Saturday, May 26, 2012

New Cross-Country Jumps at Farm in Cochranville


Well folks, the farm in Cochranville is starting to look like the Kentucky Horse Park with the addition of some BN - P cross-country jumps.  Local farming Guru Jamie Hicks had been doing some conservation work on some of Katie and Cuyler Walker's land, clearing some beautiful old Orange Osage trees that had overgrown into the farm land.  He was kind enough to deliver a few truckloads for Eric Bull of ETB construction to convert into some awesome looking cross-country fences.

Twenty fences were made, from beginner novice logs for the young horses, to some serious narrow fences to test the more experienced horses.  Some ditches and corners were also added to really make my insurance carrier nervous.

A big thank you must go out to Katie and Cuyler, Jamie and Eric for all contributing to improving the training facility at our farm.


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Upcoming Clinic at Fitch's Corner

Partyboy. Photo Steve Berkowitz 
 A word from Fernanda Kellogg:

Boyd and Silva Martin will travel to Fitch's Corner in Millbrook, NY to give their annual Memorial Day Weekend clinic at the home of Fernanda & Kirk Henckels. This clinic is now a looked-forward-to tradition. Many of the participants in the sold-out clinic are supporters of the syndicates for Neville Bardos, Otis Barbotiere, Quinn Himself, PartyBoy and now Trading Aces.

Boyd will be teaching training sessions on Saturday and Sunday over the cross-country and stadium courses that are rarely open for schooling. Silva will take over on Monday for a day of dressage. The clinics are sold out, but auditors are welcome at no charge.

The clinic is sponsored by Theault America. Take this opportunity to see the luxury transport that is Boyd and Silva's horse box of choice. People are welcome to test drive and experience the ultimate in horse travel with all of the amenities that horse and driver could desire.

Attendees can also have their horse fitted for a saddle by the experts at Devoucoux, who will also offer for sale their full range of fine eventing and dressage saddles, both new and used. Each saddle is hand crafted n France and can be designed to an individual horse's specifications.

Theault America sponsors Boyd and Silva Martin and Devoucoux sponsors Boyd Martin.

Come to Fitch's Corner This Weekend!!

Fitch's Corner
Theault America Memorial Weekend Clinic
with Boyd & Silva Martin
May 26, 27 & 28

USEF Rider of the Year Boyd Martin instructing
stadium and cross country jumping

Test drive a Theault, the premier horse transport
Join Devoucoux, fine custom saddles, for a saddle fitting and a glass of wine

Spectators welcome at no charge

For more information, visit 


Czar's Fantasia PT for Sale!!

Czar's Fantasia PT
NAME: Czar's Fantasia PT
SEX:  Mare
COLOUR:  Dark Bay
HEIGHT:  16.1
SIRE: Czar's Legend
DAM: Shy
BREED: Holsteiner 
PLACE OF BIRTH: North Dakota
OWNER: Scout Ford

Czar's Fantasia PT (Fancy) is a beautiful Holsteiner mare with great Landgraf bloodlines. She has a lovely expressive eye, a great mind and a super sweet disposition which makes her perfect for competing and/or pleasure riding. 

She hacks well with or without other horses and has no vices. Fancy also has striking markings with a star and four matching white socks. She has shown successfully at first level with the potential to move up.

This wonderful mare has what all amateurs are looking for: talent, rideability, work ethic, and she is a horse that is overall fun to ride and show. Fancy is great with clipping, bathing, trailering, vet, farrier, etc. 

Inquiries, please contact Silva by email or phone 610 806 2721. 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Another Fantastic Fair Hill!

Now that's a tasty burger!
It was an awesome weekend of eventing at Fair Hill. A big shout out must go out to Frank, who aerated the ground to have the conditions better than an Augusta golf course. Special thanks also must go to Steve Berkowitz who fired up some of his famous burgers at the cross-country warm up, and took some great photos as usual. All the horses ran well, and it was great to see a lot of the owners out there cheering their horses on!

