Friday, May 23, 2014

Living Like a King!

A big thanks to syndicate owners George and Gretchen Wintersteen, who are temporarily looking after Neville Bardos. Poor Nev tweaked an old suspensory injury earlier this year down in Aiken and is having some time off. What better place to have a bit of rest and recovery than at the beautiful stables of Gretchen and George. 

I am glad to say that Neville is living like a king at the moment, until he returns to work later in the year!

Boyd Martin

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Fitch's Corner Memorial Day Clinic!!

News from Fitch's Corner
May 21, 2014

6th Annual Boyd and Silva Martin Memorial Day Weekend Clinic is right around the corner!
May 24-25-26

We welcome auditors to come watch the sessions with 2012 Olympian Boyd Martin on May 24,25, and 26  and Grand Prix Dressage Rider Silva Martin on May 25/26.
The "super couple" will work with our riders to help further their skills in order to reach their long-term goals.

We are so pleased that Silva is feeling well enough to teach two half-days of lessons. All are welcome to spectate both Silva and Boyd!

Read more about the clinic here.

2014 Calendar of Events
Fitch's Corner Horse Trials Weekend
Beginner Novice/Novice/Training/Preliminary 
Young Event Horse/Future Event Horse Divisions
July 18-29-20
Fitch's Market
Spectator Luncheon
Collector Car Show & Parade
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Be sure to visit our website for more details

Monday, May 19, 2014

Boyd's Back in Action at Fair Hill International May Horse Trials

Boyd and Crackerjack. Steve Berkowitz Photo
It felt great to be competing again after seven weeks of watching everyone else! I tried to minimize the number of horses I rode this weekend and was very thankful that Caitlin took a lot of the young horses off my hands. I chose to ride four well experienced horses since I haven’t been able to school that much and trusted these horses to put in good, solid rounds.

Boyd and Pancho Villa. Steve Berkowitz Photo
 Thanks to all the work at physio I was more more comfortable than I expected. In jumping the fracture site feels pretty good now; it’s more around the knee area, where I have a couple screws, that is more painful but overall it did not hinder me too much. I shove a soccer shin-pad in my boot and my physio Chris Doughtry has come up with a bandaging system to increase comfort. I ice it a couple times a day and am still going to physio three times a week which I think is very important. I feel like I’m getting better and better but am not quite 100% yet.

I’ve got a busy time coming up: the Memorial Day clinic at Fitch’s Corner coming up next weekend, which is always a favorite weekend for Silva and I, teaching at Fernanda’s beautiful farm in Millbrook, NY. I heard that world-renowned show jumper Peter Wylde is coming to have a crack at cross-country, which should be a very entertaining lesson!

In the next couple of weeks I'm going to run a bunch of horses at Waredaca and Plantation before I head over to Germany to tackle Luhmuehlen


Master Frisky. Steve Berkowitz Photo

Open Intermediate - A

1st - Pancho Villa-  34.6 

3rd - Master Frisky - 48.1

4th - Crackerjack – 47.10

Crackerjack. Steve Berkowitz Photo


7th - New Cadet – 37.2

Caitlin Silliman riding:



11thWilliam Street – 50.4

2nd - Ballyneety - 23

Training D

 1st - Ray Price – 26.7

Novice B
4th - Boo Ya 35.8

Novice D
9th – Goldthorn Diamond Imprint – 33.0