Boyd Martin

Hometown: Cochranville, Pa. Birthday: 8/20/1979 Sport/Disciplines: Eventing Olympic Years: 2012, 2016, 2020, 2024

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 country of Australia. He made his debut at the CCI5*-L with a win at the 2003 Australian International Three-Day Event riding the Thoroughbred gelding True Blue Toozac.

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 three-time Olympian, having represented the U.S. in London 2012, Rio de Janeiro 2016, and Tokyo 2020. He is a four-time U.S. Eventing Team member for the FEI Eventing World Championship, including as a part of the silver medal-winning team in 2022 in Pratoni, Italy. With Pancho Villa, he was a member of the U.S. team that won gold at the 2015 Pan American Games, and in 2019, he won team and individual gold at the Pan American Games with Christine, Thomas, and Tommie Turner's Tsetserleg TSF.

Twice, Martin has been the USEF CCI5*-L Eventing National Champion at the Kentucky Three-Day Event. First in 2019 with Tsetserleg TSF and again in 2021 with Christine, Thomas, Tommie, and his own, On Cue. In October 2021, he won the inaugural Maryland 5 Star with On Cue, becoming the first American to win a CCI5* since 2008.

In 2023, Martin piloted his string to several significant top finishes at the CCI5*-L with five top-ten finishes at events around the world, including two top-ten finishes for Fedarman B at both Luhmuhlen and Pau. Martin brought both Fedarman B and Commando 3 forward as potential Olympic selections at the start of the 2024 season. A strong showing of both at the CCI4*-S at the 2024 Kentucky Three-Day Event did not make selection easy, but Martin ultimately chose Fedarman B as his mount of the 2024 Olympic Games, with Commando 3 as a direct reserve. Paris 2024 will be Martin's fourth consecutive Olympic appearance for the U.S. Olympic Eventing Team. 

Martin and his wife, professional dressage trainer and athlete, Silva Martin, own and operate Windurra USA in Pennsylvania.