Friday, January 9, 2015

Silva Martin and Rosa Cha W to Take Part in USEF Dressage Observation & Strategic Training Session with Robert Dover

I am thrilled to share the news that Rosa Cha W and I have received a spot for the USEF Dressage Observation & Strategic Training Session with Robert Dover, US Chef d’Equipe/Technical Advisor, at HavenSafe Farm South in Wellington, FL on January 27-28. (Sorry, this session is closed to auditors and the press).

We took part in a training session with Robert in Gladstone, NJ last fall and learned so much, and I am especially thrilled, given the events of the past year, to be able to take part in this session in Wellington. It will be nearly a year since being a member of the Nations Cup Team, which was one of the major highlights of my career as a rider, and I am so excited to riding alongside other talented high performance riders like Adrienne Lyle, Chris Hickey and Caroline Roffman less than a year after my head injury. It is exciting to be back in their company and I am looking forward to seeing what Rosa and I can accomplish this year.


Thursday, January 8, 2015

January 22nd Fix A Test at Bridle Creek Farm in Aiken!!

Our friends at Bridle Creek Farm (here in Aiken) are holding a Fix A Test on January 22nd, just in time to hone your skills for the Full Gallop Event.  Clinic information is below and you can link directly to their website for Registration and Release forms.  Please sign up in advance!!

Upcoming Fix A Test at Bridle Creek Farm!!
Thursday, January 22, 2015, Fix a Test With Beth Barritt, "R" Judge
Where: Bridle Creek Farm
Format: 25 minutes per ride.
Approximately, 5 minutes to ride the test and 20 minutes for the fix.

Judge: Beth Barritt is a "R" dressage judge with over 30 years judging experience in Dressage and Eventing. Beth is a current competitor with horses she has trained and started, which gives her the perspective that is valued by the people she coaches. Beth keeps her education current by attending the USDF FEI Trainers conference yearly, in addition to the USEF Judges continuing education clinics. Beth also works with a trainer to stay accountable for her work being classical and correct.

Come refine your test before Full Gallop!


All paperwork and fees must be received before a spot will be held.
First come, first served. No refunds unless spot can be filled.
Mail check ($45 per test) made payable to Bridle Creek Farm, LLC
1051 Clear Creek Court
Aiken, SC 29803

Questions: please call/text/ email Ilene Boorman 202-494-7683

Shamwari 4 Ranked 3rd in the World

Shamwari 4 Schooling in Aiken, SC, January 2015
We are thrilled that Shamwari 4 is beginning the year ranked third in the FEI World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses Rankings for Event Horses, with 299 points. We've always known that Shammie is an exceptional horse and it's rewarding to see the numbers prove it. We are looking forward to seeing what he can do in the years to come.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Windurra Eventing: Starting the New Year off Right in Aiken

The eventing side of Windurra has completely relocated to Aiken for the winter. This year we have a change of venue to the beautiful StableView equestrian center, on the other side of town from where we were located at Bridle Creek. It’s an unbelievable barn, indoor arena, grand prix jumping arena and a complete cross-country schooling course built by Eric Bull. On top of the that the stars have aligned and we are right around the corner from Waffle House and Subway!

Waffle House Shenanigans
 We have a wonderful group of horses: the young horses that are showing tremendous talent, capped off with our future four-star champions. We also have five or six horses for sale that we are hoping to find new homes this season, and I have a great team of people helping with the horses. We’re very excited and thankful for the position we’re in here as we get the 2015 season started.

I’m also looking forward to the William Fox-Pitt clinic which will take place here at Stable View – more to come about that. 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Winter Feeding Tips from our sponsor Purina

Even Aiken is chilly this week, and there's snow falling back in PA today (we headed south in the nick of time!) Our sponsor Purina has some great feeding and management tips for winter weather from Katie Young, Ph.D. - Equine Nutritionist, Manager Equine Technical Services, Purina Animal Nutrition:

Monday, January 5, 2015

Recent Schooling Video of SBF Eowyn!

Wynnie is a beautiful young horse with loads of potential.  As you will see her flatwork is solid, and she's got the talent over fences to be your next eventing super star.  Very ride-able, would suit an amateur or a pro!

December 2014 Schooling Video

Check out her sales page on our website and call Boyd for an appointment!