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15hh & Over

Happy Hackers: 15hh & Over

Wanted - quiet allrounder/RC horse

Low level jumping and dressage

Ref #: 205030
  • Experienced competition home offered.
  • Ideally 15.2hh (Will view horses from 15hh to 16.2hh).
  • M/W build -Native, ID x, ISH etc.
  • 6-13 years old.
  • Experienced competition home offered.
  • Ideally 15.2hh (Will view horses from 15hh to 16.2hh).
  • M/W build -Native, ID x, ISH etc.
  • 6-13 years old.

We are looking for a quiet allrounder to be a mother/daughter share, and offered an experienced home.Happy to bring on and train, but must have a quiet temperament.

- Must hack calmly and in open fields
- Jumping ~90cm courses calmly (we aren't looking to jump competively, just for fun)
- Have good basic paces and schooling correctly - ideally would like to compete it BD
- Must be able to travel in a 3.5T and be good at loading
-Good to handle on the ground

Sensible budget for the right horse.If you have anything that may suit our criteria please get in touch - please email in first instance.

*We are based in Somerset/Wiltshire


Wanted that elusive partner


Ref #: 188195
  • Dressage, safe hacking, clinics
  • 14h - 15 hh mare or gelding
  • Dressage, safe hacking, clinics
  • 14h - 15 hh mare or gelding

I am looking for a 14 to 15 hh l/w m/w mare or gelding for older lady rider for dressage, hacking, schooling, clinics. Must have been out and competed in at least prelim dressage.

Must be safe, sane, reliable, good in rural traffic, able to load easily as keep at home and to hack alone and in company safely.

Good home offered with all year round turnout with companion and stabling. Weekly instruction.

100 mile radius of Brighton preferred. Video and photos would be very good. Good budget.


Riding Holidays on the Isle of Wight


Ref #: 197889
  • At the Island Riding Centre we offer horse riding weekends and midweek short riding breaks with guests able to stay in our luxury self-catering accommodation and enjoy the equestrian centre facilities on site.
  • At the Island Riding Centre we offer horse riding weekends and midweek short riding breaks with guests able to stay in our luxury self-catering accommodation and enjoy the equestrian centre facilities on site.

"No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle"
Winston Churchill

Enjoying a milder climate and more sunshine hours than most other parts of the UK has made the Isle of Wight a popular destination for holidays and short breaks. Add in hundreds of miles of off-road bridleways, spectacular landscapes and dozens of sandy beaches the IOW is the perfect destination for a UK horse riding holiday.

Our two equestrian holiday packages are flexible to suit riders of any ability from complete beginners to novices and advanced riders with a choice of on-site riding lessons, including tuition in dressage and show jumping. A safe on-site trail ride is available for riders of any age or beach and trail rides which can be guided or self-guided for guests bringing their own horse or choosing to hire one of our horses. See below for details of what the riding holidays include.

Beach Riding on the Isle of Wight

Being centrally located on the Island, there is a good choice of different beach rides within easy reach of the riding centre. Trips to the beach are organised around tide times and include Ryde, Yaverland, Yarmouth and Bembridge beaches. Early starters can enjoy a full cooked breakfast at their destination whilst afternoon rides can be accompanied by a cream tea.

Trail Rides on the Isle of Wight

Large parts of the Island are designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and what better way to see it than from horseback. Our trail rides are a great way to explore the Isle of Wight and make friends within a group ride. Riders of any ability can participate with experienced guides on hand and safe horses happy to follow the rest of the group. For the more experienced riders, we are happy to provide bridleway maps allowing you to choose your own rides.

Bring Your Own Horse

The Isle of Wight is easily accessible for horse boxes and lorries (with special ferry travel rates available) and we are happy to provide DIY, part or full livery for the duration of your stay, so why not give your horse a holiday too!

Learn to Ride

Our horse riding holidays will give beginners and novices the chance to learn to ride and develop their skills in a relaxed, friendly environment with lessons from our qualified instructors on horses and ponies that will be matched to the riders’ ability.

Riding Lessons

Following an initial assessment, our instructors will tailor lessons to suit your goals which can include dressage and show jumping tuition or developing your confidence in the saddle. Our ABRS approved riding school on the Isle of Wight is staffed by our team of experienced, qualified instructors. We are a fully insured riding school and all of out staff are first aid trained, DBS checked and qualified. We offer disabled and wheelchair-friendly riding lessons and cater for all ages and skill levels.

