How you can help Boyd Martin and the Team at True Prospect Farm

UPDATE The horses that were hospitalized are showing real signs of progress in the last 36 hours. Check. Out this story on Eventing Nation for more info.

I cannot express in words the heartbreak I experienced this morning upon hearing the tragedy that has occurred at True Prospect Farm. The lives of all involved in this terrible incident will be irrevocably changed.

What can we do? Well reaching out and supporting our friends is going to be of critical importance over the weeks and months ahead. The other thing we can do is to donate.

At this stage for those of us in Australia or other parts of the world outside the USA, the easiest way is to donate to the True Prospect Recovery Fund. I have done this myself and urge you to do the same if you can.

Below are the details of the five ways you can support. Although some are only useful to those in the USA.

It’s important to remember that the tragedy at True Prospect this morning affected an incredible number of people.  Those who lost horses and their families will bear the brunt of the trauma, but everyone at True Prospect who was there last night will remember those moments for the rest of their lives.  Indeed everyone in the eventing community feels some loss today that so many great horses are no longer with us and at the sorrow felt by their connections.  

The eventing community is banding together today to help out.  Everyone who can help is on scene at True Prospect and New Bolton assisting in the relocation of the surviving horses, the recovery of the injured horses, and helping everyone involved.

As part of the recovery, there are multiple ways we can all band together from across Eventing Nation to help out.  If you are anything like me, you have felt a little helpless today hearing about the tragedy but not being there to help out.  Here is a quick guide to the relief funds and other ways to help out, please help spread the word: 

1) Boyd’s website has posted a link to a True Prospect/SCES relief fund set up through SCES that allows for tax-deductible donations.  The site explains: “This relief fund is a general fund set up to help everyone at Windurra LLC and True Prospect Farm, as well as our owners and riders who have been impacted by this tragedy.”  [Boyd’s blog and donation link]

2) There is also a True Prospect Farm Fire Recover Fund directly from True Prospect Farm.  You can pay with either a credit card or a Paypal account. [Information on the fund and donation link]

3) Denny Emerson is donating half of his royalties from his new book “How Good Riders Get Good” to help with the recovery.  Click here to buy the book.

4) PRO is putting together and online fundraising auction–we’ll have more details on that as it develops.

5) Everyone can also make donations through the American Horse Trials Foundation.  Boyd, Caitlin and Lillian are already listed there, and donations are tax-deductible. As will all AHTF donations, be sure to write the riders name on a note with the check, not the actual check.

The American Horse Trials Foundation
221 Grove Cove Road
Centreville, MD 21617
Phone: (443) 262-9555
Email: ahtf@att.net

As a final good news note, we have been getting a lot of emails checking on Remington–he was turned out overnight and is fine.  Go donate.

Eventing Radio Episode 118 by Bit of Britain

Boyd Martin joins me this week and we hear from New Zealand High Performance Director & Coach, Erik Duvander plus an update on the FEI Eventing Risk Management Plans from FEI Chairman, Giuseppi Della Chiesa. Tune in right here… Eventing Radio Episode 118 by Bit of Britain – Show Notes and Links:

  • Show Host: Chris Stafford
  • Co-Host: Boyd Martin
  • Guests: Giuseppi Della Chiesa, Chairman of FEI Eventing Committee
  • Guests: Erik Duvander, New Zealand High Performance Director and Coach
  • Tip of the Week: Boyd Martin – Selecting A Coach
  • LIVE DAILY SHOWS FROM EVENTS: Red Hills – March 11-13 from Tallahassee, Florida
  • Rolex Kentucky 3DE – April 27 – May 1

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Eventing Radion Show Episode 111 – Merry Christmas

Introducing eventing legend New Zealander, Andrew Nicholson, who makes his debut on the show to talk about how he got to be one of the sport’s most prolific riders. Plus a listener’s question; Justin Hull asks why are there not more men in US eventing? All that and more on this week’s show so take a listen. Eventing Radio Episode 111 – Show Notes and Links:

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Eventing Radio Episode 104

Fairhill winner Clark Montgomery joins Max and I on this week’s show and Jo Whitehouse tells us what to expect at this year’s U.S. Eventing Association Annual Meeting. Take a listen right here.

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Eventing Radio Episode 98 – Day 1 Eventing

The first of four special episodes of eventing coverage from the 2010 Alltech World Equestrian Games. Chris is joined by some very special guests to give you a wrap up of the days events. This was recorded in front of a live audience at the Alltech Experience in the Kentucky Horse park. Listen in… Eventing Radio Episode 98 – Show Notes and Links:

  • World Equestrian Games Eventing Radio Show Recording Schedule – recording at the Alltech Pavilion Stage: (Recorded versions should be available within three hours of recording.)
    • Sept 30: Recording 4:30-5:30 PM
    • Oct 1: Recording 4-5 PM
    • Oct 2: Recording 4:30-5:30 PM
    • Oct 3: Recording 4:30-5:30 PM
  • Coverage: Follow all the coverage of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games on the Horse Radio Network.

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2010 Radio Show Episode 112 by SUCCEED

Daily radio coverage of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games continues. We recap Dressage Grand Prix with Reese Koffler-Stanfield and we are joined by the Swedish Reining Team. There is a VERY special musical surprise for you in today’s show. Listen in…

2010 Radio Show Episode 112 by SUCCEED – Show Notes and Links:

  • Hosts: Samantha Clark and Glenn the Geek
  • Location: The International Equestrian Festival in downtown Lexington. Recording at 7:00 PM every night. Stop down and join us.
  • Guest: International Dressage Rider Reese Koffler-Stanfield on the dressage competition.

