Friday, June 1, 2012

Devon Off to College - Silva Seeking Working Student

With longtime working student Devon Seely heading to college soon, Silva has an opening for a new working student! Put your skills in the barn to work and in exchange receive top-notch coaching and amazing opportunities to further your riding career!

For details please contact Silva at 610-806-2721 (preferably by text!) or

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Theault-America Footage From Fitch's Corner Clinic

Once again Theault-America has hit it out of the park with more great video coverage from the Fitch's Corner clinic this past weekend.  Please enjoy & try to get up to the USDF dressage selection trials at Gladstone to see the Morpheus in person!!  We love shipping our horses in the Morpheus.

Talented Young Sales Prospect!

SEX: Gelding
HEIGHT: 17.2
SIRE: Contucci
DAM: Heidekind
BREED: Hanoverian
BREEDER: Melinda Walton
OWNER: Melinda Walton

Cisco RRS is a large 4 year old Hanoverian gelding who is extremely well bred by our client Melinda Walton. His mother Heidi has produced a number of fantastic amateur and high level horses.

Cisco has that wow presence and is extremely brave, very rideable and honest! He has 3 lovely correct gaits and is very comfortable to ride. He is great to hack out and easy to handle in every way. He is going to be a great horse to produce for either Dressage or Eventing!

Please call 610-806-2381 to set up an appointment to see Cisco.

Video Link

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Full House at Fitch's Corner!

XC Demonstration on Sunday
Photo Credit David Attal - Devoucoux Saddles
It was a very busy weekend at the annual Fitch's Corner clinic in Millbrook, NY!
"Fitch's Corner is located in Millbrook, NY in the center of the Millbrook Hunt Country. The farm operates as a private horse boarding and sales facility and welcomes the community to enjoy the Fitch's Corner Horse Trials and Weekend. Once again, Fitch's Corner will be the site of the 2012 Area 1 Regional Championships! "
XC Clinic on Sunda
Photo Credit David Attal - Devoucoux Saddles
Going to Fitch's Corner each year to coach these riders is always a home coming of sorts for Boyd and Silva.  This group of supporters have been instrumental in the success of 2 of Boyd's upper level super stars, Neville and Otis, since they helped establish the core group of syndicate owners for each horse. 

The eventing clinic took place over 2 days with Saturday focusing on stadium exercises and Sunday taking to the XC course, where riders were able to school over elements of the competition course.  It is an ideal facility to run a clinic of this size because they also host the Area I Championships July 22nd - 24th, and the clinic participants were able to use a lot of the combinations on the competition course.

There were 6 sections of riders each day with 5 in each group, clearly keeping Boyd on his toes all weekend!   Boyd has been coaching these riders for the past 4 years so it was great to see their improvement as riders each year that he returns.  Boyd also got in the irons on Sunday to do a XC demonstration on Nancy Hackaway's horse, Flag.  On Sunday, Silva rounded out this incredible weekend by helping 14 students perfect their dressage skills as well.

The weekend also featured saddle fittings by Devoucoux (Thank you to David Attal for all the fun photos) and Theault-America who was there to show off their cutting edge horse boxes!  The weekend kicked off Friday night with a cocktail party for the Martin's and their syndicate owners.  This was followed up by a lovely luncheon under the shade trees on Saturday afternoon for the participants and Sunday evening Fernanda Kellogg hosted a large cocktail party for the members of the local riding community!

Photo Gallery Link

Boyd wishes to thank Fernanda and all the Millbrook owners who have helped fuel the syndication team, which began at Fitch’s Corner just a few years ago.  It's wonderful catching up with the whole team face to face and having their support and wishes of good luck leading up to the summer Olympics!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Sales Spotlight: Bacardi

NAME: Bacardi
DOB: April 5, 2006
SEX: Gelding
HEIGHT: 17.0 hh
(KPWN-NA 840025 200600417)
SIRE: Sir Sinclair
DAM: Rideau Hall
PLACE OF BIRTH: Pennsylvania
OWNER: Sandy Issler

Bacardi is a young handsome 17.0hh registered (KWPN) Dutch Warmblood gelding who is blessed with wonderful gaits and the ability to jump. This exciting young horse is loaded with talent, has received excellent training from some of the best trainers in the country and has a great start to his career.
As a 4 yo, Bacardi was given a wonderful start in dressage with trainer Dorie Addy-Crow. Bacardi went with Dorie to Florida for further training and for the 2010-2011 dressage show season where he competed in many top prestigious USDF/USEF shows at Training Level with scores into the 70s.

Bacardi also competed in dressage shows with his amateur owner and is currently schooling first and second level movements. He finished 12th in the country at Training Level in the USDF-KWPN-NA 2011 Final Award Standings.

As talented as this elegant fellow is for dressage, Bacardi really wants to jump. Bacardi is currently in training with Boyd Martin to develop him into an event horse. Bacardi appears to love his new job and has quickly converted to a talented event horse. 

He spent the 2012 winter in Aiken, S.C with Boyd and his team, training and gaining experience in eventing competitions. Bacardi won his very first horse trial at Beginner Novice, rapidly progressed through Novice and is currently competing at Training. 

With his wonderful dressage background, intelligence, and athletic jumping ability, Bacardi is proving to be an awesome event horse. He has no vices. Bacardi clips, loads, has excellent feet, is good for farrier and vet and enjoys hacking in his spare time.

Video Link

Please call 610-806-2381 to set up an appointment to see Bacardi!

Boyd and Neville Featured on NBC's London 2012 Blog,

Boyd and Neville are featured on NBC's London 2012 blog, written by Eddie Pells:

Click here to read the blog and view the photo gallery.