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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...

Silva Based at True Prospect Farm for Winter

Silva likes to joke that she is moving south for the winter - about three miles south, to be exact. With Nox in school five days a week now, it is more practical to keep the dressage horses home in Pennsylvania, and with icy winter weather in the forecast, the indoor arena at Phillip and Evie Dutton's True Prospect Farm makes it the ideal winter base. "The horses traveled really well on the big trip south," joked Silva as she longed a frisky Rosa Cha W. "They're all settled in and happy as 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...

Rosa’s Comeback and the Young Horses Excel at Dressage at Devon 2019

It was an exceptional week for Silva and her team at Dressage at Devon.  Not only did Silva experience two significant wins on her exceptional mare, Rosa Cha W, but she also had a fantastic show with two young prospects and an imported FEI talent that she began training last March.  4 Year Old Materiale Horses Let's start with the youngsters in the 4 year old Materiale class.  Silva rode Mystic He, a 4 yr old gelding by High Scope, who was bred by the infamous Mary Hazzard.  Boyd and Silva Read more...

Hylofit Instrumental in Upping Windurra’s Fitness Game!

There's been quite a bit of buzz recently within the equestrian community regarding an emerging fitness technology company called Hylofit.  As with all of our sponsorship relationships at Windurra USA, we're very careful to test out products to ensure that we can stand behind that company and that their products bring value to our horses and training program.  With that in mind, we wanted to share the backstory of how Boyd and Silva came to be introduced to this Hylofit. Read more...

Tsetserleg Waltzes Into the Top 3 After Dressage!

This morning, when asking Silva about Boyd’s and Thomas’ preparation for this year’s test, she said, “I don’t want to jinx it, but we may have a top 3 finish.” Clearly Silva is clairvoyant…..or perhaps she and Boyd have been working pretty hard towards today’s score of a 27.9, which was good enough a press conference appearance as the scoring top American! Since Boyd’s dressage test was near the end of the day, we also had the opportunity to visit with a few of our sponsors in 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! Silva Read more...

Registration Open for Memorial Day Weekend Clinic at Fitch’s Corner

  Come Ride with BOYD & SILVA MARTIN At the Fitch’s Corner 2017  Memorial Day Weekend Eventing Clinic Saturday May 27th, Sunday May 28th, Monday May 29th   In spite of increased demands on Boyd and Silva’s time, as ambassadors of the sport and high-level trainers and competitors, the Fitch’s Corner Memorial Weekend Eventing Clinic maintains an honored spot on their calendar!  We are excited to welcome them back for their 9th year.   Boyd: Option Read more...

Full Dressage Dance Card Last Week at Stable View!

Last week's schedule at Stable View in Aiken was exceptionally busy time for the dressage operation of Windurra USA which includes Silva, her clients and students! It began with Silva teaching a Fix-A-Test clinic on the 7th, which was great preparation for many of the competitors who rode in the I Love Dressage USDF show which took place the following day. Read more...
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