16.2hh 10yo bay British-bred Oldenburg gelding Cooper van de Heffink x Argentinus.
Teddy is a big, quality horse with a lovely old-fashioned Warmblood frame and sweet outlook. He has been in the same home for 2 years and his full history is known. Bred in the UK by the Corhampton Stud and initially produced for showjumping before focusing on dressage with his current owner, who is his third home.
Teddy has competed to Novice level dressage and is schooling Elementary at home. He is not at all far off Medium and will progress easily with the right rider as he is so trainable and willing to learn. Competed regularly at unaffiliated and twice at BD at a home competition venue.
Lockdown period and lack of finances sadly has restricted the amount of competition time. Average scores of high 60s/70%. Teddy has 3 active, rideable, balanced paces with established lateral work and counter canter. He is a forward, responsive ride who desperately wants to get it right for you. Everyone who rides Teddy gets off smiling! Showing a natural ability for collection with great potential to produce up the levels for the right rider.
Teddy is a well produced, sensitive type who so wants to please that he will always do his absolute best to answer any question you ask. He takes his confidence from his rider so requires a confident, capable, kind rider who is able to ride from the seat.
Teddy was bred for and initially produced for jumping and his ability over a fence is easy to see. We are told that he has competed previously up to 1.10m in training shows with a previous home but did not jump with his current owner due to personal preference. We have been jumping him here including schooling round courses away from home and he has shown himself to be bold and willing with fantastic ability over a fence. Plenty of potential to get him back up to scratch for showjumping and he is ready to get out BS now. He is forward to his fences and takes you in without being silly about it and staying rideable. He enjoys the job and does his absolute best to clear the fence, he is very careful both in front and behind.
Teddy hacks both alone and in company and both on and off road. Doesn't get silly in open spaces and is good in traffic but he is not a low level happy hacker type horse looking for a happy hacker home. Very much a sports/competition type horse.
A kind, genuine, sweet boy who really thrives on a close relationship with his person. He is a pleasure to have around and has never entertained a bad thought in his head. Good to do on the ground. Good to clip, catch and with his feet.
Passed a 5 stage vetting in May 2020 and has no history of lameness or health issues with current owner. Teddy is a good doer and currently shod in front but has previously been barefoot for the last 2 years with absolutely no issues. Will live in or out and gets on very well in a herd - he would prefer this to individual turnout.
For the right home Teddy really is the horse of a lifetime with so much to teach his rider but also so willing and able to learn.
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