  • Guest: The Swedish Reining Team!  We love you guys and thanks Isabelle for singing for us!!!  You all were great!  See more pics on our Facebook Page.

  • Coverage: Follow all the coverage of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games on the Horse Radio Network.

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Eventing Radio Episode 97

A preview of the Alltech FEI 2010 World Equestrian Games Eventing Championships with Jimmy Wofford. Listen in.

Eventing Radio Episode 97 – Show Notes and Links:

  • Show Host: Chris Stafford
  • Co-Host: Jimmy Wofford
  • News: Blenheim Horse Trials Results – http://www.bdwp.co.uk/cgi-bin/3dif.pl?fn=ble10.csv
  • News: American Eventing Championships Results – www.useventing.com
  • News: WEG RESULTS – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eventing_World_Championship
  • News: CANADIAN TEAM at www.equinecanada.ca
    • Hawley Bennett-Awad and Gin & Juice, 2000 brown American Thoroughbred
    • Kyle Carter and Madison Park, 1998 bay American Thoroughbred
    • Rebecca Howard and Riddle Master, 2001 bay Canadian Sport Horse
    • Selena O’Hanlon and Colombo, 1994 bay Swedish Warmblood
    • Jessica Phoenix and Exponential, 1998 bay Canadian Thoroughbred
    • Stephanie Rhodes Bosch and Port Authority, 1998 bay Canadian-bred Selle Français
    • Reserves:
    • Diana Burnett and Manny, 2000 bay Canadian Thoroughbred cross
    • Ian Roberts and Napalm, 1996 grey Irish Sport Horse
  • News: AUSTRALIAN TEAM at http://www.equestrian.org.au/default.asp?Page=23768
    • Christopher Burton and Holstein Park Leilani, owned by Jean and Jade Findlay
    • Sam Griffiths and Happy Times, owned by Dinah Posford and Juliet Donald
    • Sonja Johnson and Ringwould Jaguar, owned by Jim and Augusta Saunders, Dan and Phoebe Johnson
    • Megan Jones and Kirby Park Irish Jester, owned by Margaret and Peter Jones
    • Paul Tapner and Inonothing, owned by Jenny and Claus Waaler
    • Stuart Tinney and either Vettori, owned by Peter O’Connell and Kathy Ward; or Panamera, owned by Tim Game
  • News: NEW ZEALAND TEAM at http://www.nzequestrian.org.nz/Article.aspx?Mode=1&ID=4256
    • Andrew NicholsonNereo; Owner: Deborah Sella (With reserve horses Mr Cruise Control, Avebury and Armada)
    • Mark ToddNZB Grass Valley; Owner – NZ Bloodstock Mr Peter Vela & M Todd
    • Caroline PowellMac Macdonald; Owner: Pat Melville Evans & C Powell
    • Jonathan PagetClifton Promise; Owner: Frances Stead
    • Clarke JohnstoneOrient Express; Owner: Clarke Johnstone and family
    • Chef d’equipe – Erik Duvander
  • News: IRISH TEAM
    • Capt. Geoff CurranThe Jump Jet
    • Mark Kyle Step in Time
    • Liz PowerKilpatrick River
    • Patricia RyanFernhill Clover Mist
    • Camilla Speirs Portersize Just a Jiff
    • Sam WatsonHorseware Bushman
    • Coach: Ginny Elliot
  • News: Capt Geoff Curran has replaced Michael Ryan in the Irish eventing squad for the forthcoming World Equestrian Games in Kentucky. Michael has had to withdraw Ballylynch Adventure due to an injury and first reserve Jayne Doherty has also had to withdraw because of an injury to The Only One. Geoff has therefore been called up with Maurice Cassidy and the Minister for Defence’s The Jump Jet. The horse completed Burghley Horse Trials last week, finishing 17th.
  • News: BRITISH TEAM
    • Tina Cook riding Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas and Valda Embiricos and Mrs Sarah Pelham’s Miner’s Frolic
    • William Fox-Pitt riding Mrs. Teresa Stopford Sackville’s Cool Mountain
    • Piggy French riding Mr. Wally French and Mr. Michael Underwood’s Jakata
    • Pippa Funnell riding Mr. & Mrs. Roger Lincoln’s Redesigned
    • Mary King riding Mrs. Janette Chinn and Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Davies’s Imperial Cavalier
    • Nicola Wilson riding Miss Rosemary Search’s Opposition Buzz
    • Coach – Yogi Breiser
  • News: FRENCH TEAM
    • Nicolas Touzaint and Tatchou
    • Donatien Schauly MCH and Séculaire
    • Lionel Guyon and Métisse de Lalou
    • Pascal Leroy and Glenburny du Léou or Minos de Petra
    • Arnaud Boiteau and Expo du Moulin
    • Jean Teulere (individual WEG gold medalist in 2002) and Matelot du Grand Val
  • News: GERMAN TEAM
    • Andreas Dibowski and Euroridings Butts Leon or FRH Fantasia
    • Michael Jung and La Biosthetique Sam
    • Ingrid Klimke and FRH Butts Abraxxas
    • Frank Ostholt and Mr Medicott
    • Dirk Schrade and Gadget De La Cere
    • Simone Deitermann and Free Easy NRW
  • World Equestrian Games Eventing Radio Show Recording Schedule – recording at the Alltech Pavilion Stage: (Recorded versions should be available within three hours of recording.)
    • Sept 30: Recording 4:30-5:30 PM
    • Oct 1: Recording 4-5 PM
    • Oct 2: Recording 4:30-5:30 PM
    • Oct 3: Recording 4:30-5:30 PM

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