Caroline Martin, Team FLAIR

Caroline Martin

"No matter if we are going cross-country, show jumping, or gallop sets at home, my horses always wear FLAIR® Strips. We noticed a night and day difference when I started using them! We even use them on the younger horses who are not as fit as my upper-level horses because FLAIR Strips help them perform more efficiently and conserve their energy throughout their workouts. With FLAIR Strips, I have peace of mind knowing I am doing everything I can do to help each of my horses breathe easier when working." 

Hometown: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Discipline: 
Eventing

Began Riding: 
At the age of seven. 

User of FLAIR Strips for:
13 years

Highlights of 2020:
2020 CCI2*-L National Champion (Diablo Hit), 2020 Young Event Horse Champion 4YO (Redfield HSH Conner), and 2020 Young Event Horse Champion 5YO (Redfield Galway Blake, King's Especiale).

Goals for 2021:
Plans to take her top young horses to the 2021 World Breeding Championships in Le Lion, and attend Europoean CCI5*, if travel restrictions lift. Plans for Diablo Hit and Redfield Dexter to move up to Intermediate and CCI3-L in spring 2021.

Biggest Accomplishments: 2020 High Performance Development Training List, earning a bronze medal at Houghton Hall Nations Cup, winning the CCI 3* at Carolina International, competing CCI 4* at Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, and placing in the top five at Bramham U25. 

Fun Facts: Caroline lived in Nicaragua for some time. She is the youngest equestrian to ever be named to the US Equestrian High Performance Training List at 17 years old. Islandwood Captain Jack is 100% food-oriented. He's the kid that has all the talent, but he just wants to rush through because he wants to get done so he can go home and eat. If Caroline had a bag of potato chips, he'd eat it without shame. His favorite is grain and he whinnies like crazy when it's time to eat - rearing and pacing the stall. He's always fed first. 

Takes Pride in: The relationships she has with horses and how much they trust her. 

Major Influence in Life: Her coach, Leslie Law.