Gelding, 6 years, 146 centimetres (AHC)
Heart breaking sale of an extremely talented 14’2” 6 year old Bay Gelding
Rio is an incredibly talented 6 year old bay gelding. We have had him since he was 4 at which stage he had only completed a few schooling rounds in Ireland.
His development has been very carefully managed and never been over faced. In his first year he qualified for scope in both BN and Discovery at his first attempt.
He has jumped at all the major away shows and is always well behaved even in the busiest show grounds. Rio loves going XC and also jumps Derby tracks.
He is very careful with many double clears including Newcomers. My daughter moved on to horses in October last year and we decided to give him a bit of a holiday as he is young and had been busy for 15 months. He came back into work at the end of January and has been jumping better than ever.
He has been ridden by a 12 year old girl since returning to work being placed first time out in BN and Discovery he also attended POYS which was his second show since his holiday where he qualified for the Grand Prix at the 90cm level.
We believe Rio has the talent to go a long way with a careful scopey jump, extremely level headed and bold jump. We don't event but are told he would make a fantastic eventing pony with good paces, though his dressage would require some fine tuning.
We have many videos available including the Derby in Wales 2014 where he was placed 3rd first time out in a Derby, Loose Jumping up to 1.2m and his second rounds.
Rio is a delight to handle in every way! Hacks alone or in company and is good in traffic.
Lots of videos available on request including the Derby, Loose Jumping and Second Rounds.
Actual Winnings £319
5 Star home essential for this wonderful pony!