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Katherine Bateson-Chandler Featured on Horses in the Morning Radio Show

Photo courtesy of JRPR.

Wellington, FL (December 1, 2016) — With the winter dressage show season fast approaching in south Florida and the World Equestrian Games scheduled to be held on the United States east coast less than two years from now, top U.S. dressage riders are filled with anticipation. Horse Radio Network’s talk show Horses in the Morning invited one of these riders, Grand Prix competitor Katherine Bateson-Chandler, to the broadcast’s “Omega Alpha Equine Monday Edition” to give the inside scoop on what it’s like to prepare for the show ring as the gaze of international dressage turns to the U.S.

An online podcast of Bateson-Chandler’s interview is now available on Horses in the Morning’s website, in which Bateson-Chandler shares her thoughts on planning for the World Equestrian Games (WEG), the upcoming Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida, her bond with her superstar mount Alcazar, and the invaluable boost she gains from training with British Olympian Carl Hester.

The road to the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) will offer triumphs and inevitable challenges for standout horse-and-rider pairs who hope to compete in the Tryon, North Carolina event. Bateson-Chandler is already working hard to prepare for the WEG – one of the biggest events on the global sporting calendar – and spent this past summer competing in Europe and training with Carl Hester.

The radio show was quick to get right to the question on most riders’ minds – one that Bateson-Chandler was happy to answer – which was whether or not she has actually ridden Valegro while at Hester’s facility. “I have!” she said. “Carl and Charlotte Dujardin both are very open with their horses, so pretty much everybody rides everything. That’s great fun!  And Valegro truly is what he seems to be – he is the most special horse in the world, and I have been around a lot of special horses, international and otherwise. There is something about him that is so gentle. He is such an old soul.”

Despite Valegro’s allure, there is another horse that fills Bateson-Chandler’s heart. “One hundred percent I believe horses have a ‘person,’” she explained. “Alcazar is my special boy.” The Dutch-bred gelding affectionately known as “Lonzie,” owned by Jane Clark, has trained up the levels to Grand Prix with Bateson-Chandler. “When you spend every day with a horse, there is a bond you can’t describe; you have to feel it. We know each other so well. He has a lot of character and tries really hard, with enough spice that keeps every day interesting. He is back up and running after colic surgery last summer, and he feels better than ever.”

It takes years to develop the superior strength needed for international competition. Muscle development, plus the best feeding and supplement regimen, is crucial. Bateson-Chandler uses several different all-natural Omega Alpha products to keep Alcazar and her other equine partners in top shape. “Across the board, the horses like the Omega Alpha Gastra-FX. Omega Alpha’s philosophy is to create healthy horses by starting with the gut, and I totally agree. Every vet I speak to says to start with the intestines, the inside of the horse.” Bateson-Chandler’s supplement of choice for equine pain relief is Omega Alpha’s Antiflam. “Antiflam is amazing for my high performance horses working at the international level. I Iove the thought of taking inflammation out of their muscles in a completely natural way.”

As plans for the 2018 World Equestrian Games begin to form, Bateson-Chandler is first intent on the Wellington show series at hand. With her personal and professional mentor Olympian Debbie McDonald, she will choose Florida shows to compete in and will look toward next summer in Europe, as well. She will project backwards from the WEG, planning her qualifying period and where she needs to be month-by-month, season-by-season. “I always have a greater idea in mind of what I want to do, but again, you learn that things can change. If you wait until the year of the championships to plan, you are behind the eight ball. Everyone is planning now, to be honest, even towards the Tokyo Olympics. Absolutely, this is a very important season.”

To listen to her exciting interview on Horses in the Morning, go to Omega Alpha Equine Monday Edition at http://www.horsesinthemorning.com/11-14-2016-by-omega-alpha-equine-hellos-big-win-bateson-chandler-horse-nation-bucket-list/. For more information about Katherine Bateson-Chandler, visit www.kbcdressage.com.

Contact: Katherine Bateson-Chandler

Annual Live Horses in the Morning Holiday Party

Wednesday Morning 9am to 10:30am Eastern

Wednesday morning is our live Annual HORSES IN THE MORNING Holiday Party. The phone lines will be open from 9am to 10am Eastern and we invite all our terrific sponsors, hosts, listeners and past guests to call in with their favorite memory of 2015.

