BRIAR – ATFO 2024 Diamond Division


ATFO candidate in training with Jessica Chambless at JC’s Training and Gentling*

2013 Warmblood (Trakehner/Holsteiner)
Dark bay mare
15.2 hh
FEE: $1500 starting bid in August

*TRAININGThis horse is part of a special training event called the Appalachian Trainer Face Off. You can learn about it on the ATFO Facebook page or website. Horses in this training event are adoptable in August, following 100+ days of training.

It’s not often we see Warmblood breeds show up at HOP. Introducing #hopteambriar!

Take a look at this girl’s beautiful floating trot! Just click here to see the video.

Briar’s trainer, Jessica, says she has settled in well and seems to enjoy being in school. She is really showing her trust and maturity. Briar is smart and picks up things quickly. She needs some weight and to develop muscles.

Briar came late to the ATFO competition and just had her first ride—smooth and uncomplicated—on July 1. Jessica says Briar is making huge progress already. Follow #hopteambriar to keep up with her progress.

Briar certainly is easy on the eyes, and if you think you would make a good match with her, please go ahead and submit your application, as the process is very thorough and takes time.

Adoption Info:

Adoption fees may be outdated, as a horse may have moved into training, so check with us on most current fee. Horses adopted are typically up to date on vaccines, dental floats, farrier care and all vet needs.

Horses are typically located in the Appalachian area, but please inquire about a horse’s specific location when you apply!

We are looking to adopt to safe homes.

A history of good horsemanship, the ability to provide sufficient care with good vet, farrier and peer references are important. If you are a first-time horse owner, we will require you to board at a facility for the first year while you learn more about care. We encourage everyone to take advantage of riding lessons.

Foal adoptions require previous, established experience with youngsters.

Our adoption process makes sure you get the right horse for you – it is a no-fail process for finding the right match.

Apply at https://www.wvhorserescue.org/adopt


  • Height: 15.2
  • Registered: No
  • Age: 11
  • Date Foaled: 01/01/2013
  • Color: Bay
  • Discipline: Other
  • Gender: Mare
  • Is this a rescue?: Yes
  • Rescue's Name: Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue, INC