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True Prospect Farm Barn Fire

August 10, 2011

Millbrook Marks A Milestone For Martin And Two Old Friends

On May 31, Boyd Martin had one goal in mind for Neville Bardos: survival.

His Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games partner had been trapped in the devastating fire that ravaged Martin’s barn and killed six horses. Neville was the last one out, saved when Martin and Phillip Dutton went back into the flames against the firemen’s orders.

Now, just two months later, Martin has a much different goal for Neville: the Land Rover Burghley CCI**** in England.

June 22, 2011

New Fundraisers Set To Support Martin After Fire

When the barn housing 11 horses in Boyd Martin’s program burned to the ground on May 31, not only did six horses die, but Martin also lost a third of his business.

Thousands of dollars worth of equipment and tack were lost in the fire. Residents of the apartment over the barn (Caitlin Silliman, Ryan Wood and Lillian Heard) also need to replace their belongings.

June 22, 2011

Neville Bardos Returns To Work But Minotaure Du Passoir Is Back At New Bolton

Boyd Martin’s four-star mount Neville Bardos has been started back into work with light riding according to Martin’s blog

In an update on the horses affected by the devastating fire at Phillip Dutton’s True Prospect Farm that claimed the lives of six horses and an estimated $100,000 of equipment, Martin wrote that he took “Neville” on a 20-minute hack.

June 7, 2011

Prognosis Improving For Barn Fire Survivors

Two of the five horses who were rescued from Boyd Martin’s burning barn at True Prospect Farm in the early morning of May 31 are scheduled to be released from veterinary care today, June 7.

June 6, 2011

Boyd’s Colors Are Back, From Maryland To Germany

I hear it more and more these days—“Horses will break your heart.” 

I’d say with some experience that yes, that statement is very, very true. But what most also know and don’t really talk about quite as often is that riding and competing these unbelievable animals really helps you heal as well. So when everyone at TPF and Windurra USA set off to compete this past weekend at Waredaca in Maryland, I knew that it would be the first step on a long road of recovery, especially for Boyd and Woodzy.

June 3, 2011

Long Road To Recovery Ahead For Martin’s Horses

Four days after a fire destroyed the barn where Boyd Martin was keeping his horses at True Prospect Farm in West Grove, Pa., he’s still spending countless hours at the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa.

May 31, 2011

Martin Loses Six Horses In Devastating Fire

At 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, a fire destroyed Boyd Martin’s barn at Phillip Dutton's True Prospect Farm in West Grove, Pa. Six horses died and many others were injured.

Martin’s assistant Lillian Heard was staying with a friend above the barn for the night and smelled smoke shortly after midnight.

“They rushed downstairs and started pulling horses out,” said Kate Brown, who works for Dutton and lives on the farm. “We don’t know what caused the fire.”

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