Wednesday, December 28, 2011
NAME: Ricochet EDF
COLOUR: Bay (w/2 hind fetlock socks)
DATE OF BIRTH: 6/29/2005
COUNTY OF BIRTH: Bedford, MA, USA
SIRE: Resonanz (by Rhodiamont)
DAM: Rhyme (by Clover Hill ISH)
BREEDER: Eleazer Davis Farm, Inc.
PLACE OF BIRTH: Bedford, MA USA
OWNER: Lisa Samoylenkom / Eleazer Davis Farm.
Please call Boyd for more info 610-806-2381
We would like wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - and what a year! 2011 will definitely be remembered for us for a long, long time. It was the ultimate of highs and lows.
This past year was probably the toughest year for us with all of the tragedies that hit us in the middle of the year. Without a doubt, we could not have survived it without the hundreds of people that supported us through the tough times. One thing we learned is that when things go bad, you see people's true colors. We would like to thank everyone that chipped in to help us out.
We would especially like to thank the wonderful people that worked for us this year. We had the best team in the world that really rallied when times were tough. Without this awesome group of people, we could not have produced the outstanding results that we saw with the horses this year.
We would also like to pay tribute to the awesome owners that provide these spectacular horses for us to train. Without these horses, we would be nothing.
So thank you, and good luck for 2012!!
Boyd & Silva
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Here are the first two entries:
One thing led to another and she was soon leasing a horse and competing in local events. She rode a borrowed horse in a clinic with Becky Holder during this time and was impressed by the enthusiasm, expertise and attention to detail that Becky brought to her teaching. Lindsey decided to pursue a working student position with Becky in 2008 and 2009, during which time she learned an immeasurable amount about eventing at it's highest levels, and became quite interested in grooming and horse care.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
There is also mention about fellow competitor Lisa Marie Fergusson loss of Smart Move this past week down in Wellington Florida. Through the SCES (who raised over $50K for us in the aftermath of the TPF fire), a fundraising account has been set up to help Lisa, and is posted on Eventing Nation. Please consider helping another rider in need this holiday season.
Check out the full article here & have a wonderful Christmas!
Sunday, December 18, 2011
I am on the plane home to the USA ! I have Internet on this Lufthansa flight.
It's great!! Here is a pic of my neighbor on the plane!
I am sorry that we have not blogged more about Ash and Mintie's Germany trip.
Overall it was a great experience for Ash, but it was also very disappointing.
Ashlea and Mintie did a nice test on Friday but Mintie was not quite right in the trot. The canter work was great. They had no mistakes and Ash rode very well. After we got the score sheet back and the judges also commented on Mintie being not quite right behind, we decided to scratch him from the freestyle. It was heartbreaking for Ashlea but at the end of the day we have to do what's right for the horse.
Ash and all of us have been working so hard to get to Frankfurt, but horses are
horses and not machines. And that is why we love them so much!!!
Ashlea has learned so much from this whole experience and she has handled the situation amazingly well! There will be many more international competitions for Ashlea and the next time all she learned from this trip will help her.
I am looking forward to getting home and riding again! Only 3 more hours to go....
Saturday, December 17, 2011
I've had a fantastic couple of months away from the intense eventing competition schedule, which has allowed me to enjoy one of my passions: finding new, exciting young prospects.
Recently Katie Walker, Dave Leinhauser and I had a wonderful couple of days in England scouring the country for horses.
One of the highlights of our four-day trip was the opportunity to hunt with the very prestigious Quorn Hunt. Dave and I borrowed horses from Irish eventing Olympian Mark Kyle.
Finally our horse shopping ventures were a success! Upgrade is a stunning five year old gelding that really stood out from the rest of the bunch. He is seven-eighths English Thoroughbred and one-eighth Irish Sport Horse. He is a very elegant mover which I think the dressage judges will be impressed with. His jump has good technique and scope to spare. All in all, Dave, Katie and I felt this horse showed the potential of a future four-star champion.
