Thursday, November 20, 2014

New Cadet SOLD

Advanced eventer New Cadet was sold this week to Pennsylvania up and comer Kerri Healy. "Caddy" has been with me since 2011, thanks to my long time supporter Anne Hennessy. I would like to wish Kerri all the best with him, and thank Anne for supporting this wonderful horse over the last few years.

-Boyd

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Talented Young Mare For Sale in Germany

My sister Laura has this great young mare in Germany for sale:


She already has won at Third level and the six-year-old test in Germany. 
This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking for a fancy young horse from Europe!!

FOR SALE - WILLIAM STREET!

NAME: William Street
COLOUR: Chestnut
HEIGHT: 17H
DOB: May 2005
COUNTRY BIRTH: USA
SIRE: V.T. Tsunami (Oldenburg)
DAM: Bold Mansa (TB)
BREED: Oldenburg/TB
OWNER: Daryl Layfield Insley




William is a perfect mix of athleticism and ride-ability. Purchased by his current owner as a 3 year old, hopes were to bring him along as a successful local show hunter and equitation mount. Excitedly however, Will far exceeded expectations, particularly in his aptitude for dressage. Pairing this with his jumping talent, his owner decided to reroute his career towards eventing, competing him successfully in the 4 year old YEH Championships with a hugely talented group.



Will continued to settle into his new job, and returned to YEH in his 5 year old year to finish solidly in the upper third at the Championships. After reaching Preliminary level, his owner felt that he might have an upper level horse on his hands and asked Boyd to evaluate his potential. Boyd agreed with this assessment, took over the ride, and polished Will to and through his first Intermediate competition. As he continues to show promise at the upper levels, easily answering Advanced level questions, it's now time for Will to find the perfect partner to take him all the way!

Will also is excellent hacking out on the trails and loves going to the beach even braving the ocean!

Contact Boyd for an appointment. 610-806-2381

SALES VIDEO

Monday, November 17, 2014

Weekend Clinic at Foxrace Farm in Millbrook, NY


We have just finished an excellent clinic in Millbrook NY.  With the cold weather coming in, it was luxurious teaching in the indoor at the beautiful Foxrace Farm (http://www.foxracefarm.comowned by longtime supporter Bonnie Stedt.  

We had an excellent range of horses and riders over the two days, with groups of four in each lesson. I set up a number of gymnastic exercises and turning questions that were quite challenging.  All of the horses showed improvement over the two days. 

It also was a great opportunity to catch up with a number of the syndicate owners whom I have not seen since the WEG. I must send a big thank you out to Bonnie for hosting the clinic. It is great for me to do a bit of teaching while things are a little quiet before we start the winter season in Aiken in January.

SERGIO IS FOR SALE!


NAME: Sergio
HEIGHT: 17.3 hands
DOB: 2004
COUNTRY: USA
SIRE: Scmitar
DAM: Shining So Bright
BREED: Oldenburg
BREEDER: Kathleen Jackson
OWNER: Doug Howe


In 2008 Sergio placed 4th at Dressage at Devon in the Suitable to Become A Dressage Horse class as a 4 year old with Kathleen Jackson as the owner.
In 2010 Sergio started his eventing career when he was purchased by Doug Howe for Erika Nesler to compete. The pair competed locally in both Dressage and Eventing through 2012 with many Year-End Championships in both disciplines with DVCTA.

In 2013, his first year showing in rated dressage, Sergio was the 11th place Open Training Level Horse of the Year for USDF as well as finishing in the top 20 Nationally at First Level! Sergio also won Reserve Champion at the Region 1 BLM Championships for Training and First Levels!!! Sergio also evented through Training Level with scores consistently in the low to mid 20's.

In 2014 Sergio moved up to Second Level and qualified for Region 1 Championships in just 3 shows with scores in the mid to high 60s through 2nd-3rd level. Sergio also moved up to Preliminary Level in eventing where he was first several times after dressage and show jumping.

Sergio is sound and injury free! He has 3 lovely gaits that are easy to ride. He has the personality of a big teddy bear and the athleticism of a champion! Sergio is currently being schooled at Third and Fourth Levels and is ready to further his career in the dressage world.

Center Line Scores
USEA Record

$38K

Please call Silva for an appointment 610 806 2721

Dressage Video with Silva

Monday, November 10, 2014

Barney's Balls.


 Not long ago Cindy Connors started baking treats for her horse Barney, and they were such a hit when she shared them with friends, she and Lauren Sara decided to turn "Barney's Balls" into a small business that could also do some good for the horse community.

"Cindy and I are good friends and have been riding together for years," said Lauren. "We were inspired by two top athletes, Silva Martin & Margaret “Gigi” Macintosh, whom each faced life threatening/career ending riding accidents. Yet through sheer grit and determination, each recovered and is back competing on an international stage. We are donating a portion of the proceeds from “Barneys Balls” to the US Para Equestrian Association (USPEA), in support of Gigi’s quest for a place on the 2016 Para Equestrian Olympic Team, as well as helping Silva’s favorite cause, LOVE YOUR BRAIN. It’s our small way of treating our horses and in turn giving back."



You can learn more about Gigi’s road back by watching “Fork in the Road”, a short documentary Cindy produced in the fall of 2014 and which is now making the rounds at film festivals. Link: [Fork in the Road]


Starting this week, one and two-pound bags of Barney’s Balls will be in stock at Embreeville Mill Feed Store in Coatesville, PA and at our website, www.barneysballs.com.

 For more information please contact Lauren: 610.649.8094

Barney's Balls make great holiday gifts, so please show them your support! 

  




USDF Finals in Lexington



We finished the show year at the USDF Finals in Lexington KY last weekend. It has been a year with up and downs for sure! But I am so lucky that I have so many people around me that support me through the good but also through the bad times!

At the finals I rode Danka Shoene RRS, bred by Melinda Walton and Larry Smith, and NOW owned by Michelle Huber, in the training level US Finals. Shoene was the youngest horse in the class and we finished 10th in the country. What a great horse! Michelle could not have bought a better young horse. He was so honest and did not care at all about anything at the busy Kentucky Horse Park.

Shoene and Jerusha
After we were done showing Jerusha, (who had everybody looking amazing!) hacked Shoene all around the horse park and in all arenas she was allowed to show him. And of course he was perfect!

Schoene and Silva at the awards ceremony

I also had Zoran, owned by the fabulous Bonnie Stedt, qualified for the US finals in the Prix St George.
After winning our warm up class on Friday he went on to finish 9th on the country for Prix St George level. 


Zoran is such an exciting horse for the future and I cannot thank Bonnie enough for hanging in there with me!

Sandy and Tony at the Kentucky Horse Park
My student and friend Sandy Retzlaff and her horse Rigoletto (Tony) joined us this weekend. We did a lot of lessons and made this weekend into a boot camp weekend for Sandy and Tony. They improved in all second level tests each time!