A true schoolmaster is worth their weight in gold. These expert equestrians can be the perfect first horse or pony, providing novice riders with an experienced and knowledgeable mount. A schoolmaster can also be a sensible option for more advanced riders looking to progress into the higher levels of the sport.
Here are six talented schoolmasters for sale on horseandhound.co.uk this week:
1. ‘Placed every time out’
Selling points: This mare has done working hunter pony, show hunter pony, Pony Club area dressage, cross-country and showjumping. She adapts herself to the ability of the rider and has been used for absolute beginners. She would suit a teenager going up in height. 100% to do in every way.
2. ‘Complete gentleman’
Selling points: This Connemara cross has done Pony Club camps, fun rides, eventing and hunting. He has a scopey jump and hacks alone or in company. Easy to do in all ways.
3. ‘Excels at cross-country’
Selling points: Charlie is a competent BE100 pony who excels at cross-country with 50 foundation points and five double clears last season, coming second at Prestwold Hall and fourth at Eland Lodge. He came second at the Pony Club intermediate eventing championships in 2014 on a dressage score of 26.7. He is good to shoe, box and clip, and hacks alone or in company.
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4. ‘Stunning dressage mare’
Selling points: This Polish warmblood is competing in novice dressage with 31 BD points and is working at elementary at home. She is an easy mare with comfortable paces and a superb attitude to work. She hacks alone and in company and will also pop a course of fences. Good to box, clip, shoe, traffic.
5. ‘Teenager’s dream’
Selling points: This mare has done a lot of showjumping and eventing in Ireland. She has a huge jump and is very careful. She also works well on the flat and is a forward but safe and uncomplicated ride. She is never silly and super to hack alone or in company.
6. ‘Kind, loving horse’
Selling points: This gelding by Argentius has competed BS and jumped up to 1.20m. He has been placed unaffiliated dressage and cross-country schooled. He moves well, has excellent flatwork and is good enough for pure dressage.
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