Theault-America Footage From Fitch's Corner Clinic

Once again Theault-America has hit it out of the park with more great video coverage from the Fitch's Corner clinic this past weekend.  Please enjoy & try to get up to the USDF dressage selection trials at Gladstone to see the Morpheus in person!!  We love shipping our horses in the Morpheus.

Talented Young Sales Prospect!

SEX: Gelding
HEIGHT: 17.2
SIRE: Contucci
DAM: Heidekind
BREED: Hanoverian
BREEDER: Melinda Walton
OWNER: Melinda Walton

Cisco RRS is a large 4 year old Hanoverian gelding who is extremely well bred by our client Melinda Walton. His mother Heidi has produced a number of fantastic amateur and high level horses.

Cisco has that wow presence and is extremely brave, very rideable and honest! He has 3 lovely correct gaits and is very comfortable to ride. He is great to hack out and easy to handle in every way. He is going to be a great horse to produce for either Dressage or Eventing!

Please call 610-806-2381 to set up an appointment to see Cisco.

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A Morning Stroll and reccy around Langsett Reservoir

Free Parking, a Public Convenience, Langsett Barn (used for functions), a Ranger Station, picnic tables, good walks and a touch of wildlife. That's what you will find around Langsett Reservoir located around 10 miles west of Barnsley along side the A616 heading towards Woodhead Pass. It's not a source of ultra challenging walks, but it access to great walks to other areas such as Derwent, Margery Hill and my next target, Pike Low Hill.

Langsett Reservoir is, in my opinion, great for walkers. The Car Park is free, bonus, and quite extensive with an extra Car Park further up the road. There's also toilets, a cafe and a pub, double bonus.

The walking starts in the woods that surround the reservoir. It's all pine woodland and it is quite heavily managed. Lots of new planting on the go.

View from the Car Park.

My first ever walk around Langsett Reservoir was cough!..31...cough! years ago on a school trip. The memory of the walk has stuck with me and is now my favourite area to come to for a relaxing walk. The paths around the Reservoir are of a good standard. Wheel chair access is not too bad in places although certain areas are a bit on the steep side. So to be From the Car Park I took an anticlockwise route around the reservoir.

About just under a mile you come to where 'The Porter of Little Don River' (phew) meets the Reservoir at it's westerly tip. While I was here I did a little reccy around the valley the river flows through.

The Porter of Little Don River flowing into Langsett Reservoir.

The Porter of Little Don River.

The valley is quite narrow and secluded. It's very picturesque and looks to be a good place for spotting wildlife. Be careful around here though. Part of the path has been declared unsafe due to erosion by the council, in conjunction with the Peak District National Park, meaning that the official path has been rerouted slightly higher than the original.

Picturesque Valley the the Liitle Don runs through.

While I was here I had a very interesting chat with Martin, one of the Peak District Rangers. I have to say he was very pleasant, helpful and full of useful information. Thanks Martin!.

I headed back onto the main path and headed south, up the slope towards Hingcliff Hill. Up here are some great views towards the reservoir, Pike Lowe Hill (my target for next weekend) and the two wind farms, which I appreciate have mixed views.

Looking back from Hingcliff Hill.

Once I reached the fork in the path I turned left, heading east towards North America. Nope, I wasn't planning a walk that long, North America is the name of a farm that is now in ruins about half a mile from the turn. There used to be a liking for naming farms in the area after places in the world, hence the name. The name is in ruins due to being used as a target for tanks during the Second World War. I can remember on my first outing, 31 years ago, seeing abandoned metal roads up there that were used to allow tanks access on to the moor. The roads and other facilities from the time are still visible.

The path to North America.

The ruins of North America are quite impressive. The buildings were made of some seriously strong stone and they have been totally flatted. There are even some marks visible on some of the stones that demonstrate the fact that the buildings were blown apart by shell fire.

Ruins of North America Farm.

Ruins of the other Farm Building.

Langsett Reservoir from the ruins.

From the ruins of North America Farm you proceed through a gate and head down into a small valley.

The gate next to the ruins.

As you head downhill you pass the new plantation to your left. It's around quarter of a mile into the bottom where you come to Thickwoods Brook. It's a nice area, but due to the river being very slow flowing it attracts a lot of midges, so a break here might not be the best idea depending on activity and time of year.

Nice, but the pooled area attracts midges.

From here there are two ways back around the reservoir. One take you to the right (roughly south) through the little hamlet of Upper Midhope. Or you can continue on along side the reservoir and through it's surrounding woods.

