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The jumping test had two rounds, with only the first used for the team competition.
Team eventing final scores were the sum of the three best overall individual scores (adding the three components) from the five-pair teams.
He represented Australia at the Young Rider level against New Zealand on a Trans-Tasman three-day event on Brady Bunch, and the highlight of his competitive career there was winning the very last long-format four-star event at the 2003 Adelaide CCI**** riding True Blue Toozac.
Boyd was long listed for the Australian Eventing Team for the Olympic Games in Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Hong Kong 2008.
Boyd finished 2011 ranked 8th on the HSBC World Rankings, Neville Bardos was named the 2011 International Horse of the Year by the USEF, and The Chronicle of the Horse named Boyd its 2011 Overall Rider of the Year. Born and raised in Australia to Winter Olympic athletes Toy (Dorgan) and Ross Martin, Boyd relocated to the United States in 2007 to pursue his dream of competing in international three-day eventing.
In 2010 he won two bronze medals for Nicholson at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky.
His horse Trading Aces also competed at the 2014 WEG with Phillip Dutton in the irons.
In addition to representing the USA, Boyd has enjoyed international competitive success, finishing 7th in the world in 2014 and in the top ten at every four-star in the world: Rolex Kentucky CCI4* (USA); Pau CCI4* (France); Boekelo CIC4* (the Netherlands); Luhmuehlen CCI4* (Germany); the World Equestrian Games (USA and France); and Burghley CCI4* (England).
Sometimes I cannot look, but can tell what is happening by the murmurs – and hopefully not groans – of the crowd.
One hopes for the final roar of approval after what seems the longest minute-and-a-half in the world.” Avebury (by Jumbo, out of Memento) – a 14-year-old home-bred grey gelding.