Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: 6 Christmas Chestnuts

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Did your letter to Santa sound a bit like this: “Dear Santa, I promise I’ve been good this year. I’ve been doing my no stirrup work and everything! All I want for Christmas this year is a chestnut with some chrome!”

Then you’re in luck! Here are six chestnuts on Sport Horse Nation that you can bring home for Christmas.

Harvey. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Training Level Eventer Ready to Show You the Ropes!

Harvey is a 16.1 hand, 2001 chestnut Thoroughbred gelding who has actively competed through the Training and P/T levels of eventing. Level-headed and athletic, he would be perfect for an amateur or young rider to learn the ropes of eventing and move up through Training or Prelim. Harvey would also do great in the jumper ring or dressage ring.

Harvey has had 5 summers of training with Olympic event-rider, Becky Holder, as well as several years of dressage training through 3rd level with a classical German dressage trainer. While off the track, he only raced three times and came off the track with no injuries. He has plenty of competition miles left, and is very sound and low maintenance.

He’s as cuddly as it gets and I just don’t have the time this loveable boy deserves. No vices, trailers and stables great, easy to keep a good weight, and gets along with all other horses.

I’ve owned Harvey since he was 6, so his price will be negotiable to the best home possible. Located in Minnesota.

Fin. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

2008 Hungarian Gelding

Handsome and versatile 2008 gelding, 16.2. Bright chestnut with plenty of chrome, Fin will catch your eye.. Well schooled with all the lateral work, walk/canter and green changes. Also has quite a bit of jumping experience and tons of trail miles. Forward thinking and nicely sensitive to the aids. Suit confident intermediate rider looking for something to develop. Located in Oregon.

Esstoga Tune. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

2* Packer

2* Packer Offered For Sale: Esstoga Tune is an 11 year old 16.2 hand chestnut TB gelding. Has completed multiple two stars and is ready to take his next rider to NAYRC. Would also be suitable for a AA or kid to move up the levels on. An amazing xc horse, very tolerant of mistakes. In your pocket personality, needing to sell immediately as price reflects. Please contact 443.821.5193 for details. Located in Pennsylvania.

Stellar’s Best Babe. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Winning Training Level Eventer with scope for Prelim+

Stellar’s Best Babe aka Bindy is a 16h, 10 year old TB mare (JC:Bint). She has been brought successfully up to training level with a young amateur rider who is now off to college. She’s a lovely mover and fabulous jumper. Solid flat work, takes up your leg nicely and happy to work. Point and shoot jumper, very scopey with great form over fences. Bindy would be suited for a rider looking to get right into competing, she has the most experience in eventing but would do well in the jumper ring too. Sound with no vices. Easy keeper and not marish. Currently in training with a pro until sold, while owner is at college. Located in New York.

Rocket J. Squirrel. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Rocket J. Squirrel: Talented Young Horse

Rocket J. Squirrel: 2011 16.3h chesnut Hanoverian/Trakehner gelding

This talented young horse is suitable for any discipline! He is a good mover and trained through 2nd Level dressage. He is a good jumper, schooling 3’3” in the ring with scope for more. “Rocky” is quiet and sensible over fences, and could easily transition to the hunter ring. He has an easy personality and would be suitable for a junior, young rider or adult amateur. But he is plenty talented for a professional. Located in Pennsylvania.

Low Key Obsession. Photo by Sport Horse Nation.

Young riders dream horse

Low Key Obsession “Rico” is an 8YO 16.1h chestnut TB gelding. He was completely produced by a young rider through training level without ever having a cross country penalty. Rico is brave and uncomplicated on XC and has only had one career rail in show jumping. He has many top 10 placings and has won at training level on a 29.1. He has also won multiple TIP awards. This guy would make a great young rider’s horse as he has plenty of scope to move up through the levels but at the same time is very forgiving, catty, and a great confidence builder. Rider is sadly off to college forcing his sale. He was leased out by a pony clubber this spring and competed BN with her this summer. Located in Kentucky.

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