The path around the reservoir.
It's important when you follow this path that you take the correct route. You cross two small wooden bridges around a steady left turn and incline. Shortly after this the path forks up an to the right. Ignore this, you want the next one which is 200 meters from this point. Yow will know you have the right one as you come to a few rough steps at the top of the banking. From the steps take a right and you will come to the edge of the woods. The path turns to the left and around 20 meters on you will see a gate on your right leading onto an access road the leads from Upper Midhope (to the right)  and down to the road to your left. When you get down to the road, take a left, and continue down the road where you will come to the reservoir dyke after about 100 meters.

From the Dam Wall you can see the woods where the Car Park is across the other side.

The woods where the Car Park is.

Head across the Dam wall and you will find the gate at the far end that continues on around the reservoir. Once through the gate you walk around 100 meters and find the path leading back up to the Car Park.

A nice pleasant sunny walk and some top tips from a helpful Park Ranger. A great walk for me with aims for Pike Low next weekend after some advice on it's access from the Ranger. The only negative to the day, the Ranger told me that the Cairn and small shelter on Pike Low Hill had been vandalised. Ah well, I'm sure the guilty will get their just desserts. I'll post some pictures of this despicable act after my walk next weekend.

Bye for now.

Full House at Fitch's Corner!

XC Demonstration on Sunday
Photo Credit David Attal - Devoucoux Saddles
It was a very busy weekend at the annual Fitch's Corner clinic in Millbrook, NY!
"Fitch's Corner is located in Millbrook, NY in the center of the Millbrook Hunt Country. The farm operates as a private horse boarding and sales facility and welcomes the community to enjoy the Fitch's Corner Horse Trials and Weekend. Once again, Fitch's Corner will be the site of the 2012 Area 1 Regional Championships! "
XC Clinic on Sunda
Photo Credit David Attal - Devoucoux Saddles
Going to Fitch's Corner each year to coach these riders is always a home coming of sorts for Boyd and Silva.  This group of supporters have been instrumental in the success of 2 of Boyd's upper level super stars, Neville and Otis, since they helped establish the core group of syndicate owners for each horse. 

The eventing clinic took place over 2 days with Saturday focusing on stadium exercises and Sunday taking to the XC course, where riders were able to school over elements of the competition course.  It is an ideal facility to run a clinic of this size because they also host the Area I Championships July 22nd - 24th, and the clinic participants were able to use a lot of the combinations on the competition course.

There were 6 sections of riders each day with 5 in each group, clearly keeping Boyd on his toes all weekend!   Boyd has been coaching these riders for the past 4 years so it was great to see their improvement as riders each year that he returns.  Boyd also got in the irons on Sunday to do a XC demonstration on Nancy Hackaway's horse, Flag.  On Sunday, Silva rounded out this incredible weekend by helping 14 students perfect their dressage skills as well.

The weekend also featured saddle fittings by Devoucoux (Thank you to David Attal for all the fun photos) and Theault-America who was there to show off their cutting edge horse boxes!  The weekend kicked off Friday night with a cocktail party for the Martin's and their syndicate owners.  This was followed up by a lovely luncheon under the shade trees on Saturday afternoon for the participants and Sunday evening Fernanda Kellogg hosted a large cocktail party for the members of the local riding community!

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Boyd wishes to thank Fernanda and all the Millbrook owners who have helped fuel the syndication team, which began at Fitch’s Corner just a few years ago.  It's wonderful catching up with the whole team face to face and having their support and wishes of good luck leading up to the summer Olympics!

Sales Spotlight: Bacardi

NAME: Bacardi
DOB: April 5, 2006
SEX: Gelding
HEIGHT: 17.0 hh
(KPWN-NA 840025 200600417)
SIRE: Sir Sinclair
DAM: Rideau Hall
PLACE OF BIRTH: Pennsylvania
OWNER: Sandy Issler

Bacardi is a young handsome 17.0hh registered (KWPN) Dutch Warmblood gelding who is blessed with wonderful gaits and the ability to jump. This exciting young horse is loaded with talent, has received excellent training from some of the best trainers in the country and has a great start to his career.
As a 4 yo, Bacardi was given a wonderful start in dressage with trainer Dorie Addy-Crow. Bacardi went with Dorie to Florida for further training and for the 2010-2011 dressage show season where he competed in many top prestigious USDF/USEF shows at Training Level with scores into the 70s.

