Britain's Phoebe Peters stole the show at the FEI Pony European Championships in Arezzo, Italy last week with St. Lucci winning the Dressage Freestyle and Individual gold medals to add to the team bronze. It was an extraordinary achievement by any standards which the Gloucestershire based teenager handled the occasion with poise and maturity. Join Phoebe on Facebook and read the full results here. Follow us on Twitter @PetersDressage and @chrisestafford.
Britain's Beverley Widdowson has won the FEI Owner of the Year Award for the second year running. Beverley and her husband Gary own Big Star ridden by Nick Skelton. The 10 year old Dutch stallion's career was highlighted by his London Olympic Games team gold medal, and already this year he has won the Grand Prix of Rome and Aachen. The Widdowson's also owned Carlo 273, formerly ridden by Skelton and now in the reins of Spain's Sergio Alvarez Moya. Keep up with the show by following @chrisestafford on Twitter.
The new President of the International Society of Equitation Science (ISES),( @equitationscien) Dr.Hayley Randle,from the Duchy College (@duchycollege) in Cornwall, UK joins Inga and me to discuss more aspects of evidence based practices and some of the topics that ISES is currently addressing. You can find out more on their website and follow us on Twitter @Ingawolframm and @chrisestafford.
Young Rider Eventing Individual Silver & Team Bronze Medalist Rowdie Adams, 17, from Texas tells us her special journey about finding 'Boxer' (No Money Down) in a junk yard and taking him all the way to the Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships. She also shares her love of foxhunting and her ambition to become a Paramedic. Join Rowdie on her Facebook Page and watch her music video on YouTube.
U.S. Olympic dressage rider Lisa Wilcox has some exciting new horses that she's campaigning with for the 2014 Alltech World Equestrian Games and the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. She tells us how she loves being back in the States and why she's optimistic for the future. Visit Lisa online at Lisa-Wilcox.com and join her on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter @LisaWilcox01 and @chrisestafford.
Jennifer Wood reviews the Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships which took place in the Kentucky Horse Park last week. The event showcases some of the rising talent in dressage, jumping, eventing, reining and endurance. It's also a festival for young equestrians to have fun too as you will hear. You can find Jennifer online at http://jenniferwoodmedia.com/. Follow us on Twitter @hnrjmpr and @chrisestafford.
American eventer rider took a nasty fall recently that resulted in a broken shoulder blade and ribs as well as a punctured lung and a stay in hospital. She is now back home in New Jersey on the road to recovery and philosophical about how riders make mistakes and learn lessons from each fall. You can find out more about Sinead and her eventing team at www.sineadhalpin.com. Follow us on Twitter @sinead_c_halpin and @chrisestafford.
Inga joins me from Delaware, USA this week where she is attending the annual conference of the International Society of Equitation Science (ISES). She shares some of her adventures as well as the highlights of the conference, which will be discussed in more detail on upcoming episodes. You can find out more about ISES on their website at http://www.equitationscience.com/. Follow us on Twitter @ingawolframm and @chrisestafford.
In The News this week, British riders; Zara Phillips, Laura Collett, Piggy French plus the big winners from the top classes at the conclusion of summer tournaments at Spruce Meadows, Calgary; and what's coming up on the show next week. Music is by Templeton Thompson. Follow us on Twitter @templetonthompson and @chrisestafford.
Denny Emerson shares his perspectives on the recent falls in eventing; is this a phase or a trend; the 12-month season; does this result in competing horses too much; horse ownership and whether riders have the necessary interpersonal skills, plus some observations on modern feeding practices. You can join in the conversation on our Facebook Pages at Denny Emerson and Chris Stafford Radio.
Izzy Taylor has been named by the British team selectors for her debut this year at the European Championships with KBIS Briarlands Matilda. Izzy tells the story of her journey in the sport and the inspiration of prominent riders in her family, including Anneli Drummond-Hay and Jane Whiteley. You can find out more about Izzy and her team on her website at www.izzytayloreventing.co.uk.
The Chronicle of the Horse announced today that it has been sold to Mark Belissimo, who is well known in the horse world as the owner of the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida. Beth Rasin has been the editor since August 2010 and she explains what this means to the publication. You can find out more about The Chronicle on its website at http://www.chronofhorse.com/. Follow us on Twitter @chronofhorse and @chrisestafford.
Inga and I are joined by Dr. Camie Heleski to discuss the upcoming 9th Annual International Society of Equitation Sciences (ISES) Conference which takes place next week in Deleware, USA. You can hear more about the role of ISES and the topics that will be addressed this year. Inga will also be attending the conference so we'll have more coverage and guests to discuss the topics in detail on future episodes. You can find out more about the conference on the website at ISES. Follow us on Twitter @ingawolframm and @chrisestafford.
British event rider Tom McEwen, 21, has been selected to make his team debut in his first year in seniors and with several years in the junior and young rider ranks to his credit he is looking forward to taking his career to the next level. You can find out more about Tom on his website at www.tom-mcewen.co.uk. For more information about the European Eventing Championships in Malmo, Sweden, visit http://malmoeventing.com/. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.
Jennifer Wood reports on the latest action from Spruce Meadows where 19 year old Reed Kessler captured the prestigious $200,000 Queen Elizabeth II Cup this past weekend aboard Cylana for her first CSI5* win. You can find out more about Spruce Meadows on their website at www.sprucemeadows.com. Be sure to follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford for all the latest show news and other tidbits.
Our guest today is Canadian Cathy Wentworth-Stanley who shares with us her perspective of being a parent of an ambitious rider who is being coached to compete and fulfill her potential. We discuss the role of the parent and address psychological, practical and emotional issues. You can follow us on Twitter @IngaWolframm and @chrisestafford.
Australian Christopher Burton won the Aachen CICO 3* last weekend on his Olympic and WEG partner Holstein Park Leilani who, at 17 years of age, was competing in her last event before retiring to stud. Chris reflects on their performance in Germany and what this mare has meant to him and his career. You can find out more about Chris and his eventing team at www.chrisburtoneventing.com. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.
Kerry Millikin is well known for her Olympic Eventing Bronze Medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and she is also a commissioned artist of bronzes and a painter. Kerry tells her story of how she combines her two passions and how it all began. You can find out more about her work on her website at www.kerrymillikin.com. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.com.