Raced as: De Nederlanden
15.3 7/8th life measured. 14yo, TB gelding
Sire: ENCOSTA DE LAGO
This beautiful boy has a bit of a story so please read the full ad.
Ned not a bad race horse before trying his luck over the hurdles. Was then prepped for the show ring, under very experienced hands this boy was set for success.
Most significant wins include:
*Shcv Classic 2021 Champion child’s hack
*2020 Canberra Royal Gents Hack 1st
*2019 Adelaide Royal Best Novice Hack & 1st open hack 15.2-16hh
- Easy to qualify for Royals too many Ag wins to mention
He was then sent for sales prep, without the owners knowledge he was not treated the way he should have been. Went from Grand National condition to an unidentifiable plain, defeated, very poor and sad horse. He was out and done. Of course until his beautiful owners chose to gift him to us and get him back to health and happiness. I’ve spent thousands, ulcer treatment, vet, dentist, Chiro and hundreds of kgs of feed but here we are and he is ready to find a new human to love him exceptionally well forever.
Through the whole process Ned has been nothing short of exceptional. He is the most beautiful creature to have around and I think as corny as it is- he knows we saved him.
To ride - wow is he beautiful. So nicely educated with push button movements. A lovely extended trot, clean effortless simple changes, basic laterals and just butter soft in your hands.
Not only lovely on the flat but he is a true point and shoot jumper and doesn’t he love it!! Would really love to find him a home that jumps a bit as it keeps him happy and sane.
I think he would love to be a seniors interschool mount or make a lovely ARC mount and obviously if he was continued to condition he could go back to top class showing.
Ned is not bombproof. He did have a melt at Grand Nationals when he got overwhelmed (has always been well behaved at smaller ags and Royals but he is a TB). We find him incredibly easy at home but can have the odd yahoo (never in a nasty way) but will need a confident rider.
He is a seriously lovely horse to have around and ride and a real asset to any performance home.
He is well under value and a steal to a VERY special 5* home.
Located: Mount Duneed, VIC
Nikki: 0421 506 215
Photos: Mane Memories, Lisa Gordon & Angie Rickey