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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. Flying Changes is available on Amazon. Music is courtesy of Marie-Lynn Hammond; @chevalgal and  http://marielynnhammond.com.

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Dr. Milt Toby has more great advice this week regarding pre-purchase veterinary examinations; when and how to go about them and the veterinarian's responsibility to provide information that enables you to make the ultimate decision of whether to buy the horse. Visit www.miltonctoby.com to find out more about Milt and his practice in Kentucky. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Dr. Inga Wolframm is back with more advice for riders...this time she explains when is a good time to consider changing your trainer and what is the best way of going about it. You can post your comments here or send questions for Inga to chris@chrisestafford.com. Follow us on Twitter @ingawolframm and @chrisestafford.

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Dressage Profile: Chrissa Hoffmann

Dressage rider Chrissa Hoffmann explains why moving to Florida from Kentucky has boosted both her career, and how her business of selling horses has profited. Find out why she too needs to go shopping again, the arrival of an exciting new prospect and who she has in the show ring. You can learn more about Chrissa on her website at www.cfh-dressage.com.

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Eventing legend Lucinda Green explains how to achieve a secure seat to give your horse the best chance going cross country. She has some useful tips on how to develop a strong lower leg including how to not sit on the loo! Find out why Lucinda became a great rider and what she looks for in rising talent. You can learn more about Lucinda's clinics on her Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/LucindaGreenMBE?fref=ts and follow us on Twitter @LucindaGreenMBE 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. Flying Changes is available on Amazon. Music is courtesy of Marie-Lynn Hammond; @chevalgal and  http://marielynnhammond.com.

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Canadian singer-songwriter Marie-Lynn Hammond returns to tell us stories about ponies that have inspired her music from childhood to more recent times, including her passion to protect the Newfoundland Pony. We hear two tracks from her recent Hoofbeats album, which is available on iTunes: The Naughtiest Pony and Newfoundland Pony. Find out more about Marie-Lynn and her music at www.marielynnhammond.com. Follow us on Twitter @chevalgal and @chrisestafford.

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Louise Parkes: World Cup News

Louise Parkes brings us up-to-date with the latest news from the Rolex FEI Jumping World Cup and Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage qualifiers. Louise shares the excitement of the final Western European league qualifier at 's-Hertongenbosch in The Netherlands last weekend and we find out who has made the final standings to compete at the FEI World Cup Finals in Gothenburg, Sweden from April 25-28th. Visit www.fei.org for more information and follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Dr. Milt Toby returns with more helpful legal advice and explains what it means to buy or sell a horse 'as is'.  Will these 'magic words' hold up in a court of law? Find out what you need to know and the implications of taking the seller at his word.  Visit Milt's website at www.miltonctoby.com and follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Combined Driving Champion Chester Weber is hosting the 21st Live Oak International next week at his Live Oak Plantation in Ocala, Florida which features several driving classes as well as a $50,000 show jumping grand prix. Chester also shares his plans for the summer tour of driving events in Europe. Find out more about the Live Oak International at www.liveoakinternational.com. Follow me on Twitter @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. Flying Changes is available on Amazon. Music is courtesy of Marie-Lynn Hammond; @chevalgal and  http://marielynnhammond.com.

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Amateur Dressage with Sharon Burt

Sharon Burt from Orlando, Florida is an amateur dressage rider who, together with her Dutch Warmblood gelding Newman, is aiming to move up to Grand Prix. She shares with us the challenges she faces and how she keeps her hobby in perspective. Sharon also offers her view of dressage in the U.S. and the UK. You can comment on this episode at http://chrisstafford.podbean.com and follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Liz Halliday has just returned from two weeks in Barocca, Portugal where she clocked up her first win of the horse trials season. And this week she'll be testing her Lotus car before racing round Snetterton and Silverstone. Find out how this dual sportswoman combines her passion for lots of horsepower. You can comment on this episode at http://chrisstafford.podbean.com and on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio. Follow us on Twitter @lizhalliday 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. Flying Changes is available on Amazon. Music is courtesy of Marie-Lynn Hammond; @chevalgal and  http://marielynnhammond.com.

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Breaking News with Max Corcoran

Max Corcoran joins me to make a special announcement about our exciting new project; an online multi-media e-book on Sport Horse Management. Max explains why this new e-publication will be a valuable resource for owners, riders, students and anyone who wants the best care for their horses. You can comment on this episode at http://chrisstafford.podbean.com. Follow Sport Horse Management on Twitter @SportHorseManag and Max and me are @MMC338 and @chrisestafford.

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Dr. Milt Toby returns with more advice on Equine Law....this week he explains some of the Do's and Dont's regarding buying and selling horses on the Internet. Find out what is your responsibility as well as good practice to protect your interests. If you would like Milt to address any topic of Equine Law, drop me a line to chris@chrisestafford.com. 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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Inga explains how the therapeutic value of horses has been recognized for thousand of years, why humans have this unique connection with the horse and why they do what they do for us. You can comment on this episode at http://chrisstafford.podbean.com and on Facebook at Chris Stafford Radio. Follow us on Twitter ingawolframm and @chrisestafford.

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The U.S. pulled off a convincing performance in Wellington last Friday to win the Furusiyya Nations Cup with the new Chef d'Equipe Robert Ridland making his debut after taking over the reins from George Morris. Robert talks about what this means to him and the team to win this qualifier in the new format and his priorities and plans for  this season. You can post your comments at http://chrisstafford.podbean.com and on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio. Follow me on Twitter @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. Flying Changes is available on Amazon. Music is courtesy of Marie-Lynn Hammond; @chevalgal and  http://marielynnhammond.com.

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