November 2018 Shamwari Update

My good mate Shamwari is feeling better and better since he was injured at the  Luhmuehlen CCI4* in Germany in June, when his hind tendon slipped off his hock just meters before the finish of of the 4-Star cross country course. For the first three months after Luhmuehlen he was pretty sore, so we had him on stall rest and we were hand grazing him a couple of times a day. After he got more comfortable we put him out in a round pen for a few hours a day, so he could enjoy some sunlight and controlled Read more...

Rio Prep: Red and Shadow Schooling Cross Country Jumps in the Arena

https://youtu.be/XWiDCjODjso After Great Meadow I had a long drive home after a disappointing cross country round with a glance-off at the double corner on Blackfoot Mystery. When something doesn’t go to plan, you ask yourself a million questions like, ‘did he misread the fence?’, ‘did I ride incorrectly?’ or ‘have I focused too much on dressage and show jumping and forgot about the all important cross country?’. I think it was a bit of all three of those issues, but lucky for me Read more...

Boyd’s FEI Team USA Rider Profile

Thoughts on Olympic Selection

Boyd is back in the USA and has had a couple of days to let it sink in that he's heading to Rio this summer. Here are his thoughts: I was nervously waiting in Germany for the phone to ring on Monday. I knew I was in with a good chance on Blackfoot Mystery, but you obviously never know what the selectors are thinking. I was very pleased and thankful that Red and I got the call-up. He’s been in sterling form this year and I really feel like we’re on track to put in a personal best performance Read more...

Boyd Selected for 2016 U.S. Olympic Team!

We are thrilled to announce that Boyd and the Blackfoot Mystery Syndicate's Blackfoot Mystery have been selected for the US Olympic Team competing in Rio this summer. It's been an incredible journey so far and Boyd is looking forward to the opportunity to represent Team USA alongside Phillip Dutton, Lauren Kieffer and Clark Montgomery. Gloria Callen's talented mare Welcome Shadow has been selected as a reserve horse for Boyd. A huge thanks to all of our owners, sponsors and friends Read more...
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