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US Equestrian Federation Statement on the 2020 Olympic Games

USEF STATEMENT: We have received confirmation that the IOC and Organizing Committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Games have jointly decided to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Games to 2021. While we are all extremely disappointed the Tokyo 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Games will not move forward as planned this summer, we fully support the decision to postpone to 2021, prioritizing athlete, staff, and spectator safety and health during this challenging time. We Read more...

Windurra Eventers Migrating North

The Windurra Eventing crew is back home in Pennsylvania and happy to dig in to work here on the farm. In hindsight we were very lucky that we decided to enter so many horses at the Pine Top Spring Horse Trials in Georgia last weekend. Pine Top is one of my favorite events, it’s got a beautiful cross country course: good footing, open, galloping courses and a well-designed track. Between Mike, me and a large portion of our staff we ran most of  the horses our barn. A few of the mature horses Read more...

Silva’s Trip South: Ten Days in Aiken

The boys and I are just back from ten days in Aiken where we really enjoyed some time with Boyd, and I was able to compete in a couple of shows. We took our babysitter Susannah and her son Bobby, and I had three horses, so the truck was full and the trailer was nearly full for our journey south. It was fun to see Boyd, obviously since the boys and I hadn’t seen him for awhile! We got there Friday and I showed that Sunday in the Grand Prix at Stable View. Rosa was really good and it was fun, Read more...

Photos from Boyd’s Clinic in Japan

Boyd has a couple more days in Japan teaching riders how to retrain ex-racehorses before he heads to Australia to visit family. Here are a few photos, with Mt. Fuji making an impressive backdrop. Read more...

Boyd in Physical Therapy After Surgery

Two weeks ago, after I'd been hobbling around like a 90-year-old man, my doctors finally figured out that I had a torn adductor muscle in my left leg. It had completely torn away from the bone, and above that was a partial tear, and there was another tear on the right leg. Dr. Meyers in Philadelphia cut me open and stitched me back together again. On the bright side it’s the perfect time of year for me to be recovering and I’ve only missed a couple of events. Each day I go in for two hours Read more...

Luke 140 Schooling Flying Changes

https://youtu.be/ZcDesUg9TpI I am fortunate that my wife Silva is willing to spend time schooling the event horses and fine tuning their dressage skills. At the moment Silva is working with Luke 140, a horse we syndicated earlier this year. Silva’s main goal has been teaching Luke the flying changes. Next year Luke will need to do flying changes in his dressage tests at the 4-Star level. When we purchased him earlier this year, he had not been taught them yet, but sometimes this is better because Read more...

Preview of Windurra Horses at 2019 Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event

This week is the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event at the Horse Park of New Jersey in Allentown. I have brought up a group of rock star upper level horses to contest this event. We arrived yesterday  and the courses look good. Conditions should be good, with a good amount of rain last night and cool and cloudy weather predicted for Saturday's cross country. My plan for the horses: Barry:  feeling really good in his training and should do well in the dressage. I will give Read more...

Red Hills Video

We didn’t manage to catch all the horses on video, but here’s a little sampling from show jumping at Red Hills on Sunday:

 

Boyd Has the Advanced Locked Down After Dressage at Red Hills

Red Hills International in Tallahassee, Florida is off to a fantastic start with Boyd's horses Long Island T, Kyra and On Cue, respectively, holding the top three placings in the Advanced division; Contestor and Ray Price are in the top five in the OI. [LIVE SCORES] [Cross country course tour] Thanks to David Frechette for sharing these videos: https://youtu.be/9CjCrEbZDa4 https://youtu.be/zp4mGVznx-c https://youtu.be/sgM0zNAeueo https://youtu.be/NhuurrbH7Ao https://youtu.be/t_ftZFPZhbQ   Read more...

Phillip Schooling Boyd’s Horses at New Stable View XC Course

https://youtu.be/DBi3bho7G2M My cross country coach Phillip Dutton took Ray Price and Long Island T out for a school at the new Boyd Martin/ETB Equine Construction Schooling Cross Country Course at Stable View yesterday, and it was awesome. Phillip really honed in on their rideability and practiced some of the jumping and turning exercises that these horses will encounter at the advanced level of competition. The jumped a lot of corners, narrows and coffins, and both horses finished the session Read more...
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