Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: 3 Eventers Who Can Win the Dressage

In the market for a new four-legged partner? You may find your unicorn on our sister site, Sport Horse Nation. To help with the search, we’re going to feature a selection of current listings here on EN each week. We include the ad copy provided; click the links for videos, pricing and contact information.

I have a terrible track record of seeking out horses that love jumping, detest dressage. I just want our value systems to be on the same page, you know what I mean? But I sometimes find myself wistfully wondering what it would be like to compete a horse that had a real shot at topping the dressage leaderboard. Bet that’s fun. *Sigh*

All three of this week’s featured sale horses have posted dressage scores in the low 20s, so you know they have it in them to be in the mix. Could one of them be your next blue ribbon winner?

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Subiaco – Winning 11yo Trakehner Gelding

Scooby is a 2008 16.1 imported Trakehner gelding. He has three correct, impressive, and easy to ride gaits that are a winning combination with his correct education on the flat through Second Level. Experienced through the two-star level (preliminary), Scooby has been a genuine partner for multiple riders. He has returned for sale after his previous partnership was not a match, but will be a consistent, safe, and winning horse for the right person. Scooby has completed every event of 2019 on his competitive dressage scores. Easygoing and kind in the barn, safe to hack, lovely to be around and fun to ride. Ready to move up to intermediate.

2019 Results:
Majestic Oaks OT 2nd place 30.0
Rocking Horse 1 OT 2nd place 23.6
Three Lakes 1 OP 1st place 21.7
Rocking Horse 2 OP 2nd place 30.8

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“Cooley Capitano” imported horse with upper level potential

“Indy” is a stunning 8-year-old, 16.2 gelding by Indoctro who jumped successfully up to 1.30m in Ireland and we have been producing him for eventing this winter. He recently finished on his dressage score of 24 in the Training level at Ocala and has all the movement, jump, blood and ability to be a top horse, but is so honest, brave and kind that an amateur could also enjoy him. We have given him time to really learn on the flat and now he truly does have the whole package to be a top level eventer! No vices and 100% genuine in every way, full set of recent x-rays available. Video on request.

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Fancy young gelding!

Regretfully offered for sale: Finesse is a coming 6-year-old 15.3-hand, black Connemara/TB gelding. But don’t let his size fool you; he can jump the moon and clear it by a foot as well as has three amazing gaits on the flat. He has had three successful recognized Novice outings, winning the dressage on a 24 at his last show. Only selling as owner does not have time to ride with the consistently needed due to school obligations. He’s young and needs to be in a constant program. Not for beginner or timid rider. Could be successful in jumpers eventing or dressage. Definitely a “chose your own adventure” type of horse. Please call or text for more information. $30,000 negotiable. Serious inquiries only.

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