Breed: CSHA - Canadian Sport Horse Assn
Secondary Breed: Hanoverian
Mature Height: 16.1
Primary Discipline: Jumper
Secondary Discipline: Hunter/Jumper
3rd Discipline: Eventing
4th Discipline: Dressage
5th Discipline: Field Hunter
Training Level: 60 days training, w,t,c in arena, hacks alone, and in company
Hero is 5/8 Hanoverian, 1/4TB, 1/8 Percheron. He was imported to Virginia from Manitoba as a weanling.
12/24/16 update: A brave and even tempered fellow with lovely and very accessible gaits. A classy warm-blood gelding suitable for an amateur rider to bring along and enjoy - rather than one that an amateur purchases and pays a trainer to ride and compete. Sensible dressage prospect for today's rider!
8/26/16 update: Hero is a very even keeled, yet athletic fellow. This story should illustrate his temperament. He is very similar in looks, demeanor and size to his two siblings Bonanza and Quest. He was slated to be started on 4/6/16 at the Virginia Horse Festival Colt Starting Challenge. In a case of mistaken identity, Quest was pulled instead and so was sent in his place. In June of 2016 in yet another case of mistaken identity, Hero was pulled into the barn this time being mistaken for the now 60 days under saddle, Bonanza and was ridden by our rider/trainer. The rider's remarks were "That gelding in the second stall was not broke, but he was so reasonable, I figured that we might as well go on and get started with him". On his second ride, he rode in the arena and out around the farm alone. He has been easy to ride ever since and we have continued with the gentle training which is appropriate for a 2 1/2 yr old. He is a good egg.