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Reflections on the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon

First and foremost, it’s an honor and privilege to represent the USA at an international championship; like every occasion, I can honestly say I’ve tried as hard as I possibly could to give my best at this year’s WEG. I believe the selectors picked the right five horses and riders, and you can overanalyze this event but at the end of the day, anything that could have gone wrong went wrong for Team USA. All five of us were in form and had good, sound horses that were performing well, but Read more...

Final Phase Ready to Begin at 2018 WEG

The riders' course walk is complete and show jumping is set to begin at 10am here at the Tryon International Equestrian Center. Boyd and Tsetserleg are 17th on the start list. Check back later for more photos and a recap of the action! Read more...

Sunday Video Update with Boyd from Tryon 2018

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Cross Country Day at WEG 2018: Not All to Plan but Team USA Still in the Running

  Heading out of the start box in 8th place individually, Boyd was hoping for a better result today at the WEG, but a run-out at fence 10B with Tsetserleg and the resulting time penalties knocked them down the leaderboard to 54th place individually. The US Eventing Association posted a video from the Mix Zone following cross country: https://www.facebook.com/USEventing/videos/434637113606810/ Our friends at EventingNation.com summed up the US Team situation: It was a day Read more...

Dressage Results at WEG: My Little Trakehner Went in There and Roared Around!

Featured Video Play IconIt's been quite the start to the WEG eventing competition, with Thomas strutting his stuff right up there with the best in the world. Yesterday he wowed us all, finishing the day in second place on a score of 27.10, right behind the German might of Chipmunk FRH who laid down an unbeatable 19.90 on the world stage! Read more...

Silva’s Commentary on Boyd and Tsetserleg’s Dressage Test Today

Baby Leo is doing well and Silva is heading to North Carolina tomorrow – Leo will stay home with Susannah while Silva and Nox hit the road to the Tryon International Equestrian Center. After Boyd and Tsetserleg put in an outstanding dressage test today, she wants to be sure to catch the rest of the action! Today when Boyd rode his dressage test at the FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon, Silva was in a waiting room with Leo in Philadelphia watching the test on her phone. Of course they called Read more...

US Eventing Horses Passed the Jog and Ready to Go

Tsetserleg and the rest of the US horses passed the trot up with flying colors today at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon. We will do dressage at 1:40pm tomorrow, the second to go of the US Team. Thomas is feeling great, so I anticipate a good test. The weather has been pretty warm and humid, so I’ve shortened his workouts a bit and ridden him more frequently instead of for longer rides but he’s in good nick and the rest of the team look great so I think we’re in for a good championship I Read more...

Read Boyd’s Latest “Road to the WEG” Column in The Chronicle of the Horse

We are counting down to the Opening Ceremonies and the US Eventing Team is ready to shine this weekend! Boyd has been sharing his preparations for the FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon via The Chronicle of the Horse magazine, and the latest installment is hot off the press: http://www.chronofhorse.com/article/road-to-the-weg-boyd-martin-and-tsetserleg-are-set-and-ready-to-rock-in-tryon Boyd and Thomas were also featured in the WEG coverage in The Asheville Citizen-Times newspaper: https://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2018/09/06/boyd-martin-one-many-us-riders-expected-medal-world-equestrian-games/1190046002/ Read more...

Getting Settled in for WEG at Tryon International Equestrian Center

Team USA is getting settled in at the Tryon International Equestrian Center for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games; there's a lot of excitement as well as disappointment as Marilyn Little's mare RF Scandalous came up a bit lame after our last gallop and has retired from the team. She's a horse that was capable of an individual gold medal so that's a big disappointment but Will Coleman is a four-star machine and a strong replacement in my opinion. Thomas has arrived in great shape and we are Read more...

VIDEO: WEG Training Camp

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Boyd’s got a bit of time on his hands with only one horse to ride at the US Eventing Team training camp this week at Will Faudree’s Gavilan Farm in Southern Pines, NC so he took the opportunity to put together this video. Enjoy a look behind the scenes as Boyd prepares Christine Turner’s Trakehner gelding Tsetserleg for next week’s World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina.

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