Henry is a 4 yr old, 15h, Paint cross gelding with a once-in-a-lifetime personality and professional-quality education. Henry has a laid-back, sweet and willing attitude that make him easier to ride and handle than most horses three times his age.
Cornichon is a unique and fun 15.3h, 7yr old Paint/TB gelding. Cornichon is currently competing training level and is very honest to the fences. He keeps an easy, steady rhythm to the fences and is a little more of a kick ride and goes well with a light contact. Straightforward on the flat, Cornichon knows shoulder in, leg yield, and is developing his lengthenings. He is the perfect partner for an amateur or junior rider. Cornichon has lots of personality and loves attention and is good for the farrier and trailering. Cornichon is very sound and is ready to find his new partner.
Anna is a 6yr. old, 15h, paint cross mare that is an ideal partner for an adult amateur or Jr. rider. Anna is starting her second season of BN eventing and is competitive in all three phases with scope to move up. She goes in a snaffle in all three phases, has a wonderful suspended trot, a comfortable canter, and is brave and careful to the fences. Anna also has experience on the trails and hacks out well alone or in a group. Anna is safe for beginner riders but is also responsive to the aids and fun to ride for more experienced riders. Anna has great ground manners, loads, clips, ties, and stands for the farrier.
Valentino is a super sweet 5 year old spotted draft horse. He is 17.2 hands tall and still growing. Val has been started correctly and is currently w/t/c in the ring and trotting over small cross rails. Val has been to several schooling shows and hacks out on the trails. He is very light and responsive to the aids for such a large horse. He has a puppy dog personality and would crawl in your lap if he could. Val is still green and needs an intermediate rider to continue his training.
"Sid" is a 16.3h 2007 Oldenburg/TB/Trak. cross that has the talent to become a competitive upper level event horse. He has a wonderful floating elastic trot and a big ground covering canter. Sid has been brought along slowly and correctly and would be suitable for a professional or serious amateur or young rider.
Photo by Sara Lieser.
"Gracie", a 2008 dark bay TB mare (JC name Goodnite Gracie), has quickly established herself as Queen Bee at RGF after arriving in the fall of 2012. Gracie came from Charlestown Race Track where she had a mediocre racing career as a 4 year old and it was soon decided to send her on to a new career. In the spring of 2013 Gracie started her training as an event horse and is showing lots of potential with her careful and athletic jumping style.
Maggie is a 2009 14.2h paint Arab cross. Maggie tries very hard to please and is always ready to go. She is currently learning the ropes in the jumper ring with her new owner.
Blue is a 2008 15.2h PMU grey paint draft cross with a big personality. Very athletic with a big swinging trot and a natural easy jump. Blue has learned the basics for eventing and has been out fox hunting several times as well. Blue is off to Maine to experience many new adventures with his new owner.
Jules is a beautiful spotted draft mare out of a Percheron and by a Paint/Quarter horse. She is 4yrs old, currently sticks at 15h and we expect her to mature close to 15.2h with a solid build. Jules is well started under saddle but lightly jumped since she is still young. Jules has a great attitude and is very willing, level headed and easy to train. She is currently doing w/t/c and jumping small courses. She has nice movement and will hack out alone or in a group. She is responsive to the aids and has a soft mouth. Jules has been hunting with the Stonewall Hounds and will do some schooling HTs this fall. Jules is an easy keeper with excellent feet, cross ties and loads, and is utd on shots and coggins. Video is of her 2nd time jumping in the ring and 1st time schooling xc.
"Regan" is a 2007 OTTB that had a very successful race career earning over $90,000. After 25 starts her owners decided to retire her while she was sound and healthy to give a chance at a new career. As a natural athlete Regan quickly excelled at the lower levels of eventing. Regan is now living in NC with her new owner who plans on continuing her eventing career.
Picasso is a 2003 Draft/Paint cross that was a fan favorite at events. People love watching the stout piebald with long feathers cantering around stadium and xc and Picasso made quite an impression for his team spirit when competing on the Last Frontier Farm's Clementine team at VA Horse Trials. While dressage was not Picasso's favorite phase he often got extra credit for his relaxation and obedience. In 2012 Picasso moved on to be a hunt horse for a wonderful family.
"Luke" is a 1999 TB Gelding that Tracy purchased as a 3 year old and together they competed up to the Intermediate level in 2006 and 2007. Luke currently enjoys competing lower level eventing with his new owner in UT.
"Hugo", a 2007 Thoroughbred, arrived at RGF as a 3 yr. old from the track but behaved more like a unflappable 10 yr. old from day one. Hugo relishes his new slower pace life and is a very quick learner and aims to please. He currently enjoys demonstrating how versatile OTTBs can be at his wonderful home in NC.