CORAGESCONTENDER, 2017 16.2h bay gelding

This beautiful homebred is very special to his connections, and they want ot find him the best home to develop him for what we are confident will be a successful sport horse career.  He certainly has the looks, size, good brain, lovely movement, and sport horse oriented pedigree to excel in eventing, H/J or dressage.   We watched Coragescontender get groomed for his photo session, and he stood there like an angel without being tied up, enjoying his groom’s attention.  She exclaimed that he’s “the awesomest horse to groom in the whole barn,” classy and smart and kind. “He’s special and he knows it,” she said. His legs are clean and tight, and his breeder/owner/trainer attested that he is very sound horse who has never had any issues. For his jog video he was respectful of his handler and showed a light flowing trot with good engagement from behind and reach from his shoulders. He is the first foal from his owner/breeders’ first broodmare, and their first homebred to win at the top level NYRA tracks.  Prior to 2022 Coragescontender primarily raced in allowance and even stakes level races.  But last year he seemed to be less interested in racing, and rather than keep dropping him down the claiming race levels, his breeder/owners want to find him a new career in an excellent approved home. This spring, he has been used a few times as a pony horse to accompany racehorses to morning workouts or the afternoon races, and he has proved unflappable.  The trainer will require references that will be checked.  Coragescontender is by Courageous Cat, who is proving to be a sire of excellent jumpers — we know of many succeeding in the hunter ring and in eventing. His dam is by Strong Contender, who is a son of Maria’s Mon, a coveted sport horse sire known for offspring with good brains, good movement who are very good jumpers. His dam also descends from the Fappiano line, another strong sport horse sire line.
Contact:  Linda Dixon  585-329-9062 (text preferred)
Price $2,500
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