Boyd Martin is an international eventer who now makes his home and competes for the United States. Boyd is a very colorful, well liked guy in the eventing world. Boyd is one of the new rotating co-hosts of the Eventing Radio Show and we will carry his insightful tips here on Horse Tip Daily…
Born in New South Wales, Australia on August 20, 1979 Boyd completed his schooling in 1997 and obtained his NCAS Level 1 Coaching certificate in 1998 and his Horsemanship Certificate 1 at the NSW Equestrian Centre in 1998.
Boyd worked at the New South Wales Equestrian Centre from 1999 until the end of 2006. In the beginning he was employed by Heath Ryan and then in 1999 he formed his own company, Windurra Australia Pty Ltd., training event horses, breaking young horses, coaching, and breeding performance horses.
Boyd’s greatest competitive moment was winning the Adelaide CCI **** in 2003 riding True Blue Toozac. The event was the Olympic selection trials for the 2004 Athens Olympics, and the last long-format four-star event ever held.
A four-star eventing competitor, Boyd has already made his mark in the US by finishing seventh overall on the US Eventing Association’s Rider of the Year Leader board with a total of 306 points for 2007. This is an all-time record for a rider debuting in the United States. His 120 starts in competition in 2007 include 19 wins, 15 second place finishes and 13 third place finishes.
Boyd finished 2007 in style by finishing second on Ying Yang Yo and fourth on Neville Bardos at the Fair Hill International CCI***(MD). These performances placed Boyd and both horses on the short-list for the Australian Olympic team.
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You can visit Boyd’s website at www.boydandsilvamartin.com.
Hear Boyd co-hosting on the Eventing Radio Show.