Saturday, October 29, 2011

Susan Tuckerman Digital Art

At a recent Burghley celebration hosted by the Wintersteens, Susie Tuckerman very generously presented Boyd & Silva with one of her inspiring portraits.  This digital portrait was based off an original photo that Susie took of Boyd & Neville last year at the WEG, as they were galloping cross country.

I wanted to share this portrait with Boyd's fan base as a Thank You to Susie, and also as an opportunity to announce her new website,, which we just launched this week.  The website presents a cross section of her artwork which focuses on horses in sport, and wonderful portraits of children, dogs and the natural landscapes that inspire her.  Her pricing is quite reasonable, so please take a look at her designs & contact Susie directly about creating your own custom portrait!

Vote For Boyd!!! America's Favorite Equestrians To Be Announced at Alltech National Horse Show. Voting closes on October 31st!

WESTPORT, CT - October 29, 2011 - America's Favorite Equestrian will be selected based on the athletes with the highest number of votes on October 31, 2011 in each of the eight disciplines of Dressage, Driving, Endurance, Eventing, Jumping, Para-Dressage, Reining and Vaulting. The announcement will be made at a Victory Party hosted by the EQUUS Foundation and the United States Equestrian Federation on Friday, November 4, 2011, at 9:30 p.m. during the Alltech National Horse Show in Lexington, Kentucky.

Who's in the Lead?
The three equestrians for each discipline are listed in order of the total votes cast as of October 28, 2011.

This is it! Keep Voting! All it takes is a $5 gift to The EQUUS Foundation to insure that your favorite is America's favorite. To vote, click VOTE.

Guenter Seidel
Debbie McDonald
Steffen Peters

Rochelle Temple
Chester Weber
Tucker Johnson

Becky Hart
Julie Suhr
Dave Rabe

Tiana Coudray
Boyd Martin
Kimberly Severson

Anne Kursinski
Beezie Madden
McLain Ward

Para Dressage:
Jennifer Baker
Mary Jordan
Jonathan Wentz

Andrea Fappani
Shawn Flarida
Tom McCutcheon

Katharine Wick
Ali Divita
Megan Benjamin

For information on The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., visit the EQUUS website at or contact The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., at (203) 259-1550 or

About America's Favorite Equestrian
The EQUUS Foundation and the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) jointly launched the inaugural America's Favorite Equestrian in celebration of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games and the eight international disciplines represented on the field of play. The objective is for America's Favorite Equestrian to be an ongoing program with all equestrian disciplines/breeds represented and the winners recognized in a permanent "Hall of Fame".

About The EQUUS Foundation, Inc.
The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., established in August 2002, as a 501(c)(3) national charitable foundation, is dedicated to improving the quality of life of horses, promoting the use of horses to enrich the lives of those in need, and educating the public about the horse's unique ability to empower, teach and heal.

Thanks to the generosity of its donors, The EQUUS Foundation helps thousands of people and horses each year. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Contact The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., at 168 Long Lots Road, Westport, CT 06880, Tele: (203) 259-1550 , E-Mail:, website:

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Note On Waredaca from Laurie Cameron

Waredaca always runs a nice event and we were particularly lucky with wonderful weather.  I am really pleased with how well my mares are coming along.  Merging continues to develop physically and is looking more and more like a horse for the future.  
As Sophia’s breeder, I am so proud of her!  With just five months under saddle, her jumping talent is starting to shine.  It is very rewarding to see how much she enjoys her training.    Both the girls went fantastically & had clean XC rounds!                                 
Laurie Cameron
Merging Stadium

Merging XC

Sophia Schooling

Sophia XC

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Thanks to Devoucoux

Boyd and Eric at the Devoucoux tent at the Fair Hill International CCI***

There is no question in my mind that a lot of the success we have seen with the event horses here has been thanks to the best saddles in the world, Devoucoux. Each and every member of my eventing team has had their riding enhanced thanks to these saddles. I especially would like to shout out to Eric Leyssalle who is the service and sales rep for Devoucoux saddles here on the East Coast. He does a magnificent job making sure that all the riders' needs are met when it comes to Devoucoux Saddlery. If anyone is interested in having a fitting don't hesitate to get in touch with Eric, who can connect you with your local rep or will bend over backwards to meet with you and help match you up with the right saddle for you.


