Wellington, FL - Silva Martin stole the show at the CDI Jog at the Adquan Global Dressage Festival’s Palm Beach Dressage Derby. Martin’s professionalism and great look stood out during the CDI jog, and captured the attention of ShowChic’s Michele Hundt and Equiline’s Kelly Molinari. ShowChic, sponsor of the CDI Jogs throughout the show series (this week co-sponsored by Equiline), named Martin the newest winner of ShowChic Turnout Award. Martin, who presented two horses at the CDI jog— Rosa Cha W and and Aesthete - beamed, “I’m so happy that I won this award!” She added, “I love ShowChic - they have the best clothes.” Martin has returned for the 2015 competition season in Wellington, Florida after a frightening riding accident last year that resulted in a coma and the possibility of never being able to ride again.
Despite all odds, Martin has enjoyed a successful return to the show ring, including earning a 70.816% on Aesthete in the Palm Beach Derby CDI Prix St. Georges on the one-year anniversary of her accident.
When asked about getting back into the competition arena, she said, “I’m getting better every day. I really shouldn’t complain, because there are a lot of people that have it a lot harder than me.” Martin admitted to some challenges and continuing issues with her eyesight. She keeps a positive attitude, saying, “I have to adjust and learn where the letters are in the arena. It is amazing what the brain does; it adjusts to everything.”
The presenters of the award were pleased to recognize Martin for her excellent turnout. Molinari said, “We’re glad to see that she is recovering so well. It was easy to select Martin to receive the award because she was dressed so professionally and her horses were turned out well.” Hundt echoed Molinari’s sentiment, stating, “Silva Martin is a beautiful rider and looked very put-together today. We are happy to reward her professionalism with the ShowChic Turnout Award.”
Partnering with Omega Alpha, Kastel Denmark, and Equiline to sponsor the CDI Jogs, ShowChic selects Turnout Award winners who use style and coordination to look the part of the talented horse-and-rider teams that they are. Award recipients receive a ShowChic Turnout Award Winner ribbon, a bag of ShowChic goodies, and select prizes—this week’s being saddle pad from Equiline.
ShowChic— sponsor of the 2015 ShowChic Turnout Awards for the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI Jogs— provides high fashion, popular brands to keep the modern dressage rider dressed to impress the judges inside the box as well as ringside fans. The ShowChic mobile unit, conveniently set up on the show grounds, offers the same brands as the ShowChic Wellington boutique and online store: Arista, Back On Track, Cavallo, Equiline, Eurostar, FITS, Kentucky, Pikeur, and Samshield. Learn more about ShowChic recognition programs and its complete catalog at www.showchicdressage.com or call 561-319-2121.