Sinead Halpin introduces Lucinda Green as the first guest in a series highlighting 'light bulb moments'. Some fascinating stories, as you would expect from Lucinda - always inspirational and enlightening, This is a conversation you won't want to miss. You can comment on this episode at http://chrisstafford.podbean.com or on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio. Follow us on Twitter @LucindaGreenMBE, @sinead_C_halpin and @chrisestafford.
British event rider James Alliston, who dominated the Galway Downs CCI3* event this weekend with three horses taking first, second and sixth place, explains why he prefers California over Gloucestershire to establish his credentials as an international rider with the hope of one day catching the selectors eye. You can comment on this episode at http://chrisstafford.podbean.com. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.
Kate Green reports on the Les Etoiles de Pau CCI4* event in France this weekend which highlighted some class performances from several nations in the first of the 2012-13 FEI HSBC Classic Series with a one-two for the popular New Zealanders Andrew Nicholson (Nereo) and Jonathan (Jock) Paget (Clifton Promise). You can hear an exclusive interview with Andrew here on Chris Stafford Radio. Post your comments at http://chrisstafford.podbean.com. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.
Eventer Darren Chiacchia, 48, was admitted to the hospital last week with fungal meningitis, a rare and potentially deadly infection. Additionally, on Oct. 8, Chiacchia developed MRSA, a virulent staph infection commonly contracted in hospitals.
Horse and Hound: "Apache Sauce, who completed 10 four-stars with Mary King, has been put down after injuring himself at Weston Park while being ridden by Mary's daughter Emily..."
It is with great sadness for Emily, Mary, David and all the connections of this great horse that I learn of his death today. My heart goes out to Emily - @emilykingg_ - at the young age of 16 to experience the loss of a horse she was riding.
Justin Hull is an Adult Amateur Eventer from Greenville, South Carolina who combines his love of the sport with a full time job as a Software Engineer. Justin tells us he is moving up the levels and what he is working on for next season. You can comment on this episode at www.chrisstafford.podbean.com. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.
Sinead Halpin proudly flew the U.S. flag last week by finishing second at Burghley Horse Trials riding Manoir de Carneville with a fabulous ride that placed them on top of the leader board going into the show jumping phase. It was a performance that won her many new fans and a result that she will continue to celebrate now that she's home.
Kate Green reports on a third win for the popular New Zealander Andrew Nicholson at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials as he overtook American Sinead Halpin in the final moments of a thrilling finale to this major four star event.
Chris Stafford Radio has an exclusive interview with Nina Ligon who is Thailand's sole representative in the London Olympic Games equestrian events and has two horses nominated for the event which starts this weekend. She also has a great team behind here as she heads for Greenwich Park and I caught up with Nina while she was packing her bags.
Chris Stafford Radio has just scooped an exclusive interview with Double Olympic Gold Medalist Mark Todd who has been named to his seventh Olympic Games for New Zealand. Mark explains what this one means to him and how he is just as motivated now as he was before his first cap in 1984.
Two top U.S. eventing grooms; Max Corcoran, who has been with Karen O'Connor for 11 years, and Phillip Dutton's groom of 7 years, Emma Ford, are both making career moves this month and reflect on their memories, the fun they had, the great horses that became their best friends and what lies ahead for them. You can comment on this episode at http://chrisstafford.podbean.com or on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.
Galway Downs organizer, Robert Kellerhouse, has produced another very successful event with multiple divisions across the levels at the popular California venue welcoming riders from around the country for the last in the PRO Tour Series @PROEventRiders too. Robert reflects on how the event has grown from small acorns and is now the destination for many North American based eventers to wrap up the season. You can comment on this episode at http://chrisstafford.podbean.com. Follow us on Twitter @galwaydowns and @chrisestafford.
The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials will revert to its Thursday to Sunday schedule from 2014, moving to the weekend after the May Day Bank Holiday. Since 2010, the event has finished on the bank holidayt o fit in with BBC TV schedulers. But from 2014 it will revert to the second weekend in May (8-11th).
U.S. Olympic event rider Karen O'Connor suffered a rotational fall at the Morven Park Fall Horse Trials in Virginia this weekend with the Advanced mare Veronica, resulting in fractured vertebrae. Her husband David has an update on her condition and her prognosis. You can post your comments on this episode atwww.chrisstafford.podbean.com. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.
Jimmy Wofford and Michael Pollard discuss some of the topics that Michael raised in his recent articles for the Chronicle of The Horse offering some observations as to why the U.S. came home empty handed from the Olympic Games and some possible solutions that would give them a better chance of medals in the future. You can comment on this episode at www.chrisstafford.podbean.com. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.
Britain's Emily King is following in her mother Mary's footsteps with international honors as she returns from Poland with the Junior European individual silver medal. Emily also shares her plans as she embarks on a career in eventing. You can follow Emily on Twitter @emilykingg_ and post your comments on this episode at www.chrisstafford.podbean.com.
Listen to my exclusive podcast with William Fox- Pitt for Equestrian Life about his amazing performance at Burghley Horse Trials and the HSBC series, his upcoming visit to Australia, a baby due in late October and his competition plans. @equestrian_life #equestrian_life
New Zealander Andrew Nicholson has become the Burghley Champion for the third time and on this occasion he triumphed on his home bred Avebury owned by his long time supporters Mark & Rosemary Barlow. Andrew, who also finished second in the HSBC FEI Classic Series, now turns his attention to the rest of the season starting this week with Blenheim CCI3*.
@chrisestafford: Denny Emerson presents a first option to American event riders who aspire to make the team and argues that you don't need to travel to Europe to be competitive. This is in direct contracst to Karen O'Connor and other current team riders who firmly believe that the only way for the U.S. to get back on the medal podium is to play this game with the best in the world in their back yard.
Denny: "I haven't commented much since our USET squad didn't get it done in London, but I've been trying to think of what to say to the very good aspiring riders in eventing who might be thinking that the USET is too big a mountain to climb. Too many mountains, maybe. Million dollar horses, strings of horses, trips to Europe, so much that's so daunting and so out of reach for good riders without those elusive “owners”...
Canadian Eventer Hawley Bennett-Awad's Olympics were ended abruptly with a fall on the cross-country where she broke her pelvis. She tells us what she remembers of that day in Greenwich Park with Gin and Juice and how she will soon be back in the tack and ready for the fall season.
Take a listen to this exclusive interview with U.S. Eventer Sinead Halpin on Chris Stafford Radio as she explains how she has had to redirect her focus on the fall events with Manoir de Carneville after they missed out on team selection.
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