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.
There’s nothing that lights my fire quite like a good Thoroughbred, and I know I’m not alone in harbouring a not-so-little obsession with these kind, endlessly generous, talented athletes. Luckily for all of us, particularly in this crazy market, Sport Horse Nation has plenty of excellent examples of the breed advertised at the moment, whether you’re looking for a project or an established partner to take you to new heights. There’s even a potential lease opportunity in there, which is never easy to find! Here are ten that caught my eye while I was writing my Christmas wishlist today…
TEMPTER – Chestnut 2014 Thoroughbred gelding by Speightstown, over 16.2 hands. This elegant horse is well schooled and responsive to the aids. He has done several Starter events, and is ready to climb through the levels. (He won his last outing, finishing on his 25.8 dressage score.) He has an uphill balance, good movement, and a bold athletic jump. He is straightforward and easy to ride, and ready to begin his serious competition career. Suitable for an ambitious amateur or Young Rider with some experience. $18.500.
We also have many other excellent horses available, from green prospects to experienced Eventers. We can also help you sell your horse. Visit www.teamwindchase.com/forsale.htm for more info. Phyllis Dawson, Windchase, Hillsboro, VA E-mail: [email protected] Phone: (540) 454-3834 cell, (540) 668-6024 stable, (540) 668-6548 home.
Overwork aka Leon is a 5 year old 16hh thoroughbred gelding with a kind disposition and incredible talent. He has 3 great gaits that have mistaken him for a Warmblood and a powerful jump.
Leon is very honest and has competed beginner novice and will easily move up the levels in the right hands. He is sensitive to the aids and has an incredible work ethic. Snatch him up and have an awesome athlete to compete in 2022!
For Sale- “Capability Brown”
Capability Brown is sadly offered for sale, to a perfect home! 16.2hh, 2010, Thoroughbred Gelding. Bane has competed all over the country at the intermediate/3* levels, moved up to the advanced level last year and completed his first 4*-Short this year at Jersey Fresh! A wonderful horse to bring a talented young rider up the levels. Bane is a serious cross country horse, he is experienced, confident, fast, brave, and light in the hand. Very safe and will give a rider tons of confidence on the cross country! Obedient and extremely well trained on the flat, scopey and honest jumper! Competitive 3* horse with more advanced miles for the right rider! No vices, no previous injuries or soundness issues. Will consider lease to own for the right person. Berryville, VA. Priced 6-Figues. 703-463-7457
Red Hills OI- 5th
Jersey Fresh 4*-S – 11th
Millbrook Advanced- Completion
VAHT CCI3*-L – 9th
Red Hills OI- 7th
Groton House Prelim- 1st
Bromont Canada 3*-S – Completion
Millbrook OI- 7th
AEC OI- Completion
Morven Park OI- 3rd
Ocala Jockey Club CCI3-L 12th
VAHT CCI2-L 7th
Perfect Petey is ready to find his perfect person, and bring more smiles to the people around him. Resurgent (Sky Mesa – Galloping Ami) is a stunning 2017 TB gelding who was the highest priced Sky Mesa to ever sell. Standing at 16.1hh, he is impeccably bred, raced lightly, and then retired sound before journeying into sport horse land in spring of 2021. Petey has competed in a handful of recognized events and YEH qualifiers, and never finished worse than 4th at a YEH qualifier, stacking up against some of the top warmbloods in this country. He is ready to run novice, and will be moving up in just a few weeks time.
Easy to flat with a massive canter, and point and shoot to fences with scope to spare, Petey would be best suited to a competent YR or amateur, or could go up the levels in a professional program wanting more. Hacks out in a group or alone, same off property as he is on, and has extensively traveled around the east coast – competed at places such as KHP, Chatt Hills, VHP, and Fair Hill.
Clean legged with no history of injury, and a full set of radiographs on file (including back) for interested parties.
2016 15.3H OTTB Mare by Fed Biz out of Woodland Sprite (Grand Sire is Giant’s Causeway)
“Aspen” is a total sweetheart who was purchased as an event prospect. She is brave, smart, and a scopey jumper. She has been in professional training since 2019, loving every minute of her new job, and would clearly excel as an event horse. She requires a confident rider since she is still green, but she shows a lot of promise and will progress quickly with a confident rider. Extremely sweet on the ground, not at all mareish, and she truly loves her people. A good home is a must.
Please contact Lainey at (804) 301-5888 to indicate interest.