The call in number is 435-272-1997. If you are not free, you can leave us a voicemail at 859-474-0261.

We look forward to hearing from you all Wednesday morning and have a very Merry Christmas!

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Mary Kitzmiller Joins the Horses in the Morning Family

We are very excited to have one of the finest horsewoman in the country join the HORSES IN THE MORNING crew. Mary Kitzmiller is one of the nicest and most knowledgeable horse trainers we know.

Mary spends her time traveling the country teaching clinics and competing in such exciting events as Road to the Horse, NRHA reining and Extreme Mustang Makeovers.

Today, Mary uses the knowledge gleaned from years of intense study with the world’s best performance horse trainers combined with her practice of humane and effective methods to create a unique recipe for training outstanding performance equines. Visit her website.

When: 2nd Thursday of Every Month


Time: 9:00 am Eastern at www.horsesinthemorning.com or recorded on the HRN App.

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: http://www.horsesinthemorning.com/hitm-for-01-28-2013-by-omega-alpha-equine-live-from-aeta-new-products-for-2013/.  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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Horses in the Morning Radio Show to Broadcast Live from Horsetown USA

The Horse Radio Network’s Live Morning Show Broadcasts from Norco, CA.

Lexington, KY, USA October 25, 2011: The Horse Radio Network’s (HRN) HORSES IN THE MORNING radio show will broadcast live from its adopted city of Norco, CA (Horsetown USA) on November 30 through December 2, 2011. Co-hosts Glenn the Geek and Jamie Jennings will experience Norco for the first time as they broadcast live through the Internet and via Smartphones. November 30th the show will broadcast live from America’s Country Store in Old Town Norco and feature a live audience. Listeners and Norconian residence are welcome to get up early and join the fun.

Glenn the Geek, HRN Founder and Executive Director, welcomes this exclusive opportunity. “The show has developed a large following around the globe and while many people in the USA may have heard of Norco and its reputation among the horse world, this is a unique occasion for us to tell its story from the town among its residents. Jamie and I are looking forward to bringing Norco to the world and experiencing it for ourselves. This broadcast will not only showcase Norco but also illustrate the power of radio via the Internet and how we can reach a wider audience for them. I want to thank Liza Rogers and all the folks of Norco for inviting us.”

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Madeleine Pickens Shares Her Story with the Horse Radio Network

July 13, 2011. Lexington, Kentucky, USA: The Horse Radio Network’s (HRN) Jamie Jennings and Helena Bee join together as part of the Women of HOPE series to bring you an incredible interview with Madeleine Pickens. This interview will air in a two part series on Thursday, July 14, 2011 and Friday July 15, 2011 on the live HORSES IN THE MORNING show at www.horsesinthemorning.com or on a smart phone at www.horsesinthemorning.mobi. Plus, it will be played in its entirety on Friday on the recorded Stable Scoop Radio Show at www.stablescoop.com.

Heartfelt. Overcoming. Passionate. Inspiring. Four words that sum up Madeleine Pickens and her efforts to change the way Americans treat one of our most beloved national symbols; the mustang. Madeleine Pickens is no stranger to challenges, and she is a role model for horse girls and women everywhere. She is the epitome of the successful businesswoman, a wife, mother and grandmother, a Thoroughbred racehorse owner, an animal welfare activist, philanthropist, and author. But above all, she is an American woman who is heartfelt, overcoming obstacles, passionate, and inspiring.

For example, Madeleine and her husband, Boone Pickens, led the fight to close the last horse slaughterhouse in the United States. Their work resulted in the passage of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act by the United States House of Representatives. During the disaster caused by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, the Pickens donated $7 million to the Red Cross to aid the people of the city of New Orleans.

After the Bureau of Land Management announced in 2008 that the United States government was considering euthanasia and/or selling more than 30,000 wild mustangs to slaughterhouses overseas, Madeleine Pickens announced plans to develop a one million acre (4,000 km²) sanctuary for the horses. She did exactly that. It’s called Mustang Monument, and it is beyond a dream come true for anyone who appreciates the presence of these simple, yet stunning equines.