I am very fortunate for Katie and Cuyler Walker to purchase this exciting horse. He will fly to America just before the new year and join the other Walker event horse, Brewster. I hope to start eventing him sometime in February. It would also be a real thrill if I could move him up to Preliminary at the Plantation Field Horse Trials in the fall, as the Walkers are the landowners and event organizers of this great event.
Friday, December 16, 2011
The following is a description of Angela's business and choice in artistic medium for this sculpture. Thanks again to Angela for all of her efforts in creating this beautiful piece!
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The two dressage horses are:
Hannah Montana (pictured above) - 3-year=old filly by His Highness out of Rosa Cha. Rosa is one of Silva's top up and coming young horses. Thanks to Sarah Reese of Malvern, PA for helping us get her here.
Junno (above) - 3-year-old filly by Jive Magic, who happens to be Jeff the Chef's sire, out of a Wolkenstein II mare, that was also the dam of Fendi, a horse that we sold here in the States two years ago. Thanks to Faye Woolf for getting her here.
The two event horses are:
Stacatto, who happens to also be the sire of Stuart Tinney's Adelaide 4-star winner Panamera . He is out of Brilliant Silva, the dam of Waranga, and also by Brilliant Invader who sired Olympic and World Champion Ready Teddy. Wallaroo is 75% Australian Thoroughbred and 25% Dutch Warmblood. Thanks to Amy Lindgren for helping me get this stunning horse on the plane.
Ray Price (above) - 3 year old gelding by Raise A Stanza who has sired many 4-star horses in Australia, out of Fair Fiona, a mare that we sold last year that both evented and did dressage with Silva. Ray Price is the name of a tough Australian Rugby league player. Ray is also 75% thoroughbred and 25% Dutch Warmblood. Big cheers to Amy Lindgren for helping me get this guy here.
All in all, it took 13 days of travel to get these young horses from Lochinvar, NSW in Australia to Sydney airport, then to LAX, then to Kentucky by truck, then up to our place in Cochranville. All of the horses looked exhausted from the trip. They were all glad to see some green grass and a paddock after being locked up for so long. My plan is to leave them here in PA for the winter to recover, then start them up in the spring when we get back from Aiken.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Ashlea , Mintie , Donna and I have arrived in the Mecca of Dressage: GERMANY!
Mintie traveled very well, with Ashlea and Donna on the plane with him. I got here a day earlier and borrowed my sister Laura`s car and trailer and drove to Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam to pick up the three of them.
We then drove back over the border to Germany; Mintie is staying at Laura's barn in Willich, Germany until we leave for Frankfurt on Wednesday or Thursday morning.
Ashlea rode Mintie lightly today and he looks great. Tomorrow we will start working harder and focus on the test that she will ride on Friday morning and the Freestyle that she will ride on Sunday.
We will keep everybody posted. Fingers crossed!!!!
Sunday, December 11, 2011
The last leg of the USEA Annual Convention in Nashville, TN featured the awards dinner hosted by eventing legend Jimmy Wofford. While Buck Davidson took home most of the loot, we managed to snag a couple of awards, most notably with super groom Lindsey Taylor walking away with the 2011 USEA Christine E. Stafford Groom of the Year Award last night, along with lucy Beard of Kalispell, MT. There are two winners for this award - a professional and amateur. Lindsey won the jacket, shown in the photo below, and $500.(This is not to be confused with the PRO award, which Lindsey also won!) Jimmy noted in his presentation that Lindsey groomed for me at all 175 of my eventing starts this year.
My good mate and vet, Dr Kev Keane took home the Advanced Amateur Rider of the Year and the Adult Amateur Rider of the Year which landed him a brand new saddle.
I received the Advanced Rider of the Year thanks to a lot of success with a large pool of Advanced horses that I rode throughout the year, including the indomitable Neville Bardos, Otis Barbotiere, Ying Yang Yo, Cold Harbour, Last Monarch and Remington XXV. I am very lucky to have had the opportunity to ride this great group of horses this past year.
