Monday, November 03, 2008

#49 11-09-2008 Fall Fairs 'n Fair Falls

[ ] show welcome and overview of what's coming up

[ ] horse crazy contest reminder, Pocket Pegasus book confirmed as prize for the appropriate age group.

[ ] interview introduction, pre-recorded segment 6:42?
David O’Connor the coach for the Canadian Event Team and the President of the United States Equestrian Federation, and has overseen the consolidation of all horse organizations in the US under one governing body. He works closely with the FEI, which is the international governing body for all non-racing horse sports. He won the world renown Badminton competition in England, and has also earned an Olympic Medal of every color, including the first Eventing gold for the US in nearly a quarter of a century, in the individual competition in Sydney. He and wife Karen have ridden together on two US Olympic three-day teams, winning silver in 1996 and bronze in 2000 -- the first couple in Olympic history to earn two team medals.

hoofbeats! recently spoke to David O'Connor at the World Qualifier Competition at Wit's End, where he had designed the CCI three star cross country course.

[ ] interview intro + pre-recorded segment 12:47?
Susan Stafford is the editor of HorsePower magazine and author of a brand new book called Pocket Pegasus. Last week we heard her reading from the story and gave away an autographed copy of the book -- this week we will hear more about her process as a writer.

[ ] interview intro, pre-recorded segment 2:40
Chester Weber’s name has become synonymous with Four-in-Hand driving throughout the world and 2008 has been a banner year --a successful summer campaign in Europe earned him an Individual Silver Medal in the Four-in-Hand World Driving Championships. Prior to competing in Europe, Chester had just won his sixth consecutive National Championship title (at the Budweiser Live Oak International combined driving competition in Ocala, Florida). Here is a small excerpt of a phone conversation hoofbeats! had with this reknown athlete.

[ ] interview introduction, pre-recorded segment 18:40
Les Vandor is a lawyer and the author of the Legal Counsel series of books. He appears monthly on CTV and has newspaper columns in the Chronicle Journal and Ottawa Citizen. He fields questions from listeners on CBC Radio's Ontario Today on the first Friday of the month.
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He also rides -- you can get a sense by going to, click on News and see the Thanksgiving Day Hunt.

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