How much is he worth "across the pond"
I'm just wondering how much my boy would be worth in north america since my family is hoping to emigrate to Canada in a few years and I've heard that european warmbloods are expensive over there.
He is a 16.3hh (nearly 17hh) 4, rising 5yo registered Zangersheide gelding, recently admitted for competition in France (and as such eligible for competition in all of europe)
Q-dee Wz Zangersheide is his bloodline.( Picture of him if you hover over the little square after his name.)
He was backed about 8 months with Monty Roberts methods and has always ridden in a simple snaffle. He will start competing next july at 2ft6 (80cm) and in September he's passing going to the 5yo 1st season circuit at 3ft4 (105cm).
I was offered 10k (euros) for him not that long ago by someone here in France and I have seen horses by the same sire going around 15k (euros) unbacked at 3yo.
He's not a 'classic warmblood' as he's not spooky or hot, but he possesses a stride that just eats up ground. He's built for jumping but he also has potential for dressage due to his paces and flexiblity.
So any ideas?
true enough that warm bloods are fetching good money when sold accross the pond, but he must accomplish something that first makes him worth more than just a $500 hack.
First teach him basic flatwork, dressage, jumping and cross country training too, it is possible that he could sell for more as a hunter than just a jumper, or if you say he has nice paces then a potential eventing prospect, dont be affraid to invest in him if you believe he has the potential to return a heavy price tag.
The world of sports horses and I am talking highlybred ones can see a horse with average pedigree but huge ability sold for 50-60,000 or a foal with a pedigree to die for but its essentially a foal sold for 100,000, depends on how well you can train your horse? will you need to put him with a proffessional to train him and get him to a sellable value?
probably not helping here am I?
Also its a good thing he is not spooky or stressing, its the too much blood syndrome common in the sport horses of today off their heads with blood that means few can ride one side of them!!!
10k was a good offer, but can you make him worth more? I know of foals sold for more than double that by the same sire but they werebought by pro's to bring on and be produced, what was your plan when you bought your horse?
Most gelding WBs in that age range & training level start at $15,000 to $25,000 in BC Canada.
Now you're talking, with a bit of training to better him and add the pounds its a good starter.
Best of luck with your summer job and I hope you get your price if you do decide to sell.
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