Saturday, February 22, 2014

Two Shares Left in Rosa Cha W Syndicate

Don't miss this incredible opportunity: there are two shares remaining in the Rosa Cha W Syndicate. This mare has already proven herself a capable FEI competitor and members of this syndicate are sure to have a lot of fun as well as competitive success. 
Contact Silva for details.

Reception at FoxFrolic Farm

Following the clinic with George Morris at Ilene Boorman's Bridle Creek Farm, Fernanda Kellogg will be hosting a reception on Monday, February 24, at FoxFrolic Farm in Aiken beginning at 4:30pm.  Owners, auditors and riders are all welcome to attend, and Mr. Morris will be addressing everyone during the event.

Pine Top Videos

Trading Aces


Shamwari 4


 Steady Eddie


 Caitlin and Remington XXV


Friday, February 21, 2014

Toy Martin Featured in Winter Olympic Coverage

Boyd's mum, Toy Martin, is a native of Springfield, Illinois and was recently featured in the local newspaper there, for her Winter Olympic background:

By Dave Bakke
Staff Writer 
Posted Feb. 20, 2014 @ 9:57 pm 

Just as we were focusing on the fortunes of Springfield's own figure skater, Gracie Gold, at the Sochi Olympics, another Olympic skater with Springfield roots popped up halfway around the world.

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Chris Stafford Interviews Silva about Winning Team Debut

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Photos and video from Nations Cup

Click here for gorgeous photos and video from the Nations Cup!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Team Gold at Nations Cup!

Team USA won the Nations Cup and it was a really cool experience since it was my first US team! Rosa was a little tense – she’s a different ride at this level, and it’s a different ballgame with so much collection in the small tour tests. Still, she was good enough to contribute to the team effort; with Adrienne Lyle winning the special and Tina Konyot third today we were fortunate to be on a very strong team.

I got so much help from Debbie and Robert and having them as coaches is awesome, they are very positive and supportive and make you feel comfortable in a team situation. It was so exciting to be on the podium – it felt like a big deal, and I hope the first of many similar experiences! I can’t thank the syndicate enough for helping Rosa and I make it to the big leagues. It’s so exciting that I’ve had her for her whole life and she did so well under so much pressure.

We still have work to do and I’m always hard on myself, but for her age and her experience level Rosa couldn’t have done better. I talked do Debbie for a long time after today’s test and because I have so much quality and cadence and expression in the trot it’s hard for her to hold it; in the canter she got a little tense and even though the quality was better, sometimes in the corners we had a little mistake where she switched behind once or twice.

She still is very young and we are on the right path. I feel like I understand it and Rosa understands it, it’s just a matter of putting it all together in a competition ring. It’s a big venue and the international ring was filled with people in the VIP tent and it was windy and the flags were going but that didn’t bother her. She’s very focused; I think she gets tense from the pressure of the work, but she’s very brave and never spooks at anything. I never have to worry about the environment which is really nice, that gives me a lot of confidence.

It was so cool being on a team -- and it was a really great team! It was really nice to meet Adrienne Lyle, she’s a great girl and rode beautifully, and Tina has been on so many teams and has a lot of experience. Shawna has been out of competing for a while but she’s excited to be back and everyone was supporting each other 100%. Usually we are just competing for ourselves and it was fun to have everyone cheering each other on and supporting each other. I really enjoyed it.

Rosa has a Freestyle tomorrow because the top 50% from today have to do the freestyle , which is exciting, but she’s pretty tired. There will be a lot of people and I think it will be fun but I hope she sleeps in a bit tomorrow morning! Some of the syndicate members are coming tomorrow and I'm looking forward to seeing them.

We don’t have that many weeks left here and  I want to get as much help from Debbie at home and at the shows as I can here, so I’m going to shoot for next week as well, when I'll compete Rosa at the Palm Beach Derby, also in the small tour.


Schedule for George Morris Clinic at Bridle Creek Farm

George Morris Clinic Groups

Group 1
Phillip Dutton
Will Coleman
Boyd Martin
Doug Payne
Jan Byyny
Colleen Loach 

Group 2
Will Coleman
Boyd Martin 
Phillip Dutton
Caitlin Silliman
Allison Springer
Erin Sylvester 

Group 3
Mike Pendleton 
Sawyer Gilker 
Caitlin Spurlock
Kate Chadderton
Melissa Hunsberger
Booli Selmayr 
Kristen Schmolze
Eric Dierks

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Eventing Community Welcomes George Morris for Clinic at Boyd Martin's Winter Base, Ilene Boorman's Bridle Creek Farm

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George Morris

 Aiken, SC - February 19, 2014 - Sometimes equestrian disciplines have a hard time sharing their worlds, but in Eventing where there are three aspects, they eagerly welcome the insight of different trainers. Legendary horseman and coach George Morris is well known in both the Show Jumping and Eventing communities, and on February 24-25, 2014 he will travel to Aiken, SC to teach at Boyd Martin's winter base of operations, Ilene Boorman's Bridle Creek Farm. Riders and auditors will have the opportunity to learn from the best in the business.

