HorsesAll RoundersEventers£ 6,500
Harley is a super smart quality full up 16.3h (maybe even 17h), rising 13 year old registered Irish draught gelding. He is very well bred with 5 generations of pedigree recorded going back to King of Diamonds. He is a lovely solid substantial stamp with plenty of bone, a lovely long neck and a real leg in each corner type. Although he is an Irish draught he is actually more like a substantial sport horse in build as he is more elegant and sporty in the frame compared to more traditional coby heavy Irish draughts. He would carry a good amount of weight so would happily carry a gentleman, yet is easy enough for a petite lady/teenager, so he is a very versatile boy. He has excellent conformation and is straight moving. He is a true alrounder/hunter who puts 100% into everything asked of him and loves his work. He is the type very hard to find as he is very talented yet genuine and safe.
Harley works beautifully on the flat with wonderful movement. He has 3 correct balanced paces and works in a lovely soft outline. He always catches the eye when he’s working as he has a lovely presence about him and is easy on the eye. He has a super active elevated trot with a good length of stride and feels lovely a smooth. He has a amazing uphill canter which is super comfy you could sit to all day, he’s like a rocking horse, you really feel him coming up to you. He is a comfortable ride who is very sure footed and makes you feel like you have a nice length of neck in front of you. He has a lovely long stride which is very smooth. He is a nicely forward going and responsive to the aids and is lovely medium speed. He adapts very well to different riders; he will just go around for a lesser rider and do it for you, yet he will work correctly from hand to leg in a good outline for a more experienced rider. He is snaffle mouthed with a lovely soft mouth. He has been ridden by a range of different riders including a 15 year old girl and a 70 year old man. He is a very sensible ride and is not the spooky type. He is very willing and trainable and has the paces and brain to excel in dressage and work up the levels and affiliate. He has competed at preliminary unaffiliated and online dressage with great scores in the 70 percent bracket and very promising comments from the judges.
Harley loves to jump and has good scope over his fences. He is a very honest and genuine type and has never refused or ran out. He takes you into a fence. He really fills his rider with confidence and will help you out. He has jumped around 90/100cm courses with ease filling his rider with confidence. He has loads of scope so would jump much higher if his rider wanted him to. He happily jumps over coloured fillers without looking at them. He looks after his rider when jumping and will happily trot over a small cross pole. He jumps in a lovely rhythm and doesn't rush into his jumps or get strong or silly. He has competed in lots of unaffiliated competitions up to 1m regularly placing. He would be the ideal type to take to riding club activities. He equally has enough scope to affiliate British novice and Discovery.
Harley is amazing at cross country; he gives you a brilliant feel and remains very safe, easy and sensible. He is really bold and jumps everything asked of him including hedges, ditches, walls, timbers, coffins, water complexes etc. He gives his rider so much fun and confidence. He is athletic enough to make the time in a hunter trail/ xc phase. He has been cross country schooling with a petite girl in just a snaffle jumping 1 metre fences and giving her the best day out. He has done hunter trials as well as one day events so he really is the full package who can turn his hoof to every discipline and be competitive. He would make a brilliant grass route eventer and would also do BE as he is great at all 3 phases and so much fun!
Harley has hunted for 5 seasons in Ireland where he was brilliant, very reliable and bold over his fences/hedges. So he would also excel at hunting in the UK.
Harley is super to hack out alone and in company. He is excellent in traffic and has been used to accompany younger horses out. He isn’t the spooky type and is very bold to lead the hack. He is great in open spaces and regularity hacks out in a group of horses and will canter in any order without getting strong or fizzy. He has been on long 10 mile hacks, where he has crossed rivers, jumped logs, crossed bridges etc all in a calm manner. He is nicely forward going to hack but sensible at the same time. He has been on lots of pleasure rides which he loves and puts a huge smile on his riders face. He would be a great pleasure horse to have hours on fun with.
Harley has a super temperament and really loves people. He loves to be top dog and be the centre of attention. He has lots of character and is very interactive. He loves to be groomed and pampered. He is very good to handle with good manners. He is a very easy boy to have around, he is excellent in all ways to handle, and is regularly groomed safely by children. He leads like a dog and isn't fazed by anything. He happily lives in or out and mixes well with other geldings. He is a super boy to have around. He would be a real asset to any yard and he will make some body a horse of a lifetime. He has loads left to give, he is very youthful for his age, more like a 8 year old. He is also very supply and sound with no health issues, he would fly through a 5 stage vetting.
Harley must go to a 10* home where he will be loved and cherished. He would make an excellent riding cub alrounder, dressage horse, showjumper, eventer or hunter. He would also be well suited to someone wanting a super straight forward fun pleasure horse to enjoy hours of fun with. He really has so much to offer someone and will be your best friend. Very sad sale as I have grown very close to this horse. No novices please as he is a good moving quality horse and would appreciate a rider. Lots of videos available. ...Read full description