Thursday, February 26, 2015

Save the Date!

George Morris 

is teaching a clinic 

at Windurra in Cochranville, PA 

May 26-27, 2015

$60 per person per day to audit

Riders by Invitation

Monday, February 23, 2015

2015 GDF7 Recap

It was a great finish at our second CDI, at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival: Rosa was super in her freestyle yesterday! We scored 70.9% and finished in fourth place! I am so excited because we are getting better every test.[VIDEO] This is also a huge and very competitive class.
Gloria with Rosa and Silva
Gloria Callen, who is one of Boyd's and my biggest supporters, came to watch us go and it was wonderful to have her here.

Stately and Saphira were also great but had some unfortunate mistakes. They did not show in the freestyle. I showed Sapphire in the national Intermediare 1 on Saturday and she was a good girl. We are slowly developing a partnership and that is exciting! She scored 70%. [VIDEO] It was so great to have her owners John McGuire and Marilyn Johnson here this weekend.

Marilyn Johnson
I also showed Bonnie Stedt's Zoran in his first Intermediare 1 yesterday [VIDEO] and he was great! He is for sale and would be a great FEI horse for somebody that wants a very fancy horse!

Thanks to Jerusha, Jessie and Devon, who joined us this weekend, the horses looked gorgeous!


Upper Level Sales Horse - William Street!

We're very thankful to Cindy Lawler for these new photos of William Street taken during the Intermediate division at Pine Top, where he finished a strong 6th!

Photo Credit Cindy Lawler
This very talented horse is on the market.  He's a 17H, 10 year old Oldenburg/TB cross who is a perfect mix of athleticism and ride-ability. Purchased by his current owner as a 3 year old, hopes were to bring him along as a successful local show hunter and equitation mount. Excitedly however, Will far exceeded expectations, particularly in his aptitude for dressage. Pairing this with his jumping talent, his owner decided to reroute his career towards eventing, competing him successfully in the 4 year old YEH Championships with a hugely talented group.

Photo Credit Cindy Lawler
Will continued to settle into his new job, and returned to YEH in his 5 year old year to finish solidly in the upper third at the Championships. After reaching Preliminary level, his owner felt that he might have an upper level horse on his hands and asked Boyd to evaluate his potential. Boyd agreed with this assessment, took over the ride, and polished Will to and through his first Intermediate competition. As he continues to show promise at the upper levels, easily answering Advanced level questions, it's now time for Will to find the perfect partner to take him all the way!

Will also is excellent hacking out on the trails and loves going to the beach even braving the ocean!

Contact Boyd for an appointment. 610-806-2381

Photo Credit Cindy Lawler


We had a good weekend at Pine Top; I decided to take the majority of the upper level horses to GA and I must say the courses are bigger, bolder and more technical with Derek diGrazia designing them. All the horses finished the course with a wonderful taste in their mouth.

We’re still early in the season and not yet going full-blast with the horses, but the seven I rode all put in a wonderful performance. The majority of this group will go to the Carolina International in four weeks’ time, where they can go after the massive prize money on offer thanks to our sponsor, Attwood Equestrian Surfaces. 

A big thank you to Cindy Lawler: she’s taken some brilliant snaps at Pine Top, click on the LINK to check them out.. 

Advanced Test A 2015 

 4th place - Boyd Martin riding Steady Eddie, owned by Denise Lahey and Gretchen Wintersteen

 5th place - Boyd Martin riding Pancho Villa, owned by the Pancho Villa Syndicate/ Stephen Blauner

 8th place - Boyd Martin riding Crackerjack, owned by Lucy Boynton and Colin Davidson

13th - Caitlin Silliman riding Catch a Star

 Open Intermediate 1

 2nd - Boyd Martin riding Master Frisky, owned by Stephen Blauner

Open Intermediate 2

 3rd - Boyd Martin riding SBF Cortez, owned by Denise Lahey and Pierre Colin

 4th - Boyd Martin riding Welcome Shadow, owned by Gloria Callen

 6th - William Street, owned by Darly Layfield-Insley


Coverage on EventingNation

Friday, February 20, 2015

Rosa Cha W and Aesthete Qualify for I-1 at AGDF 7

Rosa in the PSG

Rosa Cha W finished seventh out of 57 horses in the Prix St George! I am so happy with her performance yesterday and thrilled that she is so competitive against this big, talented group of horses and riders.

Unfortunately Stately had a big spook right at the beginning of our test, which hurt our score. He did do a very good test after that and finished on 67%, in 13th place. Both horses qualified for the Intermediare 1 today; Rosa went second in the ring this morning, at 8.08am and Stately goes at 11.34am. Here's hoping he stays focused on his job the whole time.

Saphira and John

I also rode the fabulous Saphira in the PSG yesterday. This was her first CDI and our partnership has only been about 6 weeks. Unfortunately she was very tense and a little spooky, which cost us a lot of points . But she is still a great horse and we just need more time together, to get to know each other. It was so great to have her owners, John McGuire and Marilyn Johnson, here. As you can see, Saphira and John have a special relationship!


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Rosa Cha Stands 5th in PSG at AGDF

Rosa was great yesterday at the show. She did a clean test; I might have rushed her a little in the canter, but overall I am pretty happy with our result. We scored 68.6% and finished 5th out of the first 40 or so horses, and I am the second-best American rider. .

Saphira goes at 9:32am and Stately goes second to last at 11:07am today.




Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Silva's Three Horses Pass Jog at CDI

The jog went well at our second Global CDI. Jessie and Jerusha had the horses look amazing! I don't know what I would do without my wonderful girls. 

Jerusha making Saphira beautiful
Because the class is so big again they have to split the Prix St. George class into two days. Rosa went today at 12:32pm (updates to come), Saphira goes on Thursday at 9:32 am and Stately goes second to last on Thursday at 11:07am. Thank you to my fantastic sponsor Ariat for the beautiful scrim sheets!