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November 2018 Shamwari Update

My good mate Shamwari is feeling better and better since he was injured at the  Luhmuehlen CCI4* in Germany in June, when his hind tendon slipped off his hock just meters before the finish of of the 4-Star cross country course. For the first three months after Luhmuehlen he was pretty sore, so we had him on stall rest and we were hand grazing him a couple of times a day. After he got more comfortable we put him out in a round pen for a few hours a day, so he could enjoy some sunlight and controlled Read more...

Boyd Wins CIC2* and Leads CCI2* at Virginia Horse Trials

In the second day of competition at The Virginia Horse Trials and Three-Day Event at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Boyd  has the lead in the CCI2* and clinched victory in the CIC2* division. This is the final event of the season, and the horses were all fit and ready for the challenge. Kyra came out strong and added only a few seconds time to her dressage score, to win on 33.4 in the CIC2*. In the CCI2* Barry has the lead on 37.5 followed closely by Contestor with 39.7. Ringo Star is currently Read more...

Last Event of 2018: Virginia Horse Trials and Three-Day Event

Today we start the final event for the year, the Virginia Horse Trials and Three Day Event. We have a great group of up and coming horses competing; Mike is riding the young horses, while I am focusing on the FEI divisions. The event kicks off with the trot-up this afternoon, followed by the dressage tomorrow.  The weather and conditions look good for this weekend, which is great considering the time of the year. Our plan is to be competitive on all horses and finish the eventing Read more...

Boyd Martin Checking In from Pau CCI4* (France) – DRESSAGE VIDEO

Ranked 33rd after the dressage phase, Steady Eddie goes cross country today at 16:18 local/10:18 EST at Les Etoiles de Pau CCI4*. Steady Eddie is a 2003 New Zealand-bred gelding owned by George and Gretchen Wintersteen, Denise Lahey and Pierre Colin and Boyd and Silva Martin and is a seasoned four-star campaigner. Stay tuned for updates and keep track of the action on the live feed. Start times: http://bit.ly/2O4buzD Live scores: http://bit.ly/2JhXH7E Live stream: http://bit.ly/2yBjJyh https://youtu.be/wgbabbjr-vY Read more...

Boyd’s Horses CCI2* Champion and CCI3* Reserve Champion at Fair Hill International

https://youtu.be/xyoEo06LHfo Windurra wrapped up a stellar weekend at the 2018 Dutta Corporation Fair Hill International Three-Day Event with a win in the CCI2* for Christine Turner's On Cue and Reserve in the CCI3* with syndicated Long Island T. Ray Price W redeemed himself after yesterday's cross-country run out with a brilliant show jumping round. Watch the video above for a quick recap - Boyd is en route to the airport for his flight to France, where he will compete Steady Eddie at the Pau Read more...

On Cue Leads CCI3*, Long Island T 3rd in CCI3* after Cross Country at 2018 Fair Hill International

https://youtu.be/bV0QtMr_hfg Cross country day at the Fair Hill International Three-Day Event wraps up with Christine Turner's On Cue leading the CCI2* with a clean and fast round, and the Long Island T Syndicate's Long Island T standing 3rd in the CCI3*. Homebred Ray Price had a run-out at the brush coming out of the third and last water complex on course, dropping him down to 25th place. The final veterinary inspection takes place tomorrow morning at 8:00am. The CCI2* show jumping begins Read more...

All Three Horses Pass First Veterinary Inspection at 2018 Fair Hill International

All three horses passed the jog at Fair Hill the Fair Hill International today and are feeling fit and ready to go. In other news, Steady Eddie has arrived in France with Stephanie Simpson in preparation for the Pau CCI4*. http://eventingnation.c-entered-forom/four-american-pairs-pau-cci4/ Read more...
It’s a huge weekend for the top level eventing horses in North America this weekend. The Fair Hill International CCI3* is by far the toughest three-star in the country and both Ray and Ludwig are in tremendous form. This will be a great event to develop both horses to the 4-star level.  I've also got On Cue running in the CCI2*. The trot up is tomorrow. http://eventingnation.com/fair-hill-drawn-order-goes-live-with-kieffer-and-knowles-as-pathfinders/ Draw Order: https://www.fairhillinternational.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/draw-order.pdf https://youtu.be/DKwz7w6DB9I https://youtu.be/DKwz7w6DB9I Read more...

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Windurra Eventers off to Morven Park for the Weekend

We will be competing at Morven Park in Virginia this weekend, and I'm looking forward to seeing the improvements they have made to the property since I was last there. This is the USEA Area II Championship weekend and there should be more than 400 entries, so it's going to be a hustling and bustling venue for the group of young horses that I'm taking out to deal with. Barry will be doing his last Open Intermediate run before the Virginia CCI2* and should be very competitive this weekend. Long Read more...

Stable View Oktoberfest 2018

The Stable View Oktoberfest CIC3* in Aiken, South Carolina was a great success. They put on their best-ever Oktoberfest event this year, with $80,000 prize money to draw some of the best riders in the business. The efforts made to make this event truly International have gone far beyond my wildest dreams! From the stabling to the arenas to the Pavilion, this is truly a world-class event. I took five horses down there: in the CIC1* I took Helle and Scott Goodrich’s horse Ringo Star for his first Read more...
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