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.

Dec 06, 2022

The Business Toolkit for Eventers

As USEA members prepare for the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, the USEA is pleased to share “The Business Toolkit For Eventers” from our educational partner STRIDER. This webinar is part of their popular Professional Development Series for Equestrians, which features experts from across the horse industry speaking on business topics relevant to equestrian sport.

Dec 06, 2022 Young Event Horse

Get to Know the 2022 Holekamp/Turner Grant Recipient: HSH Blake

If you look at HSH Blake’s competition record, it won’t take you long to understand why Caroline Martin is dreaming big with the7-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding. Owned in partnership by Caroline Martin, Sherrie Martin and Molly Hoff, HSH Blake (Tolan R x Doughiska Lass) has already seen much success in his short career, collecting the championship title at the 2020 Dutta Corp. USEA Young Event Horse East Coast 5-Year-Old Championship, several top 2 finishes at the CCI2* level and multiple top 10 finishes at the CCI3* level since stepping up this year.

Dec 05, 2022 Education

IDCTA Presents: “Breathing as a Riding Aide” with Allison Baier, PT

How we breathe is speaking volumes to our horses every step of the ride. Physical Therapy concepts about the breathing muscle of the diaphragm, the ribcage, and the nervous system open up awareness for proper breathing mechanics in and out of the saddle. Practical ideas for using breathing as your new riding aide are also provided!

Dec 05, 2022 Profile

USEA Podcast #323: Making the Eventing Dream Come True with Dan Kreitl

Adult rider Dan Kreitl recently claimed his first FEI win in The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI 4*-L Eventing National Championship, but his eventing story traces way back to his Dressage roots in high school. USEA podcast host Nicole Brown sat down with Kreitl to talk business, family, and, of course, eventing with the Muncie, Indiana native.

Official Corporate Sponsors of the USEA

Official Joint Therapy Treatment of the USEA

Official Feed of the USEA

Official Saddle of the USEA

Official Real Estate Partner of the USEA

Official Equine Insurance of the USEA

Official Forage of the USEA

Official Supplement Feeding System of the USEA

Official Outerwear of the USEA

Official Competition & Training Apparel of the USEA