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The August 2020 Update: It Takes A Village at Windurra USA

I’ve obviously had a frustrating year this year, with a couple of surgeries on my hips and groin muscle. My body has had years and years of wear and tear and I had to get a bit of repair work: I had scar tissue that had calcified and turned into bone that they had to extract, and while they had me opened up they shaved off some bone spurs as well. Basically it’s been like a sharp sword tearing the muscle for the past five years and I just kept working through the pain. I have been doing consistent 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:

 

Long Island T Takes the Lead at Bromont CIC3*

All of our show jumping work with Richard Picken and Erik Duvander, and our trip to Kentucky to get extra time in the show ring, has paid off: Ludwig took the lead today in the CIC3* at the Bromont CIC3* in Quebec with a double clear round. Jenni Autry is on the scene for EventingNation.com: read her coverage HERE and find the official press release published at www.useventing.com. Thanks again to David Frechette for the videos: https://youtu.be/diynww-W0Yk https://youtu.be/PQY0LH6BLS0 https://youtu.be/MXvVL5bJJrk https://youtu.be/iAN4X3RNm04 Read more...

For Sale: SBF Henrietta 1/2 Sister to SBF Cortez!

NAME: SBF Henrietta SEX: Mare COLOUR: Black HEIGHT: 16h DATE OF BIRTH: 2012 SIRE: Contango (by Contendor) DAM:  North Run BREED: Oldenburg/Thoroughbred OWNER: Stony Brook Farm, NH Talented, young event horse prospect For Sale.  Henrie is a 4-year-old, 16H, black mare by Contango (by Contender) out of North Run.  Henrie is a striking Oldenburg/Thoroughbred cross with tons of talent and incredible breeding.  Henrie has super paces, a scopey jump and is very athletic, Read more...

Otis Barbotiere Sold

I am happy to announce that my 2012 Olympic partner Otis Barbotiere has been sold as a jumper to Kentucky based rider Catie Boone.  His second career as a show jumper has been very successful over the past year. After retiring from the eventing circuit at the end of 2015, the Otis Barbotiere Syndicate leased Otis to Catie's sister Ali Boone. The Boone family have done a wonderful job taking care of Otis. He has competed in Palm Beach, Lexington, Vancouver and Spruce Meadows during the past Read more...

Pancho & Boyd’s Jump School with Richard Picken

International show jumper Richard Picken was at Windurra this week helping Boyd with some schooling exercises to get tuned up for Great Meadows and then the Pan Am Games in Toronto: Boyd & Pancho Jump School with Richard Pickett from Inside Windurra USA! on Vimeo. Pancho Jump School Richard Pickett 1 from Inside Windurra USA! on Vimeo.   Pancho Jump School Richard Pickett 2 from Inside Windurra USA! on Vimeo. Pancho Jump School Richard Pickett 3 from Inside Windurra Read more...

George Morris Clinic Day 1!

"That's it.  That's it."  I will have the sound of George Morris' voice ingrained in my head, repeating this encouragement as today's participants followed his instruction and earned his praise.   If you've ever had the opportunity to attend a George Morris clinic, you will identify with that tone of voice, knowing that the master of hunt seat equitation is known for his sayings, quips and occasional sharp tongue.  Today was no exception, as he came to Windurra USA for the second year in a row Read more...
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