Boyd Martin looses 6 horses in Barn Fire

Discussion in 'News Items' started by SouthernStarsSaddlery, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Sad news today- ex pat Boyd Martin lost 6 event horses to a barn fire last night, with another 4 being treated for burns. His Head Groom Lillian smelt smoke late in the evening, and with the other grooms tried desperately to save the horses trapped in the barn. A number of grooms including Lillian had to be physically restrained by the fire department workers to keep them out the flames, and were treated afterwards in hospital for burns.

    Our condolences to Boyd, Lillian, his family, Team of Grooms and the owners on this sad loss.
  2. Lucy11

    Lucy11 Active Member

    Oh god how horrific. My absolute worst nightmare. Thoughts to Boyd Martin and everybody involved. :(
  3. eventingchild

    eventingchild Well-known Member

    Sam Woods is currently in hospital from smoke inhalation from attempting to save horses.

    very devastating from both Boyd and Silva.
  4. Eoroe

    Eoroe Gold Member

    OMG :eek: that is just horrific........just so so traumatic :(

    my heart and thoughts go out to them xoxo
  5. snoopydoo

    snoopydoo Well-known Member

    How awful. Condolences to all involved.
  6. shyloh

    shyloh Well-known Member

    huggies for all in this horrible time :(
    RIP beautiful horses and forever gallop free
    cheers shyloh :}
  7. Sharaway

    Sharaway Well-known Member

    Omg that's my worst horse nightmare right up their with a float flipping.

    Condolences to all.
  8. Babe

    Babe Well-known Member

    Simply awful...I do believe there is somewhere you can donate money to for the loss?
  9. blitzen

    blitzen Gold Member

    oh how devastating.
  10. dezi2095

    dezi2095 New Member

    I saw this on horsedeals - its terrible. It makes me sad to think about those poor horses, and their families. :(
  11. ChevalNoire

    ChevalNoire New Member

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