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Selling a horse should be simple, straightforward and quick, as long as it is completed in a professional and friendly manner.

Top quality Showjumpers for sale on Horse Scout

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Horse Scout  horses for sale classifieds are selling the best horses on the market.

£100,000
Jaffar is an extremely competitive winner at 1.40m and 1.45m level with an incredible list of results including winning every 7yo GP in MET 2 2016. if you like to win then this is the horse for you.
STATS – 16.2hh 8yo gelding, sire Lord Z and damsire Darco.

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Very powerful and careful gelding with a great technique over the jump, competitive in 1.30m classes and placing in 1.40m. Never stops, no vices, with a proper training will progress to Grand Prix. Ranked 18th in the Gold League.

STATS – 17hh 8yo Westphalian gelding, Sire Stedinger, grandsire Sandro Hit

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£35,000
This quality homebred is a fantastic model of a horse with a fabulous technique over his fences. He has a great amount of scope and is a prolific winner in his class. He has won a 6 bar contest, won 1.30m and qualified Blue chip B&C final. Grade A with wins too numerous to mention. A horse for the future with a great amount of talent.
STATS – 16.3hh 8yo Warmblood gelding by Darius

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Fabulous opportunity for ambitious rider looking to gain more experience at the higher levels. Scooby has jumped up to 1.40m level – jumping at the big UK arenas including Hickstead (Derby Stakes) and Royal Windsor and out in Vilamoura Portugal in 2016. Good on the flat with 3 good paces, good flying changes and a great working attitude. Ridden and jumped in a snaffle mouth, This experienced horse really knows his job.
STATS – 16.3hh 11yo bay Selle Francais gelding, sire Iolisco De Quinhon

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Horse Scout horses for sale from Mark Todd

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Horse Scout welcomes an exceptional horse for sale.

Three star event gelding produced by Sir Mark Todd to their premium classified horses for sale this month. Kilturbrid Rhapsody recently 9th at Blenheim Palace ERM CIC*** This horse is a definite medal prospect for the World Games next year and beyond. Horse Scout has been developed to show case this caliber of competition horse, and looks forward to following his future. We wish Sir Mark Todd every luck with his sale.


NEW FEMALE TALENT FOR HORSE SCOUT: AMY MURPHY

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“There isn’t much life outside horses but I’ve never been one for shopping anyway” confesses racehorse trainer Amy Murphy. A familiar tale among Equestrians. Ellie Kelly caught up with Horse Scout’s latest advocate about racing dreams, being a woman in a man’s world and unhealthy eating habits.

At 24 years, many young people are still working out what to do with their life but Amy Murphy was already making waves in the racing world. Last August she gained her trainer’s license, departed from the security of a job as Assistant Trainer and set up a race yard, becoming the youngest trainer in Britain.  Her first season got off to a phenomenal start with nine winners and 12 placings from just 30 runners.

Amy Murphy Racing

Training racehorses was the dream from her early pony-mad childhood days. “I was in the Pony Club and did a lot of hunting but I was bitten by the racing bug” Amy explains. I started riding out for local trainers at 15 years old and I became fascinated by the training, buying, management and everything else involved in the industry. I loved the perfectionism and attention to minor details that could be the difference to winning or losing. So I decided that is what I wanted to do.”

Amy’s racing pedigree is excellent- her father Paul is a highly regarded breeder of Flat and National Hunt horses and she grew up on Whychnor Park Stud in Staffordshire deeply entrenched in the world of racing. “Whenever dad had a runner I was always sick that day so I could go to the races,” Murphy laughs. “But Dad was clear with me and told me that I had to get an education before I went into racing.”

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This started at Hartpury College where Amy completed a course in Equine Science. On finishing here she went straight into getting practical experience. ”I wanted to learn from the best” she says. This included a job with trainer Tom Dascombe before a winter spent in Sydney with leading female trainer Gai Waterhouse. On her return, Amy was then offered an enviable position as Assistant Trainer to Luca Cumani, arguably one of the best flat trainers in the world. This was followed by a stint with one of the best known National Hunt trainers, Nicky Henderson.

After less than a year training from her base Hamilton Stables in Newmarket, Amy has already amassed 27 horses with 12 owners- a mix of Flat and National Hunt horses. These include a Middle Eastern Royalty and Amy is just setting up an affordable racing club “so people can enjoy the social side without huge outlay” she explains. “It’s a small operation at the moment but my dream is to get the business off the ground and eventually be a big trainer with 100 horses” she says “In the short term it’s about keeping my horses healthy and fit”.