I was surprised at the end of the evening to win an award for showing courage and resilience in the past year of eventing. Jimmy spoke very kindly of my ups and downs in 2011 and talked about Neville's comeback to top level competition at Burghley after the fire. It is a magnificent trophy that weighs a lot!
All in all it was a brilliant convention.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
A huge thanks Lindsey for all that you do!
Friday, December 9, 2011
Silva and I spent a few days cruising around Canada searching for horses. Waylon
Roberts had Lancaster in training at Dreamcrest Equestrian thanks to Sue Ockendon. Lancaster looks to be a super mover and a scopey jumper that has plenty of ability. The plan is to get to know him and start eventing him midway through the season in Aiken next year.
His name was thought up between the two couples of owners: Ron and Densey own Henley House Stables and Art and Justina are from Lancaster....thus H.H. Lancaster. Again, a big thanks to the new supporting sets of owners!
we managed to do a little sightseeing at Niagara Falls.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Boyd Martin's favorite saying, no matter the circumstances, is, "It could always be worse."
But for the U.S. equestrian team member and 2012 Olympic hopeful, that saying was barely applicable when he nearly lost all of his horses and staff when his barn caught fire at the end of May.
"[The saying] just says so much about his attitude," says the head manager of his horses and stables of just over a year, Lindsey Taylor. She pauses to reflect, "He kind of stopped saying that for awhile after the fire. I think it took a lot out of him, everything that we lost."
Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/olympics/12/06/Boyd-Martin-Olympic-hopeful/index.html#ixzz1fxegtS6N
Rider Boyd Martin rallies after fire nearly burns Olympic dreams - SI.com - Olympics
Saturday, December 3, 2011
A big thanks must go to the owners of the six horses that were lost in the Memorial Day fire at True Prospect Farm.
Each owner has purchased a pear tree in memory of their horse, and the trees have been planted along the driveway at our farm in Cochranville, PA. The trees were organized by Charla's owner, Densey Juvonen.
Smartpak Equine were also nice enough to make plaques with each horse's name on it, which are mounted on stones. I think that this is a great way to memorialize the wonderful horses that were lost in the fire. As time goes on the tragedy becomes more distant, however the horses will never be forgotten.
Friday, December 2, 2011
This year I managed to take him from Training to Preliminary in eventing. He is a super jumper, but the one phase in the events that he has struggled with has been the dressage: I found him a little stiff, and a little stuck in his body, and I have not had much luck improving his scores over the past six months. This has been heartbreaking as I always have the feeling that this horse could be the real deal. So I have had to call in the dressage trainer to take over the ride....
Thursday, December 1, 2011
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
DATE OF BIRTH: 4-23-05
COUNTY OF BIRTH: USA
SIRE: Private Terms
DAM: Couloir (by Nepal)
BREED: American Thoroughbred
BREEDER: Jimmy Hawkins
PLACE OF BIRTH: Lexington, KY
OWNER: Mrs Anne Hennesey, VT
Caddy is nothing short of what I would call a 'Raw Athelete'. I believe if we lived in medieval times, I would like to ride this horse to battle. He is bold, powerful and very tough.
I found Caddy in Atlanta Georgia, shortly after the memorial day fire. My coach, Phillip Dutton had spotted him while teaching a jumping clinic at another American Olympian's farm at Julie Richards. He came home and said to me that he had found 'your kind of horse'. I flew down there and liked him from the get go.
Anne Hennesy has been a long time supporter and friend. She has owned some fantastic horses in the past with Benwald and the late Summer Breeze. Both Anne and I were devastated in loosing Summer, and it was a tough job finding a horse to take her place. I knew when I got Caddy she would love this horse.
