Saturday, March 1, 2014
'Caddy' is a first-class event horse that is probably best suited to a more experienced rider. He is an awesome cross country horse with a lot of heart and has only received one cross country jumping fault in his whole career! He has competed successfully at the Intermediate level for the past year, and will soon be ready to move up to advanced level.
Please contact me to find out if he is the right horse for you.
Boyd Martin 610.806.2381
|Silva Martin and Rosa Cha W. Susan Stickle Photo|
Excerpted from Press Release: Wellington, FL - February 28, 2014 - Sweden's Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven earned the first victory of the Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI-W during Week 8 of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF). Vilhelmson-Silfven and Lövsta Stuteri's Don Auriello, a 12-year-old Hanoverian gelding out of Wey o Mey x Don Davidoff, topped the FEI Grand Prix, presented by Martha W. Jolicoeur and Maria Mendelsohn of Illustrated Properties. Later in the day, Silva Martin (USA) bested the FEI Prix St. Georges with her homebred Australian Warmblood mare, Rosa Cha W....
...The FEI Prix St. Georges immediately followed FEI Grand Prix competition, with American Silva Martin coming out on top with Rosa Cha W, an eight-year-old Australian Warmblood mare out of Jasmine W by Blue Hors Romanov owned by the Rosa Cha W Syndicate. Martin characterized their test as the best she's had with the mare, particularly because she felt she rode better.
Martin credited much of her progress over the last six weeks to coach Debbie McDonald. "I so much enjoy working with Debbie. I've been working with her for a while now. She's helped me so much, and she makes me very confident. Over the last six weeks, it's just been getting better and better and better. I love having her at the ring!" Martin expressed.
Of her test today, Martin commented, "She can be a little bit of a tense mare. She gets a little tight sometimes, but today she was really relaxed and I let her do her job. Sometimes I override things and she does it better on her own, actually!" Friday's win was especially meaningful for Martin as she and husband Boyd, an Olympian eventer, bred the mare themselves. "I was there when she was born. It's emotional for me because she's come such a long way, and I've had her all her life," Martin smiled.
Martin's husband was on hand to cheer her on, which Martin especially enjoyed since it was the first time he had attended one of her tests. "Boyd is not easy to get away, so it was exciting that he came and that I won when he was here. That was awesome. He's leaving tomorrow morning, so he won't see tomorrow. He's a terrible spectator, but it's so exciting that he's here," Martin remarked.
Also in the crowd was American show jumping legend George H. Morris, who stopped by the AGDF to watch Martin ride after hosting a clinic with Martin's husband in Aiken, SC. "Wasn't that an honor? That made me more nervous than anybody else being here! He was so nice and said 'I love watching you ride.' It was exciting that he was here. He came here specifically to watch me. He was teaching Boyd last week, so it was pretty cool having him here!" Martin concluded.
Competition for the Palm Beach Dressage Derby will continue on Saturday with the FEI Intermediaire-1 in the morning, beginning at approximately 11:00 a.m. *Silva and Rosa will compete at 1:36pm*. The week's feature class, the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle, will begin at approximately 7:00 p.m.
|Awards - Susan Stickle Photo|
Full Results for FEI Prix St. Georges Rider, Country, Horse, Age, Breeding: Judge E%, Judge C%, Judge M%, Total% 1 Silva Martin, USA, Rosa Cha W, 8-year-old Australian Warmblood mare owned by the Rosa Cha W Syndicate, Jasmine W, Redardez Moi: 70.395%, 71.053%, 66.974%, 69.474% 2 Christilot Boylen, CAN, Drentano, 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by rider, Brenda Lee x De Niro: 71.184%, 69.737%, 67.237%, 69.386% 3 Olivia LaGoy-Weltz, USA, Rassing's Lonoir, 10-year-old Danish Warbmlood geldling owned by rider, Lorani x De Noir: 69.211%, 70.263%, 65.263%, 68.246% 4 Christopher Hickey, USA, Ronaldo, 8-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding owned by Cecelia Stewart, Trostruplunds Secret x Blue Hors Romanov: 69.079%, 68.816%, 66.842%, 68.246% 5 Denielle Gallagher-Legrif, CAN, Argo Conti Tyme, 12-year-old Oldenburg Springfrede stallion owned by rider, Alina x Arg
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Friday, February 28, 2014
Last weekend Silva demonstrated typical Martin behavior by winning most every class she entered (and unfortunately for the other competitors, that consisted of almost every class held at the competition). This leads me to believe that she should probably pump out some little juggernauts, for the sport could use as many Silvas as it could get!
