2019 Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event Underway

Boyd is flying to Florida today for the Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event. Though he's not riding, he'll be coaching and occupying a very enthusiastic cheering section. I’m grateful that Phillip Dutton is riding Long Island T for me at Ocala. I felt it was very important for Ludwig to go around a long-format event this fall to help build him up for next year, and Phillip’s schooled him a few times and done a magnificent job. He most likely won’t ride for time on cross country Read more...

Boyd in Physical Therapy After Surgery

Two weeks ago, after I'd been hobbling around like a 90-year-old man, my doctors finally figured out that I had a torn adductor muscle in my left leg. It had completely torn away from the bone, and above that was a partial tear, and there was another tear on the right leg. Dr. Meyers in Philadelphia cut me open and stitched me back together again. On the bright side it’s the perfect time of year for me to be recovering and I’ve only missed a couple of events. Each day I go in for two hours Read more...

Boyd and Silva are Guests of Honor at the Trakehner Verband

Silva and I have just returned home from a whirlwind trip to Germany. We weregraciously invited to the Trakehner Verband in Neumünster, an annual event in northern Germany where all the two-year-old Trakehner stallions come to be judged and licensed as potential breeding stallions as well as an auction for foals, unbroken young horses and riding horses. There was also outstanding entertainment, from Grand Prix dressage to a gala event on Saturday night and a trade fair to top all trade fairs. On Read more...

Luke 140 Schooling Flying Changes

https://youtu.be/ZcDesUg9TpI I am fortunate that my wife Silva is willing to spend time schooling the event horses and fine tuning their dressage skills. At the moment Silva is working with Luke 140, a horse we syndicated earlier this year. Silva’s main goal has been teaching Luke the flying changes. Next year Luke will need to do flying changes in his dressage tests at the 4-Star level. When we purchased him earlier this year, he had not been taught them yet, but sometimes this is better because Read more...

Irish Olympian Joseph Murphy Teaching Clinic in PA Next Week

Irish Olympian Joseph Murphy will be teaching in Pennsylvania next week, and Thursday's portion of the clinic will take place here at Windurra USA. Read more...

Virginia Horse Trials Preview

One of the final events of the year is starting on Friday at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia. Unfortunately Boyd is still sidelined with an injury, so he's leaving his horses in the capable hands of Mike Pendleton and Phillip Dutton, and feeling lucky to have these two in his corner.  Here's Boyd's list of horses and his thoughts on the weekend ahead: Wabanaki - I have been aiming Monty for his first 2 Star - L all year. He is very fit, going well, and should be very competitive. Read more...

Steph Learning Equine Massage

For the past few days Boyd's head groom and barn manager Stephanie Simpson has been immersed in the Sportsmassage program run by JoAnn Wilson in collaboration with Downeast School of Massage in Camden, Maine. Steph reports: JoAnn is by far one of the most experienced and knowledgeable Sports Therapists in the country, having studied closely with Jack Meagher, the pioneer of Sportsmassage. I'€™ve been fortunate enough to see JoAnn in action at all of the team outings as well as the Kentucky Read more...

Young Event Horse Championships

Mike Pendleton did a wonderful job competing the Windurra horses at the Young Event Horse Championships at Fair Hill last weekend. Here are a few videos of these talented up and coming event horses, and a link to results.

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Message from Boyd: Back in the Saddle Soon

https://youtu.be/fWsRD89YEEQ   https://youtu.be/pdDSGYX5kiI I have been a bit laid up for the past few weeks after my fall on cross country at Plantation Field International. After three weeks of discomfort, I went back to the doctor, got an MRI, and we discovered a fracture in my pelvis. It sounds horrible, but it’s much easier to rehab than a torn groin, which I thought was the injury. I am lucky to have a bunch of very good riders around me keeping the horses going. Silva has Read more...

Shamwari to Retire in Aiken

For some time now, Shamwari 4 has been enjoying the good life at Windurra USA in Pennsylvania, out in my big field with the mighty Neville Bardos and a couple of two year olds. About a month ago I thought Shammie was looking quite bored, so we brought him in and put some shoes on him. I have had my working students hacking him and trail riding him at the walk each day and he looks in good health and is enjoying this very laid back life. Shammie is very lucky, as Syndicate members George and Gretchen Read more...
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