After retiring as Chef d'Equipe of the United States Show Jumping Team, Morris has set his sights on developing the future of the sport by conducting clinics around the world. Focusing on helping riders develop correct form and function, Morris has often been referred to as the founding father of hunt seat equitation. Second to none, his teachings, technique and style are revered around the world. Over the course of his career, Morris has been highly successful as a rider, coach, clinician, author and judge.

 "A group of Eventing riders based in Aiken, including three members from the London Olympic Team, will be participating in the clinic," explained Martin. "I think George will be focusing on course analysis, which sometimes the Eventing riders struggle with. Without question, George is one of the greatest equestrian coaches in history, and we are honored that he is coming to teach us. "

 While the spots for the clinics filled up immediately, auditor positions are still available to gain knowledge from the esteemed Morris through observation, and a waiting list is available for riders should a spot become available. Auditor spots are $60 each, and Martin encourages all the Eventing enthusiasts around Aiken to come and watch the master at work.

 The daily clinic schedule will begin with the first group of advanced riders at 9:00 a.m., followed by intermediate riders at 11:00 a.m. The final group of green horses will commence at 2:00 p.m. Fernanda Kellogg will be hosting a reception on Monday, February 24, at Fox Frolic Farm beginning at 4:30pm. Owners, auditors and riders are all welcome to attend, and Morris will be addressing everyone during the event. For more information about the George Morris Clinics and his 2014 schedules please visit

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Nations Cup Dressage Gets Underway Tomorrow

The Nations Cup competition gets underway tomorrow; the jog went well today and we are ready for the big event! 

Tune in to the USEF Network for live coverage!  (
Also check for ride times.

Silva Martin and Rosa Cha W

Photos copyright Silva Martin and are not to be copied without permission.

SBF Eowyn: Young Talented Event Horse For Sale!

Wynnie at Full Gallop
Photo Credits Barry Koster
NAME: SBF Eowyn "Wynnie"
SEX: Mare
COLOUR: Chestnut
HEIGHT: 16 hh
DATE OF BIRTH: July, 2009
SIRE: Riverman (Dutch Warmblood )
DAM: Jer's Princess (Thoroughbred)
BREED: Dutch Warmblood/Thoroughbred (KWPN 840025200900265)
BREEDER: Stony Brook Farm
PLACE OF BIRTH: New Hampshire


SBF Eowyn, also known as Wynnie, is the ideal horse for a professional, young rider or adult amateur looking to be extremely competitive in whatever event they enter. She is very well bred, fathered by the Dutch super-sire, Riverman. She is the sister to SBF Cortez, who is currently competing at Intermediate level.

Wynnie is a lovely, soft mover and is extremely rideable and trainable for the dressage; she received a 25.8 at her first event. She is a scopey, careful jumper with a lovely gallop that only needs to be ridden in the softest of snaffles. In winter 2014, Wynnie won her first event at Full Gallop Farm, finishing on her dressage score of 25.8, and placed second at Paradise Farm, finishing on her dressage score of 32.

This is an exciting opportunity to purchase a very special horse that will bring you up the levels while winning; rarely is a horse of this quality offered for sale.

2014 Video

Call Boyd for a trial in Aiken, SC during the winter of 2014

Winning Weekend at Paradise Farm Horse Trials

In spite of the recent ice storm and ensuing loss of power here in Aiken, the organizers of Paradise Farm Horse Trials pressed on and put together an excellent event so that all of the eventers could stay on track. A huge thanks for the massive effort that it took for them to make this happen. Our horses had a fantastic weekend.

Open Prelim - Weekend

1st - Welcome Shadow
2nd - William Street

Open Prelim - Friday - A

1st - Ballyneety

Open Prelim - Friday - B

1st - Callisto

Open Training - A

2nd - HH Lancaster

Open Training - B

1st - Quinn Himself
2nd - Finn McCoul

Open Novice

1st - Gipsy King
2nd - SBF Eowyn
3rd - Goldthorn Diamond Imprint
11th - Tura Lura