Saturday, October 12, 2013

Boyd's XC Recap from Boekelo

Hello All,

Today was a tough day cross-country for Oscar and me. By the time we started out on course at 4pm this afternoon, the ground was well and truly deep and tiring. I set off at a good pace, but soon felt Oscar struggling. Unlike at Rolex Kentucky back in April, I eased up on him and tried to let him recover a bit, still maintaining our rhythm. He was jumping reasonably well, and was reading all of the questions. I must say he was a little bit awkward into both waters, but got through them with encouragement.

He did seem to pick up a bit around the seven minute mark. This was encouraging to me so I kicked on home. He seemed to jump the last third of the course well. I am obviously disappointed with the time penalties, and part of me wishes I was a little harder on him throughout the course, as he recovered quickly! He is trotting up sound and looks happy for tomorrow.

 I thought both Lauren and Liz rode really well, but got a little unlucky at the end of the course.


Boyd and Oscar Clear at Boekelo - From

Boyd and Oscar on course at Boekelo. Jenni Autry Photo


< If Oscar jumps well tomorrow — and Boyd said he doesn’t think that will be an issue — he’ll be qualified to compete at the World Equestrian Games next year...CONTINUE READING>>

Note: Video included at above link!

Friday, October 11, 2013

A word from Boyd after Dressage at Boekelo

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Hey guys,

Oscar did well in the dressage this afternoon. It has been pouring rain heavily for the last 24 hours and the footing was terrible.  I felt like it was hard to show off his trot as he was slipping and sliding. I was still very please with his score of 46. A few experts thought I was harshly marked, but I think it was about right. 

It looks like a testing course tomorrow. I plan to ride him with a good rhythm throughout the course, and try not to use him up too early. 

Wish me luck!


 For coverage of the event, including competition videos and video interviews, visit 
And don't forget to read Trading  Aces Syndicate Member Katie Walker's journal from Boekelo:

Video Interview with Boyd from Boekelo 2013

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Note: Boyd and Otis are in 28th place on a score of 46 after dressage

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

List of Entries for Boekelo 2013

List of entries 2013

Australia (AUS)
Rider Horse Owner(s)
210 Andrew Hoy Cheeky Calimbo (G) Mrs Christiane Classen & Andrew Hoy
211 Christopher Burton Graf Liberty (G) The Graf Liberty Syndicate, Jill Martin, Christoph
212 Emma Dougall Belcam Bear (G) Emma Dougall
213 Kevin Mcnab Kelecyn Cognac (G) Kevin Mcnab & Sara Mccoll
214 Murray Lamperd Under The Clocks (G) Jade Wishart
215 Paul Tapner Wickstead Didgeridoo (S) Paul & Georgina Tapner, Fred & Penny Barker And Vi

Austria (AUT)
Rider Horse Owner(s)
200 Harald Siegl Luis W (G) Ute Siegl

Belgium (BEL)
Rider Horse Owner(s)
204 Stephanie D'andrimont Ulano De Slozen (G) Stephanie D Andrimont
205 Vincent Martens Falco Van De Mispelaere (G) Armin Bani
206 Hilde Van Mieghem Zidane (G) Hilde Van Mieghem
299 Jarno Debusschere User Friendly (G) Debusschere, Jarno U. Kirschmann, Petra
306 Rik Geirnaert Zaferlina M H (M) Onderbeke-geinaert

Brazil (BRA)
Rider Horse Owner(s)
294 Carlos Paro Summon Up The Blood (S) Carlos Paro & Nicola Tootle
295 Carlos Paro Papagayo Secret (S) Nicola Tootle & Carlos Paro

Denmark (DEN)
Rider Horse Owner(s)
201 Peter T. Flarup Calista E (M) Mette Moesgaard
202 Peter T. Flarup Cts Twin Peaks (G) Christina Arnesen

Ecuador (ECU)
Rider Horse Owner(s)
203 Nicolas Wettstein Onzieme Framoni (G) Nicolas Wettstein & Monique Deyme

