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.
This pandemic has been a bit of a bummer for the travel-minded, hasn’t it? Between cancelled flight routes, surprise travel bans, and curfews popping up like rampant moles in the garden of life, it’s been a lot easier — and in many cases, much more sensible — to stay at home. But if you’re pining for foreign shores, perhaps your wanderlust might be temporarily sated by the very best kind of souvenir – an imported event horse. Here’s a selection of European honeys currently advertised on Sport Horse Nation.
For those who miss the Emerald Isle and its dusky-brogued gents, try:
Lovely JOEY 16.3HH DARK BROWN 8 year old homebred gelding by Puissance hoping to find his forever home. He is a 90/100 winning machine having super form at this
level, he has completed 2 novices and is now ready to be a Superstar grassroots winner.
His 100 results include:
1st lisgarvan 27.3
5th Frankfort 30
6th kilguilkey 27.3
3rd Blackstairs 31.5
1st Tattersals 14.9
He has the sweetest temperament, easy to do in all ways, lives in or out, hacks in company or on his own and doesn’t have to be ridden everyday. Super on the flat, moves really
well and easy to ride , very unflappable jumping with plenty of scope. He is snaffle mouth and would suit a tall child coming off ponies or competitive amateur who wants to win.He is 100 % to clip , shoe, load and travels well, incredibly chilled to deal with . Joey has had very easy to manage very mild sweet itch under his mane which we just shampoo regularly and keep a DustBuster / sweet itch hoody on during spring and summer. Never an issue or problem just a little TLC needed.
Plenty of videos on request
Special home wanted for this lovely boy.
Based co Carlow. Ireland
Sybil AB- 2017 16.3 hand gray imported ISH mare by Nazar out of a Kings Master mare. This horse is the total package of brains and talent and it doesn’t hurt she’s beautiful too. She’s ready to continue her education with a jr or AA in a program. She will go far. She’s done two A rated hunter shows with an ammie and is entered at Majestic Oaks. No soundness or health issues or any special care requirements.
🦄 ☘️ Gentry Irish Clover- (Fortrane Stuart CP x Rantis Diamond ISH ). Coming 6 year old 15.3hh imported Irish Sport Horse mare. “Trish” is a beautiful, talented and super forgiving mare that is wise beyond her years! If you’re looking for something with a packer mentality to quickly move you up the levels with confidence, Trish is your ride! She is easy, sweet, and the type of horse every trainer wants in their barn.
Have a grudge against owning a girl? She will change that. This mare is zero drama and with her adorable personality, will make you the center of her whole world! That’s right, she will whinny when she sees you. It’s like owning a little squeaky toy that lights up when you’re around. You can’t say no to that! ❤️ 🧸
Trish is so good she won her first horse trials in the USA out of a large division! She has competed in Ireland through the Novice level and schools cross country through the Training level! She is brave, scopey, and will jump anything from any distance with very little input needed from her rider. She’s quiet enough to be a hunter, but forward enough to do the jumpers. This horse could do multiple jobs for you!
Here is another unicorn. These horses don’t come by very often! Trish is UTD on everything and has zero vices. This is the first horse I’ve had in my barn that I can’t give you a single bad thing to say about her…and we have some nice horses! Trish can be ridden every day or pulled out of her stall with a week off and is the same horse. She walks off the trailer at a show as the same horse you put on, easy and quiet.
Serious inquiries only. Yes, seriously…please. Budget suits the quality of horse. Priced in the mid-five figures. Located at Gentry Sport Horses in Spring City, PA.
Contact us privately for more information and videos.
If you’re aching to pop on your dirndl and head to Germany, these options are sehr gut…
“Peddersson” 16.2 hand 2015 imported gelding from Germany. Ended his 2021 season at preliminary level. Always very competitive with eye catching movement and jump. Great show temperament, never buzzy or tense in the ring, fantastic galloper on cross country and careful show jumper. Ready for 2 star this spring. Available to try in Bay Area California. Lots of videos on RideOnVideo.
RHS Temptation 50 (Potato)
Sire: Tangelo Van De Zuuthoeve (1.60m show jumper)
Dam: Tinette (1.55m show jumper)
Show videos available upon request
Temptation 50 is a 6 yr old, 16.2 Westphalian gelding. He has competed through 1.30 both in Europe, and the States.
He truly has an outstanding character both under saddle, and to be around in the barn. He is instantly a favorite of anyone upon first meeting with his sweet, and kind nature, and fun to ride in every way. Safe and suitable for a wide variety of riders.
Three good paces, that are comfortable to ride, with a solid education both on the flat and over jumps.
Currently competing successfully at 1.30m, with scope and ability for more.
Very easy and comfortable to ride, truly automatic lead changes, point and shoot jumping.
His Sire was a successful 1.60m jumper, and has been a prolific sire of highly successful elite sport horses. His dam herself competed successfully through 1.55m.
Ready to don your clogs and get down with the freaky-deaky Dutch? Meet…
Lots of video available upon request!
4 yrs old, KWPN 17.0 gelding.
The best 4 yr old I have ever sat on! Has competed 1.0m to 1.05m prior to import. We have done xc on a line with him, and he does all the things without batting an eye. Brave, has incredible movement, and is extremely easy on the ground, and to ride. He has all the star quality for upper level for a pro, but also has an A/A or YR friendly disposition.
And finally, missed flag-watching outside Buckingham Palace and kilt-shopping in the Highlands? You’ll have plenty to chat about with…
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
The Nobleman a.k.a. Norman, was imported from the U.K. In May of 2021. He loves cross country and fox hunting, and is in a dressage program 4-5 days a week. He has a wonderful attitude, and very nice work ethic. He hacks out alone or in company, and is happy living out or in.
Norman is the whole package, he has beautiful uphill gaits, not spooky or silly, and has the cutest personality. He is wonderful with hounds and stands quietly at meets. He prefers first or second field, but can be easily managed hill topping.
Norman is patient for vet, farrier, dentist. Easy to ship and clip.
He passed a 5 stage vetting in May and has had no soundness issues. Radiographs available.
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