Goliath is an exception small pony for the local or rated pony hunter divisions. He has the step, scope, and style to win in the hunters, plus he excels in the equitation ring. His first two times out at a rated show, he was Campion & qualified for USEF Pony Finals 2013. Currently in USEF standings he is 23 in the nation (1371.6 points) with only 5 shows under his belt & is 4th in zone 4(660.6 points). He is very brave over the fences & requires little show prep. He goes on a light contact & is a kick & steer kind of pony. However, he does need kid who is a quiet rider & has steady hands. He has jumped up to 3' and has changes. He has schooled x country at Gibbs Farm & jumps ditches, banks, logs, & loves to jump in the water! He has done pony club up to a D-3 level & has competed in Pony Club Stadium jumping rallies. He has even swam! He has been schooled up to first level dressage & shown up to training level two. He loads, clips, ties, bathes, etc.. He is located in Orangeburg, SC. Please contact Maria Hackney or Jan Furr or email or for more information.
What divisions or classes does this horse or pony currently show in? *
Small Green Ponies
What other divisions or classes is this horse or pony capable of competing in?
Small Green Ponies(2013), Small Ponies, Children's Ponies, Pony Medals.
List in show ring accomplishments, year end awards, or other
commendations this horse/pony has received:
Qualified first time out for Pony Finals! Champion at his first two AA" shows. Numerous year end awards from walk trot canter- ponies & pony medals.
PSJ Medal Finals 2011-4th place
PSJ Medal Finals 2012-4th place
SCHJA Medal Finals 2012- Champion
The ideal rider for this horse/pony has experience:
Competing at 2' or higher
Pony Rider Suitability:
Confirmed Division Pony
Suitable Childrens Pony
Suitable Short Stirrup
Suitable First Show Pony
Describe the ideal Buyer for this horse or pony:
Quiet rider who doesn't get in his mouth. Must not be overly timid.
Step: This horse/pony's step is...
Education: This horse/pony has...
Show Prep Catchphrases:
Easy to show
Goes from stall to ring
Needs little or no lunging
Describe show prep for this horse or pony:
He can get nervous at shows if you are nervous. As long as you are quiet, he is quiet. He goes from stall to the ring with minimal warm up. He does not need to be lunged unless you feel like it is needed, which is quite often not the case. He likes a slow warm up(20 minutes or so) and a few jumps to get ready.
Rideability: This horse/pony is...
Soft in the bridle
Easy to sit
Easy to stay with O/F
More of a whoa ride
Trainability: This horse/pony...
Aims to please
Has a good work ethic
Describe the ride this horse or pony goes best for: *
He does not round, but does stretch out nicely. He is very easy to sit as long as you use your leg and hand to keep him steady. He usually finds his spots nicely if you leave him alone. He is very brave and honest o/f, but will occasionally take a peep at the jump if you are uncertain of it. He needs to be ridden a few times a week even if it is just flat. He doesn't need to be jumped a lot. He can get a little quick, but with a half halt he will come right back to you.
Catchphrases for temperament & personality:
How is this horse to handle? Is he well-mannered and well-behaved? How would you describe his personality? *
He is a very quiet pony, but he responds to the way his rider is acting. He can sense if they are angry, happy, etc.. He is very tolerant of little kids, and he has a great brain! He aims to please.
Does this horse have a favorite treat? What is it?
ANYTHING. He is a treat monster. He likes Sour Patch Kids.
Whether it's style, athleticism, brains or dependability, describe this horse or pony's strongest selling points. *
-He jumps a 10 every time. His knees are always square. He is very scoped, and has jumped up to 3'. He is not the hack winner, but is always in the ribbons. He is very athletic, and doesn't lose his stamina. He is very brave, dependable, and willing. He always makes a great first impression. He has been shown for 7+ years from walk trot to small greens at pony finals 2013 with the same rider. He excels at medals and would make an excellent pony hunter derby pony.
What kind of program do you recommend for this horse or pony? Weekly training rides, turnout, lessons, etc: *
-Currently he is a lesson pony for beginners doing wtc and small x- rails. He is mainly ridden by his owner. He needs to be ridden at least 2 -3 times a week. In the winter, he is stalled in at night and is turned out during the day. In the summer, he is in during the day and is out at night.