Intermediate A:

Cold Harbour 1st, owned by Manny and Dana Diemer
Ying Yang Yo 4th, owned by Denise Lahey and Pierre Colin
Ying Yang Yo

Open Prelim A:
Party Boy 4th, owned by Fernanda Kellogg and Nick Meyers
New Cadet 6th, owned by Anne Hennessey
New Cadet

Open Prelim B
Steady Eddie 1st, owned by Denise Lahey and Pierre Colin, and George and Gretchen Wintersteen

Open Prelim C
Otter 11th, ridden by Beau Guimond, owned by Beau Guimond

Open Training A
Brewster 4th, owned by Katie and Cuyler Walker
Wakefield 9th, owned by Katie and Cuyler Walker

Open Training A
Bacardi 18th, ridden by Caitlin Silliman, owned by Sandy Issler

Open Training B

Ballyneety 3rd, ridden by Caitlin Silliman, owned by George and Gretchen Wintersteen
SBF Cortez 4th, owned by Denise Lahey and Pierre Colin

Open Novice B
Warranga 2nd, owned by Amy Lindgren
HH Lancaster 3rd, owned by Ron and Densey Juvonen, and Art and Justina Dodge
(protest still under investigation on winner Ryan Wood's show jumping penalties)

Steady Eddie in action:

Phillip Dutton enjoying a burger

Morven Park Dressage

The dressage horses had a another great weekend at Morven Park this past weekend. Again Melinda and Larry went above and beyond to make our weekend easy and very enjoyable.

First of all I would like to say how proud I am of my friend and student Amy Heron. She and her mare Constantina RRS, (aka CeCe) did their second recognized show together and cleaned up! Cece is a wonderful mare who also was breed by Melinda and Larry. This mare is the perfect amateur horse but also has all the quality she needs for the upper levels! Melinda and Larry have found the perfect mix in their breeding to produce these horses that are quiet and easy but very athletic with tons of quality. Amy could not have ridden better: she rode two very good tests and finished second in both training levels with 66 and 67%.

Kymmy rode her young horse, Hot Date, (aka Hayden) in the four-year-old classes. She did a wonderful job. People who saw the horse when Kymmy first got him, only a few month ago, were commenting how much he has turned into a real competitive horse and how grown up he looks. It is amazing to watch how much a young horse can change in a short amount of time with the right training and conditioning . Hayden really is a great horse. I was so amazed at how confident and ridable he was in the ring. He is only a baby who did not have much training, so hats off to Kymmy for doing an amazing job!

Scout rode her cute mare Fancy in first level and did very well. She finished fourth and fifth with scores in the mid-60s. This little mare will make a great horse for somebody who is starting out in the show ring.

I rode Duvent in both fourth levels this weekend and I have to say, (hopefully without jinxing it!) that I think Duvent and I are working out our perfect preparation for showing. On Saturday he won fourth level test 2 with 73% and on Sunday we finished send on fourth level test 3. I really believe in this horse; he is breathtaking when he is confident!

I rode Elite Pharis in his second time at second level and he amazed me once again. We placed second on Saturday in second level test 1 with 71% and we won a big class of 16 horses with 73% in second level test 2 on Sunday. Wow! He really is a great horse! And I think he is going to surprise us over and over again. Whoever is looking for a special horse, don't miss this chance!

I also rode Benny in the four-year-old classes and WOW: once again Melinda and Larry have bred an unbelievable brain with tons of quality. Benny was simply perfect! He could not have gone better. We finished fourth on Saturday and fifth on Sunday in a big competitive class.
I have to say any four-year-old that goes into the scary ring and just concentrates and does his test without spooking is a SUPERSTAR!! We have to remember these are real babies.

I rode Vandebild in his second show ever and he did very well. We finished fourth on Saturday in training level and sixth on Sunday in his first time at first level! He is going to be great!!!