Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: Five Winning Machines

In the market for a new four-legged partner? You may find your unicorn on our sister site, Sport Horse Nation. To help with the search, we’re going to feature a selection of current listings here on

Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: Five Winning Machines

In the market for a new four-legged partner? You may find your unicorn on our sister site, Sport Horse Nation. To help with the search, we’re going to feature a selection of current listings here on EN. We include the ad copy provided; click the links for videos, pricing and contact information.

Are you playing to win? If so, you’re going to want to couple up with an equine partner who has the same attitude — and ability. The five horses we’re featuring this week all have wins on their records, from Novice on up to the three-star level. Could they be your next blue ribbon winner?

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2012 CCI3*L Gelding

2012 gelding for sale competed successfully at CCI3L. Very flashy mover with lots of wins on his record including the CCI2L at Twin Rivers in 2021 and 2nd in the CCI3L at Rebecca Farm. Amazing jumper and fast cross country but requires a confident ride. For sale to the perfect home only – price negotiable to that perfect home.

Located in San Ramon, CA.

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What Gives- CCI* Winner

What Gives, “Wes”, is a 2014 16.2 OTTB gelding that has evented very successfully through the CCI* level and is ready to move up to Prelim/CCI**. Wes is honest and brave to the jumps with a level-headed demeanor. He would make an excellent mount for a young rider looking to go to young rider championships, an amateur, or a professional.

Wes finished the 2021 season on the USEA national leaderboard, with an 8th place finish in the intercollegiate training, and double reserve championships in the modified in both the young adult and intercollegiate categories with not one but two fastest-in-field cross country rounds at CCI*. Notable finishes for 2021 include:

Sporting Days (Training Horse) 2nd
Southern Pines (Open Modified) 5th
Carolina International (Open Modified) 4th
The Fork (CCI*S) 1st
Loudoun Hunt (Prelim/Training) 5th
VA Horse Trials (CCI*L) 11th
Old Tavern (Open Training) 4th
Morven Park (Open Training) 6th
VA Horse Trials (CCI*L) 4th

In addition to eventing, Wes has fox hunting experience and has helped his young adult rider earn both his USPC C3-EV and B-EV. Wes is easy at the horse shows and goes in all three phases in a Micklem bridle with a double jointed snaffle. He hacks out quietly alone or in company, and has a wonderful personality, making him a barn favorite.

Upper 5 Figures. Additional photos and videos available upon request or at Austin Skeens Eventing on Facebook or Instagram. Serious inquiries please.

Located in Bluemont, VA.

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Aura CF- winning training level horse competitive 1/2* for right rider

Aura CF is a 2010, 16 hand premium Oldenburg mare. Aura is phenomenally talented on the flat and a lovely jumper. She has many miles at training level including a win at the AECs. With the right rider she will be a winning 1/2* horse. She has not had any health or soundness issues and requires no special care. Not spooky, easy on the ground, beautiful to look at. Motivated seller as rider as stepped onto her big sisters horse.

Located in Citra, FL.

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Winning novice packer

UPDATE: Mio competed in Novice at the November Full Gallop Horse Trial and won on a 29!!!

Mio has evented through novice recognized and schooled through prelim unrecognized. He’s steady in the bridle, rhythmical, and comfortable on the flat, and will jump anything you point him at, he loves xc and will always make time.

Mio is not a beginner horse he needs a intermediate to advanced rider, as he can be a spirited athlete, lunging before riding is helpful, and once you know him he’s very predictable.

He has been vetted before and you are welcome to vet him again.

Located in Salisbury, North Carolina can also be tried in Aiken, South Carolina

There is a video of Mio on youtube titled “Fernand Mio”. Please contact me for more information.

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1Ballybolger Anchorman
Lovely JOEY 16.3HH DARK BROWN 8 year old homebred
gelding by Puissance hoping to find his forever home
He is a 90/100 winning machine having super form at this
level, he has completed 2 novices and is now ready to be a
Superstar grassroots winner.
His 100 results include:
1st lisgarvan 27.3
5th Frankfort 30
6th kilguilkey 27.3
3rd Blackstairs 31.5
1st Tattersalls 14.9
He has the sweetest temperament, easy to do in all ways lives in or out, hacks in company or on his own and doesn’t have to be ridden everyday. Super on the flat, moves really well and easy to ride , very unflappable jumping with plenty of scope. He is snaffle mouth and would suit a tall child coming off ponies or competitive amateur who wants to win.

He is 100 % to clip , shoe, load and travels well, incredibly chilled to deal with . Joey has had very easy to manage very mild sweet itch under his mane which we just shampoo regularly and keep a DustBuster / sweet itch hoody on during spring and summer. Never an issue or problem just a little TLC needed.

Plenty of videos on request. Special home wanted for this lovely boy. Based co Carlow. Ireland. 00353872211041

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