Looking at the Big Picture after Tokyo 2020 Postponed

  A couple of days ago, all of the High Performance athletes in equestrian sport received the news that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games have been postponed. We were half expecting this news as the terrible Covid-19 virus continues to spread around the world. This pandemic is bigger than the Olympics, and it didn't make sense to push through with much of the world fighting for survival. On a personal level, I have a horse in top form that could have really given the Olympic Games a good Read more...

US Equestrian Federation Statement on the 2020 Olympic Games

USEF STATEMENT: We have received confirmation that the IOC and Organizing Committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Games have jointly decided to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Games to 2021. While we are all extremely disappointed the Tokyo 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Games will not move forward as planned this summer, we fully support the decision to postpone to 2021, prioritizing athlete, staff, and spectator safety and health during this challenging time. We Read more...

Windurra Eventers Migrating North

The Windurra Eventing crew is back home in Pennsylvania and happy to dig in to work here on the farm. In hindsight we were very lucky that we decided to enter so many horses at the Pine Top Spring Horse Trials in Georgia last weekend. Pine Top is one of my favorite events, it’s got a beautiful cross country course: good footing, open, galloping courses and a well-designed track. Between Mike, me and a large portion of our staff we ran most of  the horses our barn. A few of the mature horses Read more...

Silva’s Clinic at Wheatland Farm

Silva spent Monday teaching a full day's clinic at beautiful Wheatland Farm in Purcellville, Virginia. This is a monthly clinic and is open to auditors, from which 100% of proceeds benefit the Wheatland Farm Equestrian Center's therapeutic and Para-dressage programs. Several clinic participants were para equestrians and Silva said, "It's always inspiring to work with para riders. They've overcome so much. After my own accident and brain injury, I can relate better to their circumstances. Wheatland Read more...

Windurra Eventers Competing at Pine Top This Weekend

Rest assured we are carrying on as usual here at Windurra USA in the midst of the current chaos around the Globe. Stable View is a wonderful oasis to focus on training our horses. The winter circuit of events is slowly getting wrapped up for the team here in Aiken and I have chosen to run a number of the horses this weekend at Pine Top Horse Trials. It is usually a very good cross country course with super footing. I am also keen to get back to Pennsylvania to start galloping up the long hills. On Read more...

Windurra’s Busy Weekend in Aiken

Both Christine Turner's Tsetserleg and Long Island T did well in the dressage at the Grand Prix Eventing at Bruce's Field, with "Thomas" leading the pack after the first two phases and Ludwig 12th after two rails down in show jumping (he was 4th after dressage). But since Thomas ran Intermediate at Pine Top last weekend and Ludwig is coming back from a bit of soreness in his heels, and is now out of the top placings anyway, both horses will skip the wear and tear of running cross-country today. https://useventing.com/news-media/news/martin-and-tsetserleg-lead-the-charge-in-the-50-000-liftmaster-grand-prix-eventing-at-bruces-field https://www.aikenstandard.com/news/grand-prix-eventing-kicks-off-with-martin-and-tsetserleg-leading/article_feb04722-5a41-11ea-8135-ab234bdf4a41.html https://eventingnation.com/boyd-martin-makes-his-move-in-grand-prix-eventing-at-bruces-field/ Mike Read more...

Silva’s Trip South: Ten Days in Aiken

The boys and I are just back from ten days in Aiken where we really enjoyed some time with Boyd, and I was able to compete in a couple of shows. We took our babysitter Susannah and her son Bobby, and I had three horses, so the truck was full and the trailer was nearly full for our journey south. It was fun to see Boyd, obviously since the boys and I hadn’t seen him for awhile! We got there Friday and I showed that Sunday in the Grand Prix at Stable View. Rosa was really good and it was fun, Read more...

Pine Top Farm Advanced Horse Trials This Weekend

It’s wet, cold and miserable in Aiken, but I am fired up to tackle the Pine Top Horse Trials this weekend. With bad weather all of this week, the event organizers have shifted the schedule around to try to let the footing dry out before we go cross country.  Obviously, if it looks a bit too wet and muddy, I may choose to save the horses for another day. I am very excited to see the line up of horses for this weekend. I think we have some of the best horses in the country out competing. I Read more...

Sponsor Love on Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine's Day from all of us at Windurra USA! We are passionate about our horses and we have a lot of love for our sponsors who help us keep them performing as world-class athletes. We hope that you will also show our sponsors some love! Ariat Attwood Equestrian Surfaces Bemer USA Charles Owen Cowboy Magic Ecogold Horizon Structures Hylofit Majyk Equipe Purina Smartpak Equine Stuebben And a special mention to Brooke USA, for whom Boyd is an ambassador. Read more...

Paradise Farm Horse Trials Ride Times

We are set up for a busy Paradise Farm Horse Trials. We've had plenty of rain , so the courses should have good footing. We have a mixture of green younger horses and living legends (Neville Bardos!) participating in this event. They have all been working well in the lead up and should all perform well. You can follow the scores on startboxscoring.com. Boyd Read more...
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