Equestrian Legends Episode 30 – Coachman David Saunders

Equestrian Legends Episode 30 – Coachman David Saunders

David Saunders, held the title of head coachman to The Duke of Edinburgh, Royal Mews, Windsor Castle, England and was with Prince Philip from the inception of combined driving. As a member of the Royal Mews he spent 20 years working for the royal family as a coachman. Now a citizen of the United States residing in Florida, Saunders has contributed to the growth of carriage driving worldwide. Listen in…

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Equestrian Legends Episode 30 – Coachman David Saunders

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Equestrian Legends Episode 30 – Coachman David Saunders

Equestrian Legends Episode 30 – Coachman David Saunders

David Saunders, held the title of head coachman to The Duke of Edinburgh, Royal Mews, Windsor Castle, England and was with Prince Philip from the inception of combined driving. As a member of the Royal Mews he spent 20 years working for the royal family as a coachman. Now a citizen of the United States residing in Florida, Saunders has contributed to the growth of carriage driving worldwide. Listen in…

Equestrian Legends Episode 29 – Driver Gloria Austin

Equestrian Legends Episode 29 – Driver Gloria Austin

In the world of carriage driving and carriage collecting and in the world of horses, Gloria Austin is considered one of its “Grande Dames”. She rose to that distinction by hard work, dedication and a vision of that has helped better the world’s understanding of the horse. She is one of very few women to have driven the number of coaches, four-in-hands and vehicles she has in countries all over the world. She is also one of the most knowledgeable scholars on the history of horses and horse drawn vehicles in the world. Listen in to the story of her life…

Equestrian Legends Episode 28 by Pessoa – Polo Legend Sunny Hale

Equestrian Legends Episode 28 by Pessoa – Polo Legend Sunny Hale

Sunny Hale is a true pioneer in the world of women’s polo, following in her mothers footsteps and taking the sport to places her mother could only dream of. Sunny Hale has truly transformed polo on and off the field. Sunny was the first woman in U.S. History to win the US Open Polo Championship. Sunny is seven time winner of the Polo Excellence Awards: “Woman Player of the Year”. Sunny attained the highest rating ever given to a woman (in the history of the sport) of 5 Goals, after winning the US Open Polo Championship with Outback Steakhouse Polo Team in 2000. She founded numerous organizations to enhance the sport of polo. Listen in…

Equestrian Legends Episode 27 by Pessoa – Barrel Racing Pioneer Mildred Farris

Equestrian Legends Episode 27 by Pessoa – Barrel Racing Pioneer Mildred Farris

Mildred Farris is a pioneer and legend throughout the sport of rodeo. As a competitor, Farris was Texas Barrel Racing Association’s champion barrel racer from 1955-1957, she earned a qualification twelve times to the National Finals Rodeo and in 1968 she earned the fastest time at the NFR. Mildred was active in the Girls Rodeo Association (later the WPRA) as the Director, Vice-President, and President. Farris has served as rodeo secretary for many top rodeos, she was named Secretary of the Year eight times by the Professional Rodeo Cowboy’s Association and inducted into four Halls of Fame. Listen in….

Equestrian Legends Episode 26 by Pessoa Saddles – Morgan Legend Clare Simpson

Equestrian Legends Episode 26 by Pessoa Saddles – Morgan Legend Clare Simpson

Clare Simpson has become a legend in the Morgan world in a relatively short period of time. We take a look at Clare’s fascinating life from growing up on a farm in rural Kansas during WWII to 40 years in the TV and entertainment business to National, Regional and Local titles in Park Saddle, English Pleasure and Pleasure Driving. Listen in….

Equestrian Legends Episode 25 by Pessoa Saddles – Monty Roberts

Equestrian Legends Episode 25 by Pessoa Saddles – Monty Roberts

Monty Roberts, known as the “Man Who Listens to Horses” has led an extraordinary life. An award-winning trainer of championship horses, best-selling author, Hollywood stunt man, foster dad to 47 children (in addition to three of his own) and creator of the world-renowned and revolutionary equine training technique called Join~Up, Monty Roberts could now, in his later years, be resting on his laurels – but that’s not his style.Roberts has won countless awards and received immense worldwide press coverage, put three books on the New York Times best-seller list and been honored by Queen Elizabeth…

Equestrian Legends Episode 24 by Pessoa Saddles – Driver Mickie Bowen

Equestrian Legends Episode 24 by Pessoa Saddles – Driver Mickie Bowen

Mickey Bowen has lived her life in the saddle and on the box driving and breeding Welsh ponies single, pair, tandem and four-in-hand. Mickie was a founding member of the American Driving Society and and served on its board of directors for its first twenty years. She was also influential in the beginning of the Brandywine Valley Driving Club. And she is very proud to have been executive director and chef d’equip of the United States Driving for the Disabled for 20 years. Mickie is an “R” judge for all driving disciplines for the ADS in both pleasure shows and combined driving, and the only international “R” judge of driving for the disabled in the USA. Listen in as we hear about her fascinating life…

Equestrian Legends Episode 23 by Pessoa Saddles – Show Jumper Hans Guenter Winkler

Equestrian Legends Episode 23 by Pessoa Saddles – Show Jumper Hans Guenter Winkler

German show jumper Hans Guenter Winkler was one of the most successful riders in Olympic history with five gold, one silver and one bronze medal. In addition to five European Championship medals he was German National Champion for five years in a career during which he represented Germany on 105 occasions with several wonderful partners including Orient, Torphy, Fidelitas, Romanus, Enigk and Sonnenglanz. Listen in…

Equestrian Legends Episode 22 by Pessoa Saddles – Ellie Wood Keith Baxter

Equestrian Legends Episode 22 by Pessoa Saddles – Ellie Wood Keith Baxter

Ellie Wood Page Keith Baxter is a classic Virginia horsewoman who became a prolific show hunter rider partnering numerous champions across the northwest. In 1936 she won the coveted ASPCA MacLay Trophy and on four occasions captured the Piedmont Hunt Invitational at the Upperville Horse Show. Ellie Wood was considered the most famous lady amateur from the mid 1930’s to mid ’60’s. A lifelong foxhunter she first carried the Whip for the Farmington Hunt Club in her ’30’s. Ellie Wood was inducted into the Upperville Horse Show Hall of Fame and American and Virginia Horse Show Association Hunter Hall of Fame. In 2003 she was awarded the prestigious Pegasus Award for her lifelong contribution to the horse show industry. You can download this episode on iTunes and Zune or tune in on any Smartphone App such as Instacast, Podcaster and Hallway Feeds or listen right here…

Equestrian Legends Episode 21 by Pessoa Saddles – New Zealander Jennifer Millar

Equestrian Legends Episode 21 by Pessoa Saddles – New Zealander Jennifer Millar

New Zealander Jennifer Millar has devoted her life to officiating in equestrian sport from Team Trainer to Chef de Equipe, course designer, steward and technical delegate for numerous events around the world. Jennifer served as President, Vice President and Chairman on the Equestrian Sport New Zealand National Board and on the FEI Eventing Committee, Jennifer was awarded Companion of the NZ Order of Merit and also recognized by the International Olympic Committee for her contribution to the development of Sport. Listen in…

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