Spain (ESP)
Rider Horse Owner(s)
254 Eduardo Via - Dufresne Quica Del Masset (M) Eduardo Via-dufresne Mestres
310 Albert Hermoso Farras Yasmina V (M) Pablo Martin-alonso

Finland (FIN)
Rider Horse Owner(s)
269 Elmo Jankari Duchess Desiree (M) Aino & Elmo Jankari

France (FRA)
279 Eric Vigeanel Qatar Du Puech Rouget (G) Monsieur Roland Chevalier
280 Caroline Chadelat Kadessia (M) Monsieur Jean-françois Chadelat
281 Karim Florent Laghouag Qualson De L'ehn (G) Monsieur Hubert Moulet
282 Mathieu Lemoine Quickness (G) Madame Gwenaelle Le Breton
283 Clara Loiseau Wont Wait (G) Madame Isabelle Langlois-loiseau
285 Geoffroy Soullez Madiran Du Liot*hn (G) Les Haras Nationaux
298 Gwendolen Fer Opera Fleuri (S) Monsieur Philippe Fer

Great Britain (GBR)
Rider Horse Owner(s)
255 Camilla( Millie) Dumas Action Packed (G) Camilla & Robin Dumas
256 Lucy Wiegersma Mr Chunky (G) Chrstopher & Sarita Perkins, Huw Lloyd, L Wiegersm
257 Laura Collett Allora 3 (M) Philip Walker
258 Gemma Tattersall Chico Bella P (M) Christopher Stone
259 Kitty King Persimmon (G) Jane Murfett & Frank Inns
260 Isabelle ( Izzy) Taylor Kbis Starlet (M) Kbis & Jo Meyer
261 Sarah Bullimore Reve Du Rouet (G) Chris & Sue Gillespie & Brett Bullimore
262 Willa Newton Neelix (G) Joey Newton
263 Kristina Cook Star Witness (G) Jim Chromiak, A Gifford, B Biddlecome, S Lawson
264 Pippa Funnell Second Supreme (G) Marek Sebestak
265 Isabelle ( Izzy) Taylor Dax Van Ternieuwbeke (G) Izzy Taylor
266 William Fox - Pitt Fernhill Pimms (G) Carol Gee & Catherine Witt
267 William Fox - Pitt Gaucho (G) William Fox-pitt & Celia Plunkett
302 Laura Collett Noble Bestman (S) Philip Walker & Laura Collet
303 Nicola Wilson Watermill Vision (G) James Lambert
305 Dani Evans Raphael (S) Claire Deuten & Libby Streatfeild
308 Oliver Smith Noon Hill (S) Sue Wilkinson & Anne Marling
309 Nicola Wilson Annie Clover (M) Mary Tweddle
311 Rosalind Canter Zenshera (S) Rosalind Canter

Germany (GER)
Rider Horse Owner(s)
216 Niklas Bschorer Tom Tom Go 3 (G) Bschorer, Tristan
217 Andreas Dibowski It's Me Xx (G) Heigel, Susanne
218 Michael Jung Fischerrocana Fst (M) Jung, Brigitte & Joachim
219 Ingrid Klimke Hale Bob 3 (G) Klimke, Ingrid
220 Julia Krajewski Lost Prophecy (G) Christina Krajewski D-30989 Gehrden
221 Claas Hermann Romeike Cato 60 (G) Romeike, Hinrich U. Susanne
222 Franziska Roth Dictus J (G) Roth Franziska
223 Dirk Schrade Lord Lauries (G) Gleadhill House Stud Ltd, Trevor Hemmings
224 Peter Thomsen Horseware's Barny (G) Clausen, Hans-peter
225 Jana Weyers Lardina (M) Weyers, Jana
226 Benjamin Winter Wild Thing Z (G) Marius + Laura Winter
227 Benjamin Winter Revenue 12 (M) Dokr
300 Anna-maria Rieke Petite Dame (M) Gestüt Heidhügel

