Approx 16.2hh 9yo IDSH x TB gelding. A confidence-giving hunter who will try his hand at most things. Will be someone's horse of a lifetime.
Bertie is a beautiful model, nicely marked and well put together with a good mix of blood and substance. Wonderful kind, genuine, willing horse who always tries his heart out for you.
Bertie rides well on the flat with balanced paces and a good mouth. He schools very well for a hunter and will do a nice test with the right rider but he is not a dressage horse and doesn't school like one. He is forward and responsive to the aids and is not a big or flashy mover. Bertie has a great attitude to his work and is a real pleasure to work with. Very open to learning new things. He is not a push-button horse and does require some skill to get the best out of him. He will best suit a kind rider with an independent seat and nice hands. If you pull on him he will just pull back. Currently in a snaffle for all activities.
Very bold to a fence and loves his jumping. Careful and with good scope and would certainly BE or BS. Takes you into a fence confidently whilst remaining rideable and makes you smile. Hunted well the last 2 seasons with the Heythop and North Cotswold. Has competed in unaffiliated showing, eventing to 90 and showjumping to 1m. Would be useful in any sphere and is the ideal competitive allrounder who is ready to have a go at whatever his rider desires and do it well. Ideal first hunter or first competition horse. Would be suitable for confident teen or amateur and is the ideal horse for someone who has done their time on the silly youngsters/hot heads and now just wants some dependable fun without sacrificing on the quality and engine. Has a bit about him but never silly with it.
Bertie is brilliant to hack and will go alone and in company. Not phased by traffic and makes a great nanny! Good in open spaces and will school politely in the field. Not at all hot, silly or strong. Gives you confidence and a feeling of security.
Full history known from a foal. Current owner has had him 4 years and bought direct from the breeder. Very easy keeper, will live in or out and is a pleasure to have on the yard. Very user-friendly in all ways and will stand on the lorry all day. No quirks or vices. A sort very hard to find and highly desired!
Very sad sale on behalf of a client. Serious enquiries to please call only. Texts, e-mails and WhatsApps may not be answered. All video can be found on the Amy Derber Equestrian Facebook page just search for 'Bertie'.