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Boyd Martin: Reflections on Team USA Training Camp in Aachen

The last two weeks have been fantastic here in Germany as the US Eventing Team has undergone a training camp during Pre-Export Quarantine at the grounds where the CHIO Aachen is held each year. There aren’t many times in my life I can completely focus on a couple of horses and get dialed in on every aspect of their training performance. The time in Aachen has been invaluable for really fine tuning things with both Tsetserleg TSF and On Cue, who are both owned by the fabulous Turner family. I Read more...

2021 US Olympic Team Mandatory Outing

We just finished up a great couple of days at Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia for the US Eventing Team's mandatory outing. The Great Meadow Foundation were generous enough to put on a spectacular event for the 12 horses in training towards the Olympic Games. This was a perfect time to give them a practice run as the Olympics will be run in less than a month. I took Tsetserleg TSF and On Cue, both owned by the Turner Family, to this event. My game plan was to give them a nice, solid run Read more...

On Cue Leads the U.S. Contingent at the 2021 #LRK3DE

Today was a seriously tough day of cross country that saw dreams dashed for numerous horse and rider combinations at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, and Boyd was no exception. But there is still a bright light for Team Windurra: at the end of the day, On Cue rose above the rest to stand second overall, and in the top placing out of U.S. horses and riders in the CCI5*-L going into tomorrow's show jumping phase. Here is how cross country played out: Long Island T Ludwig started off Read more...

Silva’s Friday Dressage Wrap Up from #LRK3DE2021

Silva finished up her Kentucky coaching gig by helping Boyd pilot both of his remaining CCI5*-L horses into the top ten at the 2021 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by Mars Equestrian. On Cue On Cue is probably the greenest one out of the five-star horses because she hasn’t done any of the big competitions yet. I thought she was awesome, I’ve never seen her this good! She’s a very good mover, so that helps, and she was very focused and kept her cool. She only had a couple Read more...

Silva Martin’s Thursday Dressage Recap from LRK3DE 2021

Silva is in Kentucky coaching Boyd and she checked in to give a recap of his two rides today at the 2021 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by Mars Equestrian: Luke 140 Boyd’s first ride today was Luke 140 in the CCI4*-S. First of all, the weather is very unlike April in Kentucky, it’s very cold, and for a fit horse that’s not ideal! All week Luke has looked fabulous, and he looked a million bucks in the warm-up, he’s a really quality horse. But once he was in the stadium, Read more...

Boyd and Silva to Compete at Fair Hill H.T This Weekend

The Pennsylvania spring is here and the conditions are absolutely perfect for eventing. This weekend we are competing the upper level horses at the Fair Hill Horse Trials in nearby Elkton, Maryland.   It will be an unusual Fair Hill for our family, as it is very rare that both Silva and I are competing at the same event. Silva has very kindly volunteered to ride my four Kentucky entries: Thomas, Cue, Ludwig and Luke, in the dressage at Fair Hill. Silva will compete the horses through the Read more...

Boyd Martin Eventing Videos: USEF High Performance Training Session in Ocala

Boyd spent the past several days in Ocala, Florida at a USEF Elite High Performance training session: "I had a really productive four days training with the USEF High Performance coaches in Ocala, FL. I took four of the advanced horses: Thomas (Tsetserleg), Luke (Luke 140), Ludwig (Long Island T) and Cue (On Cue). Below are some videos of me jumping with Peter Wylde and doing some dressage with David O’Connor.  I feel like I really benefited from the work we put in over the past couple of days. Read more...

Boyd and Tsetserleg TSF Chosen For Equestriad World Tour Mobile Game!

Earlier this year we were approached by the team at GoGallop Studios regarding an equestrian mobile app that was being developed, featuring several of the world's top riders.  Today that app has been launched throughout the world and below is their press release.  Watch out world, Boyd and Thomas are available on your IOS mobile device!! Equestriad World Tour Bolts out the Stables and onto iOS Today! World’s first fully licensed equestrian mobile game launches with star-studded roster Read more...

Windurra Eventing Ride Times for Plantation Field

This weekend I am back in action at the Plantation Field International Three-Day Event. After 41 years I have decided to change my my approach and to take it slow this weekend. It has been eight weeks since my last surgery, and I plan to ride just two horses in the three-star. Long Island T (Ludwig) and On Cue should be the perfect duo to give me a nice, easy stroll around the beautiful cross-country course built by www.etbjump.com at Plantation Field. Mike has a rock star group of horses this Read more...

Otis Barbotiere to Semi-Retire at Windurra USA

Earlier this year, Tricia Boone called me and said that my 2012 Olympic partner Otis Barbotiere wasn’t doing too much at his new home in Kentucky.  He had a great career in the jumpers with both Catie and Ali Boone, but was ready for retirement. Tricia said that she was looking for a home for the old boy, and I jumped at the chance to take him back and give him a home at Windurra. When he arrived at the farm, I must say that he looked amazing. The Boone family had Otis in magnificent condition. Read more...
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