Weekly Sales Circuit: Blades International Sporthorses

Whether you’re currently in the market for a new horse, casually thinking about your next partner, or creating a wish list of your dream horses, read on for some horses for sale that we love.

Featured this week are sale horses from Blades International Sporthorses.  Located in Pittsboro, North Carolina minutes from the Raleigh Airport and operated by trainer Melissa Blades, Blades International specializes in sourcing sale horses from established European connections, developing them for US show goals, and then matching them with a growing list of satisfied buyers.  The farm also is well known for developing young horses and aspiring riders in a confidence-building, supportive environment.

What horse would you add to your shopping list from Blades International Sporthorses?

Click on each horse’s photo to be taken directly to view their listing in further detail. 


Photo via Exchange Hunter Jumper.

2009 16h Warmblood mare by Fierro Hof Ter Zeedycke.  Perfect for anyone that struggles with accuracy! Scopey and saintly with a superb front end, auto-changes, and lots of experience at the miss. Ribboned in 3’3” Handy at Junior Hunter Finals and has a wealth of additional experience in the Adult Amateur, Green, and Childrens Hunters. Super sweet with a big heart and easily mistaken for a gelding. Loves long walks and grass, a floating rein, and her French link Happy Mouth snaffle. Gets along with everyone and adores a rider that just lets her do her job.


Photo by Anne Gittins Photography.

2010 17.2h Holsteiner gelding by Casall.  Handsome teacher that plays well in every ring and has years of experience in the Childrens Jumpers, Childrens Hunters & Childrens Medals. Big jump, great movement, and lots of step. Low in blood and has all kinds of fancy flatwork. Very handy for riders starting in the 3’ Hunters/Medals and aiming for the 1.10m Childrens. Also happily jumps around the cross-country fences and would be lovely in the dressage ring. Sweet in-your-pocket personality with the best ground manners in the barn. Very calm, cool, and collected whether at home or away.


Photo by Blades International Sporthorses.

2015 16.1h Oldenburg gelding by Furst Fohlenhof.  Very special candidate for the future. Still young and started late, but well worth the time to bring along correctly. Stunning trot + gorgeous flat-kneed canter and will be competitive in any under saddle. Jumps with excellent use of his head, neck, and back and a knees-to-nose front end. Very soft in the bridle with good rideability. World class talent for an educated team that has experience in developing a top young hunter.


Photo via Exchange Hunter Jumper.

2002 16.2 1/2h Dutch Warmblood gelding.  Beloved schoolmaster available for lease at $10,000/yr. Sweet and gorgeous with a heart of gold and tons of Jr/Am show experience. Wonderful teacher for new show riders and always jumps if it’s safe to do so. Perfect first child or adult jumper for 0.65m – 1.0m levels and could even be a big, flashy Beginner Hunter or Mini Medal horse. Fun and loving personality, great manners in the barn, likes to trail ride, and even has experience over cross-country jumps. Lifetime member of the BISH family and available for lease only.

For more information about Blades International Sporthorses, click here or follow the farm on Facebook.

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