Imported Dapple Grey Irish Sport Horse Mare Loaded with Talent; Great Brain! PPE available! Serious Upper Level Potential!

Imported Dapple Grey Irish Sport Horse Mare Loaded with Talent; Great Brain! PPE available! Serious Upper Level Potential!

This beautiful girl, Loughnatousa Liatha, a coming 7 y/o 16.2 hh ISH mare, just came home from her CEM quarantine the evening of February 8. After being in a stall for 32 days (10 days of traveling across Europe, then flying across the atlantic, then QT in NY, then 21 days of CEM QT in VA), she will get some much deserved time to be a horse again, and then will start back into work. This mare came from Loughnatousa, Tim Beecher’s yard in Ireland. He bred, raised, and trained her with very thoughtful methodology. Tim has a lengthy history of breeding, buying, and training numerous National and International horses as well as many different riders through European Championships and Olympic levels, including all of his children. Tim’s son Paul won the Hickstead Derby in 2012 (one of the world’s toughest jumper derby competitions). Another son Mark won the Millstreet International 1.30m on a Connemara pony named Jack, at the age of just nine, and has won the Maryland Hunt Cup (toughest steeplechase course in America) twice. Tim’s daughter won the 1.70m Cavan indoor national championships as a junior riding a 14.2hh Connemara Pony. Tim’s middle son, Tadhg, has aided in producing most of the farm’s current Irish horses to international showjumping legends worldwide and has competed through Grand Prix levels, as well as having earned top placings in Puissance classes. Tadhg produced Liatha (info below) from scratch with his father’s watchful eye. Tim, himself, is also joint master of the West Waterford Foxhounds in Ireland.

Liatha has had extensive foxhunting experience in Ireland (she can be in the front of the first field or the last horse in the 3rd field and is quite happy in either place), has competed in show jumping at 1M, and has schooled higher at home (including with me when I tried her, and 1.05 M was crazy easy for her). This horse was started thoughtfully and carefully, and was not broke to ride until she was 4.5 years old. She was turned out to grow after starting her under tack for a few months. She was ridden by Tadhg for about a year and a half now. She is a beautiful dapple grey in color, is a lady on the ground and has lovely manners. She is a powerhouse of a jumper and is ready to win at the jumpers or eventing. She does not get tired and has the energy to go all day, but in a workwoman like manner. She has the Irish horse willing and smart brain with the TB heart and lungs. She was not even puffing when I took her on a 1 hour 10 min hack up a mountain and through a forest in Ireland at a good clip. She was even very sure footed when trotting on slippery pavement when we had to do so to get out of the way of cars on a narrow and windy road! She is a very honest jumper and has a “what can I do for you” attitude all the time. Tim felt that I could do a two star 3 day event pretty darn quickly with her. You can set her on a cruise control speed of your choice and she just stays there until you tell her otherwise, for all different kinds of work, although she is very forward minded. She is bred to the nines, is all class, is 68.75% TB and 31.25% Irish Draught. She has a “green book” and is by Clover Brigade who is a five star eventer and a 4 star show jumper who has won grand prix’s, sired no less than 21 two star – 5 star eventers or 4 star show jumpers, and is the sire of the very famous Kilrodan Abbott. Liatha is out of Loughnatousa Kismet, whose grandsire is Spring Diamond, who has won the Grand Prix of Calgary. This horse has killer conformation, is sturdy, and had a whistle clean PPE, and by whistle clean, I mean not even any kind of blip in the radar whatsoever including on the x rays. I don’t think I have ever seen such a spotless PPE in my 37+ years with horses. She has excellent feet, and can literally do any discipline you want her to!

When viewing the videos from about December 1, imagine if she did this well for me, an AA who has not ridden on a consistent basis since my former horse went down with colic on August 13, how well she could do for you! (You’ll see me make her go short and long in the videos, and she handles both very well!) Additional pics and video on my facebook business page, “Optimus Farm.”

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518-312-2947; [email protected]
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Loudoun County, Virginia

  • December 15, 2018 1:21 pm