Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: Seven 17+ Hand Eventers

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.

If you’re a long-legged rider looking for a new event horse to match, the dating pool can sometimes seem small. Here are seven 17+ hand horses that have been listed on Sport Horse Nation since the beginning of October, ranging from 17 solid hands to a whopping 17.3!

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Training packer ready to move up

2011 OTTB 17.2+ hh mare (JC name Affirmed Coed)

Sire: Prefer; Dam: Hopeful Coed; USEA Horse ID 201088

8 Training level competitions at recognized shows with no XC jump penalties

1st place at Texas Rose and 2nd place at Heritage Park in 2019 (Training level)

Selling because I realized I don’t have the bandwidth to compete two horses while working a full-time job with a commute. Mal has not been competed in ~1 year because I moved and am building out a new barn/facility. Had planned to move her up to Preliminary level before COVID hit and before I moved. Then life happened.

Mal has excellent ground manners. Clips/ties/trailers. Can hop on her from just about any object (necessary as she’s a tall girl!). Will carefully jump anything you point her at.

XC is her strength. She’s ready to pack a young person up through the levels or for an AA to move up to Prelim/Intermediate. Could also see her excelling in the Hunter ring.

Videos are of Mal running XC a year ago and packing around a beginner a few weeks ago.

Price negotiable to an excellent home.

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Training packer with Prelim/Intermediate miles

Parc Cooley “Parker” is a 2007 17h Irish Sport Horse gelding looking for his next partner! A cross country machine, careful in the showjump ring, and amazing movement scoring 20s and 30s in the dressage.

Parker is only offered for sale as owner does not have the time and funds to compete him between finishing college and going to law school. This is a competition horse and he is ready to go! Recently placed 2nd at Stable View Eventing Academy in the Novice division with a YR who had just started riding him. Parker has Prelim/Intermediate and FEI miles with his previous owner and is ready to show his new person the ropes of eventing.

Price reflects owners inability to compete. 5 star home ONLY for this wonder horse.

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Newly Minted Prelim horse – Level 2 dressage

“Loo” is a 9 y.o., 17.1 hh Irish Thoroughbred with potential to be competitive at the top-levels of eventing or in pure dressage.

He is confirmed at the T level with a win in a very competitive field at Bromont CCI-S Horse Trial. He has successfully completed two Preliminary courses this Fall, winning the dressage phase each time. Consistent below-30 dressage scores, including a 22.1 (77.9%) at his last Preliminary outing.

This very elegant boy has also been shown at the level 1 in pure dressage in 2020, winning every test with results up to 74%. He is schooling level 2 and level 3 movements at home with ease.

Loo has a relaxed and positive attitude at work, with very elastic gaits and a powerful jump. His best assets are his trainability and his astonishing balanced and uphill canter, which can be collected for dressage or stretched to devour the ground in XC.

He is a snaffle ride in all three phases.

Loo can be spooky and playful at times and thus needs an intermediate/advanced rider that can take a joke.

On the ground, Loo is a barn favorite – he ties, showers, clips, loads, travels without problem and is friends with the farrier and the vet. He currently lives out 24/7 but is also used to live in a stall.

No known injury.

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Good Man – 4yrs 17.3h ISH gelding, recently imported

Good Man is the first young horse of this size that I’ve purchased. He is uphill, balanced, relaxed, and rhythmic, with an unbeatable canter. His kind and willing temperament offsets the liability of his size, even as a four year old. He has the quality of a show horse, should excel in the equitation, and should be able to be competitive in the jumpers as well. Also, a credible derby prospect.

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Top quality 4 year old

Lots of video available upon request!

RHS Mandiamo.
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.

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Lovely Allrounder Mare!

Birdie is a lovely 2007 17hh Black Dutch Mare

Super on the flat, experienced and goes in a snaffle!

Amateur friendly and ready to go!

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17.1 2013 Irish Gelding

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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