Virginia Classifieds: 8 year old, Beginner Friendly, Unraced Thoroughbred

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8 year old, Beginner Friendly, Unraced Thoroughbred

Birth Date: 4/17/2009
Height: 16.3 hh
Markings: Star/Strip
Breed(s): Thoroughbred
Discipline(s): Beginner, Dressage, English Pleasure, Hunter, Hunter Jumper, Hunter Under Saddle, Husband Safe, Kid Safe, Show Experience
Sex: Gelding

Date Added: 3/17/2017
Posted By: Claire Button
Culpeper,   VA  
Email Address:
Phone: 540-222-7210

Le Grande Arch "Rio" is an 8 year old, unraced thoroughbred gelding. He is 16.3hh. He is a barn favorite with his in your pocket personality. He is currently being used by the Radford Redcoats Equestrian Team teaching some members how to canter, and even jump! Unfortunately, Rio has navicular, preventing him to jump over 2'6 comfortably. While the navicular is manageable with mild corrective shoeing, he is unsuitable for my needs.

Rio has shown at local shows around Virginia. He competed at VHSA Associate finals in the 2'6 special hunters, as well as the pleasure division in 2015. He also has experience in lower level dressage. He scored a 27% at his first Combined Test.

Finding the perfect home for Rio is the most important thing to me, as posting this ad breaks my heart. He is great with kids and loves to be brushed and bathed. He would be suitable for a therapeutic riding program. A forever, loving home is a must. Please feel free to text, call or email. He is located in Christiansburg, VA while I am at school, but will go home with me to Culpeper, VA in May for the summer!
Price is very negotiable.

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