The top-placing US rider at both the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France riding Shamwari 4, and the 2010 WEG in Lexington, riding Neville Bardos; and a member of the 2012 US Olympic Team, Boyd Martin is one of the leading event riders of today. His horse Trading Aces also competed at the 2014 WEG with Phillip Dutton in the irons.
In addition to representing the USA, Boyd has enjoyed international competitive success, finishing 7th in the world in 2014 and in the top ten at every four-star in the world: Rolex Kentucky CCI4* (USA); Pau CCI4* (France); Boekelo CIC4* (the Netherlands); Luhmuehlen CCI4* (Germany); the World Equestrian Games (USA and France); and Burghley CCI4* (England). He has trained and competed a long list of successful four-star event horses including Flying Doctor, Brady Bunch, X-Treme, Starkey, Orchard End Winston, True Blue Toozac, Ying Yang Yo, Neville Bardos, Rock on Rose, Remington XXV, Otis Barbotiere, Trading Aces, and Shamwari IV.
After overcoming great adversity including a devastating barn fire and the deaths of his father and father-in-law in 2011, Boyd and Neville 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 Bardos 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. He was again Rider of the Year for 2014 and winner of The Wellington $75,000 Eventing Showcase.
Clinic format one day 5 to 6 riders per group, approximately an hour and a half per group. Cross country techniques using schooling fences and gymnastic exercises cross country fences.