"Vinnie" is an extremely sweet gelding who will make a wonderful amateur's mount. He has the ability to be a pro's horse, but his
laid-back temperament and anxiousness to please lend themselves to becoming an uncomplicated show horse. He is a definite Hunter Eq
Vinnie has very nice movement - uphill, solid gaits with nice suspension and an especially smooth canter.
His lineage gives him both flat and over-fences talent. His dam - Phantastique SDF - showed tremendous talent and technical form over
fences, and is now successfully competing dressage with an AA. His sire - Ijsselmeer - has developed a reputation for producing both
dressage and hunter/jumpers. Vinnie has potential for whatever discipline his rider is interested in!
Vinnie is schooling Second
level and is training over-fences. He shows a very pretty jump, and is very bold to the fences. He is very easy to work with, not
much bothers him, and he is progressing very quickly! He started showing in 2013 in the competitive local "Horse Shows
in the Park," and was Champion of his training hunter division over 2'6" at his second show! Vinnie competed at pre-HITS Ocala
2014 in Jan in the Baby Green division. We were very pleased with how well he handled the hectic environment!
This summer of
2015 we concentrated on his dressage, to strengthen him in preparation for flying changes. He is doing so well, we now wonder if he
should stay in the dressage arena!
Vinnie is a great choice for an amateur who wants to show hunters, and even some dressage.
His willingness to please make him a pleasure to work with!