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: 4-y/o chestnut mare, 16.2 hands
Location: Grantville, PA
Description: BRICK HOUSE! This big-bodied mare offers the floaty style of movement that hunters appreciate, combined with a clever mind for eventing, giving her buyer endless options. A great horse to be around, handle and ride, we expect this one to have potential for recognized shows. Retiring with few starts, this girl is sound, with no vices. Princess to the core, this girl loves to be fussed over and admired.
Contact: Lacey Williams, (609)420-9185
Stats: 9-y/o dark bay gelding, 15.2+ hands
Location: Grantville, PA
Description: Powerful and sturdily-built, we think this boy could be a great all-around type. Money Issues is one of racing’s true WARHORSES with 110 starts to his name! Retiring SOUND, his trainer tells us this guy has never had any significant issues to note, and with a smooth, free-flowing way of moving, there are really no limits on what he could do. In our experience, these warhorse-types are as solid as they get! A great home is imperative for this deserving gentleman!
Contact: Marlin Miller, (717)269-1318
Stats: 6-y/o chestnut colt, 16.0 hands
Location: Charlestown Track
Description: He is well bred by Way West and out of an Unbridled mare. This handsome lad had a very lack luster racing career with only 11 starts. He was taken out of a bad situation where his elderly owner became too ill to properly take care of him. He is LOVING his new life on the farm, but his current caretaker feels like he really needs a job to do. He is sound and really has unlimited potential. He stood quietly for his photos even with several dogs around his feet (a foxhunter perhaps?). Awesome prospect with a ton of possibilities!
Price: $600, negotiable
Contact: Linda, (304) 702-8042
Stats: 7-y/o gray gelding, 16.2-3 hands
Description: How about a track prospect that already knows how to jump? This gelding has been a steeplechaser! He’s beautiful to top it off, and a nice tall boy. He is perfectly sound and in fact ran just this week. He is well-mannered and ready to start a 2nd career.
Price: $3,999, firm
Contact: [email protected]
Stats: 6-y/o bay gelding, 16.1 hands
Description: Said to be a barn favorite! Reportedly awesome to ride w/ super natural athletic ability! Huge trot – tons of spring! This guy could possibly be an upper level jumper prospect. Reportedly sound.
Contact: Sarah, [email protected]
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