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Lissa Green

Lissa Green joins me again after her African Safari to share an action packed trip, how she caught a nasty African bug, tennis news and 'most importantly' an update on her favorite football team; Manchester United. Oh, and there's news of her event team too as she gets ready for the first events in just a few weeks time.  You can join Lissa on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/LissaGreenEventing?fref=ts and follow her on Twitter @lissagreen88. Post your comments on this episode at http://chrisstafford.podbean.com and follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Singer-songwriter, playwright and editor, Marie-Lynn Hammond, shares her love of horses and how they inspire the lyrics in her music. The French-Canadian musician has recorded several albums and will be releasing Hoofbeat; her latest CD, in February. Marie-Lynn describes how she weaves a rich tapestry throughout her life to blend her music and love of animals.  We play three songs with a horsey theme; Flying Changes, Wild Horses & Mustangs and The Canadian. You can find out more about Marie-Lynn on her website at http://marielynnhammond.com/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/marielynn.hammond. Follow us on Twitter @chevalgal and @chrisestafford.

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Tinne Vilhemson-Silfen

Winner of the 2013 World Dressage Masters Palm Beach Sweden's Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfen shares her reaction to the performance that prompted a standing ovation and high praise from judge Stephen Clarke. We hear the story of how she partnered with Don Aurelio and her plans for the season as well as the other horses that she has in Florida this winter.  You can comment on this episode at http://chrisstafford.podbean.com and on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Chris & Inga

Dr. Inga Wolframm guides us through the planning and preparation for showing as riders start to think about the new season and what it involves to get to the arena.  We have some helpful tips that involve routine and anticipation to extend your comfort zone. You can post your comments or send your questions to us and we would also like to hear from you if you'd like to come on the show to ask a question - just go to the Facebook Page of Chris Stafford Radio or http://chrisstafford.podbean.com. Follow us on Twitter @IngaWolframm and @chrisestafford.

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Talent, looks and opportunities take Oliver Jasny from the threadbare gymkhanas of his youth to the rarefied heights of international dressage where he becomes a celebrity, the darling of the dressage set and lands the biggest sponsorship in the history of equestrianism. But when his sister Kathryn goes to his sumptuous training establishment she does not like what she finds one little bit...  Caroline Akrill writes with a real knowledge of the equine world. She vividly recreates the tense moments of open competition, the atmosphere of the showgrounds, riding schools and training establishments. Her prose sparkles with humor, has some real heart-stopping moments and a truly dramatic finale.  Flying Changes was first published by Arlington Books, London in 1985. Read by Chris Stafford.

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Max Corcoran: Horse Management

Max Corcoran is back with her latest news since she retired from full-time grooming for Karen O'Connor. She tells us how she is sharing her knowledge of horse management with U.S. Eventing Association members, about running schooling shows at Southern Cross Equestrian with her partner Australian Scott Keach and how Ocala is a hive of activity at this time of the year. Claire Khuen wraps up the show with her version of Someday Soon. You can post your comments or questions for Max on the website at http://chrisstafford.podbean.com and on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio.  Follow us on Twitter @clairekhuen and @ChrisStafford.

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Facing Fear with Chris & Inga

Dr. Inga Wolframm and I address the demons of fear, anxiety, trepidation and nerves that riders face following an accident or incident, and how it impacts their relationship with horses to the point where self preservation and respect play a healthy role in managing a situation. Inga has some helpful tools and tricks to help restore confidence and put the demons to rest. You can share your experiences on the show with us or post your comments at http://chrisstafford.podbean.com and on the Facebook page at Chris Stafford Radio. Follow us on Twitter @IngaWolframm and @chrisestafford.

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Caroline Akrill

Caroline Akrill is the author of 15 books on horse stories for children and young adult...she shares with us how she went from equestrian journalist to established author with various other careers in between. Her titles are filled with humor and charm, and tales of horse-mad children, while her life has been filled with new adventures at every turn.  You can find a full list of Caroline's books at http://janebadgerbooks.co.uk/ponybooksfile2/cbib1.html. Post your comments on the website at http://chrisstafford.podbean.com and on Facebook at Chris Stafford Radio; follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Davina Whiteman joins Inga and me to discuss parental influences and expectations as well as the different social pressures facing children as riders in the sport today. We also address the demands of specializing too early, health and safety issues and also legal  considerations. And you'll hear too what we each think is the best fun around horses. You can comment on this program at chrisstafford.podbean.com and on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio. Follow us on Twitter @poniesUK, @ingawolframm and @chrisestafford.

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Dr. Inga Wolframm: Imagery

Dr. Inga Wolframm concludes this short series of The Big Five in Rider Psychology with some advice on how to use imagery as a tool to improving your riding performance as well as in other parts of life. You can send your questions and comments here at http://chrisstafford/podbean.com and come on the show to ask Inga your questions too.  Join us on Facebook at Chris Stafford Radio. Follow us on Twitter @ingawolframm and @chrisestafford.

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Irish journalist Louise Parkes returns with an update on the FEI Rolex World Cup Jumping and FEI Reem Acra World Cup Dressage Western European Leagues as well as other international news. Find out who has been on form in both sports as the indoor season heats up. You can post your comments 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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Well-known British trainer and instructor, Davina Whiteman and Sports Psychologist Dr. Inga Wolframm join me to discuss the question of whether a well-trained dedicated rider can achieve the same performance level as the naturally talented rider. We also address social trends and pressures that young riders face today so we welcome your comments which can be posted at http://chrisstafford.podbean.com or on Facebook at Chris Stafford Radio. You can email me at chris@chrisestafford.com and follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Dr. Inga Wolframm continues her series on Rider Psychology by focusing in this episode on The Importance of Relaxation. Learn about ways to ensure that you are relaxed before getting on the horse and how to maintain a relaxed composure while riding to benefit both you and your horse. You  can leave your comments and questions on this episode at http://chrisstafford.podbean.com and on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford and email me at chris@chrisestafford.com.

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Lissa Green

Lissa Green joins me again to tell us about her Christmas holiday in Scotland, her plans for the season with a new team of eventers, and, importantly, about how her favorite team Manchester United is doing. You can follow Lissa on her Facebook Page - Lissa Green Eventing and on Twitter @LissaGreen88. Post your comments or send your questions on the Chris stafford Radio FB Page or email me at chris@chrisestafford.com and follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Sir Mark Todd

New Zealand's Double Olympic Gold Medalist Mark Todd has been recognized in the Queen's New Year's Honors List with a Knighthood for his services to equestrian sport, and tells us how it feels to become known as Sir Mark Todd. He also shares his plans for the season and goals for the foreseeable future. You can also hear about his fitness regime for himself and his horses. Feel free to post your comments on this episode at http://chrisstafford.podbean.com or on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio. Follow us on Twitter @ MTEventing and @chrisestafford.

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Dr.Inga Wolframm kicks off the new year with part four in the series on rider psychology to focus on concentration and offers some insightful and practical tools to help riders make the most of each ride and competition. You can comment on this episode at http://chrisestafford.podbean.com or on the Facebook Page of Chris Stafford Radio. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford, email me at chris@chrisestafford.com and visit my new website at www.chrisestafford.com.

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