We all love a “horse of a different color”, especially a horse that makes our eventing dreams come true! We’re kicking off an updated Horse of a Different Color series by featuring different breeds and crosses who have found success in eventing and we’re starting off with the almighty draft cross.
We recently sent out a call for your draft-cross photos and you delivered. Check out the reader submitted photo gallery below.
My little blue & white TBxID evented to 2* level
My DraftX going bridless cross country schooling
Katie Dalena Label:
Mr. Big Blue Eyes. Belgian x Dutch warm blood. Awesome Novice level eventer and dressage horse.
Rather Breezy or Summer was 3/4 Tb 1/4 Clyde and was a star up to Intermediate
Hemisphere (“Quinn”) – Dutch Harness x Clyde/Hackney pony
Friesian sport horse. Currently going novice
Ballytrim Molly – full Irish Draught.
Mary Clare Owdziej:
Love my TB/shire cross!!
Nothing will ever replace this guy to me. Slow, but Mr have a crack. Tb/clydie
Khan, an Arabian cross Percheron, just shy of 16’3 hands. My heart horse. Retired now but still going strong at 25 years of age.
Roman Legacy, Percheron x paint!!
True Colors – draft cross PMU rescue. He only evented two seasons before turning full time into a dressage horse.
Thanda Thula aka Quiet Love. 12 y.o. 15.3 Shire x Paint. Honest as they come and takes care of me in any situation. Our only XC eliminations have been driver error. She also excels in the sandbox shows.
N.V.R. James, Percheron/TB I evented to Prelim. He also had 2 half brothers from the same dad out of other draft mares that were very successful event horses.
Liza Chartier: 3/4 Clyde x TB. She’s just 4 this year so we haven’t done much yet, but will soon!
My Belgian x Appendix Finnegan at AECs last year!
Adelaide (Addie) – Percheron X TB, 15.1h ultimate hony!
Lincoln’s Legacy. TB/Clydesdale
Belgian draft x paint mare
I evented a haflinger for a bit!
Belgian Draft/ Cream Draft/Venezuelan Crillio
this is 50 shades of envy! she’s an appendix/percheron mare that i’m doing training with!
My standardbred draft cross, Jane
Mary Beth Hoehn:
My Big Comfy Couch, 18 year old Clyde/ TB mare
Keep an eye out for future “Horse of a Different Color” prompts on EN’s social channels!