Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: Six Intermediate Eventers

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Maybe it’s Rolex and Badminton back-to-back, maybe it’s because the eventing season is in full swing, maybe it’s something in the water. Whatever it is, there are a ton of incredible experienced Intermediate event horses listed right now and looking for their next partner in crime!

Evening Melody. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Evening Melody 8yo TB Eventer

Evening Melody aka Harper. 8yo, 16.1 OTTB Gelding. Unraced, no tattoo. Successfully competed through CCI* and Intermediate. Harper such a joy to ride and has a puppy dog personality. Loves his job and has to be the center of attention. He’s looking for his next person to take through the levels. He would be more comfortable competing up to prelim/1* but is capable of doing Intermediate. He would make a great YR looking for something steady that will jump anything. Always scores low 30’s. Located in Kentucky.

Great Bourton. Photo by Captured Moment Photography via Sport Horse Nation.

Great Bourton- 2008 Bay 16.3 Zangersheide Gelding

Great Bourton is a 2008 bay 16.3h Zangersheide gelding. Super competitive and experienced 1* horse. Has won and placed at Preliminary and Open Intermediate consistently finishes on low 30’s dressage score. Recently finished second in the OP at Plantation Field. Solid in all phases. Very sound and a pleasure to handle. Easy to trailer, shoe, clip and a great traveler… nothing phases him. He’s new to our barn on the east coast but has been completely class to work with. Located in Pennsylvania.

Storm Watch. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Great Mover, Super Honest Successful IDSH Prelim Eventer w Advanced Potential

Storm Watch is a very handsome dark bay 7 yr old 16.2+hd registered IDSH that I bred and brought along through Preliminary. He is 3/4 TB by Brandenburg’s Windstar. He did very well last season, and should be able to do a CCI* this year, as well as move up to Intermediate. He’s already qualified to do both. I believe he has the scope to go Advanced and be very competitive. He placed in the top three in five events of his eleven total events, ribboning in all but one. He is quite a good mover with dressage scores in the 20’s and 30’s. He is schooling 3rd level with clean changes and half passes in both trot and canter. Stormy is sensitive and responsive to aids, but he is safe and allows for mistakes. He is super to have at shows, hauling and settling in well, and in general is a pleasant horse with a friendly disposition. He has zero jump faults cross country with no cross country issues and will jump whatever you put in front of him; banks, ditches, water, and skinnies. He has plenty of gallop, and is quite adjustable to his fences with a huge stride if you need it, but also willing and able to add up. He should suit a capable amateur or a pro. Could be an excellent Young Rider horse. He does have quite a jump, and might not be suitable for a rider with a loose leg. He is sound, and in full work. Located in Oregon.

Normandy Soldier. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Lease / Lease to Buy – NORMANDY SOLDIER – Advanced Eventer

An exceptional opportunity for a JR / YR / Am to take on the ride on proven Advanced eventer, Normandy Soldier (aka Vinny). 15yr old, TB gelding approx 16.0h (on his tippy toes!). Vinny has won several International events at the 2* level and too many Intermediates to even list them all – but has made it clear he does not want to play at 3* – hence the reason we are looking for someone to take him on to spend the later part of his career at the lower levels. With the right partnership and program – he’s a safe bet at 2* / Intermediate level. Absolute robot on the flat, unreal Show Jumper (jumped many clears at Adv / 3* level) – He is NOT a XC packer (if such a thing even exists past 1*?!) – he requires a rider that believes in him XC. If you are nervous XC – this horse isn’t for you! He likes pace and a bold ride – he’s amazingly safe (goes in his dressage snaffle bridle for all phases) and will happily ‘fill a gap’ if left to his own devices. He is a genuine podium prospect at JR / YR champs this year and for many more years to come. Unbelievably sound, clean legs. Never been injured his whole career. We are looking to lease him / lease to buy option is in the contract – priority will be given to JR’s / YR’s with genuine capacity to fulfill Vinny’s ability; who are in a good program with a reputable trainer. Located in Florida.

Lawnvale Irish. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Lawnvale Irish – 2008, 16.2H, Bay Thoroughbred Gelding

Lawnvale Irish is an experienced eventer that’s a true Preliminary packer. He’s received ribbons through Intermediate including a CCI1* and has recently been a winner at Novice level horse trials with an amateur rider. He’s a great mover and jumper with consistent dressage scores in the 20s. Lawnvale Irish would be best suited for a junior, young rider or adult amateur rider. Located in Pennsylvania.

Under Your Hat. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Want to go Intermediate and Advanced?

HATTIE – Intermediate Event Horse. Bay Irish Sport Horse (3/4 TB) mare, 16.1 hands, 9 years old. This beautiful mare was bred to Event – she is out of a successful four-star Cavalier mare who has jumped clear around Rolex multiple times, and by the popular TB eventing sire Harry the Hat. She is athletic, bold, and nicely sensitive, with good movement and an uphill balance. She is a terrific and safe jumper, and a cross-country machine – she has done over 15 Preliminary and 6 Intermediate events without XC penalties. She is a super Young Riders horse; she recently took an inexperienced rider to the Preliminary level; they have been in the top placings in 4 out of 5 events in 2017. She would also suit the ambitious rider who wants to go Advanced; she has the ability to move up to the 3 and 4 star levels. She could take you to Rolex! Sound, fit and ready to go. Located in Virginia.

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