Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: 5 Excellent Ex-Racehorses

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.

Eventing was built on the backs of the Thoroughbred. Their athleticism and heart make them perfect for the rigors of a three-phase competition. Truth be told, you can’t go wrong with a good OTTB. Here are five listed on Sport Horse Nation who are looking for their next cross country partner.

Henry’s Thunder. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Training Level OTTB Gelding

Henry’s Thunder (Thunder Gulch – Aunt Ginger) is a chestnut 16.1 hand 2009 OTTB gelding. He has evented through training with an amateur rider, and qualified for 2018 AECs at Training. He has been owned/ridden by an adult amateur since coming off the track in 2015 and has evented in Kentucky, Virginia, Florida, and Colorado. Henry could also excel in foxhunting, dressage, or hunters/ jumpers, and is ideal for an adult amateur or a young rider looking learn the ropes of eventing. Easy keeper, and good for vet, farrier, and loading. Respectful and sweet on the ground, and will easily cross tie, ground tie, or get tacked in the stall. He will stable away from home for horse shows or clinics with no stress. He has had a year off from competing and started getting back into full work in September with no issues. Selling because the owner is looking for an upper level horse. Priced at 14k. Located in Parker, CO. Please contact Carter Saunders at [email protected] for more information or videos.

Sir Winsome. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Sir Winsome: Quality OTTB Prospect

Sir Winsome: 2013 16.1h bay Thoroughbred gelding

This talented young event horse is easy going and the perfect match for a junior, young rider or adult amateur looking for a quality prospect to bring along. He has been cross country schooling and jumps 2’6” courses in the ring. All that’s left is to take him to a show! Snatch him up now and have fun this fall. Located in Pennsylvania.

Title Contender. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Title Contender

Third Place out of 75 in 2016 RRP Makeover Eventing Division “Sheldon” has a great mind, has competed well in the Novice and now competing in the Training division of eventing. Loves to jump. He is a very good mover and scores well in his dressage. He loads and ties and is very well mannered on the ground. No vices. Great feet. He is offered for sale after off track training in eventing and natural horsemanship. 8 y/o 16.2 OTTB. Located in Kentucky.

Dr. Shipley. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Kind, Athletic, and Sensible Gelding For Sale

Dr. Shipley is a 16 hand, 7 y/o OTTB for sale. He raced until the summer of 2018 and has since had 2 months of training in an eventing program. “Doc” has been an absolute pleasure to bring along because he is a quick learner who is quiet and well-behaved both on the ground and under saddle. He has taken to dressage, jumping, and cross-country very easily and he recently jumped a lovely round at his first jumper show. Doc is ready to compete in a horse trial and he would make an excellent horse for an Adult Amateur or young rider looking for a horse to bring up through the levels. Located in South Carolina.

Island Girl. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Island Girl: Beautiful scopey brave event prospect

Island Girl “Sissy” is a 2014 OTTB, retired sound at 3 years old, just too slow to return to race track. Brave, smart eager to please she will take you in any direction you want to go. Successful show record this year in Hunters, Jumpers and Eventing. Scored a 32.5 in dressage her first time out. Completed first cross country with only time faults, finishing 8th out of 16 Beginner Novice. Huge stride. Very calm and sensible. Located in Renton, WA

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