Chris.e.Stafford - chrisstafford
Chris Stafford is a TV & Radio Broadcaster, Agent, Artist and International Equestrian Consultant.
Chris produces Radio Podcasts covering News, Views and Interviews from around the world of horse sports which can be found at Chris Stafford Radio.
Chris wears many hats in equestrian media as an equestrian media consultant, publicist, business manager, agent, author, journalist, producer, director and broadcaster. She is also an artist and photographer. Chris has been extensively published as a journalist having covered international equestrian sport for over thirty years. Her equestrian and travel photography has been published and exhibited worldwide. Chris has produced numerous TV and video programs on equestrian sport. She is also a voice artist and has recorded audio books and PSA's as well as providing live sports commentating, announcing and voicing TV and video programming.
Additionally Chris is in demand as an emcee for equestrian events:
2009 SUCCEED USET Holiday Gala at the Jim Brandon Arena, Florida. 2010 U.S. Dressage Federation Salute Gala & Awards Banquet, Jacksonville, FL2010 U.S. Dressage Federation Annual Symposium, Jacksonville, FLChris has published three books...for details, click on the Publications tab.Her art work has been commissioned internationally and exhibited in the U.S.Chris' photo exhibition, 'Weight of the World' has been exhibited at venues in the U.S.Chris grew up in England, leaving home in her mid teens to pursue a career as a professional rider. She traveled the world, riding and training sport horses, and has worked with some notable riders including Olympians; Peter Robeson, Caroline Bradley, Vittorio Orlandi, Graciano Mancinelli, Sheila Willcox and Ginny Elliot. In 1987, injuries forced early retirement and Chris focused on her second career in equestrian media. She has lived in seven countries and has been round the world pursuing photo-journalism.
Chris has served as an Adjunct Professor of Equine Studies at Midway College.:: Vice President & Secretary: International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists
Christine E. Stafford Groom of the Year Award
The Christine E. Stafford Groom of the Year award was established in 2005 for the U.S. Eventing Association to recognize the vital role played by the groom, who works countless hours behind the scenes to make sure their charges are healthy, happy, and poised for success. Nominations are made by their employers, reviewed by the USEA Awards Nomination Committee and awarded at the Annual USEA Convention.
2012 Katie Thornton (Michael Pollard)
2011 Lucy Beard (Sarah Kelly) and Lindsey Taylor (Boyd Martin)
2010 Elizabeth Crowder (Jacob Fletcher)
2009 Lizzie Williams Olmstead (Jan Byyny)
2008 Sara Williams (Gina Miles)
2007 Emma Ford (Phillip Dutton) and Jeff Beshear (Emily Beshear)
2006 Aubrey Dunkerton (Becky Holder)
2005 Max Corcoran (O'Connors) and Kristina Collett (Bonnie Mosser)
2004 Lili Bennet (Molly Hooper) and Caroline Goldberg (Kim Severson)
2003 Stephen McBroom (Diane McBroom) and Emma Knight (Julie Richards)
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