Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: 6 Cross Country Machines

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We prance and we jump over the colored poles, but the heart and soul of our sport is out there on the cross country course. Here’s 6 horses currently listed for sale on Sport Horse Nation who are laser focused to find the flags:

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Beautiful bay TB G 10yrs., 16.0 Cross country machine; the bravest!

Beautiful bay TB G 10yrs., 16.0 Cross country machine; the bravest! great jumper; perfect form.Solid prelim. completed Plantation CIC* , recently 1st at Seneca HT June 2019. Ready to go Intermediate. A total gentleman in every way; loves to hack. $25,000.00 to good home only. Located in Pennsylvania.

Van Gough. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

11yo Winning 4 star horse qualified for 5 star

Van Gough: 2008 (11yo) 17.1 dark brown gelding (Wivollet Van Beek x Laughton’s Flight). Van is a very special horse and has been with me since he was a 5 year old. He did the CCI* at Tattersalls in Ireland as a 6 year old and won the CIC* at Firle Place in England in the fall of his 6 year old year. Since moving back to the USA, Van has moved up the levels and has had a fantastic spring season. He is a beautiful mover, a careful show jumping horse, and a brave and fast cross-country horse. Qualified for 5 star but also straightforward enough to be top YR horse. Only for sale for financial reasons. Located in Arkansas.

Notable Finishes: 2019 Chattahoochee Hills CCI4S 1st Place, 2019 Red Hills CCI4S 5th Place, 2019 Jersey Fresh CCI4L 5th Place, Currently 3rd place in the USEA Leaderboard Horse of the Year.

Excel Star B. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Excel Star B: Already qualified for YEH Champs!

Excel Star B: 2014 16.2h bay Irish Sport Horse gelding
By Tolan R out of Lady Tranquility (by Master Imp)

This quality young horse qualified for the Young Event Horse Championships at his first competition!

Excel Star B is a serious horse for a serious rider! There is no doubt in my mind that this horse is a horse for Kentucky in the future and is reluctantly being offered for sale.

Recently imported from Ireland, this talented young horse is ready to start competing and winning! He is schooling Training level now and is quite brave on cross country and showing plenty of scope for the upper levels. “B” is a loose, athletic mover that is soft in the bridle and athletic to the jumps. He would be suitable for an ambitious young rider or adult amateur, and is plenty talented for a professional. Located in Pennsylvania.

OBOS Hinckley. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

OBOS Hinckley – Talented Irish gelding by OBOS Quality

Hinckley is a 16.2h 10 year old Irish sport horse gelding by OBOS Quality. He has extensive preliminary mileage with a professional, and has competed through training level with an amateur. He is very competitive in the dressage, and bold cross country! Hinckley could continue eventing or do straight dressage. Located in Florida.

Gaucho. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

2018 Area VII Intermediate Horse of the Year; Competitive Amateur/YR Friendly Packer

Gaucho is a 2008 16.1 dark brown OTTB who took his amateur owner from Training level to Intermediate in less than two years. He is a packer-type cross country machine who looks for the flags. Over the last two years Gaucho has completed nine Preliminary, two CCI2*-S, one CCI2*-L, and five Intermediates with zero cross country jump penalties, all with an amateur rider also new to the levels. He gives an amazing, confident feeling on course and is forward but always keeps his head. Gaucho is a pleasure to ride on the flat – naturally supple with good rhythm, comfortable gaits, and he comes to work each day with a positive attitude.

To finish 2018, Gaucho finished second in the Open Intermediate division at Caber Farm Horse Trials with no jump penalties; and finished third in the Area VII Open Intermediate Championships at Aspen Farms – the highest placed amateur, with a double clear cross country. He has finished in the top three in three of his five Intermediate starts, and was the 2018 Area VII Intermediate Horse of the Year, and 2018 Area VII Reserve Champion Horse of the Year overall.

Gaucho is very sound, has a great brain, loves to compete, and would be a fantastic young rider or amateur horse. Only selling as I am starting a family. Located in Ridgefield, WA at Vossenberg Farm and in full training with Anna Collier until sold. Ready to compete. Contact [email protected]

Dunskie Abbey. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

“Duiske Abbey” Talented 2* mare and a cross country machine

Sad sale of this super little power house of a mare!! Duiske Abbey (aka Mouse) is 9 years old, 16.0 hd by OBOS Quality. This is an INCREDIBLE cross country horse and doesn’t know how to say no, but at the same time is careful and scopey, so she knows how to look after her rider. She has a huge stride for a little horse and completely loves her job! Mouse has been a winner at the Preliminary level both in the UK and the USA and has had dressage scores in the 20’s at every event this year, including CCI2*S. She is a keen ride and is sadly now too much for her current rider after gaining more experience, but she is totally capable of going on through the levels or winning a medal at the junior/young rider championships. This mare is 100% kind, sound, honest, and capable and will make someone very happy! Located in the UK.

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