In Memory of Stephen Blauner

I first met Steve Blauner in about 2009. I was racing around the countryside teaching clinics in upstate New York and I kept meeting this bloke named Steve and his horse Joey. Steve and Joey were the ultimate match: Steve pointed Joey at anything that looked like a jump, and Joey would always find a way to jump it. They didn’t have much style, but they got the job done. They were awesome together. Usually at these clinics there was a Saturday night dinner and I would always find myself finishing Read more...

Equestrian Fire Relief Fund Australia

  Boyd is proud to be an ambassador for the Equestrian Fire Relief Fund Australia, organized to provide fire relief and aid to equestrians affected by the horrendous bush fires of 2019-2020. International and national donations can be made at the following link: https://www.equestrianfirerelief.com.au/donate Boyd, who has dual citizenship, grew up in Australia and represented the country in international competition before riding for the USA. Boyd and Silva have firsthand experience with Read more...

Aiken Update: Windurra Eventing Settling in to Stable View for 2020 Season

The new year is a fresh start for the eventing side of Windurra. Like usual I’ve migrated south to Stable View with a team of horses and staff. Because Nox is in full-time preschool this year, Silva will stay in Pennsylvania and move her operations to the comfort of the indoor arena at True Prospect Farm. The idea is Silva will probably ship a couple of the dressage horses down and go to a few shows here, and will fly down here now and then and there to do some coaching and help out with my Read more...

Silva Based at True Prospect Farm for Winter

Silva likes to joke that she is moving south for the winter - about three miles south, to be exact. With Nox in school five days a week now, it is more practical to keep the dressage horses home in Pennsylvania, and with icy winter weather in the forecast, the indoor arena at Phillip and Evie Dutton's True Prospect Farm makes it the ideal winter base. "The horses traveled really well on the big trip south," joked Silva as she longed a frisky Rosa Cha W. "They're all settled in and happy as Read more...

USEA and FEI Year End Leaderboards 2019

Photo: Shannon Brinkman for the USEF As we’re nearing the end of the year the USEA and USEF are finalizing all of the points and leaderboards from the year. Obviously we’ve had a fantastic year with the eventing horses at Windurra. We’ve had so many good horses perform so well, it’s hard to mention them all, but we’ve had some outstanding results. A couple big results that come to mind would be Chris Turner's Tsetserleg winning double gold for the USA at the Pan Am Games  in Lima Read more...

Photos from Boyd’s Clinic in Japan

Boyd has a couple more days in Japan teaching riders how to retrain ex-racehorses before he heads to Australia to visit family. Here are a few photos, with Mt. Fuji making an impressive backdrop. Read more...

Boyd Martin’s Seminar on Retraining Off-the-track-thoroughbreds, Northern Horse Park, Hokkaido, Japan

Boyd's first day of teaching in Japan included both a seminar and a ridden clinic. Boyd shared a gallery of photos on Facebook, and following is a press release: After Boyd introduced himself and his experience, he spoke to the 70 interested attendees on the advantages of utilizing the retired racehorse as a potential sport horse and giving these wonderful animals a second career. Boyd spoke very highly of the Japanese thoroughbred and all of its wonderful attributes that make it the Read more...

Boyd in Japan for Annual Thoroughbred Retraining Clinic

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Boyd has returned to Japan for his annual clinic focusing on retraining racehorses, sponsored by Godolphin.  The first session is just getting under way; stay tuned to our social media channels for photos, video and more. In the meantime, enjoy this video of highlights from last year’s clinic:

 

2019 Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event Underway

Boyd is flying to Florida today for the Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event. Though he's not riding, he'll be coaching and occupying a very enthusiastic cheering section. I’m grateful that Phillip Dutton is riding Long Island T for me at Ocala. I felt it was very important for Ludwig to go around a long-format event this fall to help build him up for next year, and Phillip’s schooled him a few times and done a magnificent job. He most likely won’t ride for time on cross country Read more...

Boyd in Physical Therapy After Surgery

Two weeks ago, after I'd been hobbling around like a 90-year-old man, my doctors finally figured out that I had a torn adductor muscle in my left leg. It had completely torn away from the bone, and above that was a partial tear, and there was another tear on the right leg. Dr. Meyers in Philadelphia cut me open and stitched me back together again. On the bright side it’s the perfect time of year for me to be recovering and I’ve only missed a couple of events. Each day I go in for two hours Read more...
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