Ok thats a lot more helpful lol. Unfortunately the sport pony I have isnt a been there done that guy. I have high hopes for him in the show world but he hasnt been to a show yet! Hes athletic and has a great mind set but just turned 4 so he still needs miles and preferably a rider with a trainer just to make sure he advances properly. I think that, in my area anyway, $5k is a good price for a NICE horse or pony but not a been there done that pony. They tend to be closer to the 5 digits around here! I wish you the best of luck though and again look on here at some horses and ponies or post some you find to see if others think theyll go to the level your hoping to go for. You might just find yourself with a diamond in the rough, or you may have to look to buying a younger less experienced pony in that price range and helping to make him into that rated show pony. Ones that are ready for rated shows come with a heftier price tag, again at least in my area they do! Since your willing to travel though you should be able to find the perfect match! Im in Virginia and recently sold a PRE Andalusian stallion to someone in California! Most people however arent willing to travel and therefore have to narrow down so much to find a horse locally.
Simply Sophisticated-"Sophie" 2003 FSH mare.
Seize the Moment-"Leo" 2010 KSH gelding