PODCASTS

Eventers choice for horse and rider.  The whys and wherefores about the products we need, the choices we make and the stories behind them.

with Chris Stafford & John Nunn
Chris Stafford, Bit of Britain Podcast
John Nunn, Bit of Britain

Bit of Britain Pilot

Welcome to the Bit of Britain Podcast with Chris Stafford and John Nunn. Launching on April 1, 2020, the podcast will feature the eventers choice for horse and rider. The whys and wherefores about the products we need, the choices we make and the stories behind them. We will be talking to riders and trainers who use those products and offer a wealth of tips and advice on how to get the best out of your tack and equipment as well as shopping advice.  We will also be talking to experts about everything you need to know for eventing from nutrition to performance, from young eventers to cross country design.  Whether you’re preparing for your first event or are a seasoned competitor there will be something for you.  Every two weeks we will guide you through your choices to make sure you are fit to compete.

Sallie Hyman, Bit of Britain Podcast
Sallie Hyman, DVM

Bit of Britain: E1 – COVID-19, Leather Care and Vaccinations

Welcome to episode one of the Bit of Britain Podcast with Chris Stafford and John Nunn.  Every two weeks we will be discussing the products you need for horse and rider, what is available and how to make the best choices.  On this first episode Chris and John discuss the. impact of COVID-19 on the saddlery industry, and the correct care for leather.  We also feature the first segment in a series of veterinary topics with Dr. Sallie Hyman, VMD, DACVIM, CVA, MBA.

Podcast length: 33 mins

Sara Kozumplik Murphy, photo credit Chris Stafford

Bit of Britain: E2 – New Products, New Style!
Welcome to episode two of the Bit of Britain Podcast with Chris Stafford and John Nunn.  Every two weeks we will be discussing the products you need for horse and rider, what is available and how to make the best choices.  On this 2nd episode John Nunn shares with Chris what it takes to bring a new eventing product to the marketplace – did you think that process was spontaneous?
Chris talks with Sara Kozumplik Murphy – Sara is a four-star level Eventer who rides for the USA and is married to Irish show jumper Brian Murphy. Together they operate Overlook Farm.  Sara is known for her sense of style as well as her great sense of humor. Sara will be a regular on Bit of Britain talking about Style!

Podcast length: 40.50 mins

Rigbie Farm

Bit of Britain: E3 – Rigbie Farms, Foaling and Introducing the New Tack & Equipment Q&A
Welcome to episode 3 of the Bit of Britain Podcast with Chris Stafford and John Nunn.  Every two weeks we will be discussing the products you need for horse and rider, what is available and how to make the best choices –  as well as some great guests to discuss all things Eventing.
Rigbie Farms
For episode 3, John Nunn has brought along Sharon Clark from Rigbie Farms – a renowned quarantine and breeding facility in Darlington, Maryland.  She shares some history and insights into Rigbie that you won’t want to miss.
Q & A 
In John’s segment, he opens the door to regular Q & A from Bit of Britain listeners about all things tack and equipment – how to use it correctly, why it is designed the way it is and the do’s and don’ts of choosing and using it.  He will answer your questions here on the Bit of Britain Podcast.
Email your questions to podcast@bitofbritain.com
Maiden Mares & Maiden Owners 
Dr Sallie Hyman gives us a primer on foaling, maiden mares, and advice for maiden owners as well!  As always, Sallie packs her segment with lots of good advice as she takes us through what to expect during the pregnancy and birth.

Podcast length: 38.06 mins

Sara Kozumplik Murphy, photo credit Chris Stafford

Bit of Britain: E4- Dealing with the Present, Looking to the Future
On episode 4 John Nunn talks about the effect of COVID-19 on employment in the horse industry. As sales reps and customer service personnel in manufacturing are being laid off and furloughed, John looks at opportunities for utilizing technology, which will shift the way we connect with customers and tack shop staff. These new remote methods of doing business may include more virtual trade fairs and video marketing to stay engaged with the market.
And 5-star event rider Sara Kozumplik Murphy shares her thoughts on selecting your outfit for the jog; do you shop for something that is trending or dig into your closet?

Podcast length: 37.07 mins