If you’re looking for a sizeable hunter to help make the country you need to cross this season appear small, take a look at our selection of hunters over 17hh for sale on the Horse & Hound website this week.

1. ‘Opening meet ready’

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Height: 17.1hh

Age: seven

Gender: gelding

Selling points: “Very smart looking, sweet, easy horse both on and off the ground. Hunted with the Blackmore & Sparkford Vale and Axe Vale. Autumn hunted 2016 with a number of packs by husband and wife. He has a rubber snaffle mouth, jumps ditches, hedges, wire and timber. Goes in front or at the back and is happy to go off on point. He has evented at BE90 and BE100 level with a clear cross-country record. He is being sold as Brexit has not slowed our business down as we thought it would, so we won’t have as much time for hunting and it is a waste of a seriously good horse.”

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2. ‘Lovely temperament’

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Height: 17hh

Age: 10

Gender: gelding

Selling points: “This Shire X warmblood weight carrier has hunted since he was four-years-old with the Middleton and Derwent. He jumps hedges and ditches etc and is well-schooled. He is easy to handle and is excellent in traffic. He is currently autumn hunting.”

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3. ‘Exceptionally kind’

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Height: 17hh

Age: 12

Gender: gelding

Selling points: “An Irish Draught X thoroughbred by Marmite D’Or. He is an all-round gentleman, with a bold, comfortable and economical jump. He hunts in the front, middle or back of the field in a snaffle and is good in the trailer, with the farrier and in all traffic.”

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4. ‘Gentleman’s hunter’

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Height: 17hh

Age: 13

Gender: gelding

Selling points: “This is an imposing and up-to-weight, well-mannered hunter. He is excellent as a master’s horse, is good to hunt in the field and is also good with hounds. He is easy to clip, box, shoe and in traffic. He is never sick or sorry and is fit and ready to go. A sound, upstanding horse who has real presence and character.”

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5. ‘Amazing hunter’

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Height: 17.2hh

Age: 11

Gender: gelding

Selling points: “This horse has hunted and showjumped in Northern Ireland before going to the Blackmore & Sparkford Vale. He also whipped in for the North Hereford and has hunted with the Ledbury and Worcester. He is an amazing hedge, timber and gate jumper, whether in the field, in front or on his own. He is an extremely loveable, well-mannered gentle giant who is fully fit and ready to go. ”

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6. ‘Will jump anything’

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Height: 17.2hh

Age: 10

Gender: gelding

Selling points: “This horse, by Catherston Liberator, has a superb temperament and is very kind and well-mannered. He has hunted with draghounds, foxhounds and bloodhounds and he has also field mastered for the Southern Shires bloodhounds. He is happy in any position within the field, isn’t strong and will jump anything. He has a smooth but careful jump and will look after you. During the summer months he competes in unaffiliated dressage, showjumping and hunter trials. He has three balanced paces, is well schooled and hacks both alone and in company. Good to do.”

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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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Don’t miss our 22-page hunting special, in this week’s issue of Horse & Hound magazine (27 October 2016)