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Boyd Martin: Reflections on Team USA Training Camp in Aachen

The last two weeks have been fantastic here in Germany as the US Eventing Team has undergone a training camp during Pre-Export Quarantine at the grounds where the CHIO Aachen is held each year. There aren’t many times in my life I can completely focus on a couple of horses and get dialed in on every aspect of their training performance. The time in Aachen has been invaluable for really fine tuning things with both Tsetserleg TSF and On Cue, who are both owned by the fabulous Turner family. I Read more...

Boyd’s Update from Aachen

Training in Aachen is going well so far. Both of Chris and Tommie Turner's horses, Thomas and Cue, have arrived in good form after traveling well from the States. The first couple of days here in Germany, I just did some light flat work with team coach Erik Duvander helping me. As the horses were still adjusting after travel, we worked on very simple stretching and suppling work. Yesterday the Bride, Silva Martin, arrived and we started working on the dressage test movements. Both horses are Read more...

2021 US Olympic Team Mandatory Outing

Featured Video Play Icon We just finished up a great couple of days at Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia for the US Eventing Team's mandatory outing. The Great Meadow Foundation were generous enough to put on a spectacular event for the 12 horses in training towards the Olympic Games. This was a perfect time to give them a practice run as the Olympics will be run in less than a month. I took Tsetserleg TSF and On Cue, both owned by the Turner Family, to this event. My game plan was to give them a nice, solid run Read more...

Focus on Fitness as Boyd Preps for Tokyo

As an Olympic athlete, Boyd takes his own fitness seriously. Especially since recovering from a few injuries and undergoing surgery last year for old injuries causing pain in his hips, he has made his own health and fitness a top priority. We all know that horse people tend to care for their horses first and themselves second, but over time Boyd has learned the importance of taking care of himself too. Here is his general routine: I work out every morning starting with 5-10 minutes on the Read more...

Peter Wylde’s Cross Country Adventures at Windurra USA

Featured Video Play Icon Olympic show jumper Peter Wylde was at our farm last week coaching me on Luke, Cue and Thomas, preparing for the next week’s challenges. Behind our show jumping ring is our big, 30-acre cross country field, and Peter is always joking with us that he’d like to have a crack at it. Last Thursday was the perfect day: I pulled out Nancy Hathaway’s Caterina, a beautiful French mare that is relatively green, with just one intermediate start under her belt. I decided to throw Peter in at the deep Read more...

Jersey Fresh Videos

Featured Video Play IconPlease enjoy these video compilations of Boyd and the horses that he competed this past weekend at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event: Luke 140, 1st place CCI4*-L https://youtu.be/eEut947nwVE Long Island T, second place in the CCI4*-S https://youtu.be/XaLn-RScmEQ Penhill Celtic, 6th in the CCI3*-L https://youtu.be/H-spD2P7Z0o Fernhill Prezley, 7th in the CCI3*-L https://youtu.be/IFTD60Asgtk Wabanaki, 9th in the CCI3*-L https://youtu.be/t_xSjLmXZnI Read more...

Successful Weekend for Team Windurra!

First off, congratulations to Boyd and Luke 140 on winning the Jersey Fresh CCI4*-L, and huge congratulations to the Luke Syndicate, who support this phenomenal horse. He is a very exciting horse with a big future ahead of him, and clearly has a good foundation due to his first-class dressage training! The dressage horses also did great this weekend at the dressage show at Morven Park in Virginia. Pam Murphy knocked it out of the Park with her two horses Rosa and Rio. Rio won fourth Read more...

Cross Country at Jersey Fresh

We had a pretty good day at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event. It all started out this morning with the CCI3L cross country. Wakanabi, or Monty, was first out and jumped the course great; unfortunately I missed the optimum time by three seconds, which isn’t much on a 8min 32sec course, but it was frustrating.  Fernhill Prezley and Donald (Penhill Celtic) were equally brilliant.  I was slightly speedier (by 3 seconds) and got the time on both of them. It was a good test Read more...

Boyd Martin: Jersey Fresh Dressage Recap

Photo: Amber Heintzberger It’s been two grueling days of dressage at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day event. All of the horses put in very good tests: Luke and Ludwig were both awesome in the dressage. Monty, Prez and Donald were also very good on the flat. With these three younger horses, I didn’t quite nail the tests I hoped for and made a couple of frustrating mistakes. We are still in good placing with them, but all three of these horses are capable of dressage tests in the Read more...

First Show of the Year for Silva Martin Dressage: Dunmovin Dressage

We had a great first show this year at Dunmovin Dressage! I am so proud of Pam Murphyfor winning her fourth level test and being high score for fourth level on her wonderful Rio Royal! Christina Graham on her fabulous Laurencio also made me proud for riding a very nice PSG test and finishing in second place. On top of that she was FEI high point adult amateur. My assistant rider Mia Mata Blake rode a very nice third level test on Sarah Reese's and my mare Hannah Lu W. I feel so Read more...
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