Virginia Classifieds: Charming 5 yr old unraced OTTB in training: jumping, flatwork, foxhunting

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Charming 5 yr old unraced OTTB in training: jumping, flatwork, foxhunting

Birth Date: 4/10/2014
Height: 15.3 hh
Breed(s): Thoroughbred
Discipline(s): Hunter Jumper, Project, Ridden English, Athletic, Equitation, Eventing, Hunter, Jumper, Show Jumping, Jumping
Color(s): Chestnut
Sex: Gelding

Date Added: 12/2/2019
Posted By: Denya Leake
Berryville ,   VA  
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Phone: 5409311591

"Goldenvale Creek" For Sale

Charming 5 yr old unraced OTTB in training: jumping, flatwork, foxhunting

Stable name "Pilot" was foaled April 10, 2014. He is a lovely 5-year-old 15.3 H chestnut Thoroughbred. Started at 3, sent to the track but NEVER raced. He is not tattooed. He was in training for 6 months, so he saw all the track sights, sounds, and experiences without ever racing! With his laid-back personality, the trainer did not see any racing potential, so I was able to buy him after he had some time off to grow up a bit more. Pilot has spent the past 11 months in eventing, jumper and foxhunter training. I am 5'10" and he fills my leg with ease. He is extremely athletic and intelligent. Never having to teach him the same thing twice he has been a very enjoyable gentleman. Pilot is very brave and positive to his fences but is still green and needs guidance to keep balanced.

He has been to 5+ young jumper shows and has not seen anything that he would not jump. Walls, planks, flowers, every color, and faux liver pools, he never takes a second glance. He has been working up the levels through these jumper shows and at his last show he jumped 3 rounds at 2'6" with ease. Pilot has done two local introductory events. He was brave cross country, absolutely happy to go out on the course by himself, as he's never been home bound. He has school cross country multiple times at different locations, banks, water, logs, rolltops, all with confidence. Pilot hill-topped twice with Blue Ridge Hunt in northern Virginia in 2018-2019 season and learned from both outings. Pilot crosses creeks and ditches with no problem and is always happier being out front. Given his race track experience, he is not spooky but he is still learning.

Pilot loads on the trailer with no issues and will stand quietly in the trailer by himself. He hacks out alone or in a small group quietly. Pilot has a young mind as has only been under saddle for 11 months (except the tracks "training"). He is not for a timid rider. He needs someone that is very confident in their riding and will continue his training. He is forward but has a soft mouth, and he hacks and does jumpers in a hollow mouth loose ring snaffle and he hunted in a rubber Pelham. With a big group Pilot does get anxious- probably leftover from his track time- and needs a gentle person to quiet him and keep his head level. Pilot has been a wonderful, healthy horse in the barn and will excel in a regular program! He is up to date on all vaccines and has a dental done yearly.

$1800- due to owner starting new business and Pilot not having the amount of work as he deserved the past 2 months.

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