Conversations from the world of women’s sports

Our resident Sport’s Psychologist Dr. Inga Wolframm returns this week with another fascinating topic in which she reveals the secret of ‘self concept’ and ‘self aspect’ which are ways to discover your ability and goals that will hopefully help you fulfill your dreams. You can read Ing’s Blog on here website at www.ingawolframm.com and follow us on Twitter @IngaWolframm and @chrisestafford. You can post your comments and questions on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio.

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We continue the series of Notable Equestrians with part five of Jessica Ransehousen’s autobiography as she revisits the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games with not-so-fond memories of the food plus some reckless driving, and also reflects on her then 18 year old daughter Missy competing at the North American Junior & Young Rider Championships. You can comment on this episode on the Facebook page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Lucinda Green and Ian Stark have between them won Badminton nine times - these days Lucinda travels the world to teach cross country riding while Ian has become a sought after course designer. They join me to review this year’s Badminton course, which was designed for the first time by Italy’s Guiseppi Della Chiesa and offer suggestions about designing courses for today’s sport and what they believe the sport needs at all levels to move forward.

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Jessica Ransehousen continues her autobiography as we travel through the 80’s which was a busy period for her with competing, judging and supporting her daughter Missy’s eventing career. You can join in the conversation on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford

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Sports Psychologist Dr. Inga Wolframm returns with another topic of interest to riders this time explaining why she believes ‘there is no such thing as losing’. Be sure to check out Inga’s blog on her website here. Join in the conversation on the Facebook Page here and follow us on Twitter @IngaWolframm and @chrisestafford.

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Jessica Ransehousen continues with Part 3 of her autobiography as she takes her from the late 1960's through the '70's during which time she became a recognized dressage judge and raised her two children Clayton and Missy spending some time in Europe. You can comment on this episode on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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On this week's episode, Dr. Jenny Johnson talks about movement and how it relates to the gaits of the horse. For information about Oakhill Shockwave and Veterinary Chiropractic please visit equineshockwave.com and on Facebook here. Follow us on Twitter @DrJennyJohnson and @chrisestafford.

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Lucinda Green explains why she feels that this year’s cross country course at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials was a wake up call for riders and a good thing for the sport. And we hear from this year’s winner Australian Sam Griffiths on why this was the highlight of his career. Visit the Badminton website here for full results and fence analysis. You can post you comments and questions on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow us on Twitter @griffiths_sam@LucindaGreenMBE and @chrisestafford.

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The final chapter 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 16 The Comet's future is determined but Elaine's eventing career has an undecided future. The music Girls and Horses is by Templeton Thompson and available on her website and on iTunes.

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Jessica Ransehousen continues the story of her career as we travel through the sixties, which included two Olympic Games; Rome in 1960 and Tokyo in 1964.  You can join in the conversation on our Facebook Page here at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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Dr. David Marlin joins Dr. Inga Wolframm to discuss a survey that is being launched today aimed at understanding what makes horse people tick; personalities that make horse people different whether professional, amateur or recreational and those who enjoy horses or who observe others enjoying horses.   Click this link to participate in the survey and help us spread the word around the world.  Follow us on Twitter @IngaWolframm@DrDavidMarlin and @chrisestafford.  Post your comments and questions for the show on our Facebook Page here: Chris Stafford Radio.

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Silva Martin

Silva Martin suffered a serious head injury when she took a fall in March and is making a wonderful recovery which she shares with us here.  You can follow Silva on her website here and on Facebook. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford and post your comments on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio.

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Italian rider and trainer Francesca Pollara previews the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials that runs from May 8-11th in Gloucestershire, England. Can William Fox-Pitt continue his good form after winning Rolex or will his nemesis Andrew Nicholson make up for lost ground this season? Find out who Francesca thinks will be in the top three.  

Visit Francesca's website here and follow us on Twitter @sunhillstud and @chrisestafford. Post your comments on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio.
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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 15, it's cross country day and the pressure is on for Elaine and The Comet to prove themselves.  The music Girls and Horses is by Templeton Thompson and available on her website and on iTunes.

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Jessica Ransehousen has made a considerable contribution to dressage in the US and over the next few weeks we will be taking a look back at her life starting with her childhood and the early part of her career during the 1950's. Visit Jessica's website here. Post your comments on the Facebook Page here and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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