Irish Sports Horse, Chestnut, Gelding, 13 years, 16.3 hands
I have owned Archie for 6 years and we have done everything together. He has taught me a great deal and is an absolutely lovely chap with good looks and real presence.
We have had so much fun and he has continually improved my riding with loads more to give. He would really suit someone who wants to learn and improve their own riding.
This horse is extremely talented and is a complete schoolmaster on the flat. He is working at elementary at home and totally capable of competing at that level affiliated
He is very athletic with an active hind leg and trainable attitude. He is forward going and responsive with an excellent work ethic and is stunning looking so presents a very classy picture
His canter is fabulous (we scored 9's for canter in our last outing) and he has good lateral work, medium and collected paces
He produces consitently calm and obedient tests (please see video) and gets lovely comments from the judges
I have done everything on Archie including: clinics, combined training, show jumping, dressage, eventing, beach rides, mock hunts and all riding club activities
He hacks alone and in company, is good in traffic and is good to travel, shoe, clip etc. Well behaved at competitions and great to handle on the ground. His only vice is being a bit grumpy about being girthed up!!
Archie enjoys show jumping and cross country and will easily jump around a metre high course. I have successfully competed in affiliated eventing at the lower levels with him. With a better rider, he could probably do much more as I am not very confident at jumping!
I think Archie would suit someone who wants to compete and be successful at affiliated dressage, but would also be great for a range of riding club activities. I think he would probably do well in working hunter classes, but I have never done this myself.
Archie is fit and healthy and ready to go out and compete and bring home rosettes and give someone else as much pleasure and fun as I have had.
I am looking for a 5 star home for this lovely boy and for someone to enjoy and learn from him as much as I have. Lots more videos and photos on request