Friday, May 10, 2013

Boyd on Chris Stafford Radio Show

The Complete Lineup: 

Italy's Vittoria Panizzon has been giving notice of her current form since she finished 11th at the London Olympic Games and last week underlined her potential with a 7th place finish at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials riding Borough Pennyz. Vittoria explains how she has reached the ranks in the sport and as a Corporal in the Italian Air Force. Visit Vittoria online at Vittoriapannizon.comand follow us on Twitter @vittopannizon and @chrisestafford.

Six-time Badminton winner Lucinda Green laments the demise of classical courses with signature fences that have made Badminton the greatest event for decades in favor of European style eventing, and why there were too many clear rounds this year. You can follow Lucinda on Facebook and Twitter @LucindaGreenMBE.

Jimmy Wofford returns to share his thoughts on this year's Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials and the impact this great event is having on the modern sport. Jimmy analyzes the cross country course and how conditions were perfect for an epic showdown in the Gloucestershire Park. You can join Jimmy on Facebook at Fox Covert Farm. Follow me on Twitter @chrisestafford.

Boyd Martin explains how recent injuries have resulted in him undergoing ankle surgery, how this will affect his spring season and why it's a good thing to take a step back sometimes. Is this time for him to start breeding cats as a sideline? Follow us on Twitter @WindurraUSA and @chrisestafford.

Talent, looks and opportunities take Oliver Jasny from the threadbare gymkhanas of his youth to the rarefied heights of international dressage where he becomes a celebrity, the darling of the dressage set and lands the biggest sponsorship in the history of equestrianism. But when his sister Kathryn goes to his sumptuous training establishment she does not like what she finds one little bit... Caroline Akrill writes with a real knowledge of the equine world. She vividly recreates the tense moments of open competition, the atmosphere of the showgrounds, riding schools and training establishments. Her prose sparkles with humor, has some real heart-stopping moments and a truly dramatic finale. Flying Changes was first published by Arlington Books, London in 1985. Read by Chris Stafford. Flying Changes is available on Amazon. Music is courtesy of Marie-Lynn Hammond;@chevalgal and

Liz is back with news of a busy few weeks eventing, including a trip to Ballindenisk in Ireland plus motor racing atSilverstone and Donnington Park. You can subscribe to this free podcast on iTunes and also listen on Liz's website Follow Liz on Twitter @lizhalliday.

Boyd Ringside at Jersey Fresh

Samantha Clark caught up with Boyd ringside at the Jersey Fresh CCI***. Click here for her coverage and photos and enjoy the video, below:

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Videos of Dressage at Jersey Fresh

Pancho Villa and Crackerjack are competing at Jersey Fresh this weekend with Phillip Dutton in the irons. After dressage, Pancho is in 7th place (52.9) and Crackerjack is 10th (56.0). Caitlin will also be competing in the CCI** on Remington XXV and in the CIC** with Steady Eddie.

For complete results click here

Videos courtesy of Jenni Autry for

HH Lancaster Stars in Video

Here is the latest Evention episode were Dom and Jimmie give a great clinic on making your eye more accurate. 
Dom demonstrates the exercises on HH Lancaster, whom is a Canadian Sport Horse that is owned in partnership with Ron and Densey Juvonen and Art and Justina Dodge. HH Lancaster is slowly developing into a really class horse: he started out a bit wild, but as you can see on the video, he is really starting to settle and look the part. Dom has been good enough to help with his training, and also compete him a number of times while I have been injured.

I must say, this is an excellent training video. The information that is given on the Evention episodes are very helpful, and things that we all should practice. Dom and Jimmie have a great way of simplifying the art of improving.

Thank you Dom and Jimmie and thank you Densey, Ron, Art and Justina for getting behind this horse.


Aussie Homebreds Debut in Style

I am very proud to say that last weekend at MCTA Horse Trials, two of my Homebreds from Australia debuted in the Open Beginner Novice.  Ray Price and Wallaroo both just turned four years old and have been here in the States for the past 18 months.
L-R: Amy Lindgren, Caitlin on Wallaroo, Lindsey, and Ray Price
I own half of each of these horses with my long term supporter Amy Lindgren.  Amy has been good enough to own a number of horses through the years, including USEA Prelim Horse of the Year Minotaure De Passoir and Warranga.  It has been a real thrill to be connected with Amy, and watch these horses develop over the years.

