Friday, November 30, 2012

Reba Rousseau Sold

After a short stay with us, it was sad to see one of our most talented young horses leave today to start her new career in San Francisco. Reba Rousseau was owned and bred by Bonnie Stedt in New York and came to us after her basic training had been started. We got her jumping in a short period of time and managed to get her to a couple of events in October of this year. Whilst she is very green, she definitely has potential as a dressage or jumping horse for the future. It looks like the new owners will be continuing her training as a pure jumping horse. We wish them all the best with this project and thank Bonnie for placing this nice mare with us.

-Boyd and Silva

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

2012 As You Like It Owners Award to be Awarded to Densey Juvonen

A huge congratulations to Densey Juvonen on being selected as the recipient of the 2012 As You Like It Owners Award. Densey has been a huge part of my riding career and is truly the epitome of of a first class owner. A huge thanks to Densey and Ron for being there through the good times and the bad times, and for all that they have done for me. -Boyd

The following is from the PRO newsletter: 

<Densey Juvonen
has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 As You Like It Owners Award and Emma Ford has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Liz Cochran Memorial Groom's Award. Phillip Dutton has won the 2012 PRO Tour Series Rider Leaderboard and Kristin & Janet Schmolze's Ballylaffin Bracken has won the PRO Tour HAYGAIN Horse Leaderboard. Congratulations to Jennie Brannigan who topped the PRO Tour Multi Radiance Intermediate Challenge Leaderboard. All winners will be honored at the PRO Awards Reception on Friday, December 7th at 6:30pm at the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs. >>

Also thanks to the folks who created these tribute videos on Youtube. Enjoy!

Monday, November 26, 2012

New Sponsorship from Ariat

I am thrilled to announce a new sponsorship from Ariat! Please read the following press release for more information. -Boyd

Ariat Sponsors Olympic Athlete Boyd Martin

Union City, Calif. November 26, 2012 -Ariat International, the leader in innovative Western and English footwear, apparel and accessories, announces the sponsorship of US Eventing Team member Boyd Martin. Martin is an accomplished four-star competitor who represented the United States at the 2012 Olympic Games in London riding Otis Barbotiere. He was also the top finishing US rider at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, KY riding Neville Bardos.

“I am honored to be sponsored by Ariat,” says Martin “I spend a lot of time in the saddle and I find their innovative and technically-advanced products are comfortable, well-fitting, and allow me to ride and compete at peak performance.”

In his native Australia, Martin bought an Off the Track Thoroughbred named Neville Bardos and turned him into a four-star event horse. In 2011, he led the horse from a burning barn that claimed the lives of six other horses. Neville sustained severe injuries to his airway, but just seven weeks later horse and rider finished seventh at the Burghley CCI4* in England. Their efforts were rewarded when Neville was named the 2011 USEF International Horse of the Year. Their story was featured on NBC television and on the front page of The New York Times.

“Boyd’s story is so inspirational; he saved Neville’s life twice and they have so many amazing accomplishments together,” says Susan Alcala, vice president of partnership marketing at Ariat. “He is a great ambassador, both for the sport of Eventing as well as for our brand.”

Martin owns and operates Windurra USA in Cochranville, PA along with his wife Silva, a Grand Prix dressage rider and trainer. To learn more, visit

About Ariat International, Inc.
Ariat International, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of innovative performance equestrian footwear, apparel and belts. Featuring a patented technology designed to deliver stability, durability and comfort, Ariat pioneered the application of advanced athletic shoe technology into English riding boots and authentic Western boots. Ariat products are sold in a network of retail outlets throughout the world. For more information about Ariat products or for the Ariat retailer nearest you, contact Ariat at 800.899.8141 or visit

Ariat is the Official Apparel Supplier and Partner of the United States Equestrian Federation
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More Hunting Photos

Huntsman Ivan Dowling and Master Paddy Nelson lead the charge.
Some more awesome pictures from the Thanksgiving day hunt, thanks to Unionville's photo genius Alec Thayer. Alec is the man when it comes to eventing and hunting photos in the Chester County. Please visit his web page with all of his great pics :

Silva defiantly cutting me and Min off as we try to catch up to the rest of the field. Densey Juvonen behind on Puppet about to jump behind us.

Hounds on the scent.

Silva flying over the Brook Lawn double three railer on Cornel. She definitely needs to put her stirrups up to jumping length!
Master Bruce Miller showing some style over a three railer.