Friday, September 27, 2013

Trading Aces Featured in The Chronicle of the Horse

Trading Aces Takes His Turn At Devon

Silva Martin rode four-star competitor Trading Aces in a fourth level class at Dressage At Devon. Photo by Lisa Slade.
While many upper level event horses hone their flatwork skills at schooling shows, Dressage At Devon is a more unusual place to practice that phase. But Boyd Martin’s four-star mount Trading Aces competed in the Dixon Oval with Silva Martin, Boyd’s wife, tonight. The horse scored a 66.14 percent to finish fourth in a large fourth level test of choice class. Silva also took second in the class aboard Zoran.
Silva and “Oscar” qualified for Devon earlier in the season, while Boyd was out of commission after surgery on his ankle.
“Silva obviously helps me a lot with his dressage,” said Boyd. “This is a great show with lots of atmosphere, and he’d be doing dressage anyway, so we figured he should come out and do a test.”

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