Zuko has all the makings of a horse that will reach the top level of sport. At 7, he has experience at prelim, multiple top 5 placings at training level, and top 5 at CCI*L. He has been an absolute joy to help produce. This horse will be someone’s career maker.
He has beautiful fluid gates, and a canter to die for. Zuko is a very competitive and consistent horse. He is brave XC, and careful in SJ. He has no disobedience or vices. And he is a joy to be around and travel with. He is suitable for a young rider looking for their first superstar, and he has the talent for a professional looking for an upper level mount to add to their string.
Zuko’s 2021 achievements include:
2nd Middleburg OT
4th Area II Championships OT
9th Waredaca OP
5th VAHT CCI* L
Zuko is now qualified for CCI** S and ready to make someone’s dreams come true for the 2022 season.
2008 OTTB 16.1hh Two-star Eventing machine. Looks for the flags and goes! Three elegant gates, dressage scores in the low 30s and an excellent counter canter. Safe, clear and fast on cross country. Ridden and competed by an adult amateur his eventing career with many ribbons including qualifying for AECs the last four years. Suitable for AA, Jr. or Pro. Hacks out alone or with buddies. Travels well. Very sweet guy that loves to cuddle. Only selling him because of his potential. Always sound and healthy. No Vices. Mr. Barron is ready to move up to Intermediate or take his next person up the levels. Ronnie is very quiet and relaxed at home, occasionally giving beginner lessons. He would benefit in a program that has regular stadium jumping practice. He is rideable even after sitting in a stall for a few days. He wakes up at shows but doesn’t need lunging or pre-rides to perform well. He is all go for cross-country with only one stop in 35 starts. Ronnie is a lighter build TB which has proven to keep him sound for six years of heavy conditioning and competing. Straight-forward, tough and uncomplicated feet. He is quiet in his stall and in the pasture. He does appreciate regular turn-out, preferably on grass. Ronnie is the sweetest horse I have owned. I would love to see him go to a home that would appreciate and love him.
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.
Churro is a 2015, 16h2 OTTB gelding. He truly is a stunner, but his best attribute is his brain! This is the smartest, most quiet horse in the barn, yet he is a forward, sensible ride. He is the same wether he is ridden 5x a week or has had a month off, hop on and ride! He is the same at shows as he is at home.
He is easy for everything : vet, farrier, trailer, clip, trail rides alone or in group, you name it he does it.
Churro has lots of experience eventing up to Novice (Pre-Training) level, he is schooling Training level with ease. Always in the top 3 after dressage with scores as low as 25. Very consistent and well schooled on the flat, he could have a career in straight dressage easily. Has a spotless record on xc, this horse loves to jump and is very brave. Could also become a show jumper or probably even a hunter with the proper training. He is so trainable that you can direct him any way that you want!
Not an UL (Prelim +) horse due to a mild heart murmur. Full report available. Has been cleared to keep his current exercise level and has shown no limitations in that lifestyle.
For sale, lease or lease to own. Priced in CAD$
Fire For Effect (JC Aristarchus), Arty, is a sound and dependable 2009 15.3 hand OTTB gelding. Recently finishing 9th in the training division at AECs, Arty is the kindest and most hardworking horse I’ve ever had the pleasure of riding. I purchased Arty directly off the track in 2017 and he has remained my personal horse. He has accumulated an expansive and clean record through training level including the Retired Racehorse Project and American Eventing Championships. Arty consistently scores in the low 30s and has never had a jump penalty on cross country.
Arty would be best suited for an eager teenager or adult amateur looking for a dependable, but forward thinking mount. Arty is quiet enough for a beginner at home, but is forward and game at shows. He is a solid citizen; no vices, extremely well mannered, stands for the farrier, clipping, bathing, mane pulling, etc. He is kind in the pasture, quiet in the stall, and an overall easy keeper. Loads easily and hauls quietly. He truly checks all of the boxes.
Arty is proficient at second level movements and schooling prelim fences. He is very honest on course and deserves a rider that won’t take advantage of his eagerness to please. While Arty could take the right rider up to prelim, I believe he would be best suited running training and below.
With 23 career starts on the track, Arty has proven to be a sound athlete. He has correct conformation, plenty of bone, solid feet, and requires little maintenance.
I am willing to wait for the perfect, loving home for Arty. With a young daughter and a full time career, I simply do not have the time to give Arty the riding opportunities he loves and deserves. Serious, adult inquiries only. While I am happy to share current radiographs and exams, any further PPE will be at buyers expense. $30k. Located in Ball Ground, Ga. Contact Erica Addison for more information. 256.710.5535.
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