And being a woman in a heavily male dominated world? “It just makes me more determined” she states. “It’s certainly never put me off. Although racing is changing and woman are proving they can do it, both as trainers and jockeys.”

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A typical day starts around 5am and finishes around 6pm and Amy rides out on the gallops with the other stable staff. Unsurprisingly, Amy’s year round season allows for few days off. “It’s seven days a week most of the time but I take the odd Sunday off, which I like to spend with my family” she says.

As well as training and overseeing the day-to-day running of the yard, Amy deals with much of the admin and promoting the business. “Horse Scout will be a great asset to my business in terms of marketing and building up my network” she says.

LAST BOOK YOU READ- AP McCoy’s Autobiography.

HOW DO YOU START YOUR DAY- A Coffee with lots of sugar.

GUILTY PLEASURE- Galaxy chocolate. WHAT COULD YOU NOT

LIVE WITHOUT- My Labrador puppy, Milo.

BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR CAREER SO FAR- There are so many! Obviously all the trainers I have worked for but also my Dad, Paul Murphy. He has been a real mentor, particularly on the business side.

PHILOSPOHY-  You never stop learning. Anywhere I go, I walk in with open eyes.

To find out more about Amy Murphy or her racing club visit www.amymurphyracing.com

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Why You Should Consider Horse Shopping in Ireland

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Contrary to belief, a day out horse shopping in Ireland can be a fun and highly cost-effective way to view a multitude of extremely well bred, potential and proven, Irish competition horses in a short space of time.

Within an hour of Dublin airport, you will find several highly reputable breeders, producers and competition yards with quality stock for sale at sensible prices.  Ireland is renowned for many things but breeding great horses and making Guinness easily come top of the list.

Next time you are looking for your next competition horse, consider a quick day trip to Ireland instead of planning several long drives around England and Scotland to view individual horses. Why not view 6-8 horses in one day to find the horse of your dreams?

Equally, if you’re looking to buy more than one horse, you could plan a weekend trip in order to visit a few big yards. Some breeders and producers will offer overnight hospitality so you’ll leave Ireland having made new friends as well as buying new horses to add to your current string.

If you want to set your pulse racing then you should visit one of the many esteemed sports horse sales in Ireland. The atmosphere was electric at Goresbridge Go For Gold and the Supreme Sale of Showjumpers in November, and I have no doubt the horses they sold will be gracing the top of the leader boards in the very near future.

 

How To Get There

The cheapest and quickest way of getting to Ireland is typically by aeroplane; flights from most regional airports start from just £18! No need to pack a good book as you’ll be landing before you know it; the flight takes approximately one hour. Most Irish breeders help arrange pick up from the airport or will collect you in person.

Ferry is another option and costs range from £50-£180 depending on how far in advance you book and what date you travel on. The ferry isn’t the quickest or cheapest means of getting to Ireland but having your own car does mean you can drive around Ireland at your own leisure and travel further afield to view horses.

Travelling by train is the third option with return tickets from your own local train station starting at approximately £78.

 

Three Quality Irish-Based Horses For Sale on Horse Scout

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1.35m Perfect Young Rider HorseISH Bay Mare rising 8 years 16.1 hands.  Grade A mare with 375 points. She has multiple wins and placings at 1.30m – 1.35m level. She jumped clear in the Hankook 6/7 year old Grand final at Cavan Indoor Championships September 2016. She is a serious speed horse and tries her heart out in the ring. Would be a top horse for a competitive young rider or experienced amateur.

 

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Super Rising 7YO CIC* Event HorseBeautiful grey ISH mare 17hh rising 7 years old by Carrick Diamond Lad. Placed 2nd as Reserve Champion at Dressage Ireland 4yr old Championships 2014.  Won at BE100, placed 2nd at Tullymurray CNC* – only her second ever 1* event.  6 Eventing Ireland points, 32 Dressage points. She would suit a competitive amateur rider or a professional to realise her full potential as she has been bred and produced to go all the way.

 

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Excellent 1.40m showjumper: Talented and experienced mare that has competed up to 1.40m level successfully in Ireland as an 8 yo. This big scopey mare has a good canter and a brilliant attitude in front of her fences. Proven to be brave and careful over her fences and should go on to jump even bigger tracks. Suitable ride for either amateur or professional rider.

 


William Funnell, The Billy Stud and Horse Scout

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Horse Scout are thrilled to announce ‘Billy Congo’ as the most connected Stallion of 2016!