The Horse Radio Network (HRN) – the Voice of the Horse World – is the pioneer and leader in equine related online horse radio. With a variety of different shows from the serious to the sublime, the Horse Radio Network is your entertaining and informative source for everything horse. Listen to any of the nine popular shows on the network at www.horseradionetwork.com.

Horse Radio Network (HRN) to Broadcast Live from Graceland on June 10, 2011

HRN’S HORSES IN THE MORNING Will Be Hosting an Exclusive Program from the Stables at Graceland in Memphis to Share Elvis’s Love of Horses.

June 7, 2011. Lexington, Kentucky, USA:  The Horse Radio Network’s (HRN) morning show, HORSES IN THE MORNING, will broadcast LIVE from Elvis Presley’s stables at Graceland on Friday June 10, 2011 from 9:00 – 10:00 am Eastern at http://www.horsesinthemorning.com. This exclusive show will tell the story of the King of Rock and Roll’s love of horses. The show can also be heard on SmartPhones by following the Listen Live link on the website. A podcast version will be made available immediately after the show.

Joining Glenn the Geek will be co-host for the day, Rafael Valle, owner of one of the most popular Palomino’s today; Ivory Pal.  They will be joined by Alene Alexander, the barn manager for Graceland since Elvis death in 1977 who will share stories of Elvis’s horses.

“I grew up listening to Elvis, so it is a thrill for the Horse Radio Network to be able to broadcast from his stables at Graceland. This is one of those rare opportunities where we can use the voice of radio to share the passion for horses from a legend whose memory will never fade,” says Glenn the Geek, Founder of the Horse Radio Network.

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Arenus Sponsored Rider Shawn Flarida Appears on Horses in the Morning Radio Show

Shawn Flarida, NRHA's Four Million Dollar Rider, recently took to the airwaves on the Horse Radio Network’s “Horses in the Morning” radio show. (Photo courtesy of Waltenberry)

St. Louis, MO (February 28, 2011) – Shawn Flarida, an Arenus Ambassador and the first rider in history to become the National Reining Horse Association’s (NRHA) Four Million Dollar Rider, recently took to the airwaves on the Horse Radio Network’s “Horses In The Morning” radio show. Flarida spoke with hosts Glenn the Geek and Jamie Jennings from his farm in Springfield, Ohio.

During the radio show, Glenn the Geek congratulated Flarida on the recent news that Flarida will be inducted into the NRHA Hall of Fame. “It’s such an honor,” Flarida said, “My peers are there, as well as my brother, and I have always wanted to be there with them.”

Flarida, who is an ambassador for the sport of reining, has a long list of accomplishments to his name including winning nine All American Quarter Horse Congress Futurity Open Championships, five NRHA Futurity Open Championships, multiple NRHA Derby Championships, as well as individual and team gold medals at the World Equestrian Games.

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Stable Scoop Episode 132 by Omega Alpha – Annual Desperate Horsewives Episode

The Desperate Horsewives of HRN annual episode with Helena Bee, Jennifer H., Jamie Jennings, and Kimberly Brown, Managing Partner of Horse Capital Productions. Listen in as these horsewives dish on their fellas, their horses, and of course, a little barn drama! Listen in…

Stable Scoop Episode 132 – Show Notes and Links:

  • Host: Helena Bee
  • Guest: Kimberly Brown, Managing Partner of Horse Capital Productions, horsewoman and a non-horsey husband.
  • Guest: Jennifer H. is married to Glenn the Geek and is producer of HORSES IN THE MORNING, life long horse woman, eventer, trainer and the most patient woman in the world. After all she lives with Glenn.
  • Guest: Jamie Jennings, host of the HORSES IN THE MORNING, live morning radio show on the Horse Radio Network. She is also an eventer, trainer and all around horse woman.


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Stable Scoop Episode 123 by Omega Alpha – Annual All Hosts Holiday Episode

Our annual Christmas episode with all the hosts of the Horse Radio Network together on one show. Listen in for the fun, laughter and stories – imagine six strong personalities in one show! One you don’t want to miss.

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