Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Southern Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
I take it that he has a clean show record on him already, but were they recognized shows? I'll assume that they were.
Market him as a Medals/Eventing/Jumper/Equitation/Hunter pony. Here in Canada, if you advertise him in the right places, you could honestly get $20 000 CAN easily. No less than $15 000. $10 000 and under is letting go of some serious cash.
Advertise him to the U.S. In places like Florida and California, he could even be worth $25 000 CAN.
But again, that's assuming he's been shown extensively on the "A" Circuit and been to a few Rated Shows and has placed well.
If not, $12 000 to $15 000 CAN could be easily attained. No less than $10 000 for this pony.
Remember that he's only worth that much if you turn on your sales-person and get his name out there; EquineNow and other sites, GaitPost, magazines, flyers at every tackshop and barn, posts on every forum. You get the idea, right?
Your ad text sounds good, and is accompanied by some nice photos. Perhaps add in a conformation shot and perhaps upload a video to Youtube or Viddler and include a link to it in your ad text.
And, if he isn't already, getting him passported with a pony card would be good.
When you're ready to/if you sell him, remember these tips, and don't forget that you are sitting on a seriously nice pony, who is still plenty young enough to be shown and trained further and be worth even more! He's a very cute little guy, with talent and scope that could make somebody very happy one day if you grow out of him and decide to sell. ~
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