Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: Six Chestnut Beauties

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.

Greys are gorgeous, but no one can deny they are hard to keep clean and their white hair ends up everywhere. But a chestnut needs barely a swipe with a clean rag to make him glitter in the sun like a brand new penny. Grab your sunnies and check out these flashy copper beauties currently listed for sale on Sport Horse Nation.

Never Ben Better. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Safe, Sound, Fun Gelding $7000

Never Ben Better or “Benny”; 16.0 hands; 16 year old flaxen chestnut gelding. Schooled in show jumping, cross country and dressage. Benny is game whether you are in the mood for a relaxing walk out, dressage, show jumping, a cross country gallop, or if you would like to throw a kid on for a ride. He is responsive when asked with a fantastic eager to please attitude. He has amazing ground manners, is easy for the farrier, & will bring much joy to his future owner.

Perfect option for someone wanting a reliable & fun horse. Benny recently competed at HIPICO Santa Fe and took home 3 blue and 1 red ribbon in the 0.65 and 0.75 m class. Loads, trailers ties, amazing ground manners, easy for farrier. Always a gentleman whether at home or in a new environment. USEF: 5373462 Dual registered American Paint Horse (692608) & Pinto Horse (140456) as Tigers Eternal Sun. Located in Texas.

Sonny. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Great All Rounder – Family type horse!

Sonny is a 4 year old, 17′ half Thoroughbred/ half perch/clyde. He is the easiest horse to ride and have around. He is very consistent under saddle. He doesn’t spook. He’s very straightforward on the flat and a very brave jumper. He’s a good mover and very nice jumper. He is nicely forward without being strong. Sonny doesn’t look at anything and wants to jump whatever you point him at. He was first after dressage at his first recognized show!

He has schooled pre-training xc and will upgrade next time out. He does not act 4…I can put students on him to jump around! This guy would make an amazing all round family horse. You could put anyone on him! He would also make a great Fox Hunter. He’s quite happy anywhere in the order on a hack. No vices. Easy keeper. Happy to live out 24/7, but also fine if he’s in at night. He has done a lot of off property schooling. He even spent some time at Woodbine Racetrack to get used to all sorts of sights and sounds! Located in Ontario.

Harvey. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Training Level Eventer Ready to Show You the Ropes!

Harvey is a 16.1 hand, 2001 chestnut Thoroughbred gelding who has actively competed through the Training and P/T levels of eventing. Level-headed and athletic, he would be perfect for an amateur or young rider to learn the ropes of eventing and move up through Training or Prelim. Harvey would also do great in the jumper ring or dressage ring.

Harvey has had 5 summers of training with Olympic event-rider, Becky Holder, as well as several years of dressage training through 3rd level with a classical German dressage trainer. While off the track, he only raced three times and came off the track with no injuries. He has plenty of competition miles left, and is very sound and low maintenance.

He’s as cuddly as it gets and I just don’t have the time this loveable boy deserves. No vices, trailers and stables great, easy to keep a good weight, and gets along with all other horses. Located in Minnesota.

Pepperwood Swarovski. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.


Pepperwood Swarovski, also known as “Starski” is a fantastic 8 year old, 13.1 hand, Welsh / Dutch Warmblood cross sport pony. She is sired by Staccato and her mother is Farnley Lethe. Her grandsire is Idocus. We bought Starski 2 years ago for our now, 11-year-old daughter. She has carried our daughter through Green as Grass and Maiden level eventing. Starski almost always wins on her dressage score, which is usually in the low 20s.

In 2016 Starski placed 5th in the nation at the American Eventing Championships at the beginner novice level. She has competed through novice level at Five Points HT and finished 3rd out of 18 on her dressage score. She has been proven through 2nd level dressage and was the National Dressage Pony Cup Champion at the Area I regional championships. Starski has also had experience in the Hunter ring and was a favorite among judges, placing top 3 in the medium green hunter pony division at the Raleigh Winter Classic “A” show in 2016. Her USEA ID is 170870.

Starski is quiet enough for a junior/young rider to move up through the levels of eventing, dressage, or hunters. She is not a push ride nor is she too quick, which gives her a perfect balance. Starski has excellent ground manners and a calm disposition at home and at shows. Don’t miss out on this exceptionally bred, super-talented pony that will consistently bring home the blue ribbons! Located in North Carolina.

Chapman. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Beautiful 17.2 2nd/3rd Level Dutch Warmblood/Belgian Draft Cross

14 yr Chapman (Panache)is a solid second level horse schooling all third level movements. He is a forward thinking horse who shines in the arena. He has beautiful rhythmic gaits and is very adjustable. He is light off the aids, in the contact, and frames up nicely and is easy to connect. He is solid second level scoring consistently in the mid to high 60s at USDF shows.

He has done some low level eventing and enjoys popping around a small course. He hacks out well with others but does need confidence from his rider when hacking alone. He is an excellent seat lesson lunge horse with steady rhythmic gates and he does not care if his rider is flopping around finding there balance.

He enjoys his job and it shows under saddle. His current owner will share all x-rays (full exam done in April). This is an amazing horse who will make a confident amateur very happy. He’s currently in a full training program-ridden 5 days per week with a dressage trainer. Located in Vermont.

Horatio. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Wonderful Novice level eventer for sale

Super Horatius ‘Horatio’ is a 16h 2007 liver chestnut OTTB gelding. Currently competing Novice level, has the ability for Training. Horatio has an exceptional mind, is very easy to handle, is the same horse on and off the farm, and travels well by himself or with others. Horatio has great feet, a solid build that holds leg, and perfect ground manners. He is very experienced, has been to the majority of Area II events and is a treat to take to shows, typically scores in the mid 20’s – low 30’s in dressage.

Horatio has traveled to Aiken, SC for 4 winters and always handled the change and travel well. He hacks out alone or with others and has tons of exposure to all different things you may encounter on the trail or at events. This horse would be perfect as a move up horse for a confident rider in a program. If you are looking for experience and ease this is your horse! He is currently in full work and will stay that way and continue competing until sold. Get him now and compete tomorrow. Located in Delaware.

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