Boyd Martin


Name: Boyd Martin
Sport: Equestrian
Discipline(s): Eventing
Event(s): Individual, Team (with Blackfoot Mystery)
Height: 6-2
Weight: 175
DOB: 8/20/1979
Birthplace: Sydney, NSW
Hometown: Cochranville, Pa.
High School: Shore-Sydney Church of England Grammar School (North Sydney, Australia) '97
College: Nimbin University '98, Biology
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2012, 2016)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 12th (team); 16th (individual) – with Blackfoot Mystery
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, RET (individual); 7th (team) – with Otis Barbotiere
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2014 – 7th (individual), 10th (team)
  • Years of participation: 2010 (Neville Bardos), 2014 (Shamwari 4)
  • Top finish: 4th (team) – 2010
Other Career Highlights
  • 2015 Pan American Games, gold (team); 4th (individual) – with Pancho Villa
Personal: Son of Toy and the late Ross Martin, who met while competing at the 1968 Olympic Winter Games...Father, Ross, competed in cross-country skiing for Australia and mother, Toy, competed in speedskating for Team USA...Has one sister, Brooke...Married dressage rider Silva Martin on Jan. 1, 2005...Has dual citizenship in Australia and the United States, but started riding for the U.S. in 2009...Overcame a year of tragedy in 2011, which included a devastating barn fire and the death of his father and father-in-law...His horse, Otis Barbotiere, survived the fire.

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