Hungary (HUN)
Rider Horse Owner(s)
293 László Egyed My Win (S) Egyed László
Ireland (IRL)
Rider Horse Owner(s)
245 Camilla Speirs Portersize Just A Jiff (G) Bridget & Camilla Speirs
268 Sarah Ennis Stellor Rebound (G) Orla Ennis
270 Austin O'connor Balham Houdini (S) Austin O' Connor & Kate Jarvey
271 Austin O'connor Fernhill Rockstar (S) Amy, Peter And Mary-jane Crerar
272 Katie O'sullivan Cooley Blue Flame (G) Richard Sheane
273 Mark Kyle Willow Fairgreen Attraction (G) Mark & Tanya Kyle
274 Michael Ryan Ballylynch Skyport (G) Carol & Tom Henry, Sheila Foley
275 Patricia Ryan Tullineaskey Hi Ho (G) Carol & Tom Henry, Sheila Foley

Italy (ITA)
Rider Horse Owner(s)
228 Marco Biasia Neptune De Sartene (G) Horses Trial -jacky Leclerc -fréd.dugeny -ancely S
229 Stefano Brecciaroli P'tit Paul De Terry (G) Alkor Conseils
231 Arianna Schivo Quefira De L'ormeau (M) Mademoiselle Arianna Schivo
292 Evelina Bertoli Leitrim Orient Express (M) Evelina Bertoli
296 Alberto Giugni Sportsfield Quality (G) Mr Alberto Giugni & The World Is Not Enough
297 Stefano Brecciaroli Music Master (G) 2012 In Mind Syndicate

Japan (JPN)
Rider Horse Owner(s)
241 Takayuki Yumira Latina 43 (M) Riding Club Crane
242 Kenki Sato Chippieh (G) Shodo Sato

Netherlands (NED)
Rider Horse Owner(s)
232 Althea Bleekman Meepswood Conquestor (G) Team Bleekman, Althea Bleekman, Sarah Allan
233 Merel Blom Sagnol (M) M.c. Blom-muilwijk & J.m.j. Blom
235 Florinoor Hoogland Captain Henessy (G) Mevr. F.a. Hoogland
236 Tim Lips Wadolca (M) Lips Stables & C.v.ham & Wai Holvoet & Np V.splund
237 Tim Lips Concrex Oncarlos (G) M.a.d.s.b. Lips & C. Frydal
238 Justin Maarse Bloomfeld Zamira (M) A. Rinia & J.j. Maarse
239 Alice Naber - Lozeman Peter Parker (G) R. Van Reine & Y. Koornstra
240 Nynke Sminia Moosroodnoot (G) Fam. Sminia
246 Althea Bleekman Ziomf (M) Team Bleekman, Althea Bleekman

New Zealand (NZL)
Rider Horse Owner(s)
247 Blyth Tait Xanthus Iii (G) Jane Lovell-smith And Blyth Tait
248 Mark Todd Up N Go (G) Pip Mccarrol & Malcolm Brow
249 Mark Todd Leonidas Ii (G) Diane Brunsden, Peter Cattell & Mark Todd
250 Lizzie Brown Playtime (G) Tessa Grant & Lizzie Brown
251 Lizzie Brown Henton Attorney General (G) Tessa Grant & Lizzie Brown
253 Tim Price Lord Of The Owls (G) Brian & Vicky Tew & Susie Hawkins

Russian Federation (RUS)
Rider Horse Owner(s)
243 Aleksandr Markov Kurfurstin (M) Selivanenko, Alexey
244 Igor Atrohov Indigo Pyreneen (S) Mme Maria Ignatieva & M. Igor Atrohckov
290 Elnira Nabieva Chabanak (G) Koroleva, Olga
291 Elena Bogatikova Tihoretsk (G) Bogatikova, Elena

Switzerland (SUI)
Rider Horse Owner(s)
286 Sébastien Poirier Tarango De Lully Ch (G) Poirier Sébastien
287 Felix Vogg Onfire (G) Vogg Danièle
288 Jasmin Gambirasio Thats It (G) Gambirasio Jasmin Sabrina
301 Ilona LÜdi Apart Iii Ch (G) Ilona Lüdi

