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Hey Guys, this week’s blog is about one of our oldest clients and Attwood’s Brand Ambassadors – Boyd Martin and Silva Martin!
Boyd Martin is an international three-day eventer representing the USA. His wife Silva Martin is a German-born and trained Grand Prix dressage rider and trainer representing the USA. She and her husband Boyd are based at Windurra USA in Cochranville, PA.
Boyd Martin has enjoyed international competitive success, representing the United States at the 2010 Alltech Equestrian Games in Lexington, KY, on Neville Bardos, and the 2012 Olympic Games in London, riding Otis Barbotiere Silva has enjoyed continuing competitive success at major shows including Dressage at Devon, the CBLM Championships, regional championships and on the Florida circuit.
A member of the US Eventing Team, Boyd Martin trains and competes horses at all levels. Top finishing US rider at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 and Member of the 2012 US Olympic Eventing Team, Boyd Martin and his wife, dressage rider Silva, own and operate their training business Windurra USA out of Cochranville, PA. A successful rider and trainer of event horses at all levels of the sport, he was also top US finisher at the 2010 World Equestrian Games and rider of the 2011 USEF International Horse of the Year Neville Bardos.
Pinnacle Dressage Arena: This is a regulation 20m x 60m arena . Silva, who is a Dressage rider wanted Pinnacle because it offers exceptional cushioning - this was considered important by Silva since in dressage there is a great deal of repetitive movement so a possibility of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).
Jumping arena, Eurotex: Boyd wanted maximum control over tightness of the footing, achievable through moisture content and dragging – our Eurotex footing offers this flxibility. He prepares the surface tighter when top level riders are jumping, and looser for other kinds of work. Boyd chose Eurotex over GGT as the additive as it has slightly more cushioning. The arena was fitted with a good deal of drainage to keep it rideable, but Boyd has access to water so this is not disadvantageous during dryer spells of weather.
They have been with Attwood in our journey throughout and we are ever grateful to them for their support.
"We've been training on it for a couple of years and we know it's the best footing out there. It's like riding on a cloud."