Back in January, a post popped up on my social media feed from Boyd Martin. A familiar chestnut horse was pictured with a beaming rider — but it was that bold white face of Neville Bardos that caught my eye. We’ve never forgotten about the horse who stole our hearts and who will always have a special spot in Boyd’s.
The king (Bardos) is back out of retirement for one more hoorah with new pilot Shelby Fromm
Now, Neville has found a new pilot to rock around the lower levels right in Shelby Fromm. Shelby was kind enough to post her helmet cam video, and we’re thrilled to see Neville out enjoying himself at Pine Top. Thanks for sharing the ride, Shelby!
Fun fact: We spotted another of Boyd’s former upper level rides, Pancho Villa, in the Senior Training Rider A with Eric Sampson. Both Neville Bardos and Pancho Villa placed third in their respective divisions, and we hear that Boyd was ringside offering words of encouragement and a bit of running commentary!