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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...

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...

Another Winning Weekend at Dressage at Stable View

Hannah Lu, owned by Sarah Reese and Joan White, was great this weekend in the dressage show at Stable View. I just kind of changed the way I ride her, warming up with a light seat and keeping things a little loose and that works really well for her, since she tends to be a bit of a tight horse. She was really good, she placed 2nd to Shawna Harding in the PSG with 69% and won the I-1 on Sunday with 68% which was really good for her. Electric, owned by George and Julia Strawbridge and Nancy 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...

Schooling Jumper Show Videos

We took the event horses to a schooling jumper show here in Aiken to kick off the winter season. Here are videos:

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