Virginia Classifieds: Celtic Thunder: Imported Grey Irish Sport Horse Gelding: 16 hands 1/2", 4 y/o: Foxhunt, Show Jump, Event! Exceptional For His Age

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Celtic Thunder: Imported Grey Irish Sport Horse Gelding: 16 hands 1/2", 4 y/o: Foxhunt, Show Jump, Event! Exceptional For His Age

Birth Date: 6/17/2014
Height: 16.1 hh
Markings: white triangle on forehead, 3 white legs from fetlocks to feet
Breed(s): Irish Draught, Thoroughbred
Discipline(s): Field Hunter, Jumping, Field Trial, Flashy, Hunt Seat Equitation, Jumper, Show, Show Experience, Show Jumping, Dressage, Equitation, Eventing, Experienced
Color(s): Grey
Sex: Gelding

Date Added: 1/10/2019
Posted By: Cynthia Anderson
19798 Foggy Bottom Rd    [ MAP ]
Bluemont,   VA  
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Celtic Thunder, aka “Fergus”: 4 y/o 16 and 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 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 about 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 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. Ironically enough, in the third line of his pedigree is Clover Hill, the mare’s grand dam. 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. His former owners felt that he would succeed the best at hunting or eventing, but I actually think he is sooooo talented in show jumping, that he would do best at that.

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