2019 16.2h Draft cross gelding
Captain has foxhunted this season with the White Hall Hounds and it is like he has been doing it all his life. He has been a staff horse and has led second field. He has also gone first flight and is a bold and brave jumper. As a staff horse he goes away from the group with no problem and is okay with hounds around his feet. As a second flight field masters horse he will lead the group safely through trappy terrain, water crossings, and thick brush. He is sensible and safe but will also gallop when you need him to. As a first flight horse Captain will jump coops, stone walls, timber jumps, and banks. Although he is a draft cross, he jumps with fantastic form and clears any fence you point him at. Captain will happily go in the front, middle, or back of the field. He has be used as a guest horse for several folks out on their first foxhunt.
He is multi-talented and is a wonderful driving horse and foxhunter. Captain has a puppy dog personality and is a barn favorite.
Captain will walk, trot, canter, and jump a course. He is brave with any cross country style fences such as water jumps, banks, and logs. He has knowledge of basic lateral movements and would be flashy in the show ring.
Captain is easy in the barnyard. He stands to be groomed, tacked, and for the farrier/vet. He will stand in the crossties even while the barn is busy and if other horses are going in and out. Captain lives out 24/7 but will stay in a stall if you need. He has no vices and gets along with everyone in the herd. He is personable, friendly, and loves attention. Captain is one of those horses that will come up to you in the field and really likes his grooming sessions.
Under harness Captain is just plain fun. He has a wonderful ground covering trot and is sure to turn heads with his stylish movement. Captain stands to be harnessed and is fine with equipment hanging on or around him. He is good with traffic, dogs, bikes, or large trucks/farm machinery.
Captain is a horse that is truly going to make someone very happy. He is friendly, cute, and has good manners. He is a wonderful foxhunter and will continue to shine brightly in the hunt field. Captain has had a correct start in his driving and riding career, and if he’s already this good now, imagine how good he will be as time goes on.
Suji Helmer (540) 585-1033
Located in Middleburg, Virginia.
2016 16.3h Dutch Harness mare
Lucy is a talented horse, with a resume a mile long. If you want to stand out whether out on the trail, in the ring, or in the hunt field, this is one you’d want. She is a solid horse, sturdy enough to carry a larger rider, and one of those horses that will get you noticed while out riding.
In the ring, Lucy is simple and will happily go at the walk, trot, and canter. She will jump a course and has gone to several jumper shows. Lucy has a great work ethic and will stand tied to the trailer while you go and walk your course. Lucy knows her lateral movements and will get you noticed in the dressage ring.
In the hunt field, Lucy is sensible and a joy to ride. She has foxhunted for four full seasons with Middleburg Hunt and White Hall Hounds. She has taken several people out on their first hunt, has whipped in, and has gone in the field. She will lead, follow, or go in the middle of the group - she fits right in to any place. Lucy is the ultimate foxhunter - she has an economical jump that will take you safely over coops, stone walls, timber jumps, and more. Lucy will happily go away from the field and also is fine with riders going away from her - she goes at whatever pace the rider wants. Lucy will take you on your first foxhunt and give you the confidence you need to get over your first few coops or the larger fences out in the field. She is suitable to be a field masters or staff horse.
In the barn, Lucy is as easy as they come. She leads, stands to be groomed and tacked. Lucy has a wonderful personality and loves treats. She lives out in a mixed herd - she gets along with all pasture mates. She has no bad habits in the barn or in the field, is easy to catch, and is good to body clip. She will happily stay inside a stall if you need and is neat and tidy.
Under harness, Lucy is the kind of horse that likes having all eyes on her - she is fancy and she knows it. She is great with traffic, bikes, dogs, and machinery. She will drive in a busy town or on a quiet gravel road. We have even gotten coffee at the local coffee shop in town via carriage with her.
Lucy is a horse for someone who seriously wants to foxhunt, drive, or show. She is a dream to have in the barn and is truly “one in a million” Her colorful markings will have you stand out whether you jump, do dressage, hunt, or drive. Lucy is a horse of many talents and is going to make someone very happy with her versatility.
Suji Helmer (540) 585-1033
Located in Middleburg, Virginia.
Austin is an 8 year old draft cross gelding standing at a sturdy 16 hands high. He is a quiet and safe guy that is sure-footed, no matter the terrain. If you want to stand out whether out on the trail, in the ring, or in the hunt field, this is one you’d want. He is a solid horse, sturdy enough to carry a larger rider, and one of those horses you can put guests on.
In the ring, Austin is simple and will happily go at the walk, trot, and canter. He will jump a small course. He has a great work ethic and would get you noticed in the dressage ring. Austin has comfortable gaits and is the same horse whether you ring him every day or once a week.
In the hunt field, Austin is sensible and a joy to ride. He has led second field, will follow, or go in the middle of the group. He is the ultimate second flight horse. Austin has also whipped in and will happily go away from the field and also is fine with riders going away from him - he goes at whatever pace the rider wants. Austin is one of those horses that will happily introduce a rider to foxhunting and also take a rider over their first few coops.