Accommodation

Our luxury self-catering accommodation can cater for between 2 and 12 guests at a time so groups, families and individual riders are all welcome. Some of our cottages have been purpose built to cater for disabled guests, with downstairs bedrooms and wet-rooms suitable for wheelchair users. As an RDA accessible kite mark centre, we have accessible riding facilities and qualified instructors on site too.

Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast in their accommodation or the occasional cooked breakfast when out on an early morning beach ride. In the evenings we have a selection of local eateries close by or why not enjoy a beachfront cocktail or cosy country pub around the Island.

The Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight has lots of activities for non-riders too including golf, cycling, walking, sailing, clay pigeon shooting, go-karting, paragliding and various water sports. Visitor attractions start right next door at Monkey Haven or a short walk to Butterfly World. A short drive takes you to Robin Hill, Blackgang Chine, Carisbrooke Castle, Osborne House, Godshill Model Village, The Needles Landmark Attraction, Isle of Wight Zoo, Amazon World. The list goes on… Why not try the Isle of Wight Steam Railway or even go on a dinosaur hunt……OR just relax on one of the award winning beaches.

For our wheelchair users and those with limited mobility, read our blog post on exploring the accessible Isle of Wight.

Facilities

Opened in 2017 our facilities include a 60m by 40m outdoor fibrewax sand school and an on site off-road hacking track. Towards the end of 2018, we will be launching our indoor riding arena which will include a café, restaurant, shop and classroom as well as a fibrewax 60m by 25m sandschool for year round all-weather horse riding lessons.

So why not give a UK riding holiday a go and explore the Isle of Wight from horseback!


TUBBER

STUNNING IRISH GELDING

Ref #: 204379
  • Ideal mother / daughter share.
  • Fantastic dressage paces.
  • Super jump and is very careful with a great technique
£5,750
  • Connemara
  • Dapple grey
  • Gelding
  • 6 years
  • 15 hands
  • Ideal mother / daughter share.
  • Fantastic dressage paces.
  • Super jump and is very careful with a great technique

Tubber is a fun Pony with a lot to give, he loves to please and enjoys his jumping and has an awful lot of potential with any rider.

Tubber has done numerous showjumping class and hunter trails . Very easy round a course of fences.

Tubber loves to go out hacking and also loves X Country and Hunting. Has hunted in ireland with great ease.

Tubber is lovely to ride not strong has lovely paces and is safe easy going.

He good on the road , great to box shoe and clip.

In the right hands would be a top class horse.

Tubber has a big heart and always tries to please and look after his rider.

VIDEO - https://youtu.be/2ctsn0xsqqU

sliver shadow

Stunning hunter/allrounder

Blackhaven rocky

Ref #: 204746
  • Rocky is super laid back, brilliant in traffic and to do with in all ways
  • Loves hunting has impeccable manners
  • Has done some showjumping, XC
£5,500 ono
  • Connemara
  • Grey
  • Gelding
  • 4 years
  • 15 hands
  • Rocky is super laid back, brilliant in traffic and to do with in all ways
  • Loves hunting has impeccable manners
  • Has done some showjumping, XC

Class 1 dam and sire.

Rocky is super laid back, brilliant in traffic and to do with in all ways.

Loves hunting has impeccable manners.

Has done some showjumping, XC.

Never strong or silly can have a cheeky buck when he’s fresh. 

Very chunky type, well put together.


Wanted horse in a million 15.2hh+

Confidence giving best friend required

Ref #: 165242
  • Must be Bombproof in all traffic
  • Happy to hack alone or in company
  • For hacking, low level dressage, fun rides
  • Experienced rider of 30 years but lacking in confidence
  • Irish draught or cob type preferred but open to other options
  • Must be Bombproof in all traffic
  • Happy to hack alone or in company
  • For hacking, low level dressage, fun rides
  • Experienced rider of 30 years but lacking in confidence
  • Irish draught or cob type preferred but open to other options

Unfortunately after my horse of a lifetime has had to take an early retirement so I am looking for my next best friend. I need my new friend to be a confidence giving type who will look after me.

Mainly to be used for hacking out with my 15 year old daughter but would love to try my hand at a bit of unaffiliated dressage eventually although not essential.

Would also like to do some fun rides and adult training camp so he/she must be good to travel alone and not be phased or get fizzy going to different places. Definitely prefer more kick on than pull up!

Must be calm in open spaces and not Buck, rear, bolt or spin. They also must be good to box, shoe, clip, catch etc.