Bacardi also competed in dressage shows with his amateur owner and is currently schooling first and second level movements. He finished 12th in the country at Training Level in the USDF-KWPN-NA 2011 Final Award Standings.

As talented as this elegant fellow is for dressage, Bacardi really wants to jump. Bacardi is currently in training with Boyd Martin to develop him into an event horse. Bacardi appears to love his new job and has quickly converted to a talented event horse. 

He spent the 2012 winter in Aiken, S.C with Boyd and his team, training and gaining experience in eventing competitions. Bacardi won his very first horse trial at Beginner Novice, rapidly progressed through Novice and is currently competing at Training. 

With his wonderful dressage background, intelligence, and athletic jumping ability, Bacardi is proving to be an awesome event horse. He has no vices. Bacardi clips, loads, has excellent feet, is good for farrier and vet and enjoys hacking in his spare time.

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Please call 610-806-2381 to set up an appointment to see Bacardi!

Homenagem aos 41 Anos da Escola Costa e Silva

No dia 17 de maio de 2012 os alunos realizaram sua homenagem pelo aniversário da escola no Momento Cívico. Também contamos com a apresentação do Coral da Escola. Na ocasião também foi realizada a posse do novo Grêmio Estudantil da Escola e foi lançado o concurso para a criação do logotipo do Programa UCA. Confira as fotos:


Jardim de Piranhas ganhou um grande presente neste final de semana, com a conquista da sétima edição do peneirão, onde o nosso representante Yuri Silva tornou-se o vencedor e leva o nome da nossa cidade para o centro de treinamento do bota fogo no Rio de Janeiro, onde passará 15 dias em observação.
A torcida continua garoto, seja feliz, arregasse as mangas e nunca desista de lutar pelos seus objetivos, se nasceu para brilhar garoto, brilhe com a intensidade do amor que deus e seus pais tem por ti e também com a intensidade do amor que tens pelo futebol. sucesso garoto, os gramados do brasil e do mundo  esperam por ti.
Como diz a música do Skank : Quem não sonhou, em ser um jogador de futebol ?




Nome Científico: Passer domesticus
Família: Passeridae
Ordem: Passeriformes
Distribuição: Em todo o território nacional e também em outros países do mundo.
Habitat: Habita desde as grandes cidades como em lugarejos pouco habitados. Ocorre especialmente em zonas agricultadas ou em dormitórios de parques urbanos.
Alimentação: Insetos, sementes (ajudam no controle de pragas; mas também atrapalham diversas culturas agrícolas como as de arroz e trigo, por exemplo), brotos de árvores e restos de alimentos humanos.
Reprodução: Feito de capins, penas, papel e outros materiais, o ninho do pardal é esférico e construído pelo macho. Em geral é "montado" em cavidades e fendas afastadas do solo, em árvores, telhados, postes de iluminação pública e semáforos. Por vezes usa ninhos alheios. A cada ninhada são incubados 4 ovos cinzentos manchados, tarefa dividida pelo casal por 12 dias. Os filhotes saem do ninho de vez com 10 dias, mas durante um tempo ainda voltam para dormir "em casa".
Que ele é comum nos céus do Brasil, não há como negar. Difícil quem não tenha trombado com um pardal, que de tão urbano, até frequenta os restaurantes atrás de algumas migalhas para comer.

Por vezes são tão acostumados com a presença do homem, que nem dimensionam o risco que correm. Toda vez que alguém quer definir uma alta concentração de algo, esse pássaro até virou sinônimo. Em Brasília, por exemplo, chamam os radares de pardal (tamanha é a abundância deles na cidade).

Esta espécie é tratada como um passarinho das bandas tupiniquins, mas ele é forasteiro. Foi introduzido no Rio de Janeiro, em 1906, por Antonio B. Ribeiro. Ele trouxe de Portugal cerca de 200 exemplares, com a intenção de ajudar Oswaldo Cruz na luta contra insetos transmissores de doenças. Mas apesar da procedência dos daqui, sua origem está no Oriente Médio.

Apesar dos benefícios que os pardais trazem no controle de pragas, estudos americanos apontam que os prejuízos são maiores (consomem 55% de grãos cultiváveis) que os benefícios.

Sem falar ainda dos impactos ecológicos. Para começar concorre com a andorinha-azul-e-branca (Notiochelidon cyanoleuca) quanto ao lugar para construir seu ninho. O pardal é mais rápido na tarefa. Por vezes, inclusive, constrói o seu ninho sobre o da andorinha, que termina por desistir do espaço.

