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Archive for April 2014

Australian Olympian Vicki Roycroft shares her trip to France for the Longines FEI World Cup Final and offers another tip to improve the basics of your riding position. Visit Vicki's website here. Post your comments on the Facebook Page here and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Heather Blitz joins Dr. Inga Wolframm and me to discuss the differences between good and great riders. Is talent inherent in a rider or can it be learned? How do great riders handle pressure when the stakes are high? There are some tools that riders can acquire to help them cope with the psychological aspects of performance. Tune in to find out.  Post your comments and questions on the Facebook Page or write to chris@chrisestafford.com. Read Inga's Blog here. Follow us on Twitter @heatherblitz, @ingawolframm and @chrisestafford.

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Three-time Rolex Kentucky winner Karen O'Connor review this year's event which marked Britain's William Fox-Pitt's third win with a chorus of American riders chasing him to the finish. Marilyn Little was the only rider to finish with two horses in the top ten when she brought RF Smoke on the Water to a 5th place finish with RF Demeter in 6th. You can follow Marilyn on Facebook here and on Twitter @marilynrlittle. Karen is also on Facebook at O'Connor Equestrian. The full Rolex results are here. You can also follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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World Cup Review with Louise Parkes

Irish journalist Louise Parkes returns to review the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Final and Longines FEi World Cup Jumping Finalwhich took place in Lyons, France last weekend.  Visit Louise's website - The Barn at Fellowsfield. Post your comments and questions on the Chris Stafford Radio Facebook page here and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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In the second volume of Caroline Akrill's vivid and realistic trilogy set in the tough world of Three Day Eventing, Elaine has found her potential event horse and her career is being sponsored by the eccentric and impecunious Henrietta and Nigella Fane, in lieu of wages.  In Chapter 14, Elaine and The Comet make more of an impression in the dressage arena than anyone was expecting! The music Girls and Horses is by Templeton Thompson and available on her website and on iTunes.

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Dr. Jenny Johnson continues the series of veterinary tips focusing on conformation and how it affects lameness in particular the horse's posture beginning with the forelimb. For more information and Oakhill Shockwave and Veterinary Chiropractic visit the website here and follow on Facebook and Twitter @DrJennyJohnson.

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In the second volume of Caroline Akrill's vivid and realistic trilogy set in the tough world of Three Day Eventing, Elaine has found her potential event horse and her career is being sponsored by the eccentric and impecunious Henrietta and Nigella Fane, in lieu of wages.  In Chapter 13, finally Elaine and Forster go on a date but it turns out to be far from the perfect evening they might have hoped for.  The music Girls and Horses is by Templeton Thompson and available on her website and on iTunes.

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Germany's Maren Engelhardt discusses a young event horse's prospects and why we should take a progressive approach to declaring any horse's potential. Visit Maren's website here at Trakehners International and on Facebook here.

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Dr. Inga Wolframm addresses the important question of whether you and your horse are the right fit, and what makes a successful partnership. Do rider's subconsciously choose a horse with a similar personality or are they attracted to features that are lacking in their character?  Be sure to check Inga's Blog on her website and follow us on Twitter @ingawolframm and @chrisestafford.

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In the second volume of Caroline Akrill's vivid and realistic trilogy set in the tough world of Three Day Eventing, Elaine has found her potential event horse and her career is being sponsored by the eccentric and impecunious Henrietta and Nigella Fane, in lieu of wages.  In Chapter 12, Forster is full of surprises and makes a suggestion that could save Elaine's eventing dream.  The music Girls and Horses is by Templeton Thompson and available on her website and on iTunes.

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Australian Olympian Vicki Roycroft is back with news of a recent trip to Japan and she shares her impressions of the 2020 Olympic Games host country's equestrian facilities. Her training tip this week addresses the use of the legs and why this is a foundation to having an independent seat and being over the centre of balance, which will be the subject of the next episode in this series.  Visit Vicki's website here.

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Dr. Inga Wolframm is back to discuss the topic of bullying horses. She highlights key personality traits in people that can predispose to bullying and offers advice on how to manage shortcomings and situations to stop short of misusing or abusing horses. Be sure to read Inga's Blog on her website and follow her on Twitter @IngaWolframm.

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In the second volume of Caroline Akrill's vivid and realistic trilogy set in the tough world of Three Day Eventing, Elaine has found her potential event horse and her career is being sponsored by the eccentric and impecunious Henrietta and Nigella Fane, in lieu of wages.  In Chapter 11, catching the loose horses provides too much excitement with alarming consequences that threaten Elaine's eventing dreams. The music Girls and Horses is by Templeton Thompson and available on her website and on iTunes.

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Mikala Munter Gundersen

Danish dressage rider Mikala Munter Gundersen has had a great season in Wellington with the 14 year old Danish Warmblood mare My Lady with top three placings all year and a Grand Prix win to round the season off. And then she received news today that she will be going to the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Finals in Lyon, France,  You can find out more about Mikala on her website.

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Dr. Johnson continues the series on lameness and associated symptoms by addressing foot size and fetlock height. To find out more about Equine Shockwave & Veterinary Chiropractic and book a consultation, visit www.equineshockwave.com. Follow Dr. Johnson on Facebook and Twitter @DrJennyJohnson.

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