Rosa Cha W to Return to Grand Prix Competition

At the end of 2017, just before Dressage at Devon, my Grand Prix mare Rosa Cha W foundered as a result of contracting Potomac Horse Fever. Rosa had been vaccinated against the disease, and the founder diagnosis was devastating. We thought that she might never compete again. We bred Rosa, who is now 13 years old, in Australia. She is an Oldenburg by Heath Ryan’s stallion Regardez Moi, out of Jasmine W (by Richmeed Medallion), and she is like part of our family. Rosa took me to my first Nations Read more...

Happy New Year from Windurra

Long Island T settling in to Aiken life. Dear Friends and Supporters, As another year begins, we hope that you and your family had a happy holiday season. We have arrived at our winter base at Stable View in Aiken, South Carolina and look forward to seeing many of you here during the winter competition season.  The past year was momentous for our family with the addition of our youngest son, Rossco Leo Martin in August, after a stressful, high-risk pregnancy. Leo is growing by leaps Read more...

Update from Silva: Three Shows in Aiken


I have some catching up to do on the blog, so I will talk about three shows here, beginning with Dressage at the Park, held at Bruce’s Field here in Aiken.

I’m so excited that I have two newly minted FEI horses, Hannah Lu W, owned by Joan Fenton White and Sara Reese, and my own Jada W. Both of these homebred mares just recently moved up to the FEI levels, competing in the PSG here in Aiken, South Carolina.

Jada won the PSG; Hannah was a little hot in the canter and made some green Read more...

Windurra Young Event Horses Compete at Stable View Dressage

Today was the first official recognized dressage show at Stable View Farm in Aiken. I was busy working the Advanced and Intermediate Horses with US Team coach Erik Duvander, so my right hand man Mike Pendleton rode four of the young event horses in the Training and First level dressage classes.

Looking at the results, I see that young Mike did a stellar job with the horses. The two Irish Sport Horses, Classic and Carl, won their tests, and the two new German horses, LuLu and Monty, made their Read more...

Back to Stable View


After a tortuously cold December in Pennsylvania we’re happy to report that we’ve relocated to Stable View Farm in Aiken, South Carolina. It's a little chillier than usual right now but it beats the snow storm hitting the northeast at the moment!

This year we’ve got an awesome team of staff and we’re very lucky to be in such a world class facility. Compared to our stable block at home in PA, we’re spoiled to be in this luxurious barn and we’re also very lucky to have Read more...

Rosa Cha W Update

Hello Everybody,

Here is our girl Rosa, still in her stall after being diagnosed with Potomac Horse Fever just before Dressage at Devon. But she is so much more comfortable and is moving around her stall much more comfortably. Dr Griffin told me that she is doing as well as she could be at this stage in her recovery. We still have no further diagnosis but I am just happy that she is not in pain for now. Luckily Rosa does not mind being in her stall 24 hours a day!



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Rolex Kentucky 2017 Dressage

The second day of dressage at the Rolex Kentucky three-day event wraps up with Steady Eddie, owned by George and Gretchen Wintersteen, Denise Lahey and Pierre Colin, tied for 14th and Crackerjack in a four-way tie for 23rd, out of 59 entries. Eddie put in a very solid effort for this placing and received high praise from Silva, who said he couldn't have done better than the performance he put in today.

Both Silva and Boyd have a number of students competing this weekend Read more...

AGDF CDI in Wellington

We had a great start to my first CDI since Nox was born! Both horses went very well for me at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival 8 and Palm Beach Dressage Derby, winning the FEI 5 and 6 year old preliminary tests in the CDI.
Electric was so brave and did not look at anything in that scary International ring! He needs to get stronger in everything, but he did a great test and it is still very early in the year for all of these young horses. It was fun to have owner Julia Strawbridge come out Read more...

Press Release Regarding Aesthete

Press Release

Media Contact: Amber Heintzberger, 828-289-0658

3 January 2017 – Kennett Square, PA -- Windurra Dressage must regretfully announce that the 2005 Dutch Warmblood gelding Aesthete (“Stately”), owned by Faye Woolf, was humanely euthanized on January 1st, 2017 at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center Large Animal Hospital in Kennett Square, PA, where he was treated by Dr. Kyla Ortvet.

According to Dr. Ortvet, “Six weeks ago he had a large colon volvulus Read more...

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