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Windurra Riders Featured in The Chronicle of the Horse

Silva and Rosa Cha W. Photo: The Chronicle of the Horse Thanks to The Chronicle of the Horse for featuring Silva's overcoming many hurdles to bring Rosa Cha W back to Grand Prix competition, as well as her pregnancy with Leo, and Mike Pendleton's journey up the levels and recent month working for Michael Jung in Germany. Both Silva and Mike have worked hard to achieve their goals and we appreciate the recognition. Mike Pendleton and Steady Eddie. Photo: The Chronicle of the Horse Read more...

Rosa Cha W to Return to Grand Prix Competition

At the end of 2017, just before Dressage at Devon, my Grand Prix mare Rosa Cha W foundered as a result of contracting Potomac Horse Fever. Rosa had been vaccinated against the disease, and the founder diagnosis was devastating. We thought that she might never compete again. We bred Rosa, who is now 13 years old, in Australia. She is an Oldenburg by Heath Ryan’s stallion Regardez Moi, out of Jasmine W (by Richmeed Medallion), and she is like part of our family. Rosa took me to my first Nations Read more...

Happy New Year from Windurra

Long Island T settling in to Aiken life. Dear Friends and Supporters, As another year begins, we hope that you and your family had a happy holiday season. We have arrived at our winter base at Stable View in Aiken, South Carolina and look forward to seeing many of you here during the winter competition season.  The past year was momentous for our family with the addition of our youngest son, Rossco Leo Martin in August, after a stressful, high-risk pregnancy. Leo is growing by leaps Read more...

Final Racehorse Retraining Clinic in Japan 2018

The final clinic here in Japan was in Fukuoka, in the South Island of Japan, not far from Korea. It was a completely new group of horses and riders, just because the last clinic was on the main island. It was well attended with four groups of OTTB’s that are already jumping and another group doing dressage. The clinics are jointly hosted by the National Riding Club Association of Japan (NRCAJ), the Japan Racing Association (JRA) and #GodolphinLifetimeCare who pay the cost of attending, and Read more...

Boyd’s Japan Diaries: A Day in Hokkaido

Between the two three-day clinics, Yasuko from Godolphin was kind enough to zip us up to Sapporo, in Hokkaido. I’ve been there 18 years ago when I had a job breaking in horses, so it’s the second time I’ve been there. Hokkaido is famous for having the most open space in Japan and it seems that all of the Thoroughbred breeding and equestrian businesses get started up there. The first stop was Godolphin’s training center where we saw all the yearlings that have been started, and are in Read more...

Retraining Racehorses in Japan with Boyd Martin: First Clinic (Gotemba)

We’ve had a brilliant start to the retired racehorse clinic in Japan, hosted by the National Riding Club Association of Japan (NRCAJ), the Japanese Racing Association (JRA) and Godolphin. The first three days were spent at Gotemba in a beautiful setting at an Equestrian Center right in the shadow of Mount Fuji.

We had four groups of riders each day. The first group was very green and the second and third had been jumping for a year or so. The fourth group was quite advanced, jumping about Read more...

Assistant Groom Wanted at Boyd Martin Eventing

Boyd Martin Eventing is seeking a hard working person to join the team as assistant groom. The ideal candidate will be punctual, hard working, and have a good attitude. Some days are hot, some are cold, some start at 2am, some end at 11pm (some never actually end). This would be a great opportunity for someone looking to further their knowledge in the sport as well as the management of event horses at every level. Although this is not a glamorous job, it is incredibly rewarding. Prior upper level Read more...

Giving Tuesday: Please Contribute to Brooke USA

Happy #GivingTuesday!
In the next 1,440 minutes, we want to do something big.

With your help, we hope to raise $5,000 in a single day to kick-start our Full Tummy Project.

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Starting the Young Horses Right

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By the first of November all of the major events are done and dusted and I give the bulk of the upper level horses a good month’s vacation. This is a well-deserved rest from the hard, focused training and relentless competition schedule that starts in February. This also means a little less work at the farm since the upper level horses are so time-consuming, so we also use this time to give our staff a holiday intermittently

This is also a good time to break in Read more...

Happy Thanksgiving from Windurra

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We would like to express our gratitude for our friends, family and supporters. Thank you to everyone at our farm who works so hard every day to keep our horses happy and healthy and our farm in top-notch condition. It sometimes feels like a very thankless job, slogging through the mud in the freezing cold, and we are grateful for all of the hours of hard work that everyone puts in to keep things running like a finely tuned instrument. We are also very fortunate to Read more...

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