Both Ray Price and Wallaroo are a result of three generations of breeding. They are both 75% thoroughbred and 25% Dutch warmblood.  They have close relations to Grand Prix show jumpers, Grand Prix dressage horses, and Olympic 4-star eventers.

I can't tell you how excited I am about the future with not only these young horses, but all of the up and coming horses that are aiming for great things in the future. I very much enjoy producing them, and feel that the production of quality young horses is the key to any rider's success who is keen to be at the top of this sport for a long period of time.


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Get Well Greetings

Cheers to George and Gretchen Wintersteen for sending me this get well picture of three of my most favorite things in life...the message reads, "Wishing you a speedy recovery. I CATegorically recommend many Amstels to heal your CATestrophic operation".



Boyd Martin Clinic At Foxrace Farm, Amenia, NY
Date: Tuesday May 14th, starts at 8:30. Price $175 per horse.

3 groups of 4. Will be located in the indoor if weather is rain at Bonnie Stedt's farm.
Foxrace Farm, Amenia, New York.
If fair weather the clinic will be at Homestedt, the Stedt's 130 acre property about 4 miles down route 83. The xc course was built primarily by Eric Bull, has a water jump, ditches, narrows, corners etc...

Also there will be a TWO day clinic on June 22 , and 23rd. At Homestedt. 
6 spots remain for this clinic.

Contact Bonnie Stedt

Boyd Martin Clinic At Greenwood Farm, Magnolia, Tx.   
November 30-December 1st, 2013 
Boyd has an excellent eye and quickly assesses the appropriate training methods for any horse and rider combination. He has an incredibly strong work ethic, and his amiable personality immediately puts the rider at ease during each training session. 
Saturday will be Show Jumping, Sunday Cross Country.  The clinic fee is $400 (Made out to Kristy Limon), plus a separate check for $80 to Greenwood Farm for schooling Fees.  Stabling and Hookups are available for $35 per night (include with the Greenwood check).  Initial Shavings provided, additional are $10 /bag
Auditing is $10 per day for non riders.
A $100 deposit is required to hold your spot.  The remainder of the fee and the Greenwood fee is due by November 1st.  Spots will not be held until a deposit is received.  NO REFUNDS unless your spot can be filled from the wait list. 
Please contact Kristy Limon with any questions, 936-443-5167  
Please detach and mail, along with your Check, COGGINS, and USEA Release Form

Monday, May 6, 2013

MCTA Horse Trials

Boyd reports from the sidelines: 

Caitlin on Ray Price with Amy and Me
With my surgery having taken place on Wednesday, I decided to sideline myself for last weekend's MCTA horse trials.  Most of the young horses had an outing with my 4-star riding assistant Caitlin, along with eventionTV host Dommy Schramm.

Ray & Wally
It was a great opportunity to watch the horses that I usually ride competing with these two in the tack.  I must say that all the horses ooze with class, and it's very exciting to think how awesome they could all be in a couple of years. Both Dom and Caitlin did a stellar job not only competing the horses, but putting up with me heckling from the sidelines.

Caitlin and High Aspirations
Windurra Results:

Prelim A, SBF Cortez, owned by Denise Lahey and Pierre Colin, 10th

Prelim A, Ballyneety, owned by George and Gretchen Wintersteen, 12th

Prelim B, Brewster, owned by Cuyler and Katie Walker, 4th

Training B, Welcome Shadow, owned by Craig and Gloria Callen, 4th

Training B, HH Lancaster, owned by Ron and Densey Juvonan, Art and Justina Dodge, 11th

Novice C, High Aspirations, owned by Carolyn Blitz, 9th

Open Beginner Novice, Ray Price, owned by Amy Lindgren and Boyd Martin, 1st

Open Beginner Novice, Wallaroo, owned by Amy Lindgren and Boyd Martin, 7th

For all results click here