In the barn, Austin is as easy as they come. He leads, stands to be groomed and tacked. Austin lives out in a mixed herd and is not dominant - he gets along with all pasture mates. He has no bad habits in the barn or in the field, is easy to catch, and is a gentleman to pull his mane and clip.
Under harness, Austin has experience being driven single, as a team, and even up to a team of six. He is great with traffic, bikes, dogs, and machinery. He is easy to harness and will offer to put his head into a collar himself - something that is often found with experienced driving horses.
Austin is one of those horses that is a dream to have in the barn. His colorful markings will have you stand out whether you jump, do dressage, hunt, or drive and his gentle demeanor is one that is suitable to any level of rider. Although he may not be in the next Olympics, he is a safe horse that will be enjoyable for his next partner.
Austin is located in Middleburg, Virginia. $30,000
Cabernet 17 Hand 14 Year Old Warm Blood Gelding.
Cabernet is a Canadian warmblood gelding standing at 17 hands high. This in-your-pocket gelding has good bone, can carry any sized rider, and has three great gaits.
In the ring, Cabernet has good movement, knows how to extend and collect, and has auto changes. Cabernet is happy to do poles on the ground, trot cross rails, or jump a bigger fence. He has experience showing in the jumpers and has also evented.
On the trails, Cabernet is happy to lead, follow, or go in the middle of the group. He crosses water, bridges, logs, and is sure-footed. He has evented, foxhunted first and second flight, and has been to hunter paces. Cabernet is great to trailer and will stand tied.
In the barn or in the field, Cabernet is quiet and will go out in a mixed herd. He has lived in a stall and out 24/7; he does well with both. He is easy to catch in the field. He stands quietly in the cross ties and loves to be groomed. Cabernet stands to be clipped and braided and stands well for the vet and farrier.
Cabernet has done extensive roadwork and is highly trained in traffic safety. He goes away from the group without a fuss and has been used to gather hounds and has been ridden to hounds in an independent manner (gone away from the group to open/close gates, whipped in, etc).
Cabernet is sure to get you compliments and can go in any direction with his new rider. He truly loves attention, gets along with mares or geldings, and does well off property. Cabernet is sound with no vices. He loads, clips, ties, and bathes. Located in Middleburg, VA. Inquiries may phone (540) 585-1033.
Raine 2018 Liver chestnut QH/TB mare 15.1 hands.
Raine has worked cattle and whipped in and is a great young horse with a fantastic brain. If you enjoy trail riding, foxhunting, going to lower level shows, then she is the perfect all-around horse.
In the ring, Raine is simple and has her leads. She will happily jump a small course and enjoys gymnastics. Raine has a wonderfully smooth canter – it is easy to sit and very adjustable. With a little more flat schooling, she could easily go on to event. Raine is the same horse whether you ride her 6 days a week or once a week.
In the hunt field, Raine is a joy to ride. Her size makes it easy to get on and off of her and she is great with gates. Raine has been whipping in this season and truly took to it like she has done it all her life. She has enough gas in the tank to keep up with a running pack, but will happily check if the whipper-in needs to stay behind or gather stray hounds. Raine will happily go away from the field, will follow, and is fine with riders going away from her. She goes at whatever pace the rider wants and is easy to hunt in an eggbutt snaffle.
In the barn, Raine is as easy as they come. She leads, stands to be groomed and tacked, is great for the farrier, and stands for the vet. She currently lives out 24/7 in a mixed herd. Raine is easy to catch in the field and loves her treats.
Raine is one of those “old souls” who truly will excel at anything. Because of her can-do attitude and great brain, she is trainable and has a great foundation. Raine is not phased by fast-moving, flapping, or colorful things and will take care of her rider out on the trail or in the hunt field. Raine is a wonderful all-around horse that will make someone very happy for years to come.
Very athletic 2016 Thoroughbred 16 hand mare by Lion Hearted, just one start on the track.
Aperol has been let down and been started back into work, showing great promise in the near future.
In the ring, Aperol will walk, trot, and canter and offers a natural lead change. She has an uphill canter that is smooth and easy to sit. Aperol has been trotting over poles and cavelettis and is jumping small courses. She has an athletic jump and uses herself well over a fence – she has a great shape and jumps with even knees.
On the trail, Aperol has been hacking out in company as well as by herself. She has been out walking with hounds several times and on a few hunt trail rides. Aperol has jumped logs and smaller coops out on the trail and is fine with tractors, bicyclists, and trucks, which we see every time we hack out.
In the barn, Aperol stands to be groomed and tacked, and stands for the vet and farrier. She currently lives out 24/7 in a mixed herd. She gets along with all pasturemates. Aperol has no vices, is easy to catch, and will happily stay inside a stall if you need her to. She is easy in the stall and is very tidy.
Aperol will make someone with some experience a great project. She has done a little bit of everything in the ring, hacking out, and with hounds and will excel in any direction you choose. She is a blank slate type, but would excel in jumping, as her natural shape and power over a fence will be something fun to develop and progress.
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