Imported Grey Irish Sport Horse Gelding Loaded w Talent; Great Brain; PPE available

Imported Grey Irish Sport Horse Gelding Loaded w Talent; Great Brain; PPE available

Celtic Thunder, aka “Fergus”: coming 5 y/o 16.1 ½ hh, strikingly handsome steel grey gelding with a compact frame. He is in the midst of a growth spurt and suspect he may mature to 16.2 or 3 hands. Fergus has had extensive experience foxhunting in Ireland and was recently taken to one horse trial, during which he came in fourth in good competition. Fergus has also done several hunter trials very well. This horse can be a speedy high jumping quick turning machine, and never touched a rail in the 2 days I jumped him in Ireland, despite jumping him higher than he had in an arena before. When I tried him, it was getting dark out and I could barely see, yet he most certainly locked on to every single jump! He has been trained for one year at a very prominent equestrian center which holds tons of shows and events, and therefore he has been consistently schooled over “the real deal” types of xc and stadium jumps. He has a workmanlike attitude and is very sure footed. This horse had a whistle clean PPE including x rays: I can say the same about his PPE as I can about the mare’s PPE. He was trailered for 2.5 hours into the place I was staying at for his PPE, behaved like a gentleman during his PPE in a strange place, and seemed to not have a care in the world about being in a new place. He also jumped around a course of jumps in an indoor arena at said place as if he had lived there his whole life. He is naturally good at dressage, and as such, he was the easiest horse of all the horses I rode in Ireland over 4 days to lengthen or shorten with, and on the double, even when there were fences in front of him. He has unusually good balance and strength for his age, and handles horrible footing in tight turns at speed like it is million dollar footing! He is truly the best athlete and most versatile 4 y/o horse I have ever sat on. 4 year olds are not supposed to be able to do what he can do in the manner in which he does it. Period. He jumps any fence at any distance for any reason at any time and is honest as the day is long. He is ¾ Irish Draught and ¼ TB, but his body looks to be more like the 50-50 ID/TB or 25-75 ID/TB as he is quite refined and has a slighter build than the mare who is 68.75% TB. He is well bred and is out of Clonregan Clover (out of the TB Freeway) and is by WRS Elvis, who is considered to be a “classified stallion” in the Irish Sporthorse Registry. He has excellent feet as well. I can’t say enough about this horse and he carried my Adult Amateur self around first experiences for him like he was a 12 y/o horse being ridden by a pro. In the few days that he has been in training with me since he has arrived at my farm in VA, I have ridden him for his first flop around ride outdoors in poor footing during 35 mph sustained winds with all kinds of debris flying around without him having a care in the world, took him to an indoor arena at a new place and he acted like he had had several months of flat work under his belt and was not phased by trailering or being at a new place, had a child ride him who was, and I quote her, “quite loose in the tack” and he was very kind to her, and rode him out on the roads during which he saw all kinds of things he probably never saw in his life before, and he was great about everything! I can not say enough good things about this horse! This guy is going to take me or someone else quite far in competition.

Contact Information
518-312-2947; [email protected]
Adjectives
Irish Sport Horse
Price
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Location
Loudoun County, Virginia

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  • December 15, 2018 1:08 pm