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2018 Carolina International

Cortez

Long Island T

Ray Price

After three fantastic months in the Southern states it’s good to be finally back in my own bed, snuggling up to my cats Manny and Kostya. We arrived last night and while it’s great to be home, this winter at Stable View was one of the best years we have spent in Aiken!

Over the weekend we competed at the Carolina International. I only had two horses competing in the advanced, Long Island T and Ray Price, and I had Cortez in the one-star; I’ve only been on Cortez a couple weeks and took it easy with him and will most likely run him at The Fork in a couple weeks time.

Long Island T and Ray Price, both syndicated horses, are pretty new to the advanced level. I must say I was quite nervous before the cross country, especially when it started pouring with rain, but both Ludwig and Ray showed signs of being future superstars finishing 2nd and 5th . Their next start will be the CIC3* at Fair Hill in a couple weeks’ time.

It’s good to be back at the farm this morning and reunited with all the young horses. We have a fantastic team at the moment – both horses and staff – and I’m really enjoying the sport at the moment. I’m feeling fired up for the rest of the year! Next month we start construction of a ¾ mile gallop track, which will make our farm an even more sensational training facility and possibly send Silva and I broke!

Swiss event rider Felix Vogg has come back to PA with me to have a look around after having been based with us in Aiken for few weeks. I’ve ridden against Felix at Rio, Normandy and Luhmuehlen and I’ve enjoyed training alongside him for the past few weeks. He’s been riding some of the horses and I’ve been picking his brain abut some of the training techniques he uses back home at his training base in Germany with Michael Jung.

-Boyd

Thanks to Cindy Lawler for the photos from Carolina International

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