Chris Stafford addresses some of the overriding principles of sport and sportsmanship, the issues that effect women in sport, constantly striving for fair play for women in all sports around the world.
Chris is the Founder and CEO of WiSP Sports Inc. which was formed in 2015. She has been a media professional since 1976 and established her own network of podcasts for equestrian sport in 2012. Chris is a veteran sport’s broadcaster and journalist with extensive experience covering international sports including Olympic Games, World and European Championships and World Cups. Having established her career in print and photography she switched to broadcast and was Vice President of Production at HorseTV in Los Angeles. Chris’ previous career was in equestrian sport as a rider and trainer which took her around the world working with high performance riders and coaches. Chris graduated from the University of Westminster with a Masters in Journalism majoring in broadcast. She also graduated from the London School of Public Relations. In 2006, Chris produced daily TV coverage of the World Equestrian Games, and in 2010 hosted daily WebTV coverage of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Chris hosted a 5-hour live broadcast from downtown Lexington, KY to mark the 100-day countdown to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in 2009, which was broadcast worldwide. She has provided voice-overs for video and TV and narrated a number of audio books. Chris has been published extensively in several languages, is the author of three books and edited several other sporting titles. Chris was also a sport’s and travel photographer for numerous magazines and books and has held exhibitions in the US. In 2009, Chris began producing and hosting radio podcasts. She also produces and hosts the official podcasts for the U.S. Eventing Association and U.S. Dressage Federation. In her spare time Chris is an artist in wood, oils and acrylics – her work has been sold across the U.S. and Europe.