Outros pássaros que ameaça são a corruíra (Troglodytes musculus) e o joão-de-barro (Furnarius rufus). Em resumo, é "ave non grata" na maior parte dos lugares em que habita.

Visualmente os machos apresentam duas plumagens. Na primavera uma cor mais acinzentada na região do píleo e na fronte, preto no loro e na garganta, marrom com riscos prestos nas asas, e bico preto com pés cinza-rosado. No outono a plumagem é menos evidente, com a maxila é preta e a mandíbula é preta-amarelada.

Saiba mais:

"Ornitologia Brasileira", de Helmut Sick.

Boyd and Neville Featured on NBC's London 2012 Blog,

Boyd and Neville are featured on NBC's London 2012 blog, written by Eddie Pells:

Click here to read the blog and view the photo gallery.

Morador flagra descarte irregular de líquidos em mata de Rio Claro, SP

Dos tambores escorriam líquidos amarelos e avermelhados em estrada. Polícia suspeita que sejam restos de combustíveis, como gasolina e óleo.

Do G1 São Carlos e Região

Morador usou celular para flagrar a irregularidade.  (Foto: Imagem Cedida )Morador usou celular para flagrar a irregularidade.
(Foto: Imagem Cedida )
Um morador, que não quis se identificar, flagrou dezenas de tambores jogados em uma estrada de terra que liga Rio Claro (SP) a Brotas (SP). A denúncia foi levada à Polícia Ambiental neste domingo (27).
Dos tambores escorriam líquidos amarelos e avermelhados, próximo a uma mata. A polícia esteve no local e suspeita que sejam restos de postos de combustíveis, como gasolina e óleo.
Foi registrado um boletim de ocorrência. Técnicos da Companhia de Tecnologia de Saneamento Ambiental (Cetesb) foram até o local para analisar o líquido e ver se houve danos ambientais.
Dos tambores escorriam líquidos amarelos e avermelhados, próximo a uma mata.  (Foto: Imagem Cedida)Dos tambores escorriam líquidos amarelos e avermelhados, próximo a uma mata. (Foto: Imagem Cedida)

Descarte de esmalte na natureza pode poluir meio ambiente, diz especialista


Pesquisadora da UFSCar disse que material precisa evaporar do frasco.
Produtos coloridos são os mais tóxidos e contém metais pesados.

Do G1 São Carlos e Região
O descarte de esmalte na natureza, sem nenhum cuidado, pode poluir o meio ambiente. De acordo com a coordenadora de gestão de resíduos da Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar), Ana Marta Machado, orientou que o material precisa evaporar por completo do frasco para que o descarte seja feito da maneira correta.
O pesquisador da UFSCar e da Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp) Elson Longo explicou que os esmaltes coloridos são os mais tóxicos. “Principalmente os coloridos têm uma série de produtos como cromo, níquel, que dão cores elegantes e bonitas, mas são metais pesados que vão causar enormes problemas para o meio ambiente”, alertou.
Esmaltes coloridos são os maiores poluidores. (Foto: Reprodução/EPTV)Esmaltes coloridos são os maiores poluidores.
(Foto: Reprodução/EPTV)
Não importa se a unha é feita em um salão de beleza ou em casa, os pesquisadores alertaram também que não é aconselhável que os frascos sejam descartados na coleta de reciclagem, pois os resíduos do esmalte ainda estarão dentro do vidro.
Descarte correto
A coordenadora da UFSCar disse que o correto seria ter um lugar específico de descarte como o que existe hoje para pilhas, mas ainda não há lei sobre isso. “É bom que seja bem fechado, bem lacrado, de preferência se puder acondicionar ele dentro de outro recipiente e aí sim descartá-lo, para que possa não contaminar o solo e o lençol freático”, orientou.
Não é aconselhável que os frascos sejam descartados na coleta de reciclagem. (Foto: Reprodução/EPTV)Não é aconselhável que os frascos sejam descartados na coleta de reciclagem. (Foto: Reprodução/EPTV)

Karrimor 1 Litre Tritan Bottle review

I have one of those cheap polycarbonate 1 litre water bottles kicking about amongst my gear. I bought it from a well known outdoor retailer a couple of years back. At the time I was unaware of the alleged stories about polycarbonate bottles releasing Bisphenol A (BPA) into the water the were holding. There are various scientific groups showing varying results as to whether the polycarbonate bottles are safe, so I decided to avoid it for now and retired the bottle to a different use, and I'm not saying what that use is. (If you google the subject you will find conflicting reports. Some groups say they are unhealthy, some groups argue this isn't true. For now I think as individuals we have to interpret this as we see it.)

