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Horse Radio Network Features U.S. Para-Equestrian Association on a Once a Month Dressage Radio Segment

Co-Host Ellie Brimmer and Carino H at the Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*. Photos (C) Lindsay McCall.

Wellington, FL – April 3, 2013 – The Horse Radio Network provides the equestrian world with an entertaining and impressive line-up of radio shows for multiple disciplines. Executive Director of the Horse Radio Network, Glenn the Geek, makes it his goal to provide informative yet enjoyable radio shows for everyone in the equestrian industry. On March 27, 2013 the Dressage Radio Show, featuring hosts Reese Koffler-Stanfield and Philip Parks, handed the reins over to United States Para-Equestrian Association’s (USPEA) Lindsay McCall and para-dressage rider Eleanor Brimmer. The first two guests of the unprecedented show were Tina Wentz and para-dressage rider Derrick Perkins. Wentz is heavily involved in the para-equestrian discipline as a board member of the USPEA, a national para equestrian classifier and mother of Paralympian Jonathan Wentz who passed away in September 2012. She is an expert on the sport of para-dressage and knows first-hand the challenges and successes in and out of the international show ring. Derrick Perkins is a U.S. Air Force veteran who was injured in 1988 while on active duty. As a para-dressage rider, Perkins will have his international debut in the 2013 calendar year. With the expert instruction from trainer Kai Handt (who was Jonathan Wentz’s trainer and sponsor) and the talent of horse NTEC Richter Scale (Jonathan Wentz’s Paralympic horse), Perkins has the components to succeed and hopefully qualify for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games and/or 2016 Paralympics.

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Jonathan Wentz and NTEC Richter Scale at the 2012 Paralympics
Jonathan Wentz and NTEC Richter Scale at the 2012 Paralympics

Once a month, the Dressage Radio Show will become the Para-Equestrian Show focusing on international FEI discipline Para-Dressage. Although Para-Dressage is the main event, listeners will get the opportunity to learn more about the skillful U.S. Para-Driving Team, the para-reining discipline, Para-Vaulting, and the future of Para-Jumping. The para-equestrian dressage show will feature a line-up of guests including Olympians, Paralympians, trainers, coaches, professionals, amateur riders, young riders, and equine enthusiasts. The intention of the new radio show is to educate, inform, and entertain listeners on the para-equestrian Dressage discipline.

To learn more about the USPEA, please visit or e-mail President Hope Hand at You may also e-mail the host of the para-equestrian segment Lindsay McCall at

Link to the Show:

To learn more about the Horse Radio Network, visit; to contact Glenn the Geek, go to or leave a voicemail at 270-803-0025.

About the Horse Radio Network:

The Horse Radio Network is the voice of the horse world with listeners in over 40 countries. Eight different entertaining shows cover all aspects of the horse world and you can listen any time on your computer, MP3 player or smart phone.

We believe that people own horses for fun and entertainment. Why else would you put up with the early morning feedings, stall cleaning, vet bills, long trips to shows, empty bank accounts and everything else that goes with being a horse owner?

Our goal with these shows is to help your chores go a little faster and to put a smile on your face!  Learn more at

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Equestrian Legends at

Stable Scoop Radio Show at

Eventing Radio Show at

Dressage Radio Show at

Horse Tip Daily at

Western Radio Show at

Written by: Lindsay Y McCall

To view an online version of this press release with more photos, please visit:

About United States Para-Equestrian Association:

The USPEA is a network of riders, judges, national federation board members, and equestrian enthusiasts.  The association gives athletes the ability to get involved and expand their knowledge and experience in the Para-Equestrian sport. The USPEA encourages para-athletes to participate in all disciplines under the para-equestrian umbrella.

The USPEA is a recognized affiliate of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) which serves as the National Governing Body for the equestrian sport.  This relationship between the USPEA and USEF is to encourage para-equestrian competitors, leisure riders, coaches, fans and enthusiasts to network and get involved with the entire equestrian sport.

Ultimately the goal of the USPEA is to foster growth in the para-equestrian discipline.  From growth in the number of participants to growth as a team, and growth in the experience and knowledge of all involved.  From local horse shows to international Olympic Games, the USPEA will provide para-equestrians the knowledge of what they need to succeed.  The USPEA connects with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), the United States Dressage Federation (USDF), and USEF which provides Para-Equestrians the top equestrian resources.

In June 2010, the USPEA earned its 501 (c)(3) status which has encouraged supporters to help supply funding to the Para-Equestrian Team as a recognized affiliate of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF).

