16.1hh 6 Yr old bay gelding. Statesman is a brilliant, brave, jumping hunter who is also well schooled on the flat bombproof in traffic and loves people.
Snaffle mouthed at all times, Xc, showjump and dressage schooled. With hard, clean black legs, Statesman has no lumps, bumps or blemishes. Light off the ground, he moves well and is also eligible for ROR classes, coming second in a strong class on his first and to date only outing. Old fashioned type Irish bred gentleman, with Sadler's Wells and Mistertopogigo grandsires.
with excellent hunting references available, Statesman is also lovely to ride out of the season. Sensible and safe across wide open spaces he has also been ridden across all of Exmoor, on his own and in company, crossing rivers, precipices (!) and navigating tricky ground.
Statesman looks after his rider and also loves picnic rides/river swimming. He is a totally genuine and kind horse with no tricks or vices (!). A pleasure to ride and handle in every way and very difficult to find. Good to show/clip/box etc. His owner has regularly ridden him bareback/in only a headcollar along roads to take him up to his field from the stables and he has not turned a hair no matter what traffic he's met along the way. Very rare sort to find. Hundreds (literally) of extra photos/videos available on request. He is adorable and wil give a lot of pleasure to his new home. To knowledgeable hunting or competition kind home only. Private sale.
Samantha Palmer Dawn Shillingford
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