Even though Caddy is a failed race horse, and originally was discovered at a horse rescue facility, I believe he is the real deal. He has the movement and look for dressage, a serious jump and gallops with ease. I really enjoy training this gelding and have high hopes for him.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
DOB: April 5, 2006
HEIGHT: 17.0 hh
BREED: Dutch WB
(KPWN-NA 840025 200600417)
SIRE: Sir Sinclair
DAM: Rideau Hall
PLACE OF BIRTH: Pennsylvania
OWNER: Sandy Issler
Bacardi is a handsome 5 year old, 17.0hh registered Dutch Warmblood (KWPN) bay gelding who is blessed with wonderful gaits and the ability to jump. This exciting young horse is loaded with talent, has received excellent training from some of the best trainers in the country and has had a great start to his career.
Bacardi's training began with natural horsemanship where he was desensitized, learned manners, respect, and some cool tricks. As a 4 yo, Bacardi was given a wonderful start in dressage with trainer Dorie Addy-Crow. Bacardi went with Dorie to Florida for further training and for the 2010-2011 dressage show season where he competed in many top prestigious USDF/USEF shows at Training Level with scores into the 70s. Bacardi also competed in dressage shows with his amateur owner and is currently schooling first and second level movements. He also finished 12th in the country at Training Level in the USDF-KWPN-NA 2011 Final Award Standings.
As talented as this elegant fellow is for dressage, Bacardi really wants to jump. Bacardi is currently in training with Boyd Martin to develop him into an eventing horse. With his wonderful dressage background, intelligence, and athletic jumping ability, Bacardi shows great potential as an eventing horse. He has no vices. Bacardi clips, loads, has excellent feet, is good for farrier and vet and enjoys hacking in his spare time.
Please call 610-806-2381 to set up an appointment to see Bacardi!
Monday, November 28, 2011
Press Release from PRO
Lindsey to be Honored at the PRO Awards Reception on December 9th
Vero Beach, FL - November 28, 2011: The Professional Riders Organization is very pleased to announce that Lindsey Taylor, head groom for Boyd Martin, has been selected as the recipient of the inaugural PRO Liz Cochran Memorial Groom's Award. Lindsey will be honored December 9, 2011 at 6:00 PM at the PRO Awards Reception at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee site of the 2011 USEA Convention. Lindsey will receive an engraved silver bowl, a $5,000 cash award, and PRO will donate $500 to a cancer charity of Lindsey's choice in memory of Liz Cochran.
The PRO Liz Cochran Memorial Groom's award will be offered annually to an outstanding groom of a professional member of PRO who has had a large influence on their rider's career and the health and well-being of the horses under their care. Nominees should epitomize the example set forth by Liz Cochran, who groomed professionally for Abigail Lufkin and sadly lost her life to cancer. The following criteria is used to evaluate the nominees: the groom always puts the horses first; immaculate turnout of horses at home and competitions regardless of level; communicates effectively with owners, riders, students and staff; rallies a positive stable atmosphere both at home and away; has an infectious, positive attitude; shares their knowledge of the job in a effort to educate others; demonstrates that no job is beneath them; is well presented in their attire and courteous in both manners and speech; and enhances their rider's career.
Karen O'Connor spearheaded the award envisioning formal recognition by fellow professionals that would not only honor the outstanding qualities of professional grooms, but also reward them with a significant cash prize. The nominees put forward by riders for the 2011 PRO Liz Cochran Memorial Groom's Award included Emma Ford (Phillip Dutton) and Nate Varcoe-Cocks (Will Faudree). Mark Hart, Chair of the PRO Awards Committee summed up what was a very challenging decision: "All of the nominees are extremely worthy of winning this award and it was very difficult to choose one winner. Given the incredibly trying circumstances that Lindsey faced this year with the fire in Boyd's barn, and the incredible way she has dealt with every situation she has been challenged with, the committee felt that this was her year to be honored in what we know will be a long career." Other members of the PRO Award Committee include: Mary Coldren, Rick Dunkerton, Faye Woolf, Joanie Morris, Evie Dutton, Laura VanderVliet and Sara Kozumplik.
