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Experienced Event Horse For Sale

Frances Sutherland in Lybster

16 years old
Zangersheide (Belgian WB)
Eventing, Show Jumping and Pony Club
FOR SALE - 16.3hh, 16yr old, Belgian warmblood (Zangersheide) gelding. Cosmo has previously evented up to Advanced and CIC4* (i.e. old 3*), however he didn't enjoy the xc at this level. I have evented him at BE100/PC100+ level, showjumped unaffiliated at 1.10m and competed in unaffiliated dressage at Elementary/PC Open. He has done lots of Pony Club activities with me, including camp, rallies, efficiency tests, Area Qualifiers and the Spring Festival and his results speak for themselves. Cosmo is a real gent to handle on the ground. He is easy to catch and stands for the farrier, dentist, vet, etc without sedation (and barely needs a headcollar). He will load into any trailer or lorry and always travels well. Not fussed about standing at a show or staying away in temporary stabling. He lives out with me but has also previously lived in. He hacks out alone and in company and all vaccinations, teeth and shoeing are up to date. Although Cosmo is a very experienced and incredibly honest horse who never says no, he is absolutely NOT a novice ride. He can be sharp, spooky and reactive to his surroundings and needs a confident rider. He thrives off work and being in the routine of going to outings. Cosmo knows his job inside and out and likes to get on with it. That being said, he is snaffle mouthed in all phases and doesn't need any extra tack. I am just under 5ft3 and ride him in a happy mouth snaffle, cavesson noseband and breastplate out xc. Cosmo is an absolute pleasure to have on the yard and is exceptionally talented. I feel he would be best suited to a sympathetic home where be will be able to get out regularly, either for SJ or eventing, which is something I struggle to do from so far north. Although Cosmo has lovely elastic paces and is well established on the flat I feel he would be bored in a pure dressage home. I have gained so much confidence and experience from riding Cosmo over the last 4.5 years but our lack of competition venues and events makes it challenging to keep him focussed, especially now that I am too old for Pony Club. Genuine enquiries only as this is a very difficult decision. Sensibly priced as the right home is much more important to me for such a special horse. Please call Frances on 07775754603. I have stacks of photos and videos available. Cosmo also has a custom-made Patriot jumping saddle which is available by separate negotiation

Frances Sutherland