Avalon's Rudy is a 11yr old Thoroughbred that was bred as a sport horse and was never raced by Melissa Mihalovich by the sire Dark Hyacinth who has been on the USEF hunter breading list as a top Hunter Sire. I bought him at 3 and brought him along slowly as I wanted him to remain sound and healthy. Rudy has competed for the last several years mostly as a Hunter and an Equitation mount. Over the last year I have moved him into Jumpers as he tends to be a little quick over a course. He is extremely handy and his turns are top notch. His movement is fantastic and always places undersaddle. He trot is very flowy. We competed the last 2 show seasons at 3ft but at home have schooled up to 3'6". This boy has the jump in him and all the talent and scope you could ask for. I have trail ridden him and gone just about everywhere with him. We even did a demo for Colleen Kelly in a round pen at WEG in 2010. He placed 2nd last year at the Aiken horse show in Amateur US in a class of 16 and tough completion. He has won year end Championships every year in MOHJO and MHSA since 2008. Saying all that he is not a ride for a beginner rider. He needs an advanced rider who can support him and navigate him around a course. He is UTD on everything and has no vices. This one has more personality than any horse I have owned and this is a hard decision to even think about selling him. This boy is a looker, he has a classic hunter face. He is a big boy just under 17H.
My only reason for even listing him is I have bought a new horse to do Hunters on and I just dont have the money or the time to show 2 horses. He to nice to not be in the show ring.
Company / Facility:
Avalon Farm Missouri -
We are a small private boarding facility located in the woods just outside of Pinnacle Lake. Our focus is promoting the healthy horse. All feeding programs will be tailored to the needs of your horse. Our boarding is full care and includes many extras you pay for at a larger facility. We have an all weather outdoor arena with lights. We specialize in Hunters and Jumpers with a focus on classic equitation however, any style of riding is welcome. Located an hour west of St Louis off of I-70 near Hwy 19 exit. 15 minutes north of Hermann/15 minutes South of Montgomery City.
Our location makes for a easy stop over while traveling with horses. We offer layup services and have a RV hookup if needed.