First Choice Dressage

and Pilates for Riders

Horses for sale

Quality dressage and competition horses for sale. Horses are home bred and produced slowly and professionally following classical principles resulting in good natured horses with a good basic education.  Other young horses for sale that are not listed below please enquire for more details.

WESTPHALIAN BROODMARE FOR BREEDING LOAN     Home now found

Swingtime Lady Chestnut mare 23/04/2010 16.2hh

By Showmaker (Show Star) out of a Laurentianer  (Lauries Crusader) mare
Full pedigree here

Daisy was bred by myself and was backed at 4 and competed lightly. However a foot injury resulted in the end of her competitive career, this isn’t anything that means she shouldn’t be used as a broodmare (full details on request).
She has a lovely temperament is easy to handle and has good conformation, straight limbs and 3 expressive paces.
She will only go to an experience home, a sad decision but I have to cut back on numbers.

  
  

 

 

LOVELY COLOURED PROVEN BROODMARE

16hh, 11 years.
Following an injury Lily bred a stunning coloured filly by Heaven in 2016.
Lily is by a Cruise Missile son out of a Dutch bred mare that competed up to Advanced level dressage.
Full pedigree here

She has three good, straight paces a fabulous temperament and was an amazing mum to her first foal. She has good conformation and is ideal to breed a good sports horse. Lily took first time when put in foal with semen of only 25% motility. She is sound but unlikely to return to ridden work.
She will make someone a lovely mare to breed a super competition prospect, I had several offers for last year’s foal  but I want to keep her.
Her foal of 2016  by Heaven (Hotline) is stunning with a sweet nature, very good conformation, uphill with straight limbs and good feet. She has very good, off the floor elastic, swinging paces.
Lily was bred myself so this is a hard decision but due to getting older I have decided I must stop breeding now. She will only go to a good home.  Open to sensible offers.
  

  
  
 

 

 

SMART DRESSAGE OR EVENT YOUNG HORSE       £8500

NOW SOLD

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Classic Cadbury is a 16hh 5 years dark bay gelding.
Registered pink papered, branded Hanoverian by Classic Juan out of a Thoroughbred mare.
Cadbury has three good, correct, straight paces with an engaged hindleg and a very uphill balanced canter. He is forward going and works into a light contact. He shows a big scopey jump with good technique, he’s been lunged over jumps but due to no longer having a jump rider he hasn’t jumped under saddle.
Good conformation, clean straight limbs and very good feet.
He has been owned since a yearling and was backed a year ago at 4. Since then he’s been brought on slowly and quietly mainly by my groom. He is a super young horse with a fabulous temperament, easy to handle, produced properly with time and now ready to go out and compete. He has been out to a couple of competitions to ride in the warm up whilst I was competing other horses and was well behaved (video of this available). Loads and travels easily.
Vaccinated, regularly wormed and teeth done.

His sire, Classic Juan is a licensed Hanoverian stallion who competed successfully at affiliated dressage, show jumping and eventing. He has Calypso, Cor De La Bryere (famous show jumping stallions) as well as Don Juan sire of Genesis (International Show jumper) and Don Johnson (top dressage stallion) in his pedigree. His dam is full Thoroughbred graded into the Hanoverian studbook with Saddlers Wells as her grandsire.

A good prospect for someone to take on an unspoilt properly produced unrushed young horse, with ability and breeding to excel in any discipline.

STUNNING COLT FOAL              £6500

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QUALITY YOUNG DRESSAGE HORSE/ALL ROUNDER

NOW SOLD
Stunning black Trakehner mare by Elfenstein (Hohenstein) out of an Honeur mare.
16hh 7 years.
She is a very sweet horse who is forward going, she has three good paces with an active hindleg and powerful canter.
She hacks out well alone and in company and is good to ride in a big field.
She loves jumping and shows a lot of scope. Jumping in a good rhythm with good technique. Bold jumping over fillers. Has competed show jumping where she jumped round clear at her first show and is very well behaved and easy to handle.
Has been out to several dressage competitions where she has done very well ridden by my apprentice.
She has been brought on carefully and has mainly been ridden by my apprentice. Snaffle mouth and light in the contact.

Vaccinations, teeth and worming up to date.

Very sensible, reliable and loving mare ideal for lady rider for dressage or as an all rounder, mother/ daughter share.

She has got two tiny sarcoids on her inner thigh which haven’t caused any problems and this is reflected in price. Only applied a couple of treatments of blood root ointment, a few more applications will probably get rid of them.

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SUPER AMATEUR LADY’S DRESSAGE HORSE                                         NOW SOLD

Very pretty grey mare 15.3hh, 7 years. Well bred pink papered Trakehner by Trocadero out of an Honeur mare.

