Curious about pricing...
So, I imported a hanoverian last winter by Cheenook who is suppose to eventually be a resale prospect. I'm interested in what you guys think he's worth now, though I'm not planning on selling him for a while. He's a 5 year old hanoverian gelding imported from Germany. He is currently standing at 15.2 1/2 hh (and growing).
He's very easy to handle and loves people. Trailers, cross-ties, clips, bathes ect. Is currently showing in the A/A hunter with me and 1st year pre-greens with a professional with multiple champions and reserves at rated shows. He's has also been champion in many jumper classes and can switch from jumper to hunters at the same show. Very careful over the jumps and never refuses (will jump from any distance). Super easy and correct on the flat, with a nice, naturally low headset; always places well in the hack