Saturday, January 31, 2015

Boyd and Trading Aces WIN the $50,000 Wellington Eventing Showcase Presented by Asheville Regional Airport

Boyd and Oscar Bring it Home. Photo courtesy Jenni Autry for

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Video Interview with Boyd on

Stay tuned for show jumping starting this morning at 9:30am in the Wellington Eventing Showcase!

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Boyd and Pancho Villa: 10:58am
Boyd and Trading Aces: 11:20am

Friday, January 30, 2015

Boyd and Trading Aces Take the Lead in $50k Wellington Eventing Showcase

I just caught up with Boyd as he walks around the cross-country course. Here's a quick word, plus some links to coverage of the event. -AMH

Boyd and Trading Aces, photo Jenni Autry for
It’s just an unbelievable event that they’ve put on down here in Wellington, Florida for the $50k Eventing Showcase. I’m riding two of my syndicated horses and they both gave me fantastic dressage tests today. Oscar’s out at the front of the pack and Pancho’s not far behind, in 12th place.

I’m sure tomorrow we’ll have our work cut out for us; the show jumping course is big and technical and cross-country is very unique: only four minutes and lots of accuracy questions and tight turns. I’m walking the course now, and feeling confident on both horses.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Windurra Dressage Horses Arrive in Wellington, FL

Freestyle demo with Stately in Aiken
We have arrived in Wellington! Jessie, Jerusha and I have arrived in sunny Florida at last. We have settled in to our barn in the Equestrian Estates in White Fences and Rosa and I started with the training sessions with Robert Dover today. We had a very good ride and I am excited for the upcoming CDIs. I will have Rosa, my good friend Stately, and my new mare Sapphire in the CDIs, and of course I am excited to show my up and coming horses in the national shows.

After a lovely few weeks there it was sad to leave Aiken. Fernanda and Kirk made our stay there so perfect and it is hard to leave. We had a great last week in Aiken since some of my favorite students/friends, Pam and Sandy, came from Pennsylvania to ride for a few days and before they took their horses back to PA. We also had an amazing surprise when Melinda Walton and Larry Smith decided at the last minute to spend the last weekend with us in Aiken.

Melinda and Larry's homebred horses 

I was so thrilled that Melinda came on a hack with us on one of her homebred horses, Danka Shoene, now owned by Michelle Huber. We took everybody for a hack since they were all going on the long drive the next day.

In the group with Melinda we took all of Melinda and Larry's homebreds: Duvent, Cece, Rio , Benny and Danka Shoene, and we had blast.


Fernanda put on my yearly farewell lunch on Thursday and of course she outdid herself once again. I was so happy to see so many people come and support me and wish me well in Florida . I am a lucky girl!! I rode Stately in his new freestyle for everybody (photo above).

Now I am excited for my session with Robert Dover again tomorrow and for Boyd's arrival tomorrow for the exiting Eventing Showcase this weekend!


Gearing Up for the $50k Wellington Eventing Showcase

Eric Bull of ETB Equine Construction with the water jump in Wellington

Great pre-event coverage of the $50,000 Wellington Eventing Showcase is on today. This is going to be a lot of fun; if you're in Wellington this weekend, come check it out and cheer for Boyd and his horses! He'll be riding Pancho Villa and Trading Aces and giving his best shot at bringing home that prize money. (Remember, he won a Mercedes for Silva last year - she's going to have pretty high expectations this Valentine's Day!)

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Aiken Training Sessions

Good evening owners and supporters:

Early next week is going to be full-on jumping and dressage training of the upper level horses with David O'Connor and Silvio Mazzoni. Please feel free to stop by Stable View and watch us train.

Monday January 26th:

Jumping - Cortez 8:00, Oscar 8:45, Pancho 9:30

Dressage - Master Frisky 11:45, Shamwari 2:00

Tuesday January 27th:

Jumping - Master Frisky 9:30, Crackerjack 12:30, Steady Eddie 1:15

Dressage - Cortez 8:00, Oscar 8:45, Shamwari 10:15

Wednesday January 28th: (Boyd in FL for Wellington Eventing Showcase)

David to ride: Master Frisky 1:15, Shamwari 2:00, Cortez 2:45