Friday, January 28, 2011

Meet the Crew in Aiken...Caitlin Silliman

Caitlin Silliman

Caitlin is Windurra's longest serving soldier, working with Silva and I for nearly three years. Caitlin did her first couple of years learning the art of dressage with Silva, and then switched over to the event barn mid-2010 to work with the event horses.

Caitlin's official role is assistant rider/super groom/organizer and happy smiley face around the barn. She was Remington's groom for the two-week French Four-Star tour to Pau last year. I am lucky to have a girl that is super organized, very hard working and a top rider all in one. Not only does she take a key position in the barn, she is currently starring as girlfriend of Australian Love God Ryan Wood.

Caitlin has two horses in Aiken this year: Hoku, an intermediate mare that is aiming for a two-star in the Spring, and Ben, a young horse that looks very promising and should be competing at training level in a couple of starts. We have very high expectations for both of these horses this year and are excited about their future.

I want to wish Caitlin all the best with her horses and thank her for her hard work in Aiken this year, and I truly hope that "training with us for a year before college" lasts longer and longer.



  1. Boyd, you and Silva are truly lucky to have Caitlin! She is so positive and did a fantastic job with my horse, Waimea, when she rode her in Florida a few years back. All my best to all of you and best of luck to Caitlin completing this year!

  2. I couldn't agree more! Not only is Caitlin dedicated, positive, talented and adorable....she's also a great rider!! I think we should set up a college endowment fund so they can keep her & help her get her degree :) LT