If you’re looking to step up onto horses from ponies, take a look at our selection of first horses for sale on the Horse & Hound website this week.

1. ‘Super-smart event horse’

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Height: 15.2hh

Age: eight

Gender: gelding

Selling points: “‘Fred’ has evented up to CIC* going clear across country. He has 12BE points and 47 foundation points plus many placings from BE90 to novice, being placed second and third in his first two novice runs. He jumped double clear in his first intermediate novice and was also sixth in the Corinthian Cup at The Festival Of British Eventing and has qualified for BE100RF. Fred has also competed up to British Showjumping (BS) Newcomers, he jumped a triple clear at a Discovery second round competition where the last round was 1.25m and went on to jump the Discovery Championship at The British Showjumping Championships. He is the most genuine, easygoing horse who is always ridden in a snaffle — your granny could do his fast work! He has hunted with the Old Berks and has even jumped at a gate jumping competition, clearing 1.55m. He would be an ideal U18 or junior horse with lots of scope left in the tank and would go intermediate. He is a dream to handle/shoe/travel and clip.”

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2. ‘Ideal first horse’

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Height: 15hh

Age: eight

Gender: mare

Selling points: “This stunning mare is well-schooled on the flat and rides in a snaffle at all times. She enjoys popping a fence and is super to hack out both alone and in company. No vices. Lovely kind nature and easy to do in every way.”

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3. ‘A heart of gold’

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Height: 16hh

Age: eight

Gender: mare

Selling points: “This stunning little mare loves to jump and is as brave as a lion. She is super-careful, currently jumping 1m at shows. She rides to a big fence at home with ease, showing huge potential for the future. She has hunted in Ireland and I’ve been cubbing on her all season and currently hunting her once a week. This is only my second season hunting (I’m not the bravest) and so far I’ve jumped things I never thought I would — she looks after you no-end in the field, is sure-footed, stands well at the meet, will go first or last and jump the trickiest of fences. She hacks alone and in company and is a pleasure to do in every single way. I cannot fault her temperament. No vices.”

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4. ‘Absolute saint and superstar’

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Height: 16.1hh

Age: seven

Gender: gelding

Selling points: “This horse is extremely talented with no hang ups or quirks. He has the most superb temperament and really wants to do a good job for his jockey. He is literally anyone’s ride. We have never met such a talented, well-bred horse who is so calm and chilled but can perform successfully at novice level with the scope and attitude to go on. ‘Dinky’ is an Irish Sport Horse (ISH) gelding by Kings Master and he is superbly put together. This horse only began his eventing career this season and he has gone from doing his first affiliated event at BE90 level to jumping double clears at BE novice and being placed. He will progress as slowly or as quickly as he new rider wants to up the levels.  In 14 runs this horse has never had a cross-country fault. He is bold and brave yet careful and agile and has been ridden by a small lady rider who has found him to be a pleasure, ridden in a snaffle for all three phases. Dinky works in a correct, consistent outline with three lovely paces. He oozes class and is light in the hand and responsive from the aids without being sharp. Dinky is currently hunting weekly with the Rockwood Harriers. He has been both cubbing and hunting, including the opening meet, where his behaviour was impeccable. He is lovely to hack alone and in company and is a star to have on the yard. He will live in or out and has no vices. He will excel in any sphere but would suit a junior rider or a competitive amateur to event.”

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5. ‘Rising star’

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Height: 16.2hh

Age: eight

Gender: gelding

Selling points: “‘Ulisco De Montsec’ is a true gentleman with a very promising career ahead of him. Ulisco is extremely well bred, out of an exceptional mare by the great Jalisco B and with an equally impressive sire side (his Sire, Indoctro, won the USEF Sire of the Year Award 2011, has sired world class horses such as VDL Orame, Wizzard TN and VDL Wittinger who all compete at 1.50m level or more). Over the past few years he has been allowed to grow and mature slowly; now with a solid foundation he is ready to be taken up the levels. A highly competitive home is needed for this future star. His endless scope and potential will take him far in the right hands. Completely sound to do in all ways. No vices.”

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6. ‘Super-smart’

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Height: 16.1hh

Age: nine

Gender: mare

Selling points: “Tallula’ and I started eventing this season and neither of us had done it before. We have been placed in all but one of our unaffiliated events then started BE with a win at our first BE80 with a 24.3 dressage score and a double jumping clear. We then moved up to BE90 and finished in the top 10. We have also represented riding club teams and were part of the winning dressage team at the championships this year. This horse is super easy to take out and she goes in a trailer or lorry and will happily stand all day on her own or with company. She has hunted in her previous home, has no vices and is a great hack. She is snaffle-mouthed at all times and would suit a competitive riding club home.”

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