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Archive for December 2014

Equestrian journalist Pamela Young joins me for a discussion on the politics of equestrian sport in the light of changes at the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) and International Olympic Committee (IOC) that impact the sport's administration and affect the wider horse community.  Read more at Horse Canada here.  Post your comments on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford. This podcast is available for download from the iTunes Podcast store to your Smartphone Podcast App.  Thanks to Templeton Thompson for the holiday music - Happy Yee-Hallidays is available on iTunes.

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Lucinda Green’s Eventing World

Six-time Badminton champion Lucinda Green shares her perspective on the sport of eventing and why she still appreciates the value of hunting at every opportunity.  And there's a whisper that she's looking for her next Badminton ride! Find out more as she also offers an observation for those who are still learning to slip the reins.  You can find Lucinda on Facebook here and on Twitter @LucindaGreenMBE.  Post your comments on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford. This podcast is available for download from the iTunes Podcast store to your Smartphone Podcast App.  Thanks to Templeton Thompson for the musical outro today - Happy Yee-Hallidays is available on iTunes.

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New Zealander Gemma New is the Associate Conductor of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra as well as the founder and director of the Lunar Ensemble.  At 27, she has already garnered international success and accolades in the company of such luminary maestros at Kurt Masur, Gustav Meier and Marin Alsop. Gemma is truly an inspiration for rising talent among female conductors. You can find out more about Gemma and her concert calendar on her website here.  Post your comments on our Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford.  This podcast is available for download from the iTunes Podcast store to your Smartphone Podcast App. [Photo: Fred Stucker]

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WiSP: Erika Lang

Erika Lang is breaking records as the Women's World Champion Trick Water Skier at the age of 18 and has consistently topped the national rankings for the past nine years. She started skiing at the ripe age of two and is now adding Wakeboarding to her repertoire. Follow Erika on Twitter and Instagram @Erikalang36.   Join us on Facebook at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford. You can download this podcast from the iTunes podcast store to your Smartphone Podcast App.

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Sarah Braun, 21, from Walnut Creek, CA is this year's recipient of the US Eventing Association/Christine E. Stafford Groom of the Year Award. Sarah, who grooms for Canadian team rider Hawley Bennett Awad, tells us how she got into the profession, what she enjoys about it, and her own riding ambitions. For the roster of past winners of the award visit chrisestafford.com.  You can post your comments on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford. This podcast is available for download from the iTunes store to your Smartphone Podcast App.

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The Cuckson Report

British journalist Pippa Cuckson reflects on recent developments in the sport of endurance about which she continues to reveal the inside story on her regular blog for Horse Canada that can found here at www.horse-canada.com.  You can join in the conversation on our Facebook page at Chris Stafford Radio or on Twitter @chrisestafford. This podcast is available for download from the iTunes store to your Smartphone Podcast App.

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WiSP: Jacquie Potter

New Zealander Jacquie Potter is a successful amateur triathlete who has competed in World Championships, Ironman and Half Ironman events as well as the Boston and Houston Marathons. The mother of two explains what it takes to compete at that level and she said, "I still love the feeling of putting on the Jacquie hat and just doing something for me." You can download this podcast from the iTunes store to your Smartphone Podcast App. Post your comments on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford.

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