Eventing Grand Prix in Aiken

I took Ray Price, Kyra and Tsetserleg out to the Liftmaster Eventing Grand Prix at Bruce's Field in Aiken, SC yesterday. This is a ‘showcase’ event that had some of the best horses in the country competing. My plan was to do the dressage and jumping on Ray Price  as a bit of exposure to top level competition and atmosphere and he did very, very well. He is still a little too green to win against this caliber of competition, but we are not far off. We were placed 10th Read more...

Big Weekend in Aiken: Eventing Grand Prix and Sporting Days Horse Trials

It's going to be a busy weekend here in Aiken, South Carolina with the Liftmaster Eventing Grand Prix at Bruce's Field and the March Horse Trials at Sporting Days Farm. Ride Times for the Eventing Prix are posted HERE. Boyd will be second down the centerline tomorrow morning with Christine Turner's Tsetserleg at 7:30am, then will ride Ray Price at 11:12 and Kyra, also owned by Christ Turner, at 1:04pm. Show Jumping will take place tomorrow afternoon and cross country, over Eric Bull's gorgeous Read more...

Windurra Eventers at Dressage at Bruce’s Field

This weekend Mike and I took a few of the event horses over to Bruce's Field, here in Aiken, for the dressage show. It was fun trying to mix it up with the fancy dressage horses and it was an especially good experience for the Kyra and Cortez, who will be competing in the LiftMaster Eventing Grand Prix at Bruce's Field in a couple of weeks. Thanks to Silva’s owner Joan Fenton-White, who took photos of some of the horses. Results can be found at Foxvillage.com (links below) RESULTS BOYD RESULTS Read more...

Happy Valentine’s Day – We Love Our Sponsors!

Once again on Valentine's Day, a day to show appreciation for those you love, we just want to say how grateful we are for our sponsors!  We hope that you will show them some love when you are in need of equestrian products and services. Happy Valentine's Day! From Boyd and Silva and all of the crew here at Windurra Ariat Attwood Equestrian Surfaces Charles Owen Ecogold Horizon Structures Hylofit Majyk Equipe Purina Smartpak Equine Stubben And a special Read more...

Another Winning Weekend at Dressage at Stable View

Hannah Lu, owned by Sarah Reese and Joan White, was great this weekend in the dressage show at Stable View. I just kind of changed the way I ride her, warming up with a light seat and keeping things a little loose and that works really well for her, since she tends to be a bit of a tight horse. She was really good, she placed 2nd to Shawna Harding in the PSG with 69% and won the I-1 on Sunday with 68% which was really good for her. Electric, owned by George and Julia Strawbridge and Nancy Read more...

Boyd & Silva Martin Join Forces with Hylofit!

Do you ever wonder if you are pushing your horse too hard?  Would you like to know if he is stressed or in pain?  Are you looking for a way to improve communication with your horse?

 Hylofit is a wearable device for horse and rider that tracks performance and provides insights to improve training results and promote the overall health and wellbeing of your horse. This is paramount when training any sport horse, and Windurra USA is thrilled to come on board as partners with this forward thinking Read more...

Phillip Schooling Boyd’s Horses at New Stable View XC Course

Featured Video Play Iconhttps://youtu.be/DBi3bho7G2M My cross country coach Phillip Dutton took Ray Price and Long Island T out for a school at the new Boyd Martin/ETB Equine Construction Schooling Cross Country Course at Stable View yesterday, and it was awesome. Phillip really honed in on their rideability and practiced some of the jumping and turning exercises that these horses will encounter at the advanced level of competition. The jumped a lot of corners, narrows and coffins, and both horses finished the session Read more...

New Boyd Martin/ETB Equine Construction Schooling Course Open at Stable View

Featured Video Play Icon It was great fun to get out and school the upper level oriented course that I designed and Eric Bull built in a back field here at Stable View. All of the jumps are newly built and are offered for sale, and I will rearrange the jumps on a regular basis so that riders can train a variety of questions. Here's a video of Lillian Heard giving it a test run: https://youtu.be/URFii4zAOpY Read more...

Videos from Boyd’s 2018 Thoroughbred Retraining Clinics in Japan

Teaching in Japan with Godolphin Lifetime Care Thanks to Yasuko, who works for Godolphin and helped coordinate last year's Thoroughbred retraining clinics in Japan, for sharing these videos. These clinics are always a great experience as I really enjoy sharing my knowledge about retraining Thoroughbreds and the Japanese students have proven attentive and eager to learn. They have some really top class horses in Japan, and it's hard to beat the scenery when you're teaching in the shadow of Read more...

Back in the Show Ring with Rosa Cha W

Featured Video Play Icon We had good weekend getting back in the show ring here in Aiken. It was so fun to ride Rosa down the center line again - I missed her so much! In typical Rosa style she covered for my rusty mistakes, and I know we have a lot of work to do, but it is so great to have her back! And bonus: we won the Grand Prix. Rosa's daughter Hannah Lu does not like waiting. When her quarter is up, it’s up! Unfortunately in the PSG the show was running 20 minutes behind and she did not appreciate that. We still Read more...
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