2012 Premium Oldenburg gelding by Riverman, 16.1hh, Little Rock AR
I mean it when I say that Del Rio is one of the most talented horses I’ve had the pleasure to work with.
He’s drop dead gorgeous, a complete gentleman, and has three uphill, elastic gaits. He has a background in dressage and has begun his event career with a bang this fall.
Del Rio has had three outings at novice, with dressage scores from 22.6-29. In his last two outings, he’s had one first and one second in very competitive fields.
Del Rio is adjustable, brave, and balanced, with an exceptionally huge gallop that is easy to ride and easy to jump from. He’s my favorite horse ever to gallop cross country on: everything feels so very easy and he’s so relaxed and on the aids (no kicking or pulling!). He has schooled all training questions and is just about ready for a training move up. He should climb right up the levels- the building blocks and talent are all there. Rio shows exceptional talent for the upper levels of eventing, but he could also be happy and competitive in straight dressage. He is sensitive and prefers a soft rider.
2012 Mustang mare, 14hh, $10,000 purchase or $3,000 lease
Sorja is the horse of a lifetime, and one of the true loves of my life. She is personable, sweet, and absolutely the hardest little worker. She has three comfortable gaits and an adorable jump. She is forward and responsive. Sorja is balanced and easy to adjust and put together.
Sorja has shown through Second Level, and has many year end awards from National Dressage Pony Cup and from Arkansas Dressage Society. She is the same in a new place, has easy lateral work, and is adjustable and brave over fences. Sorja is not a first pony type, but is a blast to ride for a secure intermediate rider.
(Registered “Belladonna”), 2006 Weser-Ems mare, 14.2hh with permanent card. Lark is by Bodyguard and out of Courtash Kotton Kandy (Courtash Karnival). Lark will be bred to Ridley for a 2022 foal.
Lark is a super pretty, very typey and talented dressage pony. She has shown through first level with scores in the 70s and 8s on gaits. She showed tremendous talent for collection and had easy correct changes. She won Training Level Open at Pony Cup in 2019, with scores up to 76%. She is very sound and healthy, and very sweet and easy to handle with impeccable ground manners.