Sweden (SWE)
Rider Horse Owner(s)
207 Niklas LindbÄck Cendrillon (M) Cecilia Nibér
208 Viktoria CarlerbÄck Volt Af KÄllstorp (G) Marie Carlerbäck
209 Hannes Melin Piccadilly Z (M) Malin Petersen & Christel Petersen
289 Anna Hilton Matrix W (G) Anna Hilton
304 Ellen SvennerstÅl Southway (G) Håkan Svennerstål Ab

United States (USA)
Rider Horse Owner(s)
276 Elisabeth Halliday Fernhill By Night (G) Elisabeth Halliday
277 Lauren Kieffer Veronica (M) Team Rebecca, Llc
278 Boyd Martin Trading Aces Trading Aces LLC

Fighting Fit for Boekelo

Oscar’s all settled in here in Holland. After a hectic weekend at Morven Park, the pace over here has been quite relaxing, with Oscar only needing flat work once a day. Both Silva and David have been helping me and it seems like everything is in order for Oscar to put in a good test. He trotted up well today, and we have the first veterinary inspection tomorrow. It looks like I’m scheduled to ride last in the dressage for team USA, which should be Friday sometime.

Both Liz Halliday and Lauren Kieffer’s horses look in excellent condition. Overall it looks like an unbelievably competitive field of Olympic veterans on classy horseflesh. I feel like I’ve had a great preparation and I’m looking for a competitive result from Oscar.


Monday, October 7, 2013

Fabulous Young and Mature Dressage Horses For Sale

Danka Shoene RRS
Shoene is a very special three-year-old gelding. A horse with his quality and more than anything with his temperament are only available very young. Shoene already impressed the judges at Dressage at Devon in hand and under saddle. If I did not know this was his first show I would have thought he has done it 100 times. This horse is going to be four years old and he is a true "Old Soul". 
This is not surprising, knowing his family. Shoene is out of Heidekleid RRS who is also the dam of Benefactor RRS and Duvent.
Benefactor is currently fifth in the America as a five year old, and Duvent, who is also out of Heidekleid, has just won fourth level at Dressage at Devon.
Heidekleid also produced Constantina RRS, Coquette RRS and Cisco RRS who are all very high quality horses ridden by amateurs. This young gelding is a real catch with a big future!!

Jeff the Chef W
NAME: Jeff the Chef W
SEX: Gelding
COLOUR: Chestnut
HEIGHT: 18 hands
DATE OF BIRTH: Nov. 2nd 2001
SIRE: Jive Magic
DAM: Stirling Shannon
BREED: Dutch Warmblood
BREEDER: Heath Ryan
PLACE OF BIRTH: Lochinvar, Austrailia
YEAR IMPORTED: December 2006
OWNER: Windurra USA, LLC.

For more information click HERE

Sophia is a smaller 4-year-old Swedish mare with the biggest heart! This little mare is one of the bravest horses in our barn. She has already proven herself in the show ring and is the most fun horse to hack out and also to jump!! Sophia is ready to go up the levels with a smaller rider that is looking for a all round partner to have fun with!

Duvent is a very special horse with a ton of potential . This 9 year old Gelding is the most stunning horse to look at. He has proven himself all the way up to fourth level with great success. Last month Duvent won fourth level at Dressage at Devon!
A horse of his quality is rare! 

Colin is a 9-year-old gelding. This horse is a great horse for a young rider.
Last month he showed at Dressage at Devon with a young rider in fourth level and did very well! 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Jeff the Chef W Offered For Sale

Silva riding Jeff the Chef W

We are offering our lovely home bred gelding Jeff the Chef W for sale.  He has has a very successful record in the small tour with Silva and has competed at Grand Prix with Michael Barisone. Jeff, 12 years old, is a high quality, big, powerful horse suitable for a tall rider. He is thoroughly prepared to compete at Grand Prix level and would be a very exciting horse for a rider who wants to get going right away.

Please contact Silva: 610-806-2721