Wednesday, February 11, 2015

For Sale: Balustree Silver Lining

Name: Balustree Silver Lining Sex: Gelding
Color: Piebald Blue
Height: 16 hands
Dob: 2006
Country of birth: Ireland
Breed: Irish sport horse
Place of birth: Dublin, Ireland
Year imported: 2013
Owner: Ashley Andrews

Herbert was imported from Dublin, Ireland and started his jumping career at small shows in Millbrook, NY, placing first in a timed jump off first time out. He then placed 7 th in his first novice event at the Millbrook Horse Trials and 7th at the Kent Horse Trials with amateur rider, Amanda Thurston. Herbert had no stadium or cross faults in both events.

Herbert has been in training with Boyd Martin since Dec 2014 and just placed third in two novice Events in Aiken, South Carolina.  He is now ready for training level as his dressage continues to improve and he loves to jump, providing a safe, efficient, bold and fun ride.


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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

For Sale: SBF Eowyn

SBF Eowyn, "Wynnie", added to her career three wins and three second-place finishes by placing second in the Training Division at Full Gallop Farm in Aiken, SC last week. She has had a brilliant start to her eventing career with 7 finishes now in the top 2! Wynnie is the perfect horse for someone to move up the levels while being extremely competitive. She is bred to jump with Voltaire and Furioso in her bloodlines and she consistently receives dressage scores in the 20’s and low 30’s.

Latest video from Full Gallop last week:

Plantation Field Equestrian Events Selects Olympian Nina Fout for Course Designer Development Program


Plantation Field Equestrian Events Selects Olympian Nina Fout for Course Designer Development Program

Feb. 9, 2015 -- Unionville, PA -- Plantation Field Equestrian Events Inc. is pleased to announce that Olympian Nina Fout has been selected as the first participant in the new Course Designer Development Program, a mentorship with world-renowned course designer Mike Etherington-Smith.

Under Etherington-Smith's guidance, Fout, a licensed 'S' course designer, will work on designing the CIC* and CIC2* courses for Plantation Field International Horse Trials in Unionville, Pennsylvania, with the goal for her to ultimately take over designing these courses in the future.

A member of the U.S. bronze medal team at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Fout has also ridden around some of the most challenging cross country courses in the world, from Badminton and Burghley to Blenheim and Rolex, which she said has helped greatly in fostering her skills as a course designer.

"I have to thank Plantation Field Equestrian Events for the incredible opportunity to work with Mike E-S. He's a brilliant course designer, and the venue is a wonderful setting to showcase good design," Fout said.

"Plantation has a great community and is a very popular event, and it's wonderful for the sport to have someone of Mike's experience to put his stamp on the course and to continue to elevate the standard of course design in the U.S. I'm very excited to be a part of that."

Fout's 'S' license allows her to design through the Advanced level at national events, and she has already designed at Middleburg, CDCTA, Kelly's Ford, Gordonsdale and Morningside, with her long-term goal remaining to design at the FEI level.

Boyd Martin, a member of the selection committee that chose Fout -- along with Mike E-S, Phillip Dutton, Mary Coldren and Denis Glaccum -- said the committee received six quality applications for the program, and he is excited to welcome Nina to the Plantation team.

"Nina has ridden at the Olympic level and has a wonderful creative mind for course design," Martin said. "We all felt her working with Mike E-S could boost her career towards being one of America's next great four-star course designers."

Mike E-S said he is busy finalizing the plans for the program and anticipates that he and Fout will begin working on the courses very soon.

"Nina has already done quite a lot of designing, and I am looking forward to working with her on the courses for the September event and hopefully being able to share some of what I have been lucky enough to learn over the years," he said.

Plantation Field International Horse Trials will be held Sept. 18-20, 2015 in Unionville, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit

Purina Headquarters Tour

Last Monday I was absolutely blown away by the tour I took with my fellow Purina ambassadors at the Purina Headquarters in St. Louis, MO. It was well worth the time exploring the farm I where Purina does all of their research into making better feed. I got to see how much in-depth research goes into making the best feed in America. I also got to meet up with some of Purina's vets and learn more about which horse feed gives horses more energy for jumping higher and galloping faster. It was also really cool spending the day with some of  Purina's other top horsemen and women, including some of the best reiners, ropers and steer wrestlers in the industry, learning about how awesome Purina is.


Tips from Purina for Feeding Your Horse in Winter

Enjoy some advice from our sponsor, Purina, for feeding your horse in the winter:

Monday, February 9, 2015

First CDI of the Season for Windurra Dressage

I'm very happy with the results of our first CDI of 2015. Of course I would have liked to do better, but I will be working hard to improve!

Aesthete ("Stately)

It was Aestethe's first CDI and I could not be happier with how he went. He tried so hard for me. We had a good PSG on Wednesday with a few mistakes and finished on 67.8% . We did qualify for the Intermediare 1 on Friday and he was fabulous in the International ring. Again we had a few little mistakes but we increased our score to 68.2% . This is a great horse and I am so excited about the future with him.

My girl Rosa Cha W was very good. We made some unusual little mistakes that hurt our scores, but we got better with every test. In the PSG she scored 67.2% and in Intermediare 1 we scored 68.8%; in the freestyle Sunday we scored 69.8% to finish eighth. I love our new music that Jerusha picked and Anne Miller put together beautifully! Thank you to both of them. 

Rosa in the Awards

Debbie McDonald was there for all my warm ups and that was so amazing. I love working with her! We were awarded the Best Foot Forward award this weekend. I was so appreciative of the award, considering, let's say, it hasn't been the easiest year for me. 
A surprise visit from George Morris
 I could not believe my eyes when I came out of the ring on Rosa and saw George Morris there cheering me on. I am the luckiest girl and have HUGE respect for George! He looked up my ride time and came over to the dressage just to watch me go. WOW!! The last time I saw him was when he came to the trauma center in Florida to visit me. This was for sure a happier occasion! 

I also ride my new mare Saphira in the national show at PSG and I-1. Saphira is owned by John McGuire and Marilyn Johnson. Let me tell you, this mare is AMAZING! I feel so lucky that John and Marilyn choose me to ride this great mare. This was our first show together and we won the PSG on Saturday and the Intermediare 1 on Sunday with 73% . We are planning on doing our first CDI together in two weeks time! Again I could not do any of this without my great girls Jerusha and Jessie!

I will be uploading videos soon, so stay tuned.


Rosa and Me

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Current Eventing Sales Horses with Top Results!

Boyd has several quality horses in training with him in Aiken, all with top results at the recent Full Gallop HT.

Wallaroo 1st open training Full Gallop

William Street 1st open Preliminary Full Gallop

Herbert 3rd open Novice Full Gallop

SBF Eowyn 2nd Open Training Full Gallop.

Ballustree Silver Lining, aka Herbert, is a new sales horse in the barn and he has a super jump!  Call Boyd to set up an appointment to see these horses. 

We have horses at various stages in their career from green to going.  Come find your next competitor!


We will have pictures and videos of Wallaroo and Herbert up on the website in the next few days.

Herbert and Caitlin Schooling at Home
Herbert's Sales Video

William Street's Sales Video

SBF Eowyn's Sales Video