy, how competitive he was from an early age and his memories of an Olympic Games that has capped an already impressive career.  Visit Michael's website at http://reitschule-jung.de/ . You can comment on this episode at http://chrisstafford.podbean.com and on the Chris Stafford Radio Facebook Page. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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New Zealand Olympic eventing team member  Jonathan 'Jock' Paget has just returned to his base in the UK after spending three weeks with three horses in training with the reigning Olympic, World and European Champion, Michael Jung, in Germany. He shares with us what he learned from Michael and his father Joachim on the flat and over fences as well as the difference in training vi competition practice at home, and importantly how he kept his strength up with a diet of Bratwurst! You can comment on this episode at http://chrisstafford.podbean.com or on the Facebook page at Chris Stafford Radio. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Lucinda Green on Eventing 2012

Lucinda Green reflects on the year in eventing and which horses and riders have caught her eye around the world, what she feels about the the health of the sport as it prepares for a new season, and how her daughter Lissa has inherited her enthusiasm for cross country. You can comment on this episode at http://chrisestafford.podbean.com, visit Lucinda's Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/LucindaGreenMBE?fref=ts or at Chris Stafford Radio. Foolow us on Twitter @LucindaGreenMBE and @chrisestafford.

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Sinead Halpin begins An Inspirational Series to address some of the emotions that riders face at all levels of eventing, and which competitors in other disciplines can relate to as well. We begin by discussing fear and how to develop ways of coping to prevent the presence of fear interfering with your enjoyment of the sport and performance in competition.  You can comment on this episode at http://chrisstafford.podbean.com and on the Sinead Halpin Eventing Faecbook Page. Follow us on Twitter @sinead_c_halpin and @chrisestafford.

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Dr. Inga Wolframm offers riders some tools with which to build self confidence in the third episode of this series on Rider Psychology, including goal setting, cognitive restructuring and relaxation techniques - all of which will help your performance. You can comment on this episode at http://chrisstafford.podbean.com or on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio. Follow me on Twitter for regular updates @chrisestafford,

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U.S. Dressage Rider, Courtney King Dye, who suffered a traumatic brain injury two years ago as a result of a fall, has just returned from a surprise trip to Europe to receive the FEI Against All Odds Award in Istanbul, Turkey, and tells us how she and her husband Jason made the most of the trip, which included some Turkish Delight!  You can also hear how she is not only back in the tack but aiming to make the U.S. Para-dressage team at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. You can comment on this episode at http://chrisstafford.podbean.com and follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Moving On: Max Corcoran & Emma Ford

Two top U.S. eventing grooms; Max Corcoran, who has been with Karen O'Connor for 11 years, and Phillip Dutton's groom of 7 years, Emma Ford, are both making career moves this month and reflect on their memories, the fun they had, the great horses that became their best friends and what lies ahead for them. You can comment on this episode at http://chrisstafford.podbean.com or on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Dr. Inga Wolframm: Rider Confidence

Dr. Inga Wolframm continues this series on Rider Psychology by explaining the distinction between high performance and other riders in terms of confidence; why top riders become great and how all riders can empower themselves with the right tools. You can comment on this episode at http://chrisstaffordpodbean.com or on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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NBC Racing Analyst and Reporter Donna Barton Brothers joins me in conversation to talk about her life as jockey, her first book, her second career, how it took time to overcome her on-camera nerves and what she feels would be a good thing for racing, as well as her plans for more books, and what she considers were racing highlights of 2012. You can comment on this episode at http://chrisstafford.podbean.com and on Facebook at Chris Stafford Radio. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Dr Inga Wolframm begins a new series on rider psychology; the relationship between horse and rider and begins with the notion that our choice of horse is based on our own personality. Do you relate to your horse because you share the same character traits? You can post your comments on this episode at http://chrisstafford.podbean.com or on the Chris Stafford Radio Facebook Page. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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British event rider James Alliston, who dominated the Galway Downs CCI3* event this weekend with three horses taking first, second and sixth place, explains why he prefers California over Gloucestershire to establish his credentials as an international rider with the hope of one day catching the selectors eye.  You can comment on this episode at http://chrisstafford.podbean.com. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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U.S. Eventer Sinead Halpin, who finished runner-up at this year's Burghley Horse Trials, shares her thoughts on the importance of a mentor in a rider's career and why inspiration plays an important role on the pathway to success. You can comment on this episode at http://chrisstafford.podbean.com. Follow us on Twitter @sinead_c_Halpin and @chrisestafford.

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Dr. Inga Wolframm reports on the recent Global Dressage Forum in The Netherlands and her presentation on the subject of Harmony Between Horse and Rider. Find out what researchers have confirmed is the most harmonious gait between you and your horse. You can comment on this episode at http://chrisstafford.podbean.com or on the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ChrisStaffordRadio. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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