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The Horse Show: S3E25 - World Equestrian Games Final - Simone Blum

Chris Stafford wraps up the final day of competition from the FEI World Equestrian Games with the newly crowned show jumping World Champion Germany's Simone Blum. It was a thrilling competition to watch a woman on top of the podium again—the first time since 1986. Her mare DSP Alice did not have one rail down this week and was foot perfect as they were last to go and Simone's nerves held up to take the title. She tells Chris how it played out for her and what's next for this super mare that...


The Horse Show: S3E24 - WEG Day 11 - Sophie Wells, Louise Parkes

On day 11 of the FEI World Equestrian Games, Chris Stafford talks to double gold medalist Britain’s Sophie Wells MBE who has now won five WEG medals in her career, which she underlined with her freestyle performance today riding the 11 year old Dutch warmblood gelding C Fatal Attraction. We hear how the partnership prepared for this games and what it means to her now that Team GB has qualified to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. With the driving marathon taking place today it was a great day’s...


The Horse Show: S3E23 - WEG Day 10 - Adrienne Sternlicht, Malin Baryard, Karen O'Connor, Katie Prudent

Team USA took the gold medal today in the show jumping competition at the FEI World Equestrian Games and it came down to a jump off between Sweden and the USA to decide the gold and silver. It was a spectacular competition and Chris spoke to Adrienne Sternlicht who was making her championship debut to get her reaction to winning her first gold medal. Sweden’s Malin Baryard achieved another career highlight to win a team silver medal and qe hear how excited she is about the mare she’s...


The Horse Show: S3E22 - WEG Day 9 - Misdee Wrigley-Miller, Holly Smith

On Day 9 of competition at the FEI World Equestrian Games, Chris talks to Misdee Wrigley Miller, the first woman to compete in the carriage driving at a world championships. This is Misdee’s second World Equestrian Games; she made her debut on the team in Normandy in 2014 where the team finished in 4th place. Misdee has been preparing for these games in Europe and in Kentucky which she believes will help her team of horses cope with the heat and humidity here in Tryon. She tells Chris what...


WEG Day 8 - Erynn Ballard, Adrienne Sternlicht, Amanda Derbyshire

The show jumping competition of the World Equestrian Games got underway in Tryon, NC and Chris Stafford talked to three team rookies who are making their championship debut and who were previous guests on The Horse Show. Canada's Erynn Ballard rode Darkos Promise into 33rd place of the 124 starters today in the speed competition which was one round against the clock. Adrienne Sternlicht on Team USA had one rail down to finish in 45th place and Amanda Derbyshire on Team GB also had a rail...


The FAB Podcast: S1E25 - Networking Like A Pro - The Follow-Up

On this, our final episode in our Networking Like A Pro series, Janice Porter, Master Networker, gives us the most important aspects of how to follow up after a sports industry networking event. She cites the 24-7-30 method which explains when and via which methods we should be following up with the people we made connections with, in order to make the most of our time and the new relationships. She also recommends carving out specific time slots the next day, during which we should schedule...


The Horse Show: S3E20 - Laura Kraut, Di Lampard, Annie Peavy, Heather Blitz, Becky Reno

On the show today from day 7 of the World Equestrian Games Chris talks to Team USA Grade IV para dressage rider Annie Peavy who riders Royal Dark Chocolate and her coach Heather Blitz about their ride. And as the show jumpers prepare for the first class of the individual competition tomorrow Chris spoke to Team USA rider Laura Kraut who rider the 11 year old mare Zeremonie, and was also able to catch up with Team GB Chef d' Equipe Di Lampard to hear about her young squad that includes three...


WEG Day 4 - Ros Canter, World Eventing Champion

Great Britain dominated the eventing competition here at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon, NC winning both team and individual gold medals. Canadian eventer Jessica Payne joins Chris Stafford to round up the competition and take a look at the standout performances of these games. It was an important qualifier for the Tokyo Olympic Games and it leaves Team USA and Canada after their result here still to qualify at the 2019 Pan American Games. Britain's Ros Canter clinched the gold when...


The Horse Show: S3E18 - WEG Day 4 - Cross Country with Ingrid Klimke and Ros Canter

On today’s episode of The Horse Show, Chris Stafford reports from the FEI World Equestrian Games after the cross country phase of eventing. It was a fabulous day’s competition which saw there women taking the medal placings. Chris spoke to Germany’s Ingrid Klimke who is currently in the gold medal position about her foot perfect round on SAP Hale Bob OLD finishing exactly on the time ahead of Britain’s Ros Canter and Allstar B making her championship debut with a wonderful round. Ros tells...


