Saturday, December 10, 2011

PRO Salutes Lindsey!

Myself with Lindsey and Karen O'Connor

Last night my groom Lindsey Taylor was awarded the award for Best Groom in the USA at a cocktail party at the American Eventing Association's annual convention in Nashville, Tennessee. There was a huge turnout for the awards night, at which Karen O'Connor presented Lindsey with a silver cup and a check for $5,000.00. PRO also donated $500 to charity for the occasion. Lindsey made a sensational speech thanking PRO for the award.

A huge thanks Lindsey for all that you do!


Training Solutions from Top Event Riders

Boyd took part in this popular seminar at the USEA Convention in Nashville, TN this year. Click here to read the audience's questions and answers from the panel of top riders.

Friday, December 9, 2011

H.H. Lancaster arrives from Canada

A big congratulations must go to Ron & Densey Juvonen and Justina & Art Dodge on their purchase of a very, very impressive 5-year-old gelding: H.H. Lancaster is a Canadian-bred, 17hh Thoroughbred/Hanoverian/French cross gelding that Silva and I found on a tour of horses a couple of weeks ago in Ontario.
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!

On our way home from looking at around 50 horses
we managed to do a little sightseeing at Niagara Falls.


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Boyd Featured in Sports Illustrated Olympic Coverage


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:

Rider Boyd Martin rallies after fire nearly burns Olympic dreams - - Olympics