DaVinci - SOLD
Bronze medal horse for a trainer on a budget!!
Are you a young aspiring trainer on a budget looking to get your bronze medal, but can’t afford a big price tag horse to get you there? Are you a knowledgeable rider looking for your next horse and want something you can bond and work with on the ground in order to create that partnership under saddle? If so, keep reading:
Davinci, a 2008 15.1h Azteca gelding, is a compact and athletic package who is a solid second level horse with many aspects of third level coming along. He has a straightforward walk trot canter, leg yield, half pass, and counter canter. He does have a flying change, but it’s not something that we’ve been focusing on developing at the moment. Davinci is great for the farrier, vet, and is easy to take off farm for shows or clinics. We feel he is best suited for a new/young trainer on a budget or an ambitious young rider who also wants a horse to bring along. Under the right rider, Davinci could help his next partner achieve their USDF bronze medal seeing as his flying change can be clean and reliable when schooled (you will need to put some time in to freshen these up).
What about the price? The reason for Davinci’s very reasonable price tag is that he displays some past traumas from his early life, and while he’s dependable to ride, some of his flinching and tense behavior on the ground can make some people nervous. Despite working closely with a vet to rule out ulcers, discomfort, and lameness, Davinci still has a tendency to get tense and flinchy while being saddled and holds that tension until the rider mounts. Once mounted, he becomes the calm horse he is on the ground when not tacked. He has very respectful ground manners, but he is an overachiever and leans towards being on edge in order to instantly please his handler, occasionally overreacting, versus being relaxed and a little lazy. Under saddle, he is not spooky or reactive, but if something does make him tense he will scoot forward and needs a rider who can laugh that off, keep riding, and go about their business not holding that against him.
What about the PPE you ask? We have no concerns with him going into a vetting. He flexes well, jogs out well, and has no underlying medical conditions. In April, after he had been in full training for a couple of months, he was feeling a little sluggish behind so we did his first ever joint injections on April 11th, injecting his hocks and stifles. Now he feels like a spring chicken! Prior to this he has never had any joint maintenance or treatment. His riding video posted in March is before his injections as well, so he’s that much more fluid in his movement now!
Before listing him in March we did take films of his hocks and hind fetlocks (he’s a little wind puffy in the hind fetlocks) and he looked great on both. Those are the only rads taken on this horse in the past several years. We also pulled blood and checked for any metabolic issues (because he’s Spanish and a rounder build) as well as Lyme (we are in New England) and all checked out normal.
Ideally Davinci’s next home will be his final one. We’d love for his next owner to reach their goals with him and later on, after learning his quirks and loving him for who he is, be able to share his knowledge and experience with a working student so they can also learn from him. Davinci can really be the pay-it-forward type for those dedicated to learning.
Fidi - SOLD
Grand Prix Schoolmaster!
Fidi (Florencio I x Hill Hawk x Aktuell) is a 17 year old Oldenburg gelding 16.2h with scores in the US from PSG through GP. Imported from Germany in November 2018, Fidi has a wonderful character and enjoys bonding with his rider. He loves his passage and has great one tempis, but struggles in competition with his piaffe, so he could show someone the ropes of the GP, but is happiest as a small tour horse. He is best suited for a junior/young rider, professional, or knowledgeable and ambitious amateur. Fidi takes his job very seriously and does not have a sense of humor for beginners or for a niece and nephew who want to go for a pony ride. That being said, he takes pride in working hard for his rider and likes having a job and purpose. When Fidi was imported in 2018 his vetting wasn’t spectacular in regards to flexions and lunging on tight circles, so please be aware that even with great care and maintenance he will be no spring chicken in a vetting! In 2021 he competed in the GP Open division in Region 8 and went to Region 8 Regionals at Grand Prix, but had a splint removed this past April so he is just getting back to full work. Videos posted are of his September 2021 GP ride at Regionals as well as a schooling video at home in July 2022. Fidi is a very easy boy to have in the barn, has superb ground manners, self loads in the trailer, and is a true gentleman to work with. He deserves the very best, so come and meet this special guy for yourself.
Roosevelt (Theo) - SOLD
Age: May 4, 2021
Lord Leatherdale x Trento-B x Zortin
Theo is a beautiful bay colt sired by Lord Leatherdale out of a Trento-B mare. Bred to be an FEI dressage horse, Theo has the bloodlines, disposition, and conformation to be your next upper level mount. This young colt has great ground manners, round pens weekly, is UTD on vaccines, and is on a regular trim schedule with our farrier. He currently stands at 15.2 1/2h at the withers and 15.3h at his rump. Theo is a very confident youngster who is curious, bold, intelligent, and athletic. He is a very quick learner and is fun to work in the round pen due to his desire to please. Theo is registered with KWPN and has a lifetime membership with USEF. His dam was a competitive FEI horse with an incredible hind leg and ability to sit with a spectacular piaffe/passage.
