Sunday, May. 26, 2024

Silva Martin Granted U.S. Citizenship

German dressage rider Silva Martin, wife of event rider Boyd Martin, became a U.S. citizen on Friday in Philadelphia, Pa. She now holds dual citizenship in the United States and Germany. Martin plans to seek FEI approval in order to ride for the United States.

“I’m so excited to be American too! We plan to stay here, and hopefully one day I can represent America as a rider. Representing Germany is very difficult because you have to live in Germany, and there are so many people to choose from, so it’s kind of out of the question for me,” said Martin.

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German dressage rider Silva Martin, wife of event rider Boyd Martin, became a U.S. citizen on Friday in Philadelphia, Pa. She now holds dual citizenship in the United States and Germany. Martin plans to seek FEI approval in order to ride for the United States.

“I’m so excited to be American too! We plan to stay here, and hopefully one day I can represent America as a rider. Representing Germany is very difficult because you have to live in Germany, and there are so many people to choose from, so it’s kind of out of the question for me,” said Martin.

Silva’s husband, Boyd, is an Australian native with dual citizenship. He received permission from the Fédération Equestre Internationale last year to ride for the United States. He currently has two horses on the short list for the FEI Alltech World Equestrian Games.

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“It has been a real asset for my horses and I to take part in team training sessions, and I am excited for Silva to potentially have the same benefits to her training program,” he said.

The Martins are based out of Phillip Dutton’s True Prospect Farm in West Grove, Pa.

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