Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: Five Eventers to Show You the Ropes

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. We include the ad copy provided; click the links for videos, pricing and contact information.

The words “packer” and “schoolmaster” are music to the ears of event riders seeking an experienced partner who’ll allow them to focus on their own self-improvement. This week we’re featuring five horses recently listed on Sport Horse Nation whose owners describe them as such … could you be their next star student?

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Training level packer

🦄 🚨 Irie is a 7 year old 16.2 Oldenburg gelding by Innverness. Many top placings at Training level with experience at Modified/Prelim and would be happy to show someone the ropes or to continue up the levels. He is exceptional on the flat and very straightforward over fences. Located in Aiken and ready to be tried! Mid five figures starting with a six. Pm or contact 443.821.5193 for more information!

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16.2hh 13 year old mare by Warrant. Ridden by small girl and placed in all her novice events last season in the UK.

She has beautiful paces & is an absolute double clear machine. She has jumped round intermediates clear with ease and has scope to go on further.

Only for sale due to university commitments.

Can be seen on professional yard where other eventers are available. Edinburgh airport is under an hour away.

Videos available via WhatsApp.

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Winning novice packer

UPDATE: Mio competed in Novice at the November Full Gallop Horse Trial and won on a 29!!!

Mio has evented through novice recognized and schooled through prelim unrecognized. He’s steady in the bridle, rhythmical, and comfortable on the flat, and will jump anything you point him at, he loves xc and will always make time.

Mio is not a beginner horse he needs a intermediate to advanced rider, as he can be a spirited athlete, lunging before riding is helpful, and once you know him he’s very predictable.

He has been vetted before and you are welcome to vet him again.

Located in Salisbury, north carolina can also be tried in Aiken, South Carolina

There is a video of Mio on youtube titled “Fernand Mio”. Please contact me for more information.

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Competitive and Safe Eventing Packer

Smoky Four lovingly known as ‘Gus’ around the barn is sadly offered for sale due to no fault of his own. Gus has been owned by just two amateur owners since he retired from the track in 2015. He was purchased directly from his track connections and 100% produced by his amateur owner through Novice before being sold to his current junior rider to help her learn to event.

Gus is a been there, done that type of guy. He is a COMPETITIVE Novice level eventer but has also spent plenty of time going for fun trail rides and hacks around the property. He is level-headed, safe, and fun. No vices. Plenty of scope to continue up the levels and fancy on the flat to earn dressage scores in the 20s.

Gus is an honest type that aims to please. Can take a joke (or lots of jokes) if you miss a distance or don’t quite hold the line. Uncomplicated and the same horse both on and off property. Trailers great, alone or with a buddy. Stands for the farrier and vet. Clips, ties, good for mane pulling too.

Currently schooling 3’3″. Confirmed leg yields, counter canter, trot and canter mediums, shoulder in and haunches in. Easy to get round.

Not a hard keeper. Happy to eat what you give him and easy to keep weight on. Has 4 shoes and good feet. Lives mostly inside. PPE welcome at buyer’s expense.

Priced to sell. Price will increase as competition record becomes up to date. Gap in record simply due to owner’s lack of time to ride and compete, which forces sale.

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Ultimate Training Level Packer

𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐝𝐥𝐲 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐀𝐫𝐜𝐡 𝐃𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐤𝐚 “𝐃𝐞𝐚𝐧”

⭐️2012 OTTB gelding
⭐️Big-bodied 16.1hh
⭐️Ultimate 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐥𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥 𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐫
⭐️No XC jump penalties in career (BN-Prelim)
⭐️Dream horse ready to go 1* this season
⭐️Single owner for last 5 years

Dean has been carefully produced through the levels since coming off the track by a single rider. He is the ultimate training level packer with talent beyond and lots of years left for his next partner. He has prelim miles, a recent win at Modified in 2021, consistently TIP winner, and never a XC jump penalty throughout his career (BN-Prelim). Ready for 1* and selling with FEI passport and JC papers.

Very capable horse quality enough for a professional yet experienced enough to teach an upcoming rider stepping into their next horse. Dean is loyal to his people and has a contagious joyful personality in the barn. He is the type you put your leg on but has the go to easily make prelim time. Dean is solid and requires no maintenance, hacks out alone, and has no vices. A perfect home is very important. Young professional regretfully selling due to career opportunities.

Mid Fives- Available to be tried in Lexington, KY. Please reach out to Harley Heights Eventing/Bennett Adkins for more information, pictures, and video. 219-299-7784

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