Jan 02, 2021

Get to Know the 2020 Standlee Premium Western Forage USEA Horse of the Year

By Claire Kelley - USEA Staff
Boyd Martin and Luke 140 at Jersey Fresh International in 2019. USEA/Jessica Duffy Photo.

Last year, Luke 140 won the Galway Downs International CCI4*-L (one out of the two CCI4*-L events in the country to run in 2020), he won the CCI3*-S at VHT International, and he won the Advanced division at the Horse Park of New Jersey. His impressive season earned him a total of 150 points to be named the 2020 Standlee Premium Western Forage USEA Horse of the Year.

Luke 140 (Landos x Omega IV) is a 9-year-old Holsteiner gelding owned by the Luke 140 Syndicate and ridden by Boyd Martin.

Get to know more about the talented extrovert who enjoys having his face clipped, from Stephanie Simpson, his head groom and the barn manager at Boyd Martin Eventing.

USEA/Jessica Duffy Photo.

About Luke 140

  • Barn name?

“Luke.”

  • Favorite Treat?

“Purina Nicker Makers, but basically anything edible.”

  • Favorite phase in eventing?

“Cross-country (most acceptable time to be wild).”

  • Personality traits?

“[Luke is] definitely an extrovert. Luke is very sweet on the ground, but cheeky under saddle. He’s very polite and curious.”

  • Likes?

“[Luke enjoys] rolling (usually after a bath), rubbing [his] braids out, having his face clipped, and turnout.”

  • Dislikes?

“Ice boots.”

USEA/Jessica Duffy Photo.

Mark your calendars as Luke 140's achievements will be celebrated during the 2020 USEA Year-End Awards Ceremony that will be held virtually via Zoom on Friday, January 8 at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time. Click here for more information.

The USEA would like to thank Standlee Premium Western Forage for sponsoring the USEA Horse of the Year leaderboard.

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