Rio - Band B
16.2hh 9yo black KWPN gelding Vleut (Quick Star) x Ferro.
Tall, dark and handsome with the most amazing temperament - Rio really is the full package.
Rio is the ultimate amateurs competition and leisure horse. He is well established, trustworthy, bold, straightforward and pretty!
Riding very well on the flat with 3 expressive, uphill paces. Would certainly do BD. Lateral work, medium work and flying changes. However! You do need good hands and to be able to ride a horse forward from your leg, or at least be willing to learn. He’s not a robot or a machine, if you ride him nicely he will go beautifully but if you pull and kick him about and try to pin his head into his chest you’re not going to get much of a tune. For someone willing to learn about riding kindly and correctly though he would be the ultimate schoolmaster.
For jumping Rio is a real professional and confidence giver. He is super bold and careful both showjumping and cross country. He has excellent length of stride for cross country and is easily in the money in a jump off without needing to push or take any risks. Has done some BE with a previous owner. Has done elite level Pentathlon at 1.10m, an absolute testament to his incredible temperament and ability. Scope for at least Foxhunter. Clever, quick thinking and athletic.
A gentleman in all environments. He is the one everyone wants to take hacking, excellent both alone and in company, in open fields and on the roads. He is a real go anywhere, do anything type of horse and nothing phases him. Good to do in the stable, very affectionate and loves a cuddle but isn't mad keen on Ideal for teenager or competitive amateur for affiliated competition or riding club.
Very sad sale of a much loved horse, if the right home isn’t found he will be kept on. Please call in the first instance to discuss, messages and texts will NOT be answered.