 

v7a4173aHorse Scout do a good job of promoting The Billy Stud, and allow people all over the world to know about us”. – William Funnell 

 

Billy Congo is by the AES & Irish Horse Board Approved stallion Vechta, who is by the famous world class sire Voltaire. Vechta’s extended pedigree carries 3 crosses to influential TB stallions Lucky Boy, Cottage Son and Furioso and top level performance sports horses. These performers and progeny include the great For Pleasure, Heisman, Faust Z and Maximillian Voltucky, Champion young stallion at the SHB (GB) stallion grading.

 

Horse Scout Team are thrilled to see organic connections building on his profile, showing how well he stamps his stock as a fabulous jumping sire. Fellow jump riders endorse Billy Congo, including Steven Franks, with multiple successes with Billy Ginger, one of many Billy Congo offspring !

 

Horse Scout are currently advertising three horses for sale by the illustrious Billy Congo- a BE 100 eventer (Billy Opaque) and a BE Novice eventer (Billy Chicago),  both ready to progress to the next level, and a 6 year old showjumper in Ireland.

 

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Horses for sale this winter

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Horse Scout’s advice for buying horses this winter.

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Winter proves a perfect time for the acquisition of new horses for sale for Horse Scout riding professionals. This contrasts  first time and novice buyers ideal time of year to purchase a new horse unless they have a professional support system in place.

Professional yards overcome the difficulties of riding through the winter months with greater ease than the amateur home.  There is a tendency for better facilities: walkers, staff, lunge pens, structured daily routines, which undoubtably  enable professionals to slot any new horses into their set up with greater ease than smaller private homes.

The Horse Scout Team have found that all too often, first time and novice buyers encounter a negative experience with a new horse through the winter months. Contributing factors range from common and understandable mistakes such as: over feeding, unnecessary clipping out for aesthetics versus logic, poor warm-up options / lack of training support and poor turn out routines.

The  inability to maintain necessary work levels, (or that which the previous home and rider was able to facilitate) tends to be paramount. If you or your friends are having any concerns, we would recommend a winter livery option with a proven professional yard that works within the same discipline you have purchased your horse for.

International Event Rider and Hampshire based trainer Lucienne Elms confirms the relevance for a patient approach, especially with the youngsters or novice rider. “I always give the young horses the chance to relax and warm up on the lunge long and low,  with a loose set of side reins for 10-15mins over the winter. Especially if they have had a day off, it keeps their brains ‘on side’ as they are able to then relax and concentrate when my clients or I get back in the saddle. In my experience horses are two things: memory and instinct. It takes months, even years to train them; but seconds to form an unnecessary habit or bad experience. Clients being bucked off onto frozen ground is never something I want to hear, and when selling its always best to be honest about the ‘quirks’ or needs of the animals, that way these problems can be avoided. Prevention is better than cure!

Horse Scout Team would recommend when buying a horse for sale, it is always best to take a professional with you, ideally one that knows you, and your riding ability, to support your selection process and reduce the chance of being victimised by a sharp or underworked horse over the winter months.


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Jaguar Mail Young Event Mare for Sale

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This Very Talented Mare with the BEST breeding  is offered to the market at £20,000

Produced by Levi Hunt this top class competition prospect is certainly bred for the job.

Talented Event Mare shows British Young Event Horse Breeding at its most influential.

Advertised For Sale on Horse Scout. Born in 2012  this talented mare emphasises the need for good breeding. Her sire is Jaguar Mail, a versatile Selle Français Sports Horse by Hand In Glove, a Thoroughbred, who followed a successful racing career with an equally successful career as a Dressage Horse competing at Grand Prix level. His SireHand In Glove’s own sire  Best Turn also produced other very successful competition horses for both Dressage and Show Jumping. Jaguar Mail’s  dam, Elvira Mail, also bred World Class horses for racing and the competition arena.

Irish Draft Stallion at Stud: Cruising

This young event mare is a prime example of  Sports Horse Breeding at its best and with this top stallion as her sire her dam line brings the best of Irish Breeding too. Advertised on Horse Scouts Horses for Sale pages the mares dam is described as having ‘Cruising’ breeding.  Cruising was a  Grand Prix Irish Draft Stallion who died in 2014. He had a successful show jumping career gaining him top rankings with the WBFSH  and a breeding line, through his dam, to Clover Hill. Cruising was himself sire to some stunningly successful horses such as Cruise Missile (Grand Prix) Cruise Line (Grand Prix) and the list goes on.  A secure and reliable dam line supporting this young events mares onward career.

