Message from Boyd: Back in the Saddle Soon

https://youtu.be/fWsRD89YEEQ   https://youtu.be/pdDSGYX5kiI I have been a bit laid up for the past few weeks after my fall on cross country at Plantation Field International. After three weeks of discomfort, I went back to the doctor, got an MRI, and we discovered a fracture in my pelvis. It sounds horrible, but it’s much easier to rehab than a torn groin, which I thought was the injury. I am lucky to have a bunch of very good riders around me keeping the horses going. Silva has Read more...

Shamwari to Retire in Aiken

For some time now, Shamwari 4 has been enjoying the good life at Windurra USA in Pennsylvania, out in my big field with the mighty Neville Bardos and a couple of two year olds. About a month ago I thought Shammie was looking quite bored, so we brought him in and put some shoes on him. I have had my working students hacking him and trail riding him at the walk each day and he looks in good health and is enjoying this very laid back life. Shammie is very lucky, as Syndicate members George and Gretchen Read more...

Rosa’s Comeback and the Young Horses Excel at Dressage at Devon 2019

It was an exceptional week for Silva and her team at Dressage at Devon.  Not only did Silva experience two significant wins on her exceptional mare, Rosa Cha W, but she also had a fantastic show with two young prospects and an imported FEI talent that she began training last March.  4 Year Old Materiale Horses Let's start with the youngsters in the 4 year old Materiale class.  Silva rode Mystic He, a 4 yr old gelding by High Scope, who was bred by the infamous Mary Hazzard.  Boyd and Silva Read more...

Windurra Galloping Track Open to the Public

The ground outside is hard but the footing on our Attwood Equestrian Surfaces galloping track is perfect every day! The one-mile track with an uphill grade is the perfect place to do your horse's fitness work without pounding their legs on the hard ground. No need to call ahead, just show up, sign a release and pay the $40 fee. Watch the video for an overview of the farm, including the track, and Boyd's comments on why he chose Attwood's top of the line footing:   https://youtu.be/rRUdy2LyUWM   Read more...

Support Mike Pen: Join “Club Steady Eddie”

As many of you know, Boyd's assistant rider Mike Pen has made a steady and impressive climb up the levels of eventing, recently has been piloting Boyd's former five-star mount Steady Eddie around. Mike works harder than anyone we know, and truly appreciates the opportunities that he earns with horses. Mike is currently looking for support to compete Steady Eddie, who is nearing the end of his competitive career. Please take a moment to read the following letter from Mike and consider joining Read more...

Video Recap and Photo Gallery: Saturday at Plantation Field

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Boyd and Bonito Second After Dressage at PFI CCI4*-S

  Boyd piloted Stephen Blauner and Nancy Hathaway's Bonito to second place (28.2) after dressage in the CCI4*-S today at the Plantation Field International Three-Day Event in Unionville, PA. He said that the German-bred gelding has come back well from an injury about a year ago and feels strong and confident. "He's a wild bugger, so I rode him a couple times before the test to take the edge off," said Boyd. "He's mostly Thoroughbred and can get really fired up. It's a wonderful attribute Read more...

Plantation Field 2019 Preview

This weekend is a big one with the annual Plantation Field International Horse Trials, just down the road from our farm in Pennsylvania. It is always fun doing a big event close to home. Without much rain in the last weeks, I hear that the grounds keepers have done an amazing job spiking and Aerovating the turf on the cross country. I will take a close look at the course later in the week and determine how fast to run the horses on Sunday. Most of these horses had a good run at Great Read more...

Seneca Valley H.T.

I decided to enter a number of the horses into Seneca Valley Horse Trials this weekend. This is a local event that will be perfect to give the young horses a run. On Saturday I will take the Prelim and Training horses, and then Sunday I will send Mike down with the youngsters. All of the horses have been going very well this week, but I will most likely not go for the time on the Prelim horses unless the ground is good. Cheers Boyd Lives Scores: http://www.coursewalkapp.com/livescores/2019_09_07_SenecaHT Read more...

Boyd Recounts AEC Championship Win with Long Island T

I can't begin to tell you all how happy I am with Ludwig! Everything went to absolute plan since backing off him and resting him up after his injury just before Kentucky this spring. There has been a lot of hard work and patience that all paid off last night! On Thursday Ludwig did a ripper of a dressage test. He was awesome. And the good news is, there is plenty of room for improvement going forward. He was a little bit curled in his three halts and I lost him in the walk, but his flying Read more...
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