It’s a terribly sad time for U.S. eventing fans, as Boyd Martin confirmed to EN that his former upper-level mount Trading Aces died suddenly yesterday of cardiac arrest. “Oscar,” a 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding formerly...» Read More!
Since Trading Aces was sold to be an equitation horse earlier this year, he’s been a busy guy. New rider Alexandra Pielet showed him at WEF in several Maclay, USEF Talent Search, and jumper clases....» Read More!
Boyd Martin confirmed today that Trading Aces, who competed on the 2014 U.S. World Equestrian Games team with Phillip Dutton, has been sold in Florida to junior rider Alexandra Pielet as an equitation horse. “Oscar,” an 11-year-old Irish...» Read More!
Many questions faced Boyd Martin after he and Trading Aces retired on cross country at Galway Downs on Saturday. During the press conference after the conclusion of dressage, Boyd addressed some of Oscar’s challenges; despite being physically fit,...» Read More!
Galway Downs is entertaining a pretty healthy field of nineteen this year, the biggest field this division has seen since 2011, when there was an extremely strong field of 36. There’s a good mix of...» Read More!
We’ve been speculating for the past few weeks that Phillip Dutton could ultimately be named to the World Equestrian Games team with Trading Aces, and Boyd Martin confirmed today that he and the syndicate owners...» Read More!
Gretchen Pelham sent us this heartwarming sequence of photos from the Rolex cross-country warmup. The backstory, of course, is that Phillip stepped in just weeks before to take over the ride from his broken-legged buddy...» Read More!
We knew it was going to be a long shot for Boyd Martin to ride at Rolex, and he’s now officially made the call that he’ll sit out at Kentucky. Phillip Dutton will ride Trading...» Read More!
Emily Beshear and Here’s To You set the benchmark as the second pair out in the first Advanced division here at The Fork, scoring 29.1 to hold the lead following the dressage. Quincy was going...» Read More!
Well Hugh Lochore’s new CIC3* cross-country course certainly caused quite a stir, though not for a reason anyone could have really anticipated. The complex in the main arena — two corners at fences 5ab —...» Read More!
Trading Aces is just one of the talented horses in Boyd Martin’s current string. This past weekend, Boyd took Trading Aces out to stretch his legs in the sandbox, performing CCI4* Test B at Full...» Read More!
The Goresbridge Go for Gold Sale in Ireland has a reputation for producing outstanding sport horse prospects. Kylie Lyman Demody sent us an email noting the sale’s success this year– and her own, as she...» Read More!
Boyd Martin and Trading Aces had a bummer of a rail in the show jumping at Boekelo, taking down the final rail of the triple. If you turn your volume up when you watch the...» Read More!
Both Trading Aces and Fernhill By Night sailed through the final horse inspection here at Boekelo, so we’ll have two Americans in the show jumping, which is starting in about half an hour. There were...» Read More!
Boyd Martin and Trading Aces slogged through the mud as the second to last pair on course, delivering a clear cross-country round to cap a tough day for Team USA here at Boekelo. The time...» Read More!
I wish I could say the weather here at Boekelo had improved by the time Boyd Martin and Trading Aces started their test, but they faced the same rainy, chilly weather we’ve seen all day....» Read More!
I’m very pleased to introduce Katie Walker as our special guest blogger for Boekelo. Katie is one of the owners in the Trading Aces Syndicate, and she’s traveled to the Netherlands this weekend to support...» Read More!
Hello from Boekelo! The festivities have officially kicked off here in Enschede, the Netherlands, as we saw more than 100 horses trot up this afternoon for the first horse inspection. I’ve always heard wonderful things...» Read More!
The USEF posted this photo on their Facebook page this afternoon, proving that Boyd himself has materialized on the Boekelo grounds. The American horses and riders are settling in for an action packed weekend at...» Read More!
Part of the US contingent has arrived in Holland for Boekelo safe and sound. The Trading Aces Syndicate’s Trading Aces, piloted by Boyd Martin and Team Rebecca’s Veronica, ridden by Lauren Kieffer, are settling in...» Read More!
While many tried, no one could ultimately catch the incredibly high bar set by Sinead Halpin and Manoir de Carneville in the CIC3* at Plantation Field. Boyd Martin and Trading Aces were the final pair...» Read More!