Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: Young Rider Dreams

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.

Kids all across Eventing Nation dream of representing their Area at the North American Youth Championships, but sometimes you need a very special horse to get you there. In honor of the week’s upcoming Championship, here are six horses listed for sale on Sport Horse Nation that are marketed to up-and-coming Young Riders:

Ideal Contini. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

IDEAL CONTINI, Competitive, uncomplicated, ultimate junior/young riders horse

Ideal Contini, or “Taz,” is a 2003 16.2 Westphalian Gelding. I bought him in 2015, and in four years he became my horse of a life time, as well as my best friend. He took me from the one star level (CCI2*-L) to my first advanced and three star (CCI4*-S). We finished top 15 at numerous FEI events all across the east coast, were 7th at the 2016 NAJYRC in the CCI1*, top 20 at the 2017 Fair Hill International CCI2*, we were named to the 2017 E18 List and then the E25 list the following year. We finished 9th at the 2017 USEA American Eventing Championships at Intermediate, and most notably we finished individual silver and team gold at the 2018 NAYC CICOY2* at Rebecca farm. Taz has been my greatest teacher over the past few years, has allowed me so many opportunities and has given me so much experience. He’s competitive, uncomplicated, sound, and just overall the ultimate young riders horse. While parting with him is one of the hardest things I’ll ever do, it’s time for him to find his next person to teach the upper levels and be their horse of a lifetime. Located in Maryland.

Hieronymus B. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Serious upper level prospect to take an experience amateur or developing professional on a budget through the levels

Hieronymus B — Hiro is a 9-year-old (2010) 16.3 TB bay Gelding who just moved to Training level. He has plenty of potential but selling because owner is going to college. Hiro is best suited for a strong young rider or confident amateur and would make a fantastic NAYC horse. Very willing over jumps, point and shoot, loves his job and has a superb technique. Great mover and lots of presence. He is a blast to ride and has a gentle personality in the barn. $35K negotiable – Need to sell by end of summer, before beginning college. Located in Illinois.

Shannondale McGyver. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Successful Young Rider Horse

Shannondale McGyver is a 9 year old 16.1 hand Irish Sport Horse gelding with a proven record with a young rider at the preliminary level. He is incredibly easy and comfortable on the flat! And is an absolute jumping machine! Priced at $65,000. Located in California.

Buckaroo. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Proven Training Level Eventer Ready To Take Next Young Rider Up The Levels

Hollywood Eventing proudly offers Buckaroo for sale as his owner is going to college. Buck is a lovely 13 year old, 16.2 hand high, buckskin Appendix gelding who has taken his young rider up to Training level recognized eventing and schooled Prelim. He has competed in schooling horse trials, combined tests, hunter/jumper, and dressage shows. He is a lovely mover and a safe jumper. He is a ham in the barn and is good for the farrier, vet, dentist, and trailering. Good alone or in a group on trail rides. Has been in professional training for a month now and is ready for his next human. Asking $10,000. Great home is a must. Located in Wattsburg, Pennsylvania. Please contact Kelly Sult-Ransom at 814-528-8699 or email: [email protected]

Excellence. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Proven Winning Young Rider Horse

Excellence is a 10 year old 16.1 hand Dutch gelding with a proven record thru Preliminary. He would be a dream come true for any Young Rider or Adult looking to win and have fun! Winner of the Junior Training AECs 2018. Just recently 3rd in the Preliminary Challenge at Woodside. Incredibly consistent and easy in all three phases! Located in California.

Ocho Caballero. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Fun Athletic Jr/AA Traing level horse

Ocho Caballero is a 10 year old 16.1hh TB gelding, experienced Training level event horse. This classy forward thinking gelding is athletic, smart, and great to work with. He is a super nice horse to gain competition mileage on. Well-schooled and willing, he is a great mount for an amateur or younger rider who wants to learn the ropes and move up through the levels. Sound and fit, he is ready to take you out eventing. His color is a plus in the dressage ring and a joy to have around the barn as he is an easy keeper and easy to have around. He is sound, no injuries, good feet, and no vices. Video available on request. Located in Kentucky.

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