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Leading Hunter Jumper rider Kate Conover explains hows she discovered that Karen O'Connor's former two star event horse had the potential to become a hunter jumper and will be showing her in the USHJA International Hunter Jumper Derby at the Devon Horse Show this weekend.  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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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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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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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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The editor of  Horse Sport International, Pamela Young, joins me to discuss the international controversy surrounding the welfare of horses in the sport of endurance and letters from National Federations to the FEI calling for specific action. These topics are being covered in the current issue of Horse Sport International - http://www.horsesportinternational.com. Follow us on Twitter @horsesportintl and @chrisestafford.

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Our guest this week is Professor Natalie Waran, Director of  the Jeanne Marchig International Center for Animal Welfare Education (JMICAWE) at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, The University of Edinburgh who joins Inga and I to discuss equine welfare, primarily in Third World countries. Visit the JMICAWE website.  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. Flying Changes is available on Amazon. Music is courtesy of Marie-Lynn Hammond;@chevalgal and  http://marielynnhammond.com.

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Chris & Inga Show with Lisa Ashton

Dr. Inga Wolframm and I are joined by the Education Officer for the International Society of Equitation science (ISES) to discuss how to communicate with horses using learning theory. You can post comments and questions on this episode on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio. Follow us on Twitter @IngaWolframm and @chrisestafford.

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Jessica Phoenix is Riding High

Canadian Jessica Phoenix is riding high this spring season with her team of eventers following a win at the Jersey Fresh CCI3* last week aboard Exponential. Jesse tells us how she manages to combine her career and family life while her sights are firmly set on team honors. You can find out more about Jesse on her website. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Leslie Law

We start the week by catching up with U.S. based British eventer and Athens Olympic Gold Medalist Leslie Law who combines a hectic schedule of teaching clinics across North America and producing his own team of eventers with his wife Lesley Grant-Law from their home in Ocala, Florida.  Visit Leslie's website and follow Leslie on Twitter. Join me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Pan American gold and silver medalist and Olympic Games Reserve Heather Blitz has just relocated from her Florida base to her new training center in Medfield, Massachusetts with her team of horses and clients. She tells us how she's looking forward to developing a new client base and the cooler climate of New England. You can find out more about Heather on her website Heather Blitz Dressage and Cutler Farm. Follow us on Twitter @heatherblitz, @HRHParagon 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 to discuss an important topic; this time it concerns disordered eating and eating disorders affecting riders and a current survey she is facilitating that is part of her research into the subject. You can find the survey here. Follow us on Twitter @IngaWolframm and @chrisestafford.

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Trond Asmyr, the FEI Director of Dressage explains the new FEI Nations Cup Series that begins its pilot season this weekend in Vidauben, France. You can find out more about the series at www.fei.org. Follow us on Twitter @myfei_home and @chrisestafford.

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Catherine Haddad: Back in the Tack

Catherine Haddad is back with news of her second career after she debuted her standing room only performance in Wellington this winter - you can watch it here - http://youtu.be/3hKo-YldpUA. She also has other news that she only shares with us on this show so be sure to tune in so you can tell everyone you heard it first of all right here.  Don't forget to follow us on Twitter in case we reveal other secrets @catherinehaddad 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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Italy's Vittoria Panizzon has been giving notice of her current form since she finished 11th at the London Olympic Games and last week underlined her potential with a 7th place finish at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials riding Borough Pennyz. Vittoria explains how she has reached the ranks in the sport and as a Corporal in the Italian Air Force. Visit Vittoria online at Vittoriapannizon.com and follow us on Twitter @vittopannizon and @chrisestafford.

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Six-time Badminton winner Lucinda Green laments the demise of classical courses with signature fences that have made Badminton the greatest event for decades in favor of European style eventing, and why there were too many clear rounds this year. You can follow Lucinda on Facebook and Twitter @LucindaGreenMBE.

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Jimmy Wofford returns to share his thoughts on this year's Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials and the impact this great event is having on the modern sport. Jimmy analyzes the cross country course and how conditions were perfect for an epic showdown in the Gloucestershire Park.  You can join Jimmy on Facebook at Fox Covert Farm. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Boyd Martin Sidelined

Boyd Martin explains how recent injuries have resulted in him undergoing ankle surgery, how this will affect his spring season and why it's a good thing to take a step back sometimes. Is this time for him to start breeding cats as a sideline? Follow us on Twitter @WindurraUSA 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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Laura Tomlinson MBE

British Olympic Dressage Team Gold Medalist Laura Tomlinson has had a banner year by anyone's reference with an Olympic Gold Medal, being awarded the MBE and getting married. She then kicks off the new season with a double-header in Hagen with her multi-medalist long-time partner Mistral Hojris. You can comment on this episode at Chris Stafford Radio on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter @lauraB_dressage and @chrisestafford.

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