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Sat, 2012-10-27 21:24

Chris Stafford Radio: Exclusive Interview with Karen O'Connor

Authored By: Chris Stafford Radio

In this exclusive interview, Karen O'Connor joins me to talk about her recovery now that she's home in Virginia and on her way to a full recovery from the recent fall that resulted in a broken back. You can post your message for Karen on the O'Connor Equestrian Facebook Page or leave your comments on

Australian Olympian Clayton Fredericks has been named as the new Canadian Team Coach and he shares his reaction to today's announcement and what he's looking forward to as he establishes his new training center in Ocala, Florida. Follow Clayton on Twitter @claytonfrederi1.

Doug Warnock is a regular listener to the show who is involved with the Hoofbeats Dressage Club in Ontario, Canada and he tells us what plans he has for the club and how they are using social media to build their audience. You can comment on this episode at

Michael Pollard shares an interesting and educating story about Hanni's set back at Fair Hill last week and how the veterinary team were able to bring about her recovery to full fitness in time to compete in the Galway Downs CCI3* in California next week. You can comment on this episode at:

Claire Khuen joins me to take a look at the North American indoor show jumping and equitation season with a review of Harrisburg to previews of Washington, Kentucky and Toronto. Plus a look ahead to the Florida circuits of HITS Ocala and the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington. And Claire sings us out of the show too with He Thinks He'll Keep Her. Follow Claire on Twitter @clairekhuen.

Irish journalist Louise Parkes has all the latest news from the first FEI World Cup qualifiers in the Western European League as she reports on Dutch and French wins in Scandanavia. Plus a review of the World Breeding Championships from Lanaken.

U.S. Olympian Will Coleman wraps up his performance with Jim Fitzgerald's Zipp  at the Dansko Fair Hill International this weekend and reviews both the CCI 2 and 3 star competitions. Will also tells us what's ahead for Coleman Eventing; his fall and winter programs and his long term view of building a team at all levels. Follow Will on Twitter @colemaneventing.

Will Coleman reports on the cross country from Fair Hill International following his ride in the CCI2* with Zipp where they finished the day in 10th place. Will also watched the CCI3* competition unfold and shares his impressions of the day's sport from Elkton, MD. Follow Will on Twitter @ColemanEventing.

Coming Up:  Kate Greenreports from Pau CCI4*, news from the Global Dressage Forum  and then there's What's The Scoopto review the week's news. 

Tune in to episode two of Boyd Martin's Podcast  produced by Chris Stafford Radio.

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