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Social media is a great way to keep up with the horses we loved to follow in their hey-day. Neville Bardos is a name most everyday eventing fans know well: the cheeky former racehorse purchased off the sale truck for $850 back in Australia would go on to be Boyd Martin’s partner for the 2010 World Equestrian Games, where they finished 10th individually. Neville also made a remarkable recovery after being rescued from the devastating fire at Windurra in 2011, returning to not only complete but also finish in the top 10 at Burghley that same year.
Neville Bardos training at Windurra
Going to have to agree with Silva Martin on this one…glad to see Nev is feeling like himself after all these years 😂
Posted by Boyd Martin on Monday, January 31, 2022
Neville is now 23, but as you can see in the video above he still has plenty of pep in that step! He’s spent his days teaching the next generation of riders at the Martins’ home facility, and we’re happy to see him thriving in his well-deserved retirement.
Want to walk down memory lane with Neville Bardos? Here are a few links to send you down the rabbit hole:
NBC News: Neville Bardos Cheats Death and Jockeys for a Position on U.S. Olympic Team
USEA: Horse Heros – Neville Bardos
New York Times: Fire Survivor and a Possible Olympian – A Horse Named Neville (paywall)
A long career (and, more importantly, a long and healthy life) is always a goal for our horses. Ask your veterinarian about Zoetis’ line-up of Regenerative Medicine Devices that can help support your horse for a long-lasting and comfortable career and life.