About the British Young Event Horse mare and her career to date; as outlined on her for sale profile on Horse Scout

Her producers – Levi Hunt Equine Training  – say she has a wonderful temperament, and firmly believe she has the talent and scope for a future career eventing. This 16.2hh bay mare scored 87 out of 100 at this years Gatcombe BYEH 4 year old class giving her joint 1st in her Show Jumping, Dressage and Conformation placings.

This young event mare for sale, Binky (as she is known), is a serious horse for the future and has proved to be very trainable, offering Levi Hunt (see here), and his staff, a mare with a very mature attitude to her work.  Well planned and careful producing means she has been introduced to variety in her work and taken out XC schooling and show jumped whilst being mindful of her scope she has not been pushed too hard. This confident laid back mare is open to a 5* vetting. Click through to her Horses for Sale profile on Horse Scout using this link.

Are you looking to breed this quality yourself then Lucinda Fredericks has Britannia’s Mail listed on Horse Scouts Stallions at Stud pages.

Standing at Rosegarth is the stunning stallion Britannia’s Mail also by Jaguar Mail who has proved that there is more to him than his fabulous good looks!  His classic and excellent conformation are shown off to perfection by his beautiful movement and exceptional jumping technique.  This quiet, confident stallion has a lot to offer his offspring in terms of the top sports horse breeding along with a temperament to ensure picture perfect progeny are grounded and trainable. It is believed that Britannia’s Mail is the youngest stallion at stud competing at Advanced Eventing in the UK.

Find out more here :  Link to  Britania’s Mail Stallion at Stud Profile on Horse Scout


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Harthill Stud’s Power Blade Has Progeny For Sale

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Thoroughbred Stallion Power Blade, by Fine Blade, stands for The Harthill Stud.

Harthill Stud focus their breeding on top Sports Horse using the Thoroughbred and traditional Irish breeding lines.  Their thoroughbred stallion Power Blade is an Approved Irish Sport Horse Stallion and is Approved with Sport Horse Breeding GB. He is the sire to progeny currently advertised on Horse Scout.

Profiled on Horse Scout’s Stallions At Stud: About Power Blade

His Sire is Fine Blade, also sire of 4 star ‘The Wexford Lady’ who was a top show jumper. Fine Blade also sired ‘The Demon Barber’, winner of 10 National Hunt races. Speed, endurance and power are exemplified through his successful progeny. Power Blade’s dam’s sire, Forties Field, is also an influential competition stallion. Power Blade’s full sister, Fine Fields, evented internationally in the USA. Power Blade show jumped up to 1.30m before he retired to stud. In 2005 he was crowned Croker Cup Champion at the Royal Dublin Horse Show- a prestigious class for stallions.

Power Blade has a profile on Horse Scout’s Stallions at Stud page which can be visited using this click through.

His progeny showcase Power Blade’s quality and versatility. They are proven in eventing, show jumping internationally and winning in the show ring. One example is Powerline, campaigned by Antoinette McKeowen on the international 2* event circuit and now ridden by Martyn Johnson at Advanced.  Oliver Townsend rides Power Drive, also out of Power Blade, who has several top 10 placing at International 2 Star level. These are just two of his successful progeny.

Power Blade has progeny for sale on Horse Scout in North Yorkshire, produced by Steve Pauline in Knaresborough

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Lovely top 3 BEF Futurity Award winner gelding by Power Blade for sale on HorseScout

Top class sports horse potential for sale on Horse Scout

Aredis Power Beam is a striking bright bay gelding, who will make either a showing or eventing superstar. He has been successfully shown in hand, taking ribbons countless times at Hunter Breeding Championships and young event horse classes in the UK. This gelding took the British Equestrian Federation Futurity Awards as the Top Scoring Three Year Old! 

This gelding has been started under saddle and has qualified for the BEF Equine Bridge training scheme for 2016.  He has a quiet and mature approach to his work and a confident attitude to fences.

To find out more about this exciting gelding use this link.

If you are looking for a classic thoroughbred sports horse stallion for your mare next year, then visit The Harthill Stud profile page on Horse Scout by using our link here.


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Dreammaker Stud has Master Merlin Youngstock For Sale

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Master Merlin, a Skewbald Graded Stallion Licensed with The Breeders Elite Studbook

Master Merlin is a modern coloured stallion with progeny for sale on Horse Scout, including a stunning bay 2 year old colt bred by Dreammaker Stud.

Dreammaker Stud profiled on Horse Scout

Yards advertised on the Horse Scout  pages offers perspective Clients an insight to facilities and stud or training options available.

