Thursday, February 10, 2011

Boyd Named 2010 Eventing Horseman of the Year by The Chronicle of the Horse

Boyd was named the 2010 Eventing Horseman of the Year by the Chronicle of the Horse! Be sure to read Kat Netzler's excellent article about Boyd in the January 17, 2011 issue of The Chronicle

To read the complete article click here

Ben Baugh also write a nice article about Boyd taking part in the US team training sessions at Three Runs Plantation for The Aiken Standard.

Congratulations Boyd!

Full Gallop Trifecta!

Boyd had three starts and three wins at Full Gallop yesterday:

Training B

Only To You, owned by Caroline Cadier (34.10)- 1st Place

Novice B

Serendipity, owned by Tricia Tripp (21.30) - 1st Place

Beginner Novice - A

Roulette, owned by Nicole Scullion (18.50) - 1st Place

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


While we are living the good life down in Aiken, my heart goes out to my cats in PA, who are stuck living in my apartment.

Manny Pacquiao , and Kostya Tszyu are both very well bred, show quality cats. Both are good movers, nice types and have wonderful temperaments. I have been tempted to take them to a cat show, if I can fit it into my schedule, to see if a cat judge agrees with my opinion.

A shout out to my good mate Burley Vannote (pictured above), who has been stopping by my apartment daily, feeding and spending time with these two champions. Burley is a local legend in Kennett Square and is also the grandson of Hall of Fame Race Trainer, Burley Cocks.

Whilst in Oregon talking at the Area 7 convention, I met Eve from, who was nice enough to turn my favorite photo of my bride and cats (top) into a painting (above). It's great to have a picture my feline friends hanging down here in Aiken until we re-unite at the end of March.


Sunday, February 6, 2011

Feb 5 Sporting Days in Aiken Horse Trials

It was another successful weekend for Boyd and the young horses, this time at Sporting Days in Aiken Horse Trials. Click here for complete results from the event.

Open Preliminary – A

2nd Place - Boyd Martin and Crackerjack, owned by Lucy Boynton

Open Preliminary – B

2nd Place – Boyd Martin and Ringwood Murphy, owned by George and Gretchen Wintersteen

9th Place – Sara Gumbiner and Child’s Play owned by Jane Vanbuskirk

Training Horse – A

1st Place – Boyd Martin and Summer Breeze W, owned by Anne Hennessey

3rd Place – Boyd Martin and Cagney Herself, owned by Bonnie Stedt

Training Horse – B

3rd – Boyd Martin and Partyboy, owned by Fernanda Kellogg

7th – Boyd Martin and Steady Eddie, owned by George and Gretchen Wintersteen