Headed to WEF for a bit of fun in the sun, Wellington style? Top off the perfect trip with a little horse shopping while you’re there, and scope out these magnificent beauties working the ring and looking flawless. All of this week’s horses are out of the same sales barn, Accolade Farm. The trainer is Holly Shepherd, based out of Grand Bay, Alabama. Holly has numerous Hunter Derby titles and loads of other wins under her belt, with a proven track record of producing winning horses.
Get a look at some of the charmers she’s got at WEF 3, and click on each individual name for more information at ExchangeHunterJumper.com.
By proven derby winner and popular hunter stallion Vallado (aka “Praise”). Schoolmaster for jr/ams with big derby goals, or happy to carry a younger rider up the hunter & equitation levels. Very brave and honest and does not mind a mistake, has an excellent education and a great foundation of professional training. Jumps soft and round, makes the lines quietly, and swaps leads beautifully. Not spooky and even does trail rides, and pony rides for the kids, at home. Has only had one owner and is follow-you-around, puppy-dog sweet.
2006 16h Argentine Warmblood Mare
Ribbons in National Grand Prix classes and tons of top prizes in Open 1.30m-1.40m classes, including a win out of 80 at WEF. Great teacher for those moving up and ready to win for more experienced riders. Super brave to the fences, knows her job well, and not picky about the ride she gets. Likes to go fast but not likely to pull in the bridle. Very smooth across the ground with terrific style over the jumps and a stellar horse to watch go. Sweet and gelding-like with no spook, nickers to her people and always enjoyable to work with.
2008 17.2h Holsteiner Gelding by Cassini I
Endless step and scope and potential to jump the FEI tracks. Ribboning in Welcomes, $25K, and $50K Grand Prix and looking for a serious rider with big aspirations and the education to carry them out. Quiet yet powerful and very knowledgeable for his age. Goes lightly off the leg, supple in the bridle, and easy through the turns. Big impressive horse but minds his space well and does not use size against rider or handler. Has a very sweet personality you can love on, and is a superior athlete in the show ring.
Great-brained young horse with potential to be a stellar jr/am derby partner, currently winning in the Green Hunters and ready to show the Ch/AA or Jr/AO divisions. Perfect front end and good use of his body over fences but still smooth and easy to stay with. Goes with a loop in the rein and makes the lines quietly and easily. Not spooky, does not require a lot of direction to the jumps, and does not need a lot of tuning at home. Super consistent for his age and has been very brave and easy to prepare at shows.
Learn more and see hundreds more horses available at ExchangeHunterJumper.com, and Go Jumping!