Ariella - SOLD
Trento-B x Zortin x Marinier
Ariella is a beautiful 16.3h big bodied dutch ster mare sired by Trento-B who is by Krack C. Ari was a competitive riding horse the majority of her career and competed through Prix St. George and has a spectacular piaffe/passage. Before being retired as a competition horse in 2017, Ari was being prepared for her Grand Prix debut though her soundness held her back. With her extensive time as a show horse Ari is wonderful to handle, travels very well, and could not be better with the vet and farrier. Ari is being rehomed as a broodmare and would add a good amount of bone, energy, and a stellar hind leg to her offspring.
Ari had three babies in the last three years and we decided to get out of breeding after our 2021 foal so consequently she has had a year off without being bred. We put her back under saddle in November 2021 in hopes that she could be our wonderful schoolmaster with some good veterinary maintenance, but she is not staying sound enough with joint injections to justify the cost of keeping her. Ari gets along with all of the horses in the barn, is fine being stabled or living out, is very laid back, and is a super easy keeper. Her past three breedings she took the first time on frozen from two different stallions. Ari also had two foals as a young horse before her riding career.
Krack C was Anky van Grunsven’s esteemed dressage partner who is one of the most respected sires of dressage excellence in Europe. Krack C sired 10 licensed sons with the KWPN society including Trento-B who was ridden by Dutch rider Kim Leduc as a young horse and competed through Grand Prix in the Netherlands. Trento B, at 16.3 1/2h, sired successful international Grand Prix offspring such as Ambience (Roland Tong), Briolinca (Gareth Hughes) and the recently deceased international small tour horse Aesthete (Silva Martin). Trento-B passed the KWPN performance test with 8 for gaits and an 8.5 for his talent as a dressage horse.
Ari’s dam’s sire, Zortin, is a 16.3h KWPN stallion who competed in the Grand Prix show jumping ring in the Netherlands. Zortin is considered a versatile stallion who’s prodigy is successful in the highest levels of both dressage and show jumping. Zortin’s sire, Marinier, was also very versatile and competed in both disciplines as well.
Ari would be an asset to any breeding program whether you’re looking for your next upper level dressage mount or would like to add some bone into your jumper mount. Ari deserves the best home possible, so serious inquiries only please.
Gustav - SOLD
***International Mover & 2019 Region 8 Champion***
Gustav, affectionately known as “Goose”, is a 17.1h 2015 imported German Warmblood gelding sired by Goldburg and out of a Rivero II mare. Goose has proven himself unstoppable the last two years as a four and five year old. During this odd 2020 Covid season, Goose was able to compete at Second Level, earning both of his qualifying scores in one weekend and winning both of his classes with scores of 67% and 65%. He is currently schooling walk-canter and canter-walk transitions, counter canter, and half pass.
As a young four year old, Goose was unbeatable in Wellington, scoring 9’s on his gaits, and was a judge favorite at Global. He had continued his winning streak in New England during the 2019 season with twelve first-place finishes. This special young horse has the movement of an international horse and a wonderful temperament to match.
Goose has had many successes in 2019 including the following:
**Winning Training Level Open division at Region 8 Championships in Saugerties, NY.
**NEDA High Score of the weekend at Regionals with a 78.448% in his open division
**7th overall in the Adequan/USDF Year End Award Standings for the USEF Four-Year-Old class with a median score of 77.60%
**Was selected and represented four-year-olds in the NEDA Fall Symposium featuring Dorothee Schneider
**Earned 10th place at US Dressage Finals in Kentucky for Training Level Open
**Was on the Regions Cup team at Nationals for Region 8- aiding in their success of Reserve Champion
**Had his photo featured in Practical Horseman Magazine from the Dorothee Schneider Symposium
This very well-mannered youngster has an uphill canter, supple trot, and swinging walk to make sure you get noticed in the arena. He is great for the vet, farrier, trailers well, and has no vices. This talented horse is extremely trainable, has a good temperament, and affectionate personality. Goose would make a super FEI prospect for a professional and is ready to continue his career moving up the levels. Please contact Carly at 860-558-7809 to schedule a time to try this special young horse for yourself. Located in Nottingham, NH.
Didi - SOLD
Superb Upper Level Dressage Prospect (Detroit X Sir Donnerhall)
“Didi” is a recently imported 4 year old Oldenburg gelding with unlimited potential! Born in 2015 and currently 16.3h, Didi is sired by Detroit and his dam was sired by Sir Donnerhall which has made for an impressive combination! He is a gorgeous boy with three exceptional uphill gaits and a canter to die for! Didi is fun to ride, solid in the connection, and comfortable to sit. He is well behaved on the ground and has no vices. A recent clean vet check was performed in October of 2018. Didi is currently working 4 days per week and is learning his lateral work. He enjoys exercising over cavaletti and hacking out with others. He is getting ready for you to take him down centerline this spring! This talented young horse has a lovely temperament and is a joy to work with.
