Boyd and Shamwari in Chronicle of the Horse

Boyd Martin has just added an exciting new mount to his string: Shamwari 4. He put together a syndicate to purchase the horse that Swedish eventer Ludwig Svennerstal rode to 20th place at the 2012 London Olympic Games and team silver at the 2013 HSBC FEI European Eventing Championships (Sweden).

Martin, Cochransville, Pa., described the 12-year-old Hanoverian gelding (Star Regent xx—Donnice, Der Clou) as one of the best eventers in the world. “He earns great scores in dressage, he’s lightning fast on cross-country, and clean in the show jumping,” Martin said.
“What drew me to this horse is that he has already proven himself with Swedish rider Ludwig Svennerstal,” Martin added. “But with that comes a lot of pressure to ride Shamwari 4 and perform as well with him as Ludwig did.”
Watch Martin try Shamwari 4….

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