With hounds out on exercise and the hunting season just around the corner, it’s time to gear yourself up with a horse to cross the country with. Take a look at our selection of hunters for sale on the Horse & Hound website this week.

1. ‘Well-mannered’

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Height: 17hh

Age: 11

Gender: gelding

Selling points: “‘Rafferty’ is an eye-catching horse with lots of presence on the hunting field. He is well-mannered at the meet and loves to jump. He has hunted well in Ireland and with the Woodland Pytchley, showjumped and cross-country schooled. He stands quietly on the lorry when other horses are taken away from him. Rafferty has a very kind nature and is easy to do with good conformation and no stable vices.”

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2. ‘Always snaffle-mouthed’

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Height: 15.2hh

Age: 10

Gender: gelding

Selling points: “This Connemara has hunted three full seasons with the Zetland. He never fizzes up and is happy in any position in the fields. He is easy to do and in the summer months competes in unaffiliated dressage. Hunting references available.”

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3. ‘Scopey’

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Height: 16.1hh

Age: six

Gender: gelding

Selling points: “‘Sleepybrook Dylan’ is a very kind and sweet-natured horse who loves to please. He has hunted with the Cheshire Drag, proving to be well-mannered. He is happy to socialise and is great to do gates from. He has brought me home safely on many occasions. He has recently started eventing at BE90 level proving to be honest, careful and brave. Good to do in every way.”

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4. ‘Straightforward horse’

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Height: 16hh

Age: seven

Gender: gelding

Selling points: “This horse by Alflora is working well on the flat in a good outline and rhythm. He is a bold, careful jumper both showjumping and across country and is schooling well over BE90 fences. He has hunted with the North Shropshire and Cheshire Bloodhounds. He has also been to local shows, fun rides and is hacked out alone and in company by a novice rider.”

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5. ‘Very smart’

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Height: 16.1hh

Age: eight

Gender: gelding

Selling points: “‘Teddy’ has mostly hunted with the West Norfolk Foxhounds in the field, with a field master and whipping-in. He is easy to do in all ways and is a very sweet horse to be around. He is a bold jumper and loves cross-country. As well as hunting he would make an ideal riding club horse or could easily follow a new career in eventing. Can live in or out with mares or geldings.”

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6. ‘Absolute gentleman’

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Height: 17.3hh

Age: seven

Gender: gelding

Selling points: “I have owned ‘Herbie’ since he was a three-year-old. He really looks after his rider and is a true gent in every way. Since owning him we have taken part in lots of fun rides, hunter trials, team chasing, hunted (Bicester) and been out with the bloodhounds. We have also been to Holkham beach and taken weekly lessons with my trainer, including lots of cross-country schooling in various places. Herbie loves his hunting and will stand and wait patiently at the meet and jump anything. Good to do.”

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