Diego, a once-in-a-lifetime pony gelding, is for sale. We found and developed this magnificent sport pony to excel in all three disciplines – dressage, jumping, and work in the open, to teach our daughter to become a good, well-rounded rider. 2002 - 14h 2 - (14 1 5/8 with a permanent card).
In their career together they became rock solid at training level - consistent scores of 72%, good at 1st level, reaching 69% at first level, including at 1st level prix caprilli (dressage over 2’6” fences). They reached scores in the low 60’s at Pony FEI and qualified for the FEI pony Championships after their first three shows in the division.
Subsequently, they pursued pony jumpers to 3’7” and won team gold at the US National Pony Jumper Finals. We believe Diego is the first pony in the USA to achieve two national level qualifications – both dressage and jumping – and in subsequent years! He passed his C3 traditional testing in PC.
Diego is two ponies in one, not only for his talent, but also for his temperament. For a less experienced rider he is kind and patient; a schoolmaster who tolerates mistakes and rewards good riding. Yet he has talent and an honest work ethic for a motivated rider searching for excellence. In our case, he saved us from having to find a junior level dressage horse as Diego allowed our daughter to become a capable enough rider to move straight to her rather fiery Prix St. George horse.
A family member, exceptional friend, teacher, and athlete, with our daughter having moved on, we must find Diego’s new home. After an extraordinary sport career with our daughter, he is looking for his next “kid” who really wants to learn to become a good rider with the basis to specialize in excellence. Also suitable for a petite adult.
He is safe, sound, sane, well behaved in all aspects of care and showing, up to date in his health routine, and comes with his own Hennig pony dressage saddle (that took ages to find – new at $6,000!) Asking $24,000. Good home is a must.