Not looking to be out done by their fellow barn mate, ChooChoo, Scoop, Woody, and Shoene also competed at training level. Choo Choo and Scoop both scoring 74%, Shoene scoring a 72%, and Woody scoring a 71% with Kymmy! Congratulations to the owners of these young studs as well!!
Next up we have Scoop and Woody, who both competed at 1st level. Scoop proved how talented and willing he is, winning it all with a 71%! Congratulations to his owner, Karen. He is a truly amazing young horse.
|Gracia and Colin|
At 4th level, Gracia stole the show on Colin. She put in a beautiful ride and showed what a rapport they have developed together. I’m so excited for these two and their future success!
On Monday and Tuesday some of the top eventing riders in Aiken were treated to an awesome clinic by the Master of Equitation, George Morris. George worked on course analysis and course riding in this particular clinic. It was fantastic listening and learning the fine detail that George puts into the art of riding a course well. I feel like all of the riders and auditors gained information and knowledge from the lessons. It was a real honour and privilege working with George.
A big thanks must also go to Fernanda Kellogg and Kirk Henckels who hosted a lovely reception for George on Monday evening at their FoxFrolic Farm. It was great to hear in a speech all of the incredible insights he has in jumping. Another thanks must go to Bonnie Stedt, Gloria Callen and George & Gretchen Wintersteen whom sponsored some of the 'up and coming' riders' lessons.
Thanks to Allie Conrad for the photos. Enjoy these "George-isms" courtesy of Allie and The Chronicle of the Horse: http://www.chronofhorse.com/photos_videos?nid=47695
Thursday, February 27, 2014
|Wynnie at Full Gallop|
Photo Credits Barry Koster
HEIGHT: 16 hh
DATE OF BIRTH: July, 2009
COUNTRY OF BIRTH: United States
SIRE: Riverman (Dutch Warmblood )
DAM: Jer's Princess (Thoroughbred)
BREED: Dutch Warmblood/Thoroughbred (KWPN 840025200900265)
BREEDER: Stony Brook Farm
PLACE OF BIRTH: New Hampshire
SBF Eowyn, also known as Wynnie, is the ideal horse for a professional, young rider or adult amateur looking to be extremely competitive in whatever event they enter. She is very well bred, fathered by the Dutch super-sire, Riverman. She is the sister to SBF Cortez, who is currently competing at Intermediate level.
Wynnie is a lovely, soft mover and is extremely rideable and trainable for the dressage; she received a 25.8 at her first event. She is a scopey, careful jumper with a lovely gallop that only needs to be ridden in the softest of snaffles. In winter 2014, Wynnie won her first event at Full Gallop Farm, finishing on her dressage score of 25.8, and placed second at Paradise Farm, finishing on her dressage score of 32.
This is an exciting opportunity to purchase a very special horse that will bring you up the levels while winning; rarely is a horse of this quality offered for sale.
Call Boyd for a trial in Aiken, SC during the winter of 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
Sunday, February 23, 2014
The schedule is all set fortomorrow's George Morris clinic at Bridle Creek Farm here in Aiken. We are encouraging all Aiken eventing enthusiasts to come out and audit the clinic. George is charging a $60 fee to sit back and watch the action. Please bring your own folding chair.
Directions to the farm can be found at boydandsilvamartin.com.
There is also a meet and greet reception for George on Monday afternoon from 4:30-6:30 down the road at Fernanda Kellogg's Fox Frolic Farm. All auditors, riders, owners and grooms are invited.
Group 1 9am-11am
William Coleman III
Group 2 11am-1pm
Group 3 2pm-4 pm