So I decided to find an alternative.

Now, like many people, I bought a 1 litre Nalgene bottle. I have only one gripe with the Nalgene bottles, the price. They are great bottles, tough, reliable and BPA free. But I decided to look for an alternative for a second bottle rather than the Nalgene.

After a search around various sites, I came across a Tritan 1 Litre Bottle on the website of a Internet based retailer most people will have heard of Field and Trek. The bottle cost (as of May 2012) £3.50 plus p&p compared to around £12 (can be found for less if you shop around) for a Nalgene.

There are some differences. Firstly, the cap is a little difficult to hold onto compared to the Nalgene which is more gnarled. It also feels and looks cheaper in quality. But that being said, it was around a third of the price. I've used it for a few walks and it has never leaked and is just as easy to clean.

The Karrimor has one advantage and that is the plastic funnel in the bottle opening that can be removed for cleaning.

And of course, it's made if Tritan which is BPA free.

So dependant on your stance on the BPA issue this may be of consequence or not. Regardless, to me, it gets the job done.

Top 10 posts on PhD Talk

It's interesting to see which posts draw a lot of traffic, as it identifies what most graduate students seem to struggle with or enjoy reading.
Also, if you're new around here, this post might be a good introduction to my blog.

So here it is, in descending order, the top 10 of most read posts on PhD Talk:

10. How much time does a conference take?
Going to a conference is not just taking the plane and presenting your work. It involves the time required to write your paper, prepare for your presentation and all the extra "little" things that add up. I've made the sum for an average conference for me, and I hope it can help you in assessing your planning towards a conference.

9. Book review: Starting research: An introduction to academic research and dissertation writing - Roy Preece
This post reviews a book on the skills required for starting research. Recommended for starting graduate students, especially in the social sciences.

8. Four reasons for blogging
Or why (and why not) I enjoy blogging and you might consider getting started on blogging too...

7. The Unwritten Rules of PhD Research - Gordon Rugg and Marian Petre
A must-read for all PhD students. If you haven't read it yet, grab a copy from your library (TU Delft has it available in the library) - it's a great read and it's full of helpful advice.

6. How to write a paper in two days
A hands-on approach of how to draft a paper in two days straight. You might like to try this out if your supervisor pops in to ask you if you can pull out a paper before that deadline which is in a week from now. Write it in two days, let it rest a day, revise and discuss with your supervisor, make changes and submit.

5. How to handle a large amount of literature
On my hunt for experiments similar to mine, I ended up acquiring a mountain of information. This post describes how I kept this information manageable and usable. Also, make sure to check out the comments section.

4. Magritte
Every now and then, I write about traveling, art or a good book. Apparently, searches on the Belgian surrealist painter Magritte seem to bring some visitors this way. Maybe not the typical post for graduate students, but if a conference brings you to Brussels, why not visit the Magritte museum?

3. Five reasons why I decided to pursue a PhD
A rather short post on why I decided to start doctoral research. Every now and then I need to stop and think about why I am doing and still living like a student, but then I remember it is all worth the effort.

2. 7 ways to motivate yourself
Pep-talk from Auntie Eva :) This post explains how you can learn to meet self-imposed deadlines. Become a go-getter today!

1. How to write an abstract in 30 minutes
By far the most popular post on this blog (and I wrote this little thing out in something like 15 minutes before heading towards the gym). The idea is simple: ask yourself the right questions, and type out that abstract. In the end, writing 200 words (or whatever your word limit is), is very easy.




New Cross-Country Jumps at Farm in Cochranville


Well folks, the farm in Cochranville is starting to look like the Kentucky Horse Park with the addition of some BN - P cross-country jumps.  Local farming Guru Jamie Hicks had been doing some conservation work on some of Katie and Cuyler Walker's land, clearing some beautiful old Orange Osage trees that had overgrown into the farm land.  He was kind enough to deliver a few truckloads for Eric Bull of ETB construction to convert into some awesome looking cross-country fences.

Twenty fences were made, from beginner novice logs for the young horses, to some serious narrow fences to test the more experienced horses.  Some ditches and corners were also added to really make my insurance carrier nervous.

A big thank you must go out to Katie and Cuyler, Jamie and Eric for all contributing to improving the training facility at our farm.


Last month.

