Monday, June 9, 2014

DVCTA at Radnor Hunt Club

We had a DVCTA dressage show at Radnor Hunt yesterday and my awesome girls rode some of my horses as well as their own. I also had students Amy Heron, Pam Murphy and Sandy Retzlaff riding.

Pam was a superstar today! She rode her own Rio Royale, (bred by Melinda Walton and Larry Smith). Rio is a young horse and he was absolutely perfect!  Pam was second in training 2 with 65% and third in training 3 with a great score of 69%.

Amy Heron and her mare Constantina - also bred by Melinda and Larry - had a super test, much better then the last show. They finished third with 64% in first level test 2 and are now qualified for the BLM championships.

Sandy Retzlaff rode her own Rigoletto in second level and had many improvements, but also made unfortunate mistakes in both tests. They are a lovely pair and I’m sure they will have a better show next time.

Kymmy rode her own two horses, Sir Eastwood and Hot date, in the Young Horse Test of Choice  to finish second and third. She also finished second in First level riding Joan's “Just a Flirt”. Great job!

Scout Fort rode Ellen Kettler’s Double Scoop to win first level test 3 with a high score for first level of 71%! Scoop is a very talented horse and Scout rode him beautifully. She also rode Mike and Anne Laver and Gloria Callan's Bright Side in training level, test 3: they not only won the class with the highest score at training level, but had the highest score of the entire show with 74%!  I am so excited about this amazing young horse and so thankful to Scout for riding him so beautifully!

Gracia Huenefeld rode Mike and Anne Lavers’ horse Colin in the PSG class to with 62%. It was such an improvement; hats off to Gracia and Colin!

As much as I am thankful for my girls to ride so nicely, I can not wait to do it myself again. I am also thankful to all my owners and people around me for giving all the time I need to come back -- you all are amazing!

Silva Martin



  1. Dear Silva,
    It is such a nice reflection to see your students riding so well, not to mention read of your pride for their improvements. An honor to read as a fellow equestrian. Also very glad to hear of your eagerness to get back on a horse. Take all the time you need to recover. You are amazing...Silver Johnson The Wateringhole Resource 615 927 1776

  2. Silva, Scout is such a beautiful rider. You must be so proud in which the rider she has become

  3. So wonderful to hear things are going so well Silva .
    Your girl's are a reflection of you : )

  4. You are so lucky to have Scout in your program!! She is such a beautiful rider and all of her success is a direct reflection of your program! Congratulations!