In nominating Lindsey, Boyd expressively described her outstanding qualities: "I believe the events that led up to, during and after the Memorial Day barn fire separates Lindsey from the rest of the list of candidates. This lady was able to deal with the tragedy of the loss of the horses that died, also rehabilitating the injured ones that survived, whilst working out of a number of barns, and was still able to fulfill her energy of the competition horses that were unaffected, all at the same time without complaint, negativity, or fuss, which impressed me more than anything." In 2011 Boyd calculated that he had 175 eventing starts, which Lindsey groomed for, braiding 2,050 braids from the big international-three day events like Rolex, Burghley and Boekelo to horse trials like Sporting Days, Waredaca and Loch Moy. Boyd pointed out that during this time Lindsey worked nine weeks straight without a day off because "her commitment is bordering on the line of obsession."
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Since competing Remi at Boekelo in the Netherlands in late October, he had a few weeks off, then came back in to gentle work. I hunted him alongside his owners, Ron and Densey Juvonen, once a week in the second and third field for him to get the understanding of hunting again during the past month.
We had a fantastic day out, where we got to gallop and jump along with all sorts of members of the community. There were famous huntsmen, jockeys, racing trainers, land owners, businessmen and women and equine enthusiasts among the riders. Legendary race trainer Michael Dickerson chose to join the hunt on foot, a number of times overtaking me with lightning speed!
I have a new level of appreciation and respect for Stuart Malone, who took an almighty crash at a three-railer. I was expecting the hunt to call in the Medics, but Stuart chose to walk it off, re-mounting and continuing the hunt. Gladiatorial stuff!
I spent the majority of the hunt just off the pace, enjoying the action with some friends in the beautiful weather. I stayed with a fun group of riders including Katie Walker and her son Harry, (Brewster's owners), Dave Leinhauser,(fox hunter genius trainer of all time), Neville Bardos Syndicate members Ron & Densey Juvonen, Gretchen Wintersteen, race rider and former Cheshire Whip Nial Malloy and Unionville super vet Peter Blauner.
Without doubt, we are very lucky to have such wonderful open country in this area: a fantastic way to spend Thanksgiving day.
We are very happy to announce the newest member of our team, Erin Lehman! Erin is from Ames, IA and will be joining Boyd's crew in Aiken, SC for the three-month winter season.
Erin has an impressive background including extensive experience in Pony Club, a position as a working student for Susan Harris and a riding education with John Staples. She is currently a Senior in high school and will be graduating early, this December, to begin working towards her riding and horse management goals. She hopes to pursue a career in the horse industry, riding event horses and coaching event riders. She has demonstrated a strong work ethic and a desire to learn.
Her horse, Super Fly, will also be joining us in Aiken. Erin and Super Fly have been together for a year and have just successfully completed their third preliminary horse trials together. Erin's riding goals for 2012 include completing a one star and competing at the intermediate level by the end of the year. She also hopes to achieve her HB and B Pony Club ratings during the coming spring or summer.
We are excited to have such a dedicated, enthusiastic, and ambitious new team member joining us in Aiken this winter! Congratulations, and welcome, Erin!
Note from blog administrator: Erin is a teenage girl. Considering the tone of previous comments, please think before posting and keep your comments respectful. -AMH
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
in the heart of the high-performance eventing scene?
Boyd has an opening for a working student!
This is a temporary position, beginning January 1, 2012 and ending March 25, 2012, with the possibility of an extension for the right individual. The ideal candidate for must be enthusiastic about working extremely long hours, six to seven days per week. The work is hard, and consists of stall cleaning, grooming horses, tacking and untacking horses, and general barn and farm clean-up. However, the hardworking individual will have unlimited opportunities for learning horsemanship and riding of the highest quality from Boyd and his crew.
