At 12:30am Tuesday, May 31, a barn fire of unknown cause tragically destroyed Boyd Martin's barn at True Prospect Farm in West Grove, PA. Eleven horses were in the barn at the time. Lillian Heard, Caitlin Silliman, and Ryan Wood were able to evacuate five horses. Four horses are currently in treatment at The University of Pennsylvania-New Bolton Center; they are: Neville Bardos, Otis Barbotiere, Catch a Star, and Ambassador's Rose. Lillian, Caitlin, and Ryan were treated and released from Jennersville Hospital. Tragically six horses perished in the fire.
We all wish to extend our deepest condolences to all those connected to Call Me Ollie, Charla, Ariel, Phantom Pursuit, Cagney Herself, and Summer Breeze. Our thoughts and prayers are with Boyd and his team at this time. All other horses have been relocated to area barns. Further information on how you can help Boyd will be released shortly.
Purchase Denny Emerson's Book, How Good Riders Get Good, and 50% of the royalties between now and Christmas will be donated to Boyd and Silva.
Photo: Phantom Pursuit, owned and ridden by Abbie Golden, was one of the horses who was lost in the fire last night. Phantom is pictured above competing with Boyd at Rebecca Farm. Emily Daily/USEA Photo.