Weekly CANTER Wishlist

Each week, Kaitlyn Jansen relentlessly searches the CANTER listings to bring you her top OTTB sporthorse prospect picks. Get your checkbooks ready: Here’s her latest batch…

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Stats: 5-y/o bay mare, 16.1 hands

Location: North Ohio

Description: Shelby is a 2007 16.1H dark mare mare. She has had 26 starts, is very athletic and should make a nice jumper. She is a really nice mover and has a powerful hind end.

Price: $700

Contact: Richard Vickers, (330)206-1329

Stats: 5-y/o dark bay gelding, 16.1 hands

Location: North Ohio

Description: Stephen is a 2007 dark bay 16.1H gelding with only 25 starts. He is a lovely mover and very easy to handle. He loves attention and is a sucker for a good grooming! Flashy with a nice uphill build, this guy is going to wow in the show ring!

Price: $500 OBO

Contact: Robert, (517)990-2289 (Before 9 p.m.)

Stats: 3-y/o Chestnut Mare, 16.2-3 hands

Location: New England

Description: Missy has a face that could melt anyone’s heart and a big, blocky, classic TB build to match!  She should top out at 17 hands and she is as solid as they come!  Jogged quietly (even though we took her away from her breakfast) and demonstrates a natural suspension and big stride that dressage riders love to see. This horse has some very interesting breeding (with lots of champions in her near lineage!): her grandsire on her sire side was a 2 year old champion named Tasso; her grandsire on her dam’s side was the incredible Saint Ballado who sired a horse of the year and a two-time champion and whose full sibling were, respectively, Canadian Horse of the Year and the 2 year old US Champion. That quality shows. This horse is worth a look for someone who is serious about developing a lifetime partnership with a talented horse.

Price: $2,000

Contact: Donna, (603)275-0923

Stats: 4-y/o dark hand gelding, 15.3 hands

Location: New England

Description: A personable, compact athlete with a winning personality and a classic TB build, this guy “does not have a pimple on him” per trainer. He will be going to Finger Lakes to race if he does not sell in the next couple of days, as trainer says he is sound and athletic and will pick up some purse money. He is a great all-around eventing or hunter/jumper candidate.

Price: $2,500 firm

Contact: Bill, (617)593-2582

Stats: 4-y/o bay stallion, 16 hands

Location: Delaware Park

Description: 4 year old bay colt. Florida bred with only 3 starts. Sound and still racing. Has one undescended testicle that will need to be addressed. Gorgeous face and very sweet.

Price: $2,000

Contact: Kenton Morris, (954)618-3030

All listings republished with permission from CANTER.

The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses (CANTER) provides retiring thoroughbred racehorses with opportunities for new careers. View all listings at www.canterusa.org.

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