Friday, March 30, 2012

Boyd and Silva Martin Join Purina as National Ambassadors!

Boyd and Silva Martin Join Purina as National Ambassadors
Purina® horse feed fuels the Martins’ award-winning horses

GRAY SUMMIT, Mo., March 19, 2012—Boyd and Silva Martin, rising stars in equine competition, have recently joined Purina® horse feed as its newest National Ambassadors. Purina National Ambassadors are riders and their equine athletes who compete in various international and local events. These top-performing equine athletes are fed a diet of various Purina® horse feeds. 

As Purina National Ambassadors, Boyd and Silva Martin will participate in some of the country’s most illustrious eventing and dressage competitions, respectively, including the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event, Badminton Horse Trials and Saumur Horse Trials. In five years of competition in the United States, the Martins have amassed an impressive number of achievements and bring a winning pedigree to the Purina National Ambassadors team.

“It’s an absolute honor to be riding under the same banner as Beezie Madden, Laura Kraut and so many other equestrian sports leaders,” said Boyd Martin. “I feel results speak for themselves. I’m looking to see my horses succeed this year, thanks to the feeding technology of Purina® horse feed.”

The Martins identified Purina® Ultium® Competition horse feed as a favorite for the performance horses in their barn. Boyd Martin noted that the three-day events in which he specializes require a significant endurance level, and Ultium® Competition horse feed helps provide his horses with the energy required to train for these demanding events. They also rely on Purina® Strategy® Professional Formula GX and Equine Senior® horse feeds for some of their other horses.

“I’m riding some of the highest quality event horses in the world, and for them to compete at their best possible level, they need to be fueled by the best feed in the market,” said Boyd Martin. “And the best feed in the market is Purina® horse feed.”

Starting this spring, the Martins will begin representing Purina at high-profile events. Boyd Martin is currently in contention to represent the United States at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He can be seen participating with several of his horses in the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event on April 26–29. He also will compete in Olympic selection trials with one of his most promising horses, Neville Bardos, a 2011 United States Equestrian Foundation (USEF) Horse of the Year and USEF Eventing High Performance Training “A-List” member.

Silva Martin also represents the United States in international events and was recently named to the USEF High Performance Dressage Developing List with Faye Woolf’s Stately. She has several horses of her own, including Jeff the Chef W, who is preparing to compete at the Grand Prix level.

About Land O’Lakes Purina Feed, LLC
Land O’Lakes Purina Feed, LLC ( is a national organization serving producers and their families through 4,700 local cooperatives and independent dealerships throughout the United States. The company, in combination with its wholly owned subsidiary Purina Mills, LLC, is North America’s leading feed company, providing producers, cooperatives and dealers with an extensive line of animal feed, ingredients and services designed to help agricultural producers, dealers and cooperatives compete in the global marketplace.

For more information, contact:
Sarah Hoffer 

Chris Goodwin 
Land O’Lakes Purina Feed 

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