Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: Five Preliminary Performers

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Having a horse with experience at Preliminary can be a big advantage for a rider looking to move up on an educated mount. Or maybe you’re looking for a horse to start out competing at that level and move up from there? Check out these horses for sale that have a USEA record at Preliminary.

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2010 Preliminary Event Horse !

Run Freely “Clifford” is a 2010 17.2 hand, Thoroughbred, gelding. Cliff is a training level packer who has also proven himself at Preliminary with a junior rider. He is highly competitive in the dressage, always earning scores in the 20s and low 30s. Schooling third level dressage, starting in a double bridle and ready to help someone get their bronze! Extremely brave and honest at the jumps. Schooling 3’9” courses. Can go around all three phases in a loose ring snaffle. Uncomplicated and easy to ride both on the flat and jumping. Cliff had tie back surgery November 2017 with a very speedy, healthy recovery. His name says it all, he is a gentle giant with a puppy dog personality. Placed 2nd at Full Gallop Horse Trials (April 1, 2018) in prelim, with only a few seconds xc time added to his dressage score of 31.1. Located in Ohio.

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Lunetta: Ultimate Prelim Packer!

Lunetta: 2009 16.2h grey German Sport Horse mare. This lovely mare has competed through the Intermediate level of eventing, and is ready to be your ultimate Preliminary packer! In addition to her years of experience eventing, she also has significant experience in the jumper ring. ‘Luna’ is a barn favorite, and anyone would be lucky to have her! She would make the perfect amateur or young riders horse and will be competing until sold. Located in Virginia.

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Shannondale Sergio

Sergio is a stunning 16.2 hh Irish Sport Horse gelding by Shannondale Sarco out of a Cavalier mare. Evented up to Preliminary and has show jumped 1.30m. Jumped in a Mini Prix this winter and has scope for much more. Suitable for a professional wanting to jump at a high level. Located in Pennsylvania.

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Stunning Winning Prelim Eventer

Dressage scores as low as 18! Incredibly nice, fancy horse who makes dressage incredibly fun! Very solid at 3rd level and schooling 4th. Winner at novice, training, and preliminary. Super fancy and super competitive dream horse with all the buttons! Ready to win for you! 10yo 17h Imported Irish Sport Horse G. Located in Kentucky.

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Palmetto Lion~ Competitive Prelim Eventer

2010 16h Bay American bred ISH Gelding by Keltic Lion. Stewie has an excellent Prelim record with a professional, but is not a prelim packer quite yet. He is good all 3 phases and tremendously fun to ride! Brave, ratable, balanced, 3 quality gaits and a very consistent style w a lead change. He’s very competitive on the flat and with a quiet, confident rider will go far. He could be a lovely winning low level horse for the right AA, or easily be a terrific NAJYRC mont with a Jr as they go up the levels. He’s young and so has lots of options! Extremely sweet and personable and very easy in the barn in every respect. Located in South Carolina.

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