They will live with us on our small holding at home and will want for nothing and to the right horse can offer a home for life. I am beginning to think what I'm looking for doesn't exist and they broke the mould after my previous horse but if it does please don't hesitate to contact me.

Older horse looking for a quieter life considered. Also loan considered.

  • Confidence giving
  • Bombproof in all traffic
  • Calm in open spaces
  • No vices
  • Happy to hack alone or in company
  • Weight carrier (upto 16 stone)

ABSOLUTE STAR!

ideal family horse

Ref #: 204724
  • Absolute star! Ridden / competed by a 10 year old
  • Jumps anything, very good flat work
  • Done sponsored rides, hunted, XC schooled, not phased by anything
£8,500
  • Connemara
  • Gelding
  • 9 years
  • 15 hands
  • Absolute star! Ridden / competed by a 10 year old
  • Jumps anything, very good flat work
  • Done sponsored rides, hunted, XC schooled, not phased by anything

15hh full up substantial build full bred Connemara gelding, Green book, 9 years old

Absolute star! Ridden / competed by a 10 year old

Jumps anything, very good flat work

Great hack, goes first or last

Done sponsored rides, hunted, XC schooled, not phased by anything

Only for sale due to riders medical problems (knees!)

This chap is a leg in each corner, sturdy, easy ride - Ideal family horse

Serious enquired only as a really hard type to find

Reluctant sale

 

 


BLUE


Ref #: 203972
  • Blue is a terrific type, that would suit anybody
  • Incredible temperament
  • Hacks out anywhere and has been used in a trekking centre - She has done beach rides, mountain rides and was used last summer as lead horse
  • Super in the school, very brave cross country - has hunted
SOLD! sold to first viewer, other horses available.
  • Blue and white
  • Mare
  • 4 years
  • 15 hands
  • Blue is a terrific type, that would suit anybody
  • Incredible temperament
  • Hacks out anywhere and has been used in a trekking centre - She has done beach rides, mountain rides and was used last summer as lead horse
  • Super in the school, very brave cross country - has hunted

Stunning 14.3hh / 15hh Irish mare 4 years old

Blue is a terrific type, that would suit anybody, she has got an incredible temperament and is phased by nothing. She is super in the school, very brave cross country - has hunted

Hacks out anywhere and has been used in a trekking centre - She has done beach rides, mountain rides and was used last summer as lead horse. She is incredibly brave in traffic, good with lorries / tractor. Loads in a lorry or trailer and will tie up anywhere

Good wash down, shoe, stood beautifully the first time she was clipped. Very good with the farrier and is shod allround. Now that she is clipped, she is living in but has lived out previously. Has always been good to catch and turn out

This really is an exceptional horse that would do all Riding Club activities. Moves well enough to compete int he dressage arena

A super type with bundles of experience for her age. Please don't be put off by her lack of years as this horse really has everything 

Age as written in passport, all measurements are approximate and have not been carried out by a vet. Open to vet check.

Can be seen 10 mins from Stanstead 

VIDEOS


Stunning dun part bred connemara

Eye catching all-rounder suitable for small adult or teenager

Ref #: 204608
  • Very easy to handle
  • Beautifully schooled with lovely rhythmic paces and an intelligent, trainable attitude
  • Careful, athletic jump with scope to go further with the right rider
SOLD! going to a wonderful new home
  • Connemara Part Bred
  • Dun
  • Mare
  • 10 years
  • 15.2 hands
  • Very easy to handle
  • Beautifully schooled with lovely rhythmic paces and an intelligent, trainable attitude
  • Careful, athletic jump with scope to go further with the right rider

Pippa consistently scores in the high 60s and 70s for dressage. Many placings including 3rd in the NSEA Plate Dressage National Championships at Keysoe, November 2018. Has competed BD on a ticket (5th Crofton Manor Prelim) and is ready to compete successfully at BD Novice.

Competed unaffiliated SJ (including Sunshine Tour finals at Hickstead), and ODEs. Been on winning PC and NSEA teams for SJ and dressage.

Very easy to handle and do, could live in or out. Has completed three PC summer camps (the first when her rider was only 13 years) and numerous rallies and clinics. Won the novice dressage trophy at PC senior camp in 2018, with a score of 75%+.

Hunted extensively in Ireland. Went out for the first time in the UK in December with the Chiddingfold, Leconfield and Cowdray Hunt and behaved impeccably, even when rushed by other horses.

Loads and travels well, happy to stand all day at the trailer.

Hacks alone and in company. Never spooky or silly, and often takes the lead when out with more nervous horses. Completely sane, can be given her head to gallop and instantly come back to walk when asked.

