Athens STER - SOLD
Very special upper level schoolmaster STER boy!! With VERY VERY long hair--- has that RARE Fairytale look!!:) Looks like a CHESS PIECE!
Currently 11 years old and compact----measuring 160 cm, which translates to 15.3 hands, competing and winning in 3rd level, and training 4th, with a finished phenomenal piaffe and passage already! AND trained to drive, AND regularly hacks out like a CHAMP on the trails!
This is an extremely RARE opportunity to acquire a VERY EXPERIENCED exhibition baroque boy with experience in PARADES and in crowds, that is a lovely All Around Pleasure/Trail/Dressage Horse, fully vetted and xrays available for review with your vet.
This mature and experienced "REAL DEAL" fairytale boy has an Incredible Pedigree, ranking in the tippy top 10% of all horses, acquiring the STER predicate!!!!!!!
Onne X Jakob
Athens STER is intelligent and friendly, a big IMPRESSIVE STER boy with noble and jaw dropping looks, correct and strong conformation-----in short, a gorgeous Friesian, a real head -turner, that is trained to DANCE WITH YOU!! ...... with a long forelock, Long thick mane, heavy tail and feathered legs. He has outstanding ground manners, being very respectful of his handler's and their personal space, and is accustomed to being handled by small children. His upright conformation allows him to bring his hind legs well under himself. His movement is very swingy and light to the rider.
Athens STER is a lovely forward moving Friesian, not a spooky horse, but he's also not a lazy Friesian with no forward, that requires whips and spurs. He has quite a bit of experience in harness, EXHIBITIONS, PARADES, AND COMPETITIONS. He has driven as a single, and in pairs. He also loves being riden bareback on trails.
Dressage riders that have ridden/shown this powerhouse have all really loved him and were thrilled with how quickly he learns---- doing all kinds of things in a short period of time. From lateral movements- to his really nice canter, to his piaffe in place, he is super sweet, kind, and giving; wanting to please his rider at all times.
This fairytale looking STER friesian, now being offered for sale, is very light in his movement, and light in his contact, and his personality is priceless.
What an INCREDIBLE extended trot!!!!! He is a trooper out on trails and very courageous and curious in any situation.
Is not often we get friesians like Athens STER available--- the smaller, more compact boys with this much experience and good xrays, and HAIR HAIR HAIR, that are already doing 4th level dressage exercises, are few and far between!
And Athens was in the 70 day test----VERY VERY few ster stallions are chosen as provisionally appproved friesian stallions, and selected to attend the 70 day test---this is INCREDIBLE 3rd party verification of his quality and impeccable character.
And even FEWER friesians have solid flying changes and piaffe and passage already in their repertoires -----dont miss this once in a lifetime friend!