For more information about the USPEA, please visit or contact USPEA President Hope Hand by e-mail: or by phone: (610)356-6481.

Horses in the Morning Radio Talks Neue Schule Bits

Mette Larsen of Metlar Premium Performance Saddlery recently was a guest on Horses in the Morning radio show, with host Glenn the Geek (Photo courtesy of JRPR)

Riverhead, NY (February 15, 2013) – What’s as good as fresh coffee in the morning?  Fresh advice.   Which is exactly what Horses in the Morning listeners were served when the popular radio show asked Mette Larsen and Heather Hyde to talk about Metlar and Neue Schule Bits. That January 28 segment is available for replay and to share at this link:  The 10-minute segment on Neue Schule Bits will be found in the second half (12:47) of the show.

Fresh off the AETA (American Equestrian Trade Association) Trade Show – the equivalent of Fashion Week for all-things-equine — Neue Schule Bits U.S. distributor, Mette Larsen, of Metlar Premium Performance Saddlery, and U.K. distributor, Heather Hyde, brought Horses in the Morning listeners the latest in cutting-edge technology.

“We discussed the technology behind Neue Schule,” said Larsen.  “How the metal alloy that has been developed is leading the field, how the designs offer quarter-inch increments in sizing.” Neue Schule builds ergonomically designed high performance bits, using the latest in engineering and computer-aided design (CAD) technologies to offer superior comfort, in a unique metal alloy that promotes salivation, acceptance and communication.

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PRO Takes the Reins of the Eventing Radio Show

Vero Beach, FL: The Professional Riders Organization has acquired the Eventing Radio Show (ERS) from Horse Radio Network and will begin production on December 1st. Eventing Radio Show host Samantha Clark will continue in her role as the primary host of the show and joined by professional eventers from around the world. “I’m thrilled to be working with PRO on the show. ERS is definitely a labor of love – I’m lucky to talk to passionate, talented fascinating people involved at every level in a sport I adore. It never gets boring; the problem is fitting everything in.”

The Horse Radio Network will continue to edit the show with PRO taking over the executive production and advertising sales.  “We were approached by Glenn the Geek about taking over the program a few months ago and felt that it would make a very good match,” said Allison Springer, Vice-President of PRO. “We are eager to continue to make this an exciting program with a world wide scope covering the sport that we all love so much from many different angles. We are thrilled to have Samantha Clark on board as the primary host of the show and look forward to working together to keep the show fresh and current.”

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Equine Journalist Diana De Rosa Receives Press Club of Long Island Phil Spahn Award

The Press Club of Long Island presented equine journalist Diana De Rosa with their prestigious Phil Spahn award at their annual awards dinner on Thursday, June 7th. The Phil Spahn award is presented to a PCLI member who has demonstrated outstanding service to journalism, PCLI or to the community.  For the past three years De Rosa has been on the Board of the PCLI working diligently behind the scenes.

In her acceptance speech De Rosa commented, “Like many of you I am a journalist who lives on Long Island but unlike many of you most of what I report on is not on Long Island. In fact, this year I will be covering my 7th Olympic Games.”

De Rosa, who has had to sideline all her travels for the past month in order to care for her dad, continued noting, “Recently my dad had brain surgery – the result of a fall. It has demanded a lot of our time and energy as me and my siblings get through this rough time that won’t have a happy ending. Yet, I have not resented one second of sacrifice. Matter of fact, I value this time spent with him and the lessons I’ve learned. I feel when you believe in a person or organization it’s easy to give of your time and energy.”

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Tami Hoag Keeps Listeners in Suspense on Robert Dover’s Radio Show

Wellington, FL (May 2, 2012) – Tami Hoag, a New York Times bestselling author and Grand Prix rider, kept listeners in suspense when she appeared on Robert Dover’s radio talk show recently. As the reigning “Queen of Suspense,” Hoag chatted with Olympic dressage rider Robert Dover about her books, her horses and if she will write another novel about the equestrian world.

“You are hot,” Dover told Hoag during their on-air chat. “I travel all around the world and no matter where I am, from bookstores to airports, I see your books.” Hoag’s most recent novel Down the Darkest Road is her 15th New York Times bestseller and her books have been translated into 20 languages worldwide.

Hoag shared the story of her early life with Dover, from her days growing up in Minnesota riding Quarter Horses. “I rode western and I rode in judged and timed events. We didn’t really have jumpers in our area until one trainer moved to town. I started riding jumpers with him, using his horse,” Hoag said.