The Horse Show: S3E17 - WEG Day 3 - Charlotte Dujardin, Heather Blitz, Bettina Hoy, Debbie Adams

On the show today Chris Stafford chats to former USA Team rider Heather Blitz who reviews the Grand Prix Special and you can hear how impressed she was with the quality of the leading riders. Women ruled today with all three podium places going to the girls in a nail biting finish with the top 3 riders. Chris also spoke to the bronze medalist Britain's Charlotte Dujardin who was surprised herself to be on the podium with her young mare Mount St John Freestyle. Double Olympian Bettina Hoy who...


The Horse Show: S3E16 - WEG Day 2; heather Blitz, Isabelle Werth and Bonnie Mosser

On day 2 of the World Equestrian Games, the team dressage medals were decided and it came down to the anchor rider for Team USA to not only squeeze Sweden off the podium and to the home crowd’s delight they went one better to clinch the silver medal behind Germany. Chris Stafford spoke to former Team USA rider Heather Blitz about the how the competition unfolded and also to Germany’s Isabelle Werth who performed an emotional test with Bella Rose to score 84.829% and finish on top of the...


The Horse Show: S3E15 - Drama in Endurance plus Jonelle Price

It's the first day of competition at the FEI World Equestrian Games which got underway at 7am with the endurance. Alas, chaos reined as some riders were misdirected by the stewards and got lost so the FEI decided to restart the race at the first vet gate some 40 miles into the 100 mile race. The race then became a 120km (74 mile) long and some teams were unhappy with this decision. Elsewhere the the first day of dressage saw no surprises among the leading nations as the teams compete for...


The FAB Podcast: S1E24 - Dani McSweeney, Pittsburgh Penguins

On this week’s episode, Kristin chats with Dani McSweeney, Inside Sales Representative for the Pittsburgh Penguins, as part of our Young Female Professional Series. Dani tells us about your previous sports-related experience and her journey into the industry thus far. She explains the different types of sales roles that are involved with running an NHL team, what about sales lends itself to success for many types women and personalities or character strengths that can make us successful in...


The Horse Show: S3E14 - The FEI World Equestrian Games is Ready

Chris Stafford begins coverage of the FEI World Equestrian Games from the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Tryon, NC with an introduction to the event, its history and what we can expect of the eight disciplines that are taking place over the next two weeks. This week we can expect dressage, eventing, reining and endurance. Chris is joined by veteran equestrian journalist Pamela Young, former editor of Horse International who has covered many World and Olympic Games. Pamela shares...


the SIRI & BEK show: S1E15 - The Kona Effect

Siri & Bek talk us through preparing for the race of your life at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii which takes place on October 13, 2018. They recommend when to arrive ahead of the race and some places to train on the island to get acclimated to the conditions, especially the fickle trade winds. They offer tips and tricks for the swim, bike, run as well as the importance of honing your bike skills to be ready for any eventuality. Bek explains the best way to prepare your...


Ready Steady Rehab: S1E11 - Shoe Fitting and Orthotic Prescriptions

On this episode, Dr. Heather North explains how shoe fitting and foot movement has that there is no scientific evidence to favor orthotic prescriptions. Shoes that change eversion or control the foot don’t really change the movement path but rather range of motion. Foot pronation or eversion may not be a contributor to running injuries. It's an interesting analysis of how feet behave and the importance of examination of your feet as an athlete to ensure you adapt to changes and wear the...


The FAB Podcast: S1E23 - Working in Sports Tourism

This week, Kristin Ray visits with Meghan Ziehmer, Associate Director of the Greater Lansing Sports Authority. She introduces us to the world of sports tourism and all that it has to offer women who want to work in sports. From events specialists to marketing experts, sports tourism has something for everyone, although it’s among the least sought after segments. She also talks about how important persistence is when job searching, especially for those looking for their first...


Off the Track: S1E9 - 2018 RollerCon Discusses People of Color

On this week's episode we hear an extract from the recent RollerCon discussing people of color hosted by Mick Swagger from Team Indigenous: "Most important thing I've been a part of in roller derby to date. Winning Hydras and playing top ten doesn't matter when oppression exists on your team and within your league. The obsession with winning that trophy seems to make people forget to treat each other well and that is just not something I can be quiet about anymore. This exists at every level...


The Horse Show: S3E13 - Debbie McDonald Takes the Long View for Team USA Dressage

Debbie McDonald has been an integral part of Team USA Dressage for a number of years since she stole the limelight with her extraordinary mare Brentina winning team silver and bronze at the 2012 and 2016 World Equestrian Games and the team bronze at the Athens Olympic Games. Most recently, as well as becoming a much sought after coach, Debbie has been the Developing Dressage Coach nurturing new talent among young riders around the country. This year her role will change as she takes over the...


Sound Bites: S1E14 - Finding Your Race Weight

On this week's episode of Sound Bites Maricarmen Farias discusses the best way to find your target race weight - percentage of body fat and how you come up with that figure. If it seems that your approach to weight loss has not been working out great for you, it might be time to try something different. Maricarmen shares some of the practices that she implemented to overcome her obsession with having the "perfect body." Starting with determining your caloric intake to making your health the...