Captain has been there done that, from cross country schooling to winning the state dressage championships, and he's looking for a new rider to teach!
Captain has experience through the Prelim level of eventing and through Third Level dressage. He is a powerful, athletic mover with plenty of jump for the lower levels, very solid on the flat, careful in stadium, and of course he loves cross country! Due to his age and some related issues, he is only suitable for eventing at Beginner Novice or Novice. He is sound with minimal maintenance and has been leased this semester to a Novice rider who has been having a blast with him, but unfortunately doesn't feel she'll have time to continue riding him with college and other commitments. They recently completed the three phase schooling show at Poplar Place, finishing second; video of their weekend is available here: Captain With Novice Rider, Poplar Place October 2013
Captain can consistently score in the low 30s/upper 20s in dressage and was qualified for the AECs at Novice in 2009 after winning all of his events that spring.
Captain consistently scores 70% at First Level and mid to upper 60s at Second Level; Third Level was difficult for him, but we did attain one of the two scores for our Bronze before I started graduate school and had to lease him. We were Tennessee State First Level champions in 2010 and qualified for the championships at Second Level in 2011, although they ended up cancelling the show.
Captain is NOT a beginner's horse or a packer, so if you're looking for a push button horse or an easy ride, you probably want to keep looking. However, if you want to really learn how to ride, he has a lot to teach you. Suitable for intermediate riders or better only- no beginners! He is a Thoroughbred and can be quite full of himself, especially on cool windy days. No buck, rear, or bolt, but he will spook, especially when he's feeling good!
Captain is available for full or part lease at Morning Run Farm in Watkinsville, GA. Other arrangements may be considered, including off-site leases and sale; contact me for more info, video links, etc.
Company / Facility:
Heart's Desire Farm