Looking for the perfect partner to impress the judges in the dressage arena? Take a look at this selection of horses for sale through H&H this week that could win you top marks.
From talented schoolmasters to youngsters full of promise, there should be something to catch the eye of every dressage diva and flatwork fanatic.
12 dream dressage horses for sale:
1. ‘Loves to work’
Selling points? This Westphalian warmblood is working and competing at medium dressage and has 198 BD points. He has also competed at one-day events, loves to jump and is easy to do in every way.
2. ‘Perfect prospect for BYRDS’
Selling points? This Irish sports horse has 118 BD points and is currently training at medium, with established half-pass trot and canter. She has successfully competed at elementary and qualified for the winter regionals at restricted elementary and is sold with the ride.
3. ‘Elegant and talented pony’
Selling points? A pony with three correct paces and a wonderful attitude to work. He is expressive in his training, effortless over a 90cm course and brave cross-country. His sire is Bernwode Brokat and dam is Bernwode Mand.
4. ‘Consistently good tests’
Selling points? This mare by Shannondale Sarco is a sensible and uncomplicated ride with plenty of competition experience. She is good to handle both at home and at shows.
5. ‘Breathtaking uphill paces’
Selling points? This dark bay by Holme Grove Prokofiev out of Holme Park Sauturnes has a great character. He is proving a very willing student and showing a great attitude to his schooling. He has won all four of his recent novice outings.
6. ‘Potential to go to the top’
Selling points? This Irish sports horse has powerful elastic paces and a fantastic elevated trot. He is fully established in lateral work including half pass and has won at medium level. He is showing positive potential in piaffe and passage.
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7. ‘Exciting prospect’
Selling points? This lovely black Hanoverian gelding is rising four and has a walk for a nine, a lovely balanced canter and a super trainable trot. He is a very kind willing horse and although only under saddle a couple of months he has never put a foot wrong.
8. ‘Loves to learn’
Selling points? This eye-catching steel grey is by Cassanova du Domain Z and always scores in the top 70s. He has been very successful in combined training events and also been part of team quest with BD.
9. ‘Superb elastic paces’
Selling points? This pink papered Westfalian mare has a kind gentle temperament and achieved 70% plus at three recent BD Affiliated outings, scoring eights for collective paces at every outing. Her sire is Sir Donnerhall and dam sire, Don Frederico.
10. ‘Piaffes for fun’
Selling points? A dressage schoolmaster ideal for a competent young rider or small adult who wants to school, hack and compete. He has three good paces and has competed at both unaffiliated and affiliated dressage as well as SHP classes at Ponies UK.
11. ‘A pleasure to ride’
Selling points? This gelding is by Alvescot Picasso (AES) and is sold with the ride to the Blue Chip Open Novice Regionals. He has three quality uphill paces and is currently schooling at medium level with established shoulder in, leg yield, half pass, counter canter and a change each way.
12. ‘Fabulous loose swinging paces’
Selling points? This pretty mare is by Wanninger and is out of a mare by Quattro B. She was graded at the BHHS show in 2012 where she was accepted into the British Hanoverian Society Studbook. She has been brought on slowly and carefully, having had an all round education.
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