Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: Four ‘Mochachino’ Eventers

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Lauren Kieffer and Landmark’s Mochachino. Photo by Lisa Madren.

Fact: We all have a bit of a crush on Landmark’s Mochachino, the 8-year-old dun/paint gelding owned by Ms. Jacqueline Mars who has been collecting top ribbons at the Intermediate level with Lauren Kieffer in the irons. The horse turns heads everywhere he goes with his unique coloring — “Mochachino” is a fitting name, as he would perfectly match a mug of the creamy coffee drink.

Fancy a “mochachino” eventer of your own? Here are three dun colored horses, all available via Sport Horse Nation, who could be your next eventing partner!


***Barana Andy****

  • He is a 148cm, 7 y/o, Dun Connemara gelding.
  • He has a beautiful temperament and is always willing to please both under saddle and on the ground.
  • This pony has exceptional movement with three uphill balanced paces. He has well-established flatwork, is light in the hand and is obedient to the aids.
  • He is a fantastic jumper with lots of scope. He locks onto his fences and is very careful. He has a super jumping technique and is a pony for big tracks.
  • He is a cross-country machine. He is very brave and jumps everything in his path, be it water combinations, ditches, skinnies, coffins etc.
  • He is an incredibly talented pony and excels in all disciplines. He has the potential to make a top eventing pony. He recently placed 7th in the “RC National Eventing Championships 2018”.

He has competed in eventing, show jumping, cross country, dressage, working hunter, Connemara performance classes, charity rides, etc. This pony will bring his rider to a high level of competition.

He would be suitable for a teenager who is confident and who has the desire to compete at a high level. He is great in every way and is good to box, shoe, clip, hack alone or in company.

Cooper. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

STUNNER ~ Imported Dun 16.1 Connie x ID Gelding


16.1 rising 5yr old Imported ISH

Cooper is an absolutely stunning imported 16.1 just turning 5 year old gelding that we have recently imported! He is a very special boy and easy enough for an amateur!

  • He has been under saddle for a few months now and coming along so nicely! He is the sweetest soul and ready to be someone’s best friend! He has cross country schooled and popping small fences with ease! He would even be easy enough for a Junior to finish!
  • Extremely well priced prior to 2019 show season for a nice young horse. His price will go up once he starts competing here in the U.S.
  • No vices and clean full vetting, PM for more info!
  • 7 others available and can be tried in Ocala Florida!

Ardnehue April Gold. Photo by Louise O’Brien Photography.

Top class Irish Connemara competition Mare

***Ardnehue April Gold****

  • She is a 6 y/o, 15.1hh, grey/dun, Connemara performance mare.
  • She has the most beautiful temperament. She is easy, safe, sensible and a pleasure in every way.
  • She rides beautifully on the flat with three uphill established paces, always scoring high in her dressage tests.
  • She is a fantastic jumping mare, with lots of scope. Her sire is grade A showjumping stallion “Woodfield Sammy”. She is extremely careful and respects her fences. She has jumped up to 1.10m with ease. This lady jumps for fun, she takes on her fences and brings her rider so much enjoyment.
  • She is a cross country machine and jumps everything asked of her, be it skinnies, ditches, coffins, water combinations, banks, etc, she just loves cross country, is so trustworthy and again is so much fun to ride.
  • She is a seriously talented mare and will bring her rider to a high level of competition. She excels in all disciplines and is a true all-rounder. She would be suitable for a teenager or adult rider who has the desire to compete at a high level. This mare will bring her rider all the way.
  • A mare of this quality is not easily found. She has competed in showjumping, dressage, eventing, cross-country, working hunter, Connemara performance classes, derby’s, charity rides, etc. She is easy in every way, good to box, shoe, clip, in traffic and is a pleasure to hack both in company or alone.
  • She is a homebred — as a foal her and her dam qualified for the RDS (Royal Dublin Horse Show) Connemara performance Broodmare and foal championship. This consisted of the top Connemara mares and foals in Ireland where they came 3rd.

Photo via Sport Horse Nation.


15.2 dun 7yo Connemara x Tb mare available for lease or purchase.

Many miles in the jumper ring up to 1m20 and is almost unbeatable, rarely having a pole, never stops and has won multiple classes and championships. Very forgiving and careful with scope for bigger tracks.

Evented to training level both in the UK and USA with top placings and wins. Schooled prelim xc easily; very brave and catty. Would be ready to move up this fall.

Would suit a yr or aa wanting to win prizes in the jumper ring or someone aiming for NAYC one star and beyond. She is quite a forward ride so wouldn’t suit a timid rider but equally is very safe and a lot of fun.

I need the room in the barn so would be happy to lease her to the right home.

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