Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Legado de Rios is Sold!!

Today we said good by to Legado de Rios, known around the barn as Essor.  He was sold to a young rider from California.  Essor is a talented warmblood event horse in which has all of the tools for a champion. The best result I had on Essor was his last event at Rubicon.  He finished 2nd in the Open training on a score of 24.2.

I wish the new owners the best of luck with him.  I also wish to thank the past owner of Essor, Angela Hambrick, for having the horse in training with us.  Boyd

USEA Convention Recap

Boyd relays his experiences from the USEA Convention:

I had an entertaining three days in Reston, Virginia for the USEA convention. For the first time I was involved with a few of the high performance meetings with Captain Mark Phillips and some of the US officials. We had a good couple of meetings making plans for next year and it gave me the opportunity to talk to some of the coaches about my horses’ plans for 2010 and getting them set up for Kentucky.

Mark Hart and Ann Jones have organized the Owners Committee, helping US riders get owners together. I’m still working on a syndicate for Belmont and I think this is the way of the future: syndicating gives people the opportunity to own a top event horse at a fraction of the cost. Belmont is begging to go to Kentucky and I think a good performance there would put in line for the WEG.

The awards ceremony was a big thrill, especially seeing Amy Lindgren receive the award for Min- he has easily been the best in the country at the preliminary level and she has supported me since I came to this country.

The finest hour was seeing the likes of Bruce Davidson and Denis Glaccum inducted into the Eventing Hall of Fame. It was really touching seeing these champions get up and receive their applause.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Boyd is USEA Adult Preliminary Rider of the Year

Boyd attended the US Eventing Association Annual Convention and awards banquet this past weekend:

Boyd Martin receiving the Adult Preliminary Rider of the Year Award

Amy Lindgren receiving the Preliminary Horse of the Year award for Minotaure du Passoir (ridden by Boyd Martin) from USEA President Kevin Baumgardner

Photos linked from the USEA Website