It’s back to reality for Boyd Martin. After winning the $75,000 Wellington Eventing Showcase last weekend, he took a spill today at Full Gallop Farm Horse Trials in Aiken and broke his collarbone.
The accident occurred when he parted ways with Argon 18, a 7-year-old Dutch gelding owned by Amanda Thurston, while running the Novice cross country course.
X-rays at Augusta University Hospital in Georgia confirmed the break, and Boyd confirmed to EN that he will undergo surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City today. Boyd expects to be back in the saddle in about 10 days thanks to a bone regrowth procedure that uses stem cells to speed the healing process.
Boyd was entered to compete nine horses at Pine Top Intermediate this weekend, and he confirmed to EN that Phillip Dutton will now ride Shamwari and Master Frisky in the Open Preliminary division instead.
Stay tuned for more news on Boyd’s latest injury to add to his long lineup of broken bones, and please join the EN team in sending him speedy healing!
This story was updated at 8:30 a.m. EST Feb. 11.