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FEI TV Live in Kentucky for HSBC FEI Classics 2012

Lausanne (SUI), 26 April 2012 – FEI TV, the official FEI video platform, is LIVE from Kentucky (USA) for the third leg of the HSBC FEI Classics 2012.

The live action, which starts today (26 April) at 15.00 CEST for Day 1 of Dressage, runs until Sunday (29 April) as follows:

Day 2 Dressage – 27 April 15.00 CEST
Cross Country – 28 April 15.00 CEST
Jumping – 29 April 18.30 CEST

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Jumping Verona Wins Rolex FEI World Cup Press Office Award for 2011/2012

Left to right: Grania Willis (Director of Press Relations, FEI), Anthony Schaub (from Rolex), Caterina Vagnozzi (Jumping Verona Press Officer), Eleonora Ottaviani (Jumping Verona Event Director) and Magali Dubois Vaucher (of Rolex). Image: Kit Houghton/FEI.

Lausanne (SUI), 21 April 2012 – Jumping Verona has won the Best Press Office award for the Rolex FEI World Cup Jumping Western European League 2011/2012 as voted by journalists and photographers covering the series’ 12 Western European League qualifiers.

The Best Press Office award was introduced at the start of the Rolex FEI World Cup 2010/2011 season to celebrate the hard work of the event organising teams. Press offices were judged on several key media services, including on-site and online media services, press conferences and swift information supply throughout the qualifiers.

The Jumping Verona media team numbers eight, and is led by Caterina Vagnozzi. Caterina has been press officer of Jumping Verona, which hosted the fourth qualifier of the Rolex FEI World Cup Jumping Western European League 2011/2012 series, since 2003. She has also been press officer at the Rome CSIO for the past 23 years, was Press Officer at the FEI World Equestrian Games in Rome in 1998, and at all the Pavarotti International Horse Shows at Modena.

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Luck Be a Lady TV Series Seeking Head Writer

The “Luck Be a Lady” television series is moving forward in the development phase and is now looking for a Head writer. The thirteen week series is designed to showcase and highlight women in the equine industry. The series has a tentative agreement with a network and everything is a “go” for the production.

“We’ve spent the last month or so developing this series and while we have many of the parts and players in place, it’s a big project and we know we need more help. We are looking for a Head writer to help us develop all of the weekly episodes. Sample show submissions should be sent to no later than May 1, 2012. This is a paid position.

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CBS Sports Network Will Broadcast Equestrian Events during Primetime April 10th and April 17th

Lexington, KY – Over 45 million viewers will have the chance to watch world class show jumping in their living rooms this coming Tuesday, April 10th when CBS Sports Network broadcasts the FEI Nations Cup at 8pm ET. The event, which was held on March 2nd, features the world’s best equestrian jumpers representing their countries in an exciting team competition. Ten countries fielded teams of four riders this year including the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Germany and Ireland.

The Following Tuesday, April 17th CBS Sports Network will broadcast the final round of the 2012 USEF National Show Jumping Championships and Selection Trials for the U.S. Show Jumping Team at 8pm ET. The 2012 USEF National Show Jumping Championship is a four round competition that began on March 21st and ended March 24th. CBS Sports will air the determining round of that competition which featured strong performances from Reed Kessler, Margie Engle, Mario Deslauriers, Rich Fellers and other premier American riders.

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Donna Barton Brothers Signs On to “Luck Be a Lady” TV Series

Nashville, TN – Bloodlines, as many people know, are one of the most important attributes in a horse. The same could be said for the people involved in the sport of horse racing. And Donna Brothers makes that abundantly clear. Her mother was a professional jockey (one of the first few women to be licensed as such in the United States) and her father was a rough-stock rider on the rodeo circuit.

She began riding professionally in 1987 and has ridden at Birmingham Turf Club, Rockingham Park, Suffolk Downs, Canterbury Downs, Remington Park, Arlington Park, Keeneland, Churchill Downs, Gulfstream Park, Hialeah, Calder, Turfway Park, Ellis Park, Dueling Grounds (now Kentucky Downs), Monmouth Park, Belmont Park, and Saratoga, to name a few. She rode 11 1/2 years and retired in 1998 as the second leading female jockey in the country by money earned. Highlights of her career are: second in the Breeder’s Cup Juvenile with Hennessey in 1995; leading stakes winning rider at Churchill Downs’ 1995 Spring/Summer meet; and retiring as the second leading female in the nation by money earned after only riding for 11 1/2 years.

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