6 year old 15.3 hh Liver Chestnut Thoroughbred Gelding
Champ is a sweetheart in the barn. He has competed through beginner novice at local mini-trials and is ready to move forward up the levels with a new partner. He is a light ride with a soft mouth. He is currently developing shoulder-in and haunches-in on the flat and happily schooling 2'9"-3' fences with scope for more. Simple on the ground and easy to handle in the barn. He currently has shoes up front and is barefoot behind. Stands quietly for the vet and farrier (even with snow sliding off the roof). He would be a fun, willing project for someone to develop a partnership with. A good home is a must!
Priced at mid 4 figures.
11 yr old Quarter Horse gelding, 15.3
Milo would make a great horse for a young rider or adult amateur. He has been in professional dressage programs in both Florida and Illinois before coming to Ohio to be sold. Milo is a lovely mover with eye catching gaits, but his soft mouth and easy-going demeanor make him a smooth ride. He is easily schooling third level dressage movements. He was also a favorite of working students in a h/j program where he would quietly jump around 2'6" courses with ease. Also walks down trail on his own (is probably good in a group, I am always just riding by myself). Has had minimal show experience, but was the same at the show as he is at home. Easy to trailer, he can be loaded and unloaded by one person. He is barefoot with solid feet. Does not like having his mane pulled, so alternative hair styling is advised.
Basically, if you are looking for an all-around nice horse to do anything with (dressage, h/j, eventing, trail riding) this is your guy. More videos and photos to follow as I collect them.
2008 OTTB chestnut gelding
I bought Norman in the fall of 2011 as a 3 year old off the track and from day one he has been quiet and easy going. It was this quiet nature that convinced me to buy him with the plan to resell within the year. At the time, I was working for Phillip Dutton and was fortunate enough to have him and his team guide me in bringing Norman along to his first few events. He took quickly to eventing, making his USEA debut at one Novice event before moving on to Training level. At this point, I had only competed at Training level myself and so I decided to keep him, just to see how far we could go. From there, I moved on to Ohio, Kentucky, Florida, and back to Ohio with Norman and Lilo (trusty supervisor) in tow. I balanced my teaching and riding career with Norman’s competition schedule. I was lucky to find employment with people
(like Nori Scheffel and Margaret McElhany) who supported me and the little orange horse so I could continue to chase my competitive dreams. With guidance from my coach, Cathy Jones-Forsberg, in the summer of 2014 we made the move up to the Preliminary, fall of 2015; the move up to Intermediate, and summer of 2017; the move up to Advanced with several FEI competitions scattered throughout.
There have been bumps in the road and plans that didn’t pan out, but the process has taught me that the journey is not a straight line. I am so fortunate to have found such an incredible, athletic partner whose enthusiasm for jumping is matched only by his love of cribbing. If you are interested in becoming a part of the team and joining us on our journey please contact me to learn more!