If you fancy giving showing a go, or perhaps you are looking for a summer job aside from hunting, perhaps you should consider a working hunter. From youngsters to schoolmasters, take a look at just a few of the working hunters for sale on the Horse & Hound website this week

1. ‘Really scopey’

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Height: 17hh

Age: eight

Gender: mare

Selling points: “This horse has hunted with the York and Ainsty North for the past two seasons, always at the front jumping all fences and ditches. She is a really tough mare who hunts full days twice a week. Has won working hunter and show hunter classes and championships at a novice level. Produced and ready to go on to open workers and qualifiers.”

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2. ‘Top class’

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Height: 17.2hh

Age: nine

Gender: gelding

Selling points: “This horse is a well-bred Irish Draught by Crannagh Hero. He has done British Dressage and hunted this season, jumping gates, hedges and rails. He is clean limbed with excellent conformation and three fluid paces. A true gentleman who is currently ridden by a 5’3″ lady and 5’11” gent. Will turn his hoof to anything.”

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3. ‘Been there and done it’

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Height: 16.2hh

Age: 13

Gender: gelding

Selling points: “This horse recently scored 71.04% in some unaffiliated dressage. He would be ideal for riding club or Pony Club. Excellent to hack and good to do in all ways. Would be a great mother/daughter share.”

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4. ‘Super chap’

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Height: 15.1hh

Age: seven

Gender: gelding

Selling points: “‘Pepper’ works nicely on the flat, has competed and been placed at prelim and novice level dressage. He loves to jump and is bold, brave and honest and has also hunted. He enjoys cross-country and has competed at local shows. He would suit any rider and is a perfect confidence-giver. He is perfect to hack and is always snaffle mouthed.”

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5. ‘Talented little horse’

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Height: 15hh

Age: five

Gender: gelding

Selling points: “This quality Irish gelding has showjumped and cross-country schooled, proving to be brave and bold. He has hunted in Ireland and works well on the flat with correct paces. He is snaffle mouthed and is always happy and willing in whatever he does.”

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6. ‘Lots of potential’

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Height: 15hh

Age: five

Gender: gelding

Selling points: “‘Freddie’ has a fabulous temperament and was professionally broken in 2015. He has already competed in dressage and jumping shows, being good to travel. He loves attention and is very well bred. He is destined for the top in any sphere.”

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7. ‘Stands out for all the right reasons’

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Height: 15hh

Age: six

Gender: gelding

Selling points: “‘Max’ would suit any member of the family and is completely safe, sane and sensible. He has been out showjumping, cross-country, showing both in-hand and under saddle and is always very honest, looking after his rider. He has bags of personality and jumps hedges, ditches steps and water with no problems at all. He is jumping a course of 90cm showjumps and is good to do in all ways.”

NB: Horse & Hound has not checked the accuracy of the claims made in these adverts and cannot be held liable if the information included above is inaccurate in any way

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