Here is a short resume of the last month.
National Long Distance Championships: My Achilles got better and I was finnaly training well in the weeks before. However it started to hurt once again in the first controls. I slowed down and did lots of mistakes from there. It was a race to forget (right click on picture and "open in new window" to higher resolution).
Then there was Tiomila, my first night relay, where I ran the 1st leg in an experimental team from Lillomarka OL. This club had an awesome athmosphere and I loved this weekend. During the race I tried to catch runners to the 1st control and ended loosing the pack in the beginning of the course. Bad performance but a really cool experience.
Then I moved to Mora with Tiago Aires, Paulo Franco and Ionut Zinca to a nice training week in beautiful terrains.
Then EOC started. Middle qualification was in a fast forest, good for our team. I didn't do major mistakes but was still far from qualifying (a lot to analyze and think about).
I didn't run Long qualification due to some pain in the Achilles tendon.
Then Sprint qualification was too bad: I was out of the Final A by 1 second! Analyzing the splits, I started too slow (as always), was better in the middle part and quited in the last 2 controls, loosing my place in the final.

Then there were the Finals B. In the middle I started with headless orienteering and did many bad routechoices and mistakes.
In the sprint I was able to push harder and with a 20'' mistake in a single control I ended 1'50 behind the new European champion.
In the relay I did a stupid mistake to the 1st control (headless orienteering) and lost the pack. I was able to catch some athletes but I wasn't happy with my performance.

- My biggest problem isn't mastering this or that o'technique. It's my huge tendency to run without looking to the map. I just have to force myself to LOOK TO THE MAP all the time! To think! And that is why my performances get better when I train in scandinavia; Because I get better navigation routines (after crying a lot!) because of its complex terrains.
- I trust too much on luck during a race (mainly in relays). I have to be 100% safe all the time once a single mistake is WORSE than running slower.
- Sprint: start fast and safe. Give it all until the end (I believe that I can push harder in sprints).
- I need to get physically stronger.

The weather is great and it's time to summer baretrunk training sessions; my favourite part of the season!

Onças estão assustando cidade do Sertão da PB

Foto: ilustrativa
Foto: ilustrativa
Os moradores da zona rural do município de Aparecida, no Sertão da Paraíba, estão amedrontados com a presença de onças na zona rural do município. Conforme informações de vários moradores, os animais já foram vistos circulando na localidade.
Na tarde de ontem (22),a população procurou a imprensa sertaneja para relatar o fato e pede uma providência imediata as autoridades competentes para tentar capturar o animal, antes que aconteça algo mais grave com um humano.
A notícia também chamou atenção dos caçadores de plantão, que mesmo sem autorização do IBAMA se habilitaram para tentar localizar e capturar o animal.

Da redação, com Sertão Informado

Upcoming Clinic at Fitch's Corner

Partyboy. Photo Steve Berkowitz 
 A word from Fernanda Kellogg:

Boyd and Silva Martin will travel to Fitch's Corner in Millbrook, NY to give their annual Memorial Day Weekend clinic at the home of Fernanda & Kirk Henckels. This clinic is now a looked-forward-to tradition. Many of the participants in the sold-out clinic are supporters of the syndicates for Neville Bardos, Otis Barbotiere, Quinn Himself, PartyBoy and now Trading Aces.

Boyd will be teaching training sessions on Saturday and Sunday over the cross-country and stadium courses that are rarely open for schooling. Silva will take over on Monday for a day of dressage. The clinics are sold out, but auditors are welcome at no charge.

The clinic is sponsored by Theault America. Take this opportunity to see the luxury transport that is Boyd and Silva's horse box of choice. People are welcome to test drive and experience the ultimate in horse travel with all of the amenities that horse and driver could desire.

Attendees can also have their horse fitted for a saddle by the experts at Devoucoux, who will also offer for sale their full range of fine eventing and dressage saddles, both new and used. Each saddle is hand crafted n France and can be designed to an individual horse's specifications.

Theault America sponsors Boyd and Silva Martin and Devoucoux sponsors Boyd Martin.

Come to Fitch's Corner This Weekend!!

Fitch's Corner
Theault America Memorial Weekend Clinic
with Boyd & Silva Martin
May 26, 27 & 28

USEF Rider of the Year Boyd Martin instructing
stadium and cross country jumping

Test drive a Theault, the premier horse transport
Join Devoucoux, fine custom saddles, for a saddle fitting and a glass of wine

Spectators welcome at no charge

For more information, visit