Eric: 571-233-6606
Devoucoux USA website

Monday, October 24, 2011

Kyymy's Biggest Fans

Here are Kymmy riding Markie with her wonderful parents CarolAnn and Scott Pullen.
Kymmy's parents are amazing people and are Kymmy's biggest fans.
We had a great weekend at the GAIG championships with both of them!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

2011 Waredaca Horse Trials


It's been the very rare occasion to go eventing in beautiful weather the last few months, but Waredaca HT in Maryland turned out an especially beautiful event with perfect conditions. At the moment I've got the best group of young up-and-coming horses that I've ever had; all of them progressing well in their training and showing plenty of potential for the future. This weekend, all of the horses jumped well, many of them finishing with strong results.

Open Preliminary A
Crackerjack, owned by Lucy Boynton, 3rd
Merging, owned be Laurie Cameron, 6th

Open Prelimimary B
Partyboy, owned by Fernanda Kellogg and Nick Myers, 6th

Open Training
Steady Eddie, owned by George and Gretchen Wintersteen and Denise Lahey and Pierre Collin, 6th

Training Horse
Krugerrand, owned by Manny and Dana Diemer, 2nd
Rhicochet EDF, owned by Lisa Samoylenko, 9th
New Cadet, owned by Anne Hennesey, 12th

Novice Horse A

Sophia Fab, owned by Laurie Cameron, 5th

Novice Horse B
Brewster, owned by Katie and Cuyler, 2nd
Quinn Himself, owned by Bonnie Stedt, 4th

Beginner Novice Horse
Waranga W, owned by Amy Lindgren and Boyd Martin, 1st

A special mention must go to the beginner novice horse champion, Waranga. This is a horse I bred in Australia and co-own with long term supporter Amy Lindgren. Waranga looks to be a very exciting horse with his first start and it was great to see Amy in the winner's circle again after having a challenging year with her French horse, Minotaure du Passoir, who has had colic surgery due to the Memorial Day barn fire.

Lastly, I want to give the whole Team USA a big thumbs up for ripping it up at the Pan-Am Games in Mexico! It was an awesome performance by every single member of the team!


A Winning Weekend at the GAIG Championships

Kymmy, Devon and I are just driving home from our last show of the season: the GAIG Championships in Lexington, VA.

First of all I would like to say how proud I am of my girls. Both girls were riding very well. As I was watching the warm-up I thought to myself how much better my girls ride than many of the riders their age. Also thank you Ashlea for staying home and taking care of everything!

Devon had a great weekend and we accomplished what we came here for: Devon and Ballatale won the third level young rider championships! Devon deserved this win more than anybody, she has been working very hard all year and I am so proud of her.
Devon always takes the best care possible of my horses and I could not do any of the things I do without her. This was her weekend! Well done!!!!

Kymmy also rode very well. She and Markie competed in the GAIG championships last year in first and second level and this year they competed in the GAIG championships in PSG. They had a great warm-up. Unfortunately they could not hold the same quality in the ring yet. But they are on the right track! On Sunday they finished sixth in the open PSG. Markie and Kymmy have accomplished a lot this year and there are a lot more awards ceremonies for them to come.

I was competing Sea Lord, owned by Charish Campbell, in the Intermediaire II championships and he was great: We won!

Duvent , owned by Linda Walton and Larry Smith, was fifth in the fourth level championships. He got a little tense in the coliseum, but I am so happy with how far he has come. He is a very special horse and he is going to be spectacular!!

I also rode a new horse for me. His name is Hidden Promise. He is 9 year old gelding. I showed him in second level and was very impressed with him. He did three beautiful tests: we finished second on Friday, third on Saturday and we won today.
I think he is going to be a very nice horse: he is very easy in every way!

Now our season is over. As everybody knows we did have a tough year. I would like to thank everybody again for being there for us and for helping us through this difficult time! Things are looking up now. We had some great successes and we are looking forward to a fantastic 2012!