Special Mercedes “Mercedes” is a stunning thoroughbred mare, dark bay, with no markings. Mercedes has been ridden/shown hunter/jumpers for several years. She excels in the hunter ring as she's got the whole package: flashy, great conformation, nice head set, even gaits, smooth transitions, beautiful coat/tail. When jumping she is very even paced with great striding. This past two show seasons, we have transitioned her into dressage, jumpers, combined tests and eventing. She is currently being shown at the pre-novice and novice level. She scored 75.5% on her last dressage test (24.5 faults) at the Geneva Equestrian Center mini event, which was the best score of the day, of all the divisions. She’s amazing in the stadium; a very smart, thoughtful, clean jumper. She looks for the next jump.
She's schooling 3 feet right now and has the scope to go higher. Currently schooling 1st level dressage. She can leg yield, has a BEAUTIFUL extended trot, a nice floaty gait, and automatic lead changes. Mercedes has been in a regular training and exercise program for 4 years and thrives on a consistent work and show schedule. She is always in the ribbons and stands out in the show ring. She's been shown all spring, summer and fall and is ready to take you to your next event.
Mercedes is registered with the Jockey Club. Her dam is Grand Special and her sire is Mercedes Won. She has Bold Ruler on both sides of her blood lines (sire to Secretariat). She is 11 years old, has never had any health issues, no colic, no injuries. She is barefoot and has very solid feet. She is up to date on all vaccinations, vet checks, coggins, dewormers, etc. Just had her teeth floated.
Mercedes is very in tune with her rider. She does know some Parelli and does very well when warmed up on the ground with any of the seven games. She's very smart and learns quickly. At one point we trained her with voice commands and she picked those up quickly as well. She is an easy keeper and has been both stabled and rough boarded. She does fine with either. She does well with the farrier, clips, ties, wash stalls, etc.
Posting this ad is really difficult for us. Mercedes is a very special horse to us. Not your typical thoroughbred mare. She's very smart and has so much talent and potential. She will make a fantastic partner for a youth or adult rider looking to compete at the higher levels, or just to hack out on a trail ride. We would not be selling her if it weren't for my daughter’s school demands this year. We can't give Mercedes the time she needs and she's too nice to just sit in the pasture.
All serious offers will be considered, but she will only be sold to a good home. Her price has been reduced, only because we would like to see her settled in her new home before winter. She is a steal at this price--we have more than twice that invested in her! We are also open to a half or full lease for a rider who is an experienced jumper and is willing to continue her training. Please contact Kerrie for more information or to schedule a time to visit and ride her.