Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: Five Holiday Horses

Victoria. Photo via Sport Horse Nation. Victoria. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

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.

Just because you’ve been doing a little extra holiday spending doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself! If you’ve been looking for a new partner and you’re on a budget, here are five horses for sale for under $10,000.

Victoria. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Victoria Alexes ’08 TB Mare – Smart, Willing, Talented Partner!

Victoria is a lovely 2008 OTTB mare looking for a partner. She has been restarted on the flat and over small courses, up to 2’6?. She is 100% a KICK ride!! She has 3 wonderful gaits with a particularly easy, rolling canter. Victoria has been in professional training since August and is making steady progress.

She is schooling Training/1st level with correct leg yields and shoulder in. She has been for her first XC schooling outing and was very brave to the water and ditch on her first try! This girl is going to make an excellent partner for someone. Once she understands her job, she puts her whole heart into it.

Victoria is an excellent jumper. Steer her to the line and she’s virtually point-and-shoot which is a lot to say for a horse that’s only been jumping for a few short weeks! Easy flying changes and a steady rhythm around a course make her a great candidate for a hunter program.

Victoria would be best suited for a confident rider, but does not require a large skill set. She is uncomplicated both on the flat and to jump. She is easy to load, groom, and stands well for the farrier and the vet. Easy keeper. Sound. Great feet! Located in Georgia.

Winnie. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Foxhunter/Jumper/Eventer Type- 2009 Dark Bay TB

Winnie is a 2009 TB Mare standing at 16 hh. Dark bay, almost black, with beautiful dapples, two white socks and a large star. She is built more like a warmblood with a muscular neck and haunches & she holds her weight easily.

Winnie is an excellent & brave jumper, also very brave on xc. She loves the excitement of it & has the endurance & willingness to perform & do well in many arenas. Winnie has been schooling & competing locally at the 3 ft level jumpers, has been competing in beginner novice/novice events, schooling some training level xc & is ready to move up with the right rider.

Absolutely has upper level potential. Has automatic lead changes, very naturally balanced, slow canter, not your typical short strided TB, extremely showy and expressive trot. She has free jumped up to 4’9″.

She is very personable & in your pocket, calm on the ground, she loads & trailers well, stands for vet/farrier, clips well, she does well in new environments, great out in the pasture, doesn’t tear up blankets or get very dirty, stays sound, etc.

Under saddle she tries very hard to please her rider. She has never offered to rear or buck, ever. She is very willing to decorative jumps & has never stopped at a spooky jump, would make an EXCELLENT fox hunter. Ditches, brush, trakehners, banks down into water, banks up, you name it…no stop at anything even her first tries.

She is just looking for her competitive rider to put in the time to take her up the levels. Would be fine for an intermediate/amateur rider who has a trainer. Had a clean vet check when I bought her and no problems since, clean tight legs. I am confident she is very sound for many years of jumping as she has been brought up very slowly.

Selling at no fault of her own, no time due to work. Price negotiable as I have NO time. I am more concerned with her getting the PERFECT long term home that will adore her. The type of mare that will die for her rider once the connection is there. Located in Kansas.

Vino. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Looking for a horse of a lifetime?

Vino is WOW, he is the total package. With his striking good looks he oozes class, and is as sweet and gentle as they come. THIS IS SOMEONE’S HORSE OF A LIFETIME. This horse has never done anything wrong, he is incredibly balanced, has nearly an auto lead change.

Vino could go any direction, just looking at him and watching him stay in rhythm to any fence, you see a hunter; take him xc schooling and watch him strut around the dressage ring you see a top class event horse. He is brave, he is SUPER safe, and he is the sweetest horse in the barn.

Excellent ground manners, very sound, with good feet. He requires NO PREP to ride or take off the property. He can have several days off and he is still the same sweet calm horse. He has been extensively trail ridden, and been to two small schooling shows, and also several other off the farm trips.

He is currently schooling 2’3″-2’6″ courses, he is ready to take out for the 2018 season. He does not require a professional or a super strong rider, AA or YR friendly! Located in Kentucky.

Sheldon. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Upper Level Potential

Straight Sugar “Sheldon” is a 11 year old Thoroughbred gelding. He has evented through Novice and will be ready for Training in spring 2018. Sheldon would also make a lovely jumper. He has a very bold and enthusiastic jump. He is consistent and easy on the flat but does need a rider with experience.

Sheldon hacks alone or in company and stands well for vets and farriers. Self loads/unloads from trailers! Excellent ground manners! Available to be seen at Antebellum Farm in Lexington, KY.

Valdero. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Valdero 2014 TB

Valdero is a 16.1hh 2014 TB by the same sire as American Pharoah. Valdero was started in August and is loving his new job. Valdero is ready to go beginner novice, training level dressage or do small hunter courses. Valdero has good jumping form with a great hind end and takes you to the jumps. He is very brave and hacks out alone or in a group on a loose rein.

Valdero loves to go on adventures off property. He has enjoyed going to the CKRH charity trail ride, a hunter pace and an eventing derby. Valdero has been ridden bareback and rides exactly the same as he does while under saddle. Valdero is oozing with talent, has an amazing personality and can’t wait to find his long term home. Located in Kentucky.

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