Boyd trains out of Ilene Boorman's beautiful farm in Aiken, SC, which is part of the prestigious Bridle Creek equestrian development. The farm provides the perfect setting for intense training of horse and rider by boasting amenities such as a brand new jump field, a large riding ring with excellent footing for flat work and nearby cross-country schooling obstacles. The barn is gorgeous and the spacious turn-out fields are second to none. The surrounding development has endless trails for hacking and fitness work.
The candidate for this position may bring one or two horses at a cost of $35 per day, per horse. Shared housing is available at an affordable cost.
In exchange for hard work, the working student will receive training in the form of dressage lessons from Caitlin Silliman and Boyd Martin and jumping lessons from Boyd Martin. The candidate will also gain valuable knowledge about the highest levels of horsemanship by working day-to-day alongside Boyd and his staff in the barn.
Interested individuals should contact Lindsey Taylor at email@example.com. Please send a resume or description of previous work and/or riding experience.
Monday, November 21, 2011
I spoke with Boyd this morning and all of the upper-level horses are currently back in work, and Remington will be getting back to his roots when he joins the Cheshire Fox Hounds in Unionville, PA for their Thanksgiving Hunt this week. Eventing fans fear not, however: Remi and his talented stable buddy Cold Harbor will both be back in action with the listed horses to show the eventing world what they've got in 2012.
Regarding the training list, according to the USEF, "Athlete/Horse combinations will be invited to participate in training sessions this winter with U.S. Chef d'Equipe and Technical Advisor Capt. Mark Phillips. Preparation for and success at the 2012 Olympic Games were the Eventing Selectors and the High Performance Committee's highest priorities in developing these lists."
Phillip Dutton (West Grove, PA) and Bruce Duchossois' Mighty Nice
Mighty Nice is a 7-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding
Sinead Halpin (Oldwick, NJ) and Carriag LLC's Manoir de Carnville
Manoir de Carnville is an 11-year-old Selle Francais gelding
Boyd Martin (West Grove, PA) and the Neville Bardos Syndicate's Neville Bardos
Neville Bardos is a 12-year-old Australian Thoroughbred gelding
Boyd Martin (West Grove, PA) and the Otis Barbotiere Syndicate's Otis Barbotiere
Otis Barbotiere is a 9-year-old Selle Francais gelding
Hannah Sue Burnett (The Plains, VA) and Jacqueline Mars' Harbour Pilot
Harbour Pilot is an 8-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding
Jan Byyny (Purcellville, VA) and her own and Jo and Richard Byyny's Inmidair
Inmidair is a 12-year-old New Zealand Thoroughbred gelding
Will Coleman (Gordonsville, VA) and Jim Wildasin's Twizzel
Twizzel is a 15-year-old Westphalian gelding
Tiana Coudray (Ojai, CA) and Jatial Inc.'s Ringwood Magister
Ringwood Magister is a 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding
Buck Davidson (Ocala, FL) and Sharon Will's Absolute Liberty
Absolute Liberty an 8-year-old Thoroughbred x Oldenburg Mare
Buck Davidson (Ocala, FL) and Carl and Cassandra Segal's BallyNoe Castle RM
BallyNoe Castle RM is an 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding
Buck Davidson (Ocala, FL) and Sherrie Martin's The Apprentice
The Apprentice is a 7-year-old Oldenburg gelding
Phillip Dutton (West Grove, PA) and Nina and Tim Gardner's William Penn
William Penn is a 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding
Phillip Dutton (West Grove, PA) and Team Rebecca LLC's Ben
Ben is a 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding
Will Faudree (Hoffman, NC) and Jennifer Mosing's Pawlow
Pawlow is a 12-year-old Irish Thoroughbred gelding
Will Faudree (Hoffman, NC) and Jennifer Mosing's Fernhill Gloster Rebel
Fernhill Gloster Rebel is a 10-year-old Irish Thoroughbred Gelding
Becky Holder (Palmetto, GA) and Melissa and Phil Town, and Tom Holder's Can't Fire Me
Can't Fire Me is a 12-year-old Thoroughbred gelding
