Boyd Martin

Boyd Martin


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Background

Boyd Martin relocated to the United States from Australia in 2007 to pursue his dreams of competing in international three-day eventing. The son of an American citizen, he has always enjoyed dual citizenship, and in 2009 he officially began representing the United States in International competition.

Prior to moving to the U.S., Boyd was extremely successful, training out of Heath and Rozzie Ryan’s equestrian center. The highlight of his competitive career there in Australia was winning the 2003 Adelaide CCI**** riding the horse True Blue Toozac. He spent his first two years in the United States working as assistant trainer to Olympic Gold Medalist Phillip Dutton before striking out on his own.

Boyd has enjoyed international success, representing the United States at the 2010 Alltech Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky and the 2012 Olympic Games in London. He also has had top finishes at the Pau CCI*** (France), Boekelo CIC**** (the Netherlands) and Burghley CCI**** (England).

After overcoming great adversity including a devastating barn fire and the deaths of his father and father-in-law in 2011, Boyd and horse Neville Bardos made an amazing comeback to finish 7th at Burghley, the toughest event in the world. Boyd finished 2011 ranked 8th on the HSBC World Rankings, Neville was named the 2011 International Horse of the Year by the USEF, and The Chronicle of the Horse named Boyd its 2011 Overall Rider of the Year.

Today Boyd and his wife Silva, a Grand Prix dressage rider herself, own and operate their farm Windurra in Cochranville, Pennsylvania. Facilities include all-weather jumping and dressage arenas with all-weather footing and an extensive schooling cross-country course. During the winter Boyd is based at Ilene Boorman’s Bridle Creek Farm in Aiken, SC and Silva is based out of Fernanda Kellogg and Kirk Henckel’s Fox Frolic Farm in Aiken.

Boyd currently has several horses competing at the upper levels and always has numerous young horses coming up the ranks. He competes nearly every weekend, and coaches a long list of successful riders. He has become a sought-after clinician and in the off-season can be found teaching around the United States.

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