Fantastic temperament both from the ground and ridden, very trainable attitude. Very easy to handle and ride.
A people horse she loves a fuss and cuddle, will be someone’s best friend.
Three very good paces, willing and forward going, works in a light easy contact. Easy to ride, not spooky or silly.
Correctly and carefully, professionally produced since last October, only ever been ridden in a snaffle, no gadgets.
Lightly competed at several different venues at prelim and novice, both unaffiliated and at affiliated shows. Consistently scores between 64 and 69%. Always reliable and sensible, very well behaved and easy to handle and do at competitions. Can easily take her on your own to a show.
Does leg yield, shoulder in, counter canter.
Excellent to hack both alone and in company, brave, sensible attitude. Very good to ride in a big field both alone and with others.
Jumps well, relaxed and straight forward to jump.
Very good to load and with farrier. No vices.
Vaccinations, teeth and worming up to date.

 

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Great all rounder    NOW SOLD
For sale on behalf of a client   £4250 sensible offers considered for 5 star home

15.2 12yo CB x TB bay mare for sale. Lightly and successfully competed to elem Dr, SJ, HT, ODE. Naturally works in outline, established flatwork, bold & careful jumper. Never refused a fence. Good to load, shoe, clip, lunge, hacks alone & in company etc. Not at all mareish, good doer & never sick/ sorry. Heartbreaking sale due to lack of time. Suit experienced competition home. No novices please purely as she deserves the best. Absolute Bargain.
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Video    https://youtu.be/GQF bdpvTDnU

Stunning pink papered Westphalian mare by Floretto N/ FlorestaN

NOW SOLD ON BEHALF OF A CLIENT

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Full history known as bought off the breeder 4 years ago. She was backed at 5 then turned away again for some time so is very low mileage.
Dressage:
Sold with ride to BD Novice Winter Regionals – Has qualified in just few outing scoring 67%+ in her first month with BD. Potential to go further as she has very good paces,  finds lateral work easy and is very responsive to leg and seat. I have focussed on dressage as this is my main interest.

Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJGbml-ScV0

Jumping: Schooled at home over jumps up to 1.20 and competed at unaffiliated shows up to 1m (indoors and outdoors). Careful hind leg and scope to go further.

Video http://youtu.be/1CZoJqUBNRs

Cross Country: She enjoys cross country and could excel at this with further schooling.

Video http://youtu.be/YmMsANVqw3k

Friendly genuine and well mannered horse. Hacks out alone but is more confident in company, does not mind cars, bikes, tractors and is fine on roads. Easy to shoe, handle, travel.  All up to date with vaccinations, massages and teeth.
Selling due to work commitments.

 

FABULOUS ALLROUNDER/ SHOW-JUMPER                  

£4250 ono   NOW SOLD

Irish Sports Horse, Skewbald, Gelding, 5 years, 16.1 hands
Benny’s Boy by Indian Gypsy x Red Navarone
Same home last 18 months, produced properly and carefully, mainly ridden by a teenager with professional supervision.
Snaffle mouthed works in an outline with 3 good straight paces.
Has cross country schooled proving bold and willing to jump.
Successfully show jumping round 1m courses with potential to do higher. Has jumped in indoor, outdoor arena and on grass, he is a very honest jumper.
Hacks alone and in company and good in traffic. Also ridden on own and with others in big field
Has hunted and behaved brilliantly, jumping big ditches with ease.
Easy to load and travel, good with farrier – Full passport, flu and tetanus up to date, wormed and teeth done recently.
A fantastic prospect for pony club / riding club, eventing.
Properly produced now ready to compete further with lots of potential to excel in any discipline.
Tel: Lynn on 07788 718095 or email Lynn@firstchoicedressage.co.uk

 

DRESSAGE OR JUMP (For sale on behalf of owner) NOW SOLD

REDUCED TO £7000 A BARGAIN FOR A REALLY GENUINE HORSE

Lovely mare by Epilot (Pilot) x Rossini
Chestnut 16hh, 9 yrs (19/05/04).
Jumped successfully up to Newcomers in 2009, she had BS winning of £87 notional and £180 actual. Of her 17 starts (at British Novice, Discovery and Newcomers) she jumped double clear 13 times.
Since then lightly ridden by amateur rider.
Just competed in first dressage test at novice with 67% with 8 for paces.
Fabulous temperament, good to hack and in all ways, easy to jump.
Professionally schooled at First Choice dressage last 3 months.
Ideal horse for someone to enjoy with the potential to go much further.
Good to hack and in traffic, clip, with farrier and to load.
Tel: Lynn on 07788 718095 or email Lynn@firstchoicedressage.co.uk