Bruunholms Donna - SOLD
Grand Prix schoolmaster
Donna is a solid Grand Prix schoolmaster and has everything you could want in a horse to learn or compete on. She has taken one rider to both her silver and gold medals and took another AA to finish her bronze.
Imported from Denmark in 2017, this 2003 Danish Warmblood mare is kind and forgiving and would make the perfect horse for someone wanting to gain experience with the GP movements. Donna is sired by Blue Hors Don Romantic and is safe for an adult amateur to learn and have fun on. Sized at 16.1h she is a confidence booster and would be happy to teach riders of all ages at home or in the competition ring. Calm and collected at horse shows or on the trail, we want the best home for this very special mare.
Zafari Søholm - SOLD
**Attractive 8 year old gelding sired by Blue Hors Zak**
At 18h, this big 2011 imported Danish Warmblood is schooling PSG and has fantastic gaits with the temperament to match. Zafari is a talented gelding who has superb extensions and excels in his pirouettes. We cannot say enough regarding how comfortable he is to ride and how wonderful his temperament is both at home and at competitions. Despite his large size, his gaits are easy to sit and his brain makes him suitable for a serious amateur. He has the talent for the FEI ring and would be a stunning horse for Young Riders and U25. Before being imported in 2016, Zafari had qualified for the 5 year old championships in Denmark and has had an impeccable show record in the US since.
Mango - SOLD
**Small tour horse for sale in Wellington**
Stunning, talented, and ready to take you down centerline. Mango is a 2004 16.1h imported Danish Warmblood sired by Michellino. This dynamic gelding has successfully shown through I1 and is schooling Grand Prix. He has expressive gaits, beautiful half pass, and fantastic mediums and extensions.
Mango is a compact horse with ground covering gaits and would be best suited for a young rider or would be happy to take a professional into the FEI ring. He could also be ridden by an experienced amateur with regular guidance and instruction.
Always in the ribbons, Mango competed in his first CDI in March 2018 at Global with a score in the mid 60’s. He continued on to show at I1 with scores in the upper 60’s to finish his winter season. Most recently he competed in March of 2019 at I1 with a score of 67.79% at Global.
At Prix St. George Mango has scores up to 74% and was Reserve Champion Open for PSG at White Fences Winter Series in 2018.
Sound and consistent in the show ring he is a pleasure to have in the barn and is a seasoned competitor.
Dorr’s Nestor - SOLD
I1 dream horse! This black 16h, 12-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding, imported in 2015, is sired by Negro and is a true black beauty looking for his next person to carry into the show ring. “Abe” is a joy to have in the barn and his calm and sensible demeanor makes him a great competitor. He is currently competing at I1 in Wellington and has scores at Global and White Fences ranging in the mid 60’s to 71.8%. He had a successful show season in 2017 at PSG and finished the summer with his first I1 test scoring in the 70’s. Abe is uncomplicated, aims to please, and comes out every day looking to delight his rider. He has three quality gaits, correct and easy flying changes, wonderful half pass, lovely medium and extended trot, and a great walk. Abe is successfully schooling one tempis as well as half steps. This fun-loving horse would be happy continuing on his road to Grand Prix or bringing a rider up through the levels. He is excellent for the farrier, vet, trailering, field trips and has no stall vices. This horse is the same at home as he is at shows and will stand all day in the trailer without a sound. Safe enough for an amateur, but fancy and talented enough for a professional, this truly is a special horse who is looking for his next person. Sound and healthy, Abe’s last set of radiographs were done during his PPE in 2015.
Pilegardens Flyin Amir - SOLD
Confirmed third level gelding, this fancy import has it all. At 15.3 hands, this sound 9 year old Danish Warmblood is a large mover in a small package. Finn is successfully showing third level with flying changes coming along nicely. With correct easy to sit elastic gaits and supple body he makes lateral work a breeze. He has wonderful reach and freedom in the shoulders, consistently scoring 8’s on his extensions and half pass. Forward thinking, expressive, yet easy to sit movement, Finn is very adjustable and shows exceptional talent for the upper levels. With a lovely personality, he is affectionate and is a favorite at the barn with his sweet temperament. A wonderful horse to show, he knows his job, travels well with or without company, and is the same temperament wherever he goes. Finn is currently schooling canter pirouettes and half steps and is suitable for a confident amateur yet talented enough for a professional. If you are looking for a horse to impress the judge, yet be able to enjoy outside of the ring, then this is the horse you’ve been looking for.