Conversations from the world of women’s sports

Olympian Kerry Millikin joins me to review the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event and share her views of the performances as well as her impressions of up and coming combinations and where the U.S. needs to make up the deficit. You can comment on this episode at Chris Stafford Radio on Facebook and follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Helen Langehanenberg was crowned the 2013 Reem Acra FEI World Cup Champion last weekend in Gothenburg, Sweden following a closely fought battle with the defending champion and other strong contenders. This win with the stallion Damon Hill NRW is a personal best for the popular German rider who finished runner-up last year and just outside the medals at the London Olympics. You can comment on this episode at Chris Stafford Radio on Facebook. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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New Zealander Andrew Nicholson shares his reaction to winning the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event for the first time, why Quimbo is the ideal partner, and what it would mean to this popular Kiwi to win the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials this week as well as the Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing. You can follow Andrew trending on Twitter at #nicholsonontwitter.

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Sir Mark Todd shares with us his thoughts on his Badminton rides this year with two contrasting horses and why this year's event will be memorable. He also tells us about another special event on his calendar next month. You can comment on this episode on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio. Follow us on Twitter @MTEventing 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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Eventer turned broadcaster Harriet Harrison joins me to preview the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials with its star studded cast and to reflect on previous winners and trends for this major four star event which returns after a weather enforced cancellation last year. Find out who we think will be in the final shake-up in the Gloucestershire Park next week. You can comment on this episode on Facebook at Chris Stafford Radio and follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Dr. Milt Toby concludes this special series on Equine Law with advice when not to say you're sorry and establishing good practices for your establishment in the case of an accident. You can comment on this episode on Facebook at Chris Stafford Radio. Find out more about Milt's services at www.miltonctoby.com. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Irish equestrian journalist Louise Parkes joins us to preview the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Finals and Rolex FEI World Cup Jumping Finals, which take place this week in Gothenburg, Sweden. Find out who the contenders are to raise these prestigious trophies as the defending champions Adelinde Cornelissen (NED) and Rich Fellars (USA) take up the challenge to retain their titles. You can comment on this show at Chris Stafford Radio on Facebook and follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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The reigning World Cup Champion Adelinde Cornelissen heads to Gothenburg, Sweden this week with Jerich's Parzival hoping to win the Reem Acra FEI World Cup title for the third time. We find out how preparations have been going since she made some changes after last year's Olympic Games for both Parzival and her personal fitness program.  You can follow us on Twitter @a_cornelissen 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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Inga is back with more advice for riders...this time she addresses the importance of investing in your future if you're unable or choose not to continue riding but want to stay in the horse world.  Have you considered what you would do if you're riding career was abruptly ended? You can post your comments on the Facebook page of Chris Stafford Radio, Follow us on Twitter @ingawolframm and @chrisestafford.

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Dr. Milt Toby continues this series by addressing State Laws and their requirements as they relate to horse owners and their business.  Did you know there are four states who do not have these laws?  Find out which they are right here. Visit Milt's website at www.miltonctoby.com. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Lissa Green returns with more important football, tennis and eventing news as well as an update on her accommodation, which shows promising signs of an improvement in the near future unlike her un-trusty steed Harriet! You can keep up-to-date on all of Lissa's news as it happens @lissagreen88 and on Facebook at Lissa Green Eventing. 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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Dr Milt Toby answers listener questions regarding trainers and riders insurance, the general duty of responsibility, the concept of negligence and the importance of waivers. You can send questions for Milt to chris@chrisestafford.com or post your comments on Facebook at ChrisStaffordRadio. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford and visit Milt 's website at www.miltonctoby.com.

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Three-time Olympian Vicki Roycroft scored a significant win last weekend when she rode Cache to take the first Australian International CSI3* Grand Prix against a strong field.  And notably this was just days before her 60th birthday proving how experience counts. You can comment on this episode on Facebook at Chris Stafford Radio and follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Jimmy Wofford returns to share his perspective on the sport of eventing, in particular The Fork Horse Trials last weekend, the upcoming season, and some recent international rule changes that he feels were not in the best interests of the horse's welfare.  You can comment on this episode on Facebook at Chris Stafford Radio and follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Lauren Kieffer had a banner weekend at The Fork Horse Trials when she won the CIC2* aboard Czechmate and picked up two second place finishes in other divisions with some exciting new horses that were bred by Mrs. Jacqueline Mars. You can comment on this episode at Chris Stafford Radio on Facebook and follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Karen O’Connor

Karen O'Connor reflects on a busy weekend at The Fork Horse Trials in North Carolina where Mr. Medicott returned to eventing for the first time since the London Olympic Games with Marilyn Little in the saddle, and she also had students and home bred horses to keep an eye on too.  We find out too what it feels like for her to be back in the tack after her injury last year and what next for this spring season.  You can comment on this episode at Chris Stafford Radio on Facebook and 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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Dr. Milt Toby has more advice on the many aspects of buying and selling horses as he explains the role of agents, their fiduciary responsibilities, and what the buyer or selling should be made aware of when using an agent.  You can comment on this episode on Facebook at Chris Stafford Radio. Visit Milt's website at www.miltonctoby.com. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Jayne Roberts joins Inga and I to demystify the science of nutrition and horse management by bridging the gap between theory and practice. We unwrap misconceptions and misunderstandings that often confuse owners who find themselves baffled by complex marketing and peer pressure. You can comment on this episode on the Facebook Page of Chris Stafford Radio and post your questions for Inga too. Follow us on Twitter @IngaWolframm and @chrisestafford.

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David Strickland explains why the Olympic dressage rules could change and presents his argument for a three member team, which is based on his analysis of recent trends in the sport. You can comment on this episode on the Facebook page at Chris Stafford Radio. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Catherine Haddad joins me with breaking news from Wellington following the sensational story that has caused ripples across the horse world today about new rules on gay horses.

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