Boyd’s Back in Action at Fair Hill International May Horse Trials

Boyd and Crackerjack. Steve Berkowitz Photo
It felt great to be competing again after seven weeks of watching everyone else! I tried to minimize the number of horses I rode this weekend and was very thankful that Caitlin took a lot of the young horses off my hands. I chose to ride four well experienced horses since I haven’t been able to school that much and trusted these horses to put in good, solid rounds.
Boyd and Pancho Villa. Steve Berkowitz Photo
 Thanks to all the work at physio I was more more comfortable than I expected. In jumping the fracture site feels pretty good now; it’s more around the knee area, where I have a couple screws, that is more painful but overall it did not hinder me too much. I shove a soccer shin-pad in my boot and my physio Chris Doughtry has come up with a bandaging system to increase comfort. I ice it a couple times a day and am still going to physio three times a week which I think is very important. I feel like I’m getting better and better but am not quite 100% yet.
I’ve got a busy time coming up: the Memorial Day clinic at Fitch’s Corner coming up next weekend, which is always a favorite weekend for Silva and I, teaching at Fernanda’s beautiful farm in Millbrook, NY. I heard that world-renowned show jumper Peter Wylde is coming to have a crack at cross-country, which should be a very entertaining lesson!
In the next couple of weeks I’m going to run a bunch of horses at Waredaca and Plantation before I head over to Germany to tackle Luhmuehlen

Master Frisky. Steve Berkowitz Photo
Open Intermediate – A
1st – Pancho Villa-  34.6 
3rd – Master Frisky – 48.1
4th – Crackerjack – 47.10
Crackerjack. Steve Berkowitz Photo
7th – New Cadet – 37.2
Caitlin Silliman riding:
11thWilliam Street – 50.4
2nd – Ballyneety – 23
Training D
 1st – Ray Price – 26.7
Novice B
4th – Boo Ya 35.8
Novice D
9th – Goldthorn Diamond Imprint – 33.0

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