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Quality Allrounder

Risada Stud in Swindon

8 years old
All-Rounder, Dressage and Showing
16.3hh 8yo unregistered ISH gelding. Impressive, quality horse with a bright future. Echo is a stunning model with great presence. Really draws the eye and commands attention, he turns heads wherever he goes. A substantial model without being heavy or thick, he is athletic and light on his feet and in the hand. Very rideable, doesn't feel like a big horse. Purchased by the current owner directly from the breeder in August 2021 after passing a 5 stage vetting. Echo is schooling nicely on the flat with 3 rhythmical, balanced paces. He moves very well and has shown himself to be very trainable and willing to learn, improving with every session. Foundations are nicely established for someone to build on and produce into any sphere. Has great potential for pure dressage. He is not a sharp type but he is a quality sort with something about him so not your granny's kickalong cob. Currently always in a snaffle for all activities. Echo is good to a fence, he comes in and out quietly and is very rideable. Takes you in and enjoys the job without dragging you in, very mannerly. He gives you a great feeling over a fence and is careful and athletic, good at getting himself out of trouble. Isn't phased by a bad stride, will always try his best. Echo has previously done unaffiliated eventing at 90cm and he would do all riding club activities or amateur eventing/showjumping with the right rider. Regularly out and about now, settles really well and rides the same as he does at home, doesn't get hot or sharp. Echo has done a lot of hacking, he is good on the roads and open spaces and will go alone or in company. Someone with an electric seat can get him a bit wound up and fresh but nothing that would unseat or upset a confident, competent rider. Generally well mannered and I hack him on the buckle, often using him as a buffer for the younger horses against bigger vehicles. Echo is excellent to do on the ground in all ways and loves being groomed and cuddled. He is a really lovely, sweet, affectionate character who wants very much to be your friend and is very user friendly. Loads and travels well and will stand quietly on the box. Up to date with vaccinations, teeth etc. He is a real pleasure to have around and has been ridden here by a wide range of abilities, always trying his best. Echo is sadly for sale due to bucking once in the arena and unseating his owner who is an older rider. Although he hasn't done it since his owner has lost confidence in him. We have not experienced any issues with him here, he has had the odd buck when changing legs behind or out hacking in a big group when wound up but he doesn't go off rodeoing and it would not be unsettling or unseating to a confident capable rider used to a quality horse with something about it. Echo is a quality horse with so much to give and just continues to go from strength to strength the more we do with him. He really is so rewarding as he will give you back what you put in. And he is a total sweetheart! Would suit a busy home with a lot of variety, not suitable as a happy hacker. For sale on behalf of a client. Serious enquiries to please CALL ONLY. Texts and messages WILL NOT BE ANSWERED. All video can be found by searching Echo on the Amy Derber Equestrian Facebook page. There is a post pinned to the top showing you how to do this.

Risada Stud


Breeding, sourcing and producing quality sport horses as well as providing sales livery, schooling, breaking, rehab and full livery services.