Marquis has breathtaking suspension, with three correct and lovely gaits, but is extremely laid back and forgiving. A huge mover, so needs a rider with an independent seat, but he has a supple back and is very easy to sit for a horse with such huge gaits. At his first show with us he received a 78.96% at Training level, 8.5 on gaits, 9 on stretchy trot and a judges comment of "Wow!!!" This year he won both his 1st level open classes, again garnering an 8.5 on gaits. Marquis was top foal at his Hanoverian inspection in 2008, and young horse champion in 2010, with individual scores over 81%.
He is very people oriented, truly personable and "charming," as one trainer has called him. Absolutely no bolt, buck, rear, more of a push ride, but can be jazzed up to create a performance in the show ring that has the most seasoned judges gushing over him. This is the horse we all search for. Purchased from the breeder by his current owner, he is the horse of a lifetime, a pet as well as an incredible talent, sadly for sale to the right rider/trainer combination only, due to owner's increasing health issues.