This is an extremely sad sale, since Pippa has been with us for the last three years, so a five star home is absolutely vital.

More photos and videos available on request.


WANTED Palomino childrens pony

5 star forever home seeks safe palomino

Ref #: 204617
  • Dog friendly
  • Child friendly
  • Palomino
  • Dog friendly
  • Child friendly
  • Palomino

Forever home seeks a palomino companion and children’s pony.

Could be 6 - 26 years and 6 - 15hh but needs to be incredibly safe.

Trustworthy to be handled and ridden by children and have lively pointing dogs underfoot.

Please email with details and photos.

Happy to keep in touch.


Top draw Connemara

Perfect Gentleman

Ref #: 204548
  • Kind, gentle & anybody’s ride
  • Perfect mother daughter share
  • Super handsome! Stands off the page
£5,000
  • Connemara
  • Dapple grey
  • Gelding
  • 7 years
  • 15 hands
  • Kind, gentle & anybody’s ride
  • Perfect mother daughter share
  • Super handsome! Stands off the page

This super handsome fella is rising 7 in May and is 15hh, he has top notch pedigree from the Drumbad Stud giving him super balanced paces good enough for showing or dressage

Has only presently begun his jumping career and is willing, careful and brave over coloured fillers, been out hunting and is beautifully mannered in open spaces, jumping rails and ditches happily. 

Everything in a snaffle He hacks out, loads on the lorry, stands like a lamb for the farrier & dentist. 

Rickey’s greatest asset is his attitude to life, he is the easiest ride, no badness in him at all suitable for any rider, permanent loving home wanted for this one in a million Connie 

Drumbad Fletcher Moss
Drumbad free spirit

Wanted dun mare or gelding 15.2hh - 16hh


Ref #: 199762
  • Wanted mare or gelding 15.2hh - 16hh to hunt and hack around the farm with four noisy terriers!
  • Must be a dun, 6 - 10 years old
  • Wanted mare or gelding 15.2hh - 16hh to hunt and hack around the farm with four noisy terriers!
  • Must be a dun, 6 - 10 years old

Wanted 15.2hh - 16hh Thoroughbred or Irish Sport Horse X mare or gelding, 6 - 10 years old

To hunt and hack around the farm with noisy terriers

Must not be spooky, and must be a dun but not a chocolate dun


Wanted New Friend for Riding Club

Ideally on loan initially

Ref #: 191570
  • Between 15.2hhs & 16.1hhs
  • Age between 5 & 15
  • Confident Giver
  • Between 15.2hhs & 16.1hhs
  • Age between 5 & 15
  • Confident Giver

I am looking for a horse to become part of our family and allow me to enjoy riding again.

Ideally I am wanting the following – although can compromise

• Between 15.2hhs & 16.2hs
• Aged between 5 and 15
• Something safe & confident giving
• No rearing, bucking or napping.

I have competed up to Riding Club National level giving up when children got in the way! Have recently got back into it at the bottom end of Riding Club and just done Area HT 80.

Will mainly be hacking with friend & alone , attend Riding Club rallies and competitions at 80 level to start with with my ceiling height being 90cm alongside fabulous smaller loan horse.

May suit older hunter/competition horse wanting an easier life but don't mind a greener horse with the right attitude.

I can offer a very experienced home with other horses at home. References can be given.

Would prefer loan or loan with view to buy as I have made an expensive mistake and would prefer to be sure before buying another horse. I haven't got a huge budget but I do want the right horse.

We are in Yorkshire but would travel for the right horse.


SUPERSTAR WANTED


Ref #: 202627
  • 15hh - 15.2hh gelding or mare wanted for a lady with special needs to hack and my 12 year old grandson to regain his confidence and have fun on
  • 15hh - 15.2hh gelding or mare wanted for a lady with special needs to hack and my 12 year old grandson to regain his confidence and have fun on

Must be mannerly in and out of the stable, calm and confident in traffic, and around  farm machinery, hack out happily alone and in company and never ever think of bucking, rearing, bolting or biting! 

Must be well schooled and able to jump a small round of jumps from time to time. Good with vet, farrier, clipping, loading etc 

A truly fabulous home for life is waiting for this special horse.

Please no dealers, private sales only please. 