Dreammaker Stud has been developed by Mary and Robert Middlehurst who between them have a wealth of experience in the equine world, most recently focusing on Dressage at Advanced level. Mary competed in many disciplines over the years- Show Jumping, Eventing and Dressage at an Advanced Level. Mary is now focusing on the breeding of top class dressage horses at Dreammaker Stud. None of this would be possible without the full support of Robert her husband who was a BSJA coursebuilder and now an active member of the Dreammaker Stud.

Dreammaker stud has a profile on Horse Scout. Follow the connection on Horse Scout by using this link.

Dreammaker Stud advertise their home-bred stock on the Horse Scout horses for sale page.

Their well handled colt has ground covering conformation and an excellent temperament. This colt also has a striking trot with a natural elevation and a powerful athletic hind leg.

With an eye on quality and pedigree, Master Merlin covered the studs well bred mare, a Fürst Heinrich Westphalien (Florestan I – Donnerhall – Weinberg ) line. Master Merlin is by the  elite dressage stallion Shufro (Oldenburg) so this lovely bay colt has the right pedigree to be a serious competitive contender. He is expected to make 16.2hh, an ideal height on the market.

Visit his profile Horse Scout by using this link:

2 year old colt by Master Merlin

Dreammaker Stud also have a jumping colt listed for sale on Horse Scout

Dream Maker Stud also have also listed a confident bay 2 year old gelding, to make 17-17.2 hands.  He is well handled and looks built to be suitable for dressage or showjumping. He is a modern type with scope to go to the top. He is by the Graded Premier Holsteiner (Elite) Cassilano, out of a Lorentin mare.

Dressmaker Stud have profiled him for sale on Horse Scout and you can click through to his profile page here.

 

 


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Top Jumping Stallions From The Billy Stud

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Cevin Z and Billy Mexico, two Billy Stud Stallions with huge proven jumping success are profiled on Horse Scout and are connected through their breeding. Two super competition horses are for sale on Horse Scout and are out of these prestigious stallions.

Stallion at Stud Cevin Z profiled on Horse Scout

Cevin Z, bred to jump by the Zangersheide Stud, has proven himself over and over through his wonderfully talented progeny.  With xx pedigrees linked to Cor De La Bryere and Capitol I, he carries that quality whilst taking 2nd place at the head of the line in the 1997 Zangersheide Stud Show in 1997. Now some 20 years later, it is his progeny who are proving themselves again and again. Cevin Z has winnings in excess of £8,000 to his name and he was one of the most consistent 6 year olds across the country in 2003. He has a Stallion at Stud profile on Horse Scout offering excellent value for money with the Billy Stud in Surrey.

Billy Mexico shows his connections on to Cevin Z on Horse Scout and several horses advertised for sale are his progeny.

Billy Mexico also stands at the Billy Stud and is related through his grandfather, Cevin Z, to several horses for sale on the Horse Scout website.

Cevin Z’s son Billy Mexico, is a registered AES Stallion and this young stallion’s breeding puts him in the top league. It is not surprising that his stock are developing into top class sports horses, particularly in the eventing and show jumping arenas.

As a 3 year old, he was put to only six mares and his young stock have gone on to take ribbons on the international stage, all showing super technique and trainable brains.

Bidorette, the dam of Billy Mexico has proven herself as a broodmare. The Approved Stallion Fervent, with over $200,000 in his purse and Libro, who has been very successful as a jumping horse at Foxhunter level and now has 250 British Dressage points, are both out of Bidorette.

Find the Billy Mexico Profile On Horse Scout by following this link

Advertised on Horse Scout, Horses For Sale also by Cevin Z include:

Hakuna – this grey gelding is a close copy of his grandfather, Cevin Z. (click on his name to find out more on Horse Scouts Stallions at Stud profile page for Cevin Z).  Described as a school master, this well bred horse throws a great shape over a fence and has been produced for sale by Nicholas Benterman from Volvo Sports Horses. Volvo Sports Horses is a professional jumping yard, listed on the Horse Scout website.  They have several other horses for sale and would be able to offer alternative rides for comparison to this attractive school master jumper for sale.  Use this link through to this Cevin Z jumping horse for sale.

Another Cevin Z horse, this time an event prospect is Benny the homebred 4 year old produced to date by Alexander Whewall. He is easy to do and has been produced slowly and with consideration. The owner/breeder is sad that Benny has outgrown her tiny 5’4” frame, thus he is for sale and will hopefully go to a rider who can take him all the way to the top.  If you are looking for a youngster to bring into the family and compete then Alexander Whewall would love to hear from youUse the profile page for Benny to find his contact details.

Horse Scout is dedicated to making the best of its connections through its professional producers to clients looking for quality sports horses for sale.