Firstly hero is a very much loved member of our family, who deserves a very special home.
14 hh british riding pony, gelding 7 years old.
This is a very difficult sale for us so please read the full ad before enquiring.
Flatwork is where this this boy really shines. Very correct paces, rhythmic, responsive and light to the hand.
Every novice test he has competed in he has won (including regional qualifiers) and he has begun schooling elementary at home.
Never spooky or strong in the warm up and seriously knows his job in the ring- even when mum has taught his rider the wrong test and they literally have to wing it!!!
Works in a constant light outline and always receives lovely comments from the judges. Is definitely ready to affiliate.
He is bred for the show ring (show hunter stamp)- sire the famous STRINSEDALE MATADOR.
We have only taken him to two small shows (1 of which he won reserve champion) as covid unfortunately made any more impossible. We bought him with the hope of qualifying for HOYS through the search for a star route and was confident he was in with a chance. Unfortunately now my daughter is just too big for the overall picture.
This boy has scope to burn and makes a very nice shape over a fence- numerous wins (including regional qualifiers) at 95cm he is quick and careful, can turn in the air yet not overly strong. Schools over 1m5 and jumps 1m15 S a single fence at home HOWEVER he does require the rider to be fully committed as the heights go up as otherwise will dry up from several strides out!
Much the same as showjuping, not overly strong- can clear 1m10 on an attractive fence- not overly bothered by fillers, width, drops, water ect- is nervous at trakennas (but that may be a jockey problem too) but again requires riding into the fence by a committed jockey.
Hacks alone and in company, snaffle mouthed, happy to canter in the middle of a group. He is a competition pony so will jog and have the odd excitable buck but nothing nasty. Happy one to first, middle or last. Fine in general traffic but is a little nervous of huge things- will jog and try to rush past, it is rideable with an encouraging rider or you can pop off and hold him (he won’t try pull you over!!) and he’s easily mounted from the ground.
He has regularly been ridden by other more novice riders (including my 5 year old son!!) and seems to know when to step down a gear or too.
He’s hunted both with the harriers and the bloodhounds. Not bothered at all by the dogs, happy to stand at the meet and happy to stay in the middle of the pack. Not overly strong but also not a plod. Gives a nice ride.
He’s done pony club camp, riding club camp
and lots of stable away shows. He’s actually better behaved when away than at home!
He can live in or out but doesn’t like to be left alone- in the field or stable.
Can be a little bolshy to lead in if he’s been left out what he seems too late!
Never bitten, kicked the leader etc..
Has lived in a mixed herd but now in an individual paddock.
He will wind suck (not prolifically) when he first comes in and on occasions throughout his stables period. This doesn’t affect his performance so we have never minded or tried to stop him- a collar may do the trick but we ve never tried.
He’s up to date (and easy to do) with absolutely everything and is blemish free
Great to load and travel on any mode of transport.
He’s been with us over two years and is only for sale as my daughter is 5’6 so now needs a bigger pony/horse.
Happy to answer any questions honestly as the right home is very important