Friday, July 25, 2014

Tickets Available for Millbrook Horse Trials Luncheon


Honoring Courtney King Dye and Riders4Helmets 
August 3rd, 12 - 2 pm 
 Preferred viewing as top riders compete for $10,000 prize money! 
Show jump course walk and live commentary by top rider Marcia Kulak 
First annual Charles Owen Award presented to Courtney King Dye by Silva Martin. 
$5,000 benefiting Riders4Helmets 4-bar competition organized by PRO …
and a raffle of an all-inclusive trip to the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France exclusive for luncheon guests only 


 $200 Ringside Individual • $125 Individual $75 Juniors (under 30) Ringside Table: $2000 (seating for 10) includes… 
 Best views from reserved, ringside seating 
  Cross country course walk on Friday, August 1st for you and your guests with Phillip Dutton or Boyd Martin 
Drop-in visit to your table by top riders 
 Go to to purchase tickets and for more information.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Windurra USA is looking to fill two positions immediately!  We are in need of one working student and one full time groom immediately, with at least a 6 month commitment.  We are looking for a couple hard working individuals who are self motivated and have strong horsemanship skills.  Basic living arrangements will be provided and the person can come with or without their own horse. 

For details on the position and to apply please contact Sara at

Monday, July 21, 2014

Fitch's Corner

Once again Fitch’s Corner Horse Trials in Millbrook, NY proved to be the ultimate lower-level event of the year. Without question the event organizers provide a world-class event for the lower-levels. It was mind blowing, the quality of everything that Fernanda and Kirk put on. The dressage footing felt like the fairway at Augusta, the cross-country was reminiscent of a mini-Rolex Kentucky and the challenging show jumping course was sensational, and took place in front of a packed marquis with patrons enjoying a first-class luncheon. This year’s Saturday evening party theme was the Chinese Year of the Horse which provided some very entertaining costumes! A big thanks to Bonnie Stedt, who housed myself and my staff for the weekend. Like Fernanda and Kirk, Bonnie has been one of the most generous supporters over the years of both Silva and myself. All of the horses went very, very well. Derek diGrazia and Eric Bull have definitely built a first-rate course that really sorted the field out. Unfortunately Silva did not come to this event but I am pleased to report she is back riding now. For the first time since early this year she is back to schooling Shamwari for me. Obviously my dressage performance has been at a huge disadvantage this year without Silva schooling my horses for me and I am certain my scores will improve with my secret weapon back in action. -Boyd Results: Open Prelim 11th - Brewster, owned by Katie and Cuyler Walker Prelim Horse 1st – Welcome Shadow owned by Craig and Gloria Callen 4th – Quinn Himself, owned by Bonnie Stedt Open Novice 1st – Gipsy King, Owned by Gloria Callen and Anne Hennessey 2nd – Goldthorn Diamond Imprint, owned by Stephen Blauner 4th - Tura Lura, owned by Gloria Callen Photos courtesy Katie Walker