Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanks to the Horses and Owners

With the Thanksgiving holidays on everyone's mind, Boyd and Silva would like to extend their thanks to all their owners and sponsors, their clients, and especially to the horses.

It's been a busy year and Boyd wrapped it up by finishing second overall on the Nutrena Rider of the Year Leader Board, an impressive feat in any case, but especially since it is only his second year competing in the United States.

There may be a break in the competition calendar but Boyd and Silva are both staying busy teaching and training.

Boyd says:

"I did a clinic in Maryland at the Maryland Equestrian Center over the weekend and had a great time with about 15 lower-level riders working on dressage and show jumping.

"All the horses that I took to Fair Hill have come back into work and it was great to ride them again. They’re walking for a week and then will start some dressage work. Neville Bardos was with Silva doing dressage all summer and is greatly improved and it’s good to have him back.

"Silva has Jan Byyny’s horses Syd Kent and Waterfront in training, and has been working a lot on their changes, and might take one or both of them to Wellington this winter. She also has Jennie Brannigan’s horse Cooper. It looks like a lot of eventers are taking this chance to catch up on some dressage training.

"Silva will head to Florida on January first and I’ll go to Aiken January 15th. We’re heading to Australia for the Christmas holidays but before that we’re going to check out the USEA Annual Convention in New Orleans, where I think we’ll have a good time and I’ll be receiving a few awards."

Stay posted for more exciting news later this week!