Hometown: Cochranville, Pa. Birthday: 8/20/1979 Sport/Disciplines: Eventing Olympic Years: 2012, 2016, 2020
Boyd Martin, the son of Olympic speed skater Toy (Dorgan) Martin and Olympic cross-country skier Ross Martin, began riding at a young age in his native Australia. He moved to the U.S. in 2007 to further his career as an eventing professional, serving as the assistant trainer to Olympian Phillip Dutton for two years before starting his own business. Martin began riding for the U.S. in 2009.
Martin is a two-time Olympian, representing the U.S. in 2012 and 2016, and a three-time FEI World Equestrian Games team member. With Pancho Villa, he was a member of the U.S. team that won gold at the 2015 Pan American Games. In 2019, he won team and individual gold at the Pan American Games with Tsetserleg TSF.
Martin has twice been the USEF CCI5*-L Eventing National Champion at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, in 2019 with Tsetserleg TSF and in 2021 with On Cue. He’s earned several top-ten finishes at the CCI5*-L level, including with Neville Bardos at Kentucky in 2008 and 2010 and the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials in 2011, with Remington XXV at Pau in 2010 and Kentucky in 2011 and 2012, with Otis Barbotiere at Kentucky in 2012, with Shamwari 4 at Luhmühlen in 2014, and with Blackfoot Mystery at Kentucky in 2016.
In 2019, Martin won the USEA American Eventing Championship $60,000 Adequan Advanced Final with Long Island T. In 2020, he rode Tsetserleg TSF to a win in the Adequan USEF CCI4*-L Eventing National Championship. With Luke 140, he won the CCI4*-L at Jersey Fresh in May 2021.
Martin and his wife, Grand Prix dressage rider Silva Martin, own and operate their Pennsylvania farm, Windurra USA. They have two sons, Nox and Leo Rossco.