Sunday, February 6, 2011

Anybody event horse shopping this spring?

A friend of mine here in Tennessee has decided to sell a very nice event horse he has had for about 5 years. Although the horse is wonderful and they had some great times together, finishing college and the desire to pursue a "non-horse"-related career have caused the rider to reorganize his priorities. Just because the rider is no longer committed to competing doesn't mean his horse should stand around in the barn, so he has decided to find a new home for him. Below are the details, as sent to me by the owner. I've also included a few competition pictures that were attached with the sale information, and I added one I took of them several years ago at a Donna Smith eventing clinic in Bristol, TN.

Horse: Shrapnel (barn name "Syd")
Color/Sex: Bay, Gelding
Age: 13
Born in: 1998
Breed: New Zealand Thoroughbred
Height: 16.3 hands
Location: Bristol, Tennessee

Competitions: Syd competed successfully at the CCI* level in New Zealand and was qualified to go Intermediate. We imported him in March of 2006 and I have been competing him at the Training level of Eventing. We have schooled Preliminary cross-country successfully in Aiken, South Carolina as well. He is a very reliable horse and has never had a cross-country jump fault. He is a very genuine horse with a sweet personality.
Reason for sale: Rider is a college student who doesn't have the time to ride or compete anymore.
Asking price: $25,000
Contact Info:
Owner: Mike Jennings
Phone: 423-878-5451 (H) ; 423-341-9620 (C) ; 423-341-8733 (C)

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