Shannon Lilley (Gilroy, CA) and The Lilley Group's Ballingowan Pizazz
Ballingowan Pizazz is an 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding
Marilyn Little-Meredith (Frederick, MD) and Raylyn Farm Inc.'s RF Rovano Rex
RF Rovano Rex is a 13-year-old Hanoverian gelding
Boyd Martin (West Grove, PA) and Boyd Martin and Faye Woolfe's Ying Yang Yo
Ying Yang Yo is a 15-year-old Thoroughbred gelding
Clark Montgomery (Fairburn, GA) and Holly Becker, Kathryn Kraft and Jessica Montgomery's Loughan Glen
Loughan Glen is an 8-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding
Karen O'Connor (The Plains, VA) and The O'Connor Equestrian Syndicate's Mr Medicott
Mr Medicott is a 12-year-old Irish Sport horse gelding
Julian Stiller (Thatcham, Berkshire UK) and her own and Jules Delvecchio's Chapel Amble
Chapel Amble is a 14-year-old Hanoverian mare
Jolie Wentworth (Martinez, CA) and Tracy Bowman's Good Knight
Good Knight is a 9-year-old Canadian Sport Horse gelding
It is anticipated that training sessions will be held in California, Florida, and South Carolina; dates will be finalized and published in December. Training sessions will be open to the public. Auditors are welcome and asked to please be respectful of lessons and the property on which they will be held.
Boyd and Silva will be heading to Aiken, SC in January, 2012 to train and compete on the winter eventing and dressage circuits, respectively.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
New Jersey Young Rider sensation Adrian Jones has purchased the impressive mare Sophia Fab this week. Sophia will join the ranks of Adrian's team of event horses which she competes in New Jersey & Florida. I have watched this gal ride over the last few years, and she has unbelievable natural talent and skill.
Sophia Fab was bred and formally owned by Laurie Cameron who has placed a number of horses with us over the years. Laurie sent us Sophia for breaking in in May and right from day one we knew this horse was going to be a ripper. She is bred beautifully and was a real pleasure to train. Our assistant rider Caitlin Silliman did a lot of the work with Sophia, which included a number of successful competitive eventing starts.
Cheers to Laurie, Adrian and Caitlin & all the best for Sophia's future!
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Boyd and Silva Martin
Windurra USA, LLC
57 Gibble Road
Cochranville, PA 19330
In 2011 Duvent became a rising star at the Prix St. Georges level, capping off a successful year with a win and two seconds at Dressage at Devon. We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to join a syndicate to become part of Duvent’s journey to the Grand Prix level.
Duvent is an eight-year-old Hanoverian gelding by DeNiro out of Heidekind, a Rubinstein mare. He was bred by his current owners, Melinda Walton and T. Larry Smith, who will retain one share of the syndicate. Melinda and Larry generally sell their young stock, but they were excited by Duvent’s potential and wanted to take part in his career. Now they would like to open the door for a select group of individuals to join them in this experience.
While Duvent is currently valued at around USD$120,000, we are offering the five available shares at an affordable $15,000 per share plus an annual fixed maintenance fee of $6,000 per share. As Duvent progresses, his value, and the value of each share, will increase.
As his rider, I would like the opportunity to develop Duvent into a Grand prix horse. He is sensitive and thrives on the relationship that we have built over time. He is a very beautiful horse that spectators follow from the warm-up ring to the arena because he’s brilliant looking and impressive. He is also a hot horse, so we have had our ups and downs, but everything is really coming together and I think he is going to be something special.
This syndicate is an opportunity become part of a group of like-minded individuals working together to achieve a common goal. To join us, please contact me for a copy of the syndicate agreement.
Windurra USA, LLC