Please do contact: Westonshadow@gmail.com


New family hack wanted to loan, lwvtb or purchase with trial period


Ref #: 204031
  • Over 15.2hh
  • Good amount of bone, prefer ID, maxi cob type
  • Main use will be hacking, fun rides and low level schooling and small jumps
  • Over 15.2hh
  • Good amount of bone, prefer ID, maxi cob type
  • Main use will be hacking, fun rides and low level schooling and small jumps

Due to retirement of existing horse, looking for a new family friend to either loan, lwvtb or buy with a trial period. Reasonable budget.

Loving experienced home on small private yard with other horses for company.

Looking for something that's over 15.2hh and nothing too fine, prefer ID or maxi cob types. Needs to be straightforward to ride and handle with no bucking, rearing, spinning and not overly spooky and afraid of its own shadow etc! Must be brave to hack alone and in company, good in traffic and not get excitable in open spaces or when out with others. Will be used for an experienced but not overly confident mum to hack, take to fun rides and do some low level schooling and maybe jumping if she gets brave enough! Not looking for a complete plod and happy for it to be forward going if it meets above criteria.

Doesn't need to be a world beater in any discipline and not looking for a competition horse, just a nice horse happy to be ridden a few times a week.

If purchasing, must be able to pass a vetting.


One in a million

Huge dressage potential

Ref #: 203994
  • Connie X
  • Complete gentleman in everyway
  • BD potential
SOLD! Sold to the perfect home, Good Luck Molly
  • Connemara Part Bred
  • Fleabitten grey
  • Gelding
  • 6 years
  • 15.1 hands
  • Connie X
  • Complete gentleman in everyway
  • BD potential

Henry - Smart connemara x who has the potential to make someones number 1 family friend and competition horse.

Broken last summer, he is now working beautifully on the flat 3 active and attractive paces, soft snaffle mouth and responsive ride. A pleasure to ride his ears are always forward and he loves his work, ready to affiliate BD and move up the levels.

Great to hack, seen all traffic- lorries, tractors, bikes. Hasn't hacked alone as we always go out with friends, but will happily lead the way and I cannot see him being a problem alone. Good in open spaces doesn't get strong or silly. You don't have to ride him every day and never gets hot.

Been out to his first dressage where he was a star, travelled like a rock and happily stood on the box eating his hay.

A delight to handle in all ways, a yard favourite. Will happily live in or out, never makes a fuss. Good to box, catch, shoe, clip, bath. Used to dogs, chickens and general farm goings on.

A very sad sale of a gorgeous boy inside and out. Looking for a special home where he will be loved as much as he is by me. Only for sale as loosing our spot at the yard he is at as the yard owner needs the stables for her own horses.

He is still young and easily influenced so he wouldn't be suitable for a complete novice or nervous rider. But someone who can continue to educate him as well as love him.

Tack and rugs available.


Wanted 16.2hh safe family hunter


Ref #: 203696
  • Private family yard in the Cotswold seeks 16.2hh family horse must be a PLOD!
  • Kind, straight forward allrounder, who can lead out the children’s ponies and take the odd morning hunting
  • Must be a proven hunter and be safe and mannerly with the all the family
  • Private family yard in the Cotswold seeks 16.2hh family horse must be a PLOD!
  • Kind, straight forward allrounder, who can lead out the children’s ponies and take the odd morning hunting
  • Must be a proven hunter and be safe and mannerly with the all the family

Private family yard in the Cotswold seeks 16.2hh family horse must be a PLOD!

Kind, straight forward allrounder, who can lead out the children’s ponies and take the odd morning hunting

Must be a proven hunter and be safe and mannerly with the all the family – No vices.

Previous history a must


WANTED 16.1hh - 17.2hh Schoolmaster type


Ref #: 203436
  • WANTED - 16.1hh - 17.2hh
  • Schoolmaster type to do all type of all RC activities ideally not too strong, MW type with bone. No TB's please
  • Aged between 6 - 10 years to go to a genuine loving 5* life-long home
  • WANTED - 16.1hh - 17.2hh
  • Schoolmaster type to do all type of all RC activities ideally not too strong, MW type with bone. No TB's please
  • Aged between 6 - 10 years to go to a genuine loving 5* life-long home

WANTED - 16.1hh - 17.2hh.

Must be genuine, safe, calm and fun. 

Must be 100% in traffic to box, clip hack etc alone or in company.

Schoolmaster type to do all type of all RC activities ideally not too strong, MW type with bone. No TB's please.

Aged between 6 - 10 years to go to a genuine loving 5* life-long home.

Pictures or videos to my email in first instance please - mhp56@live.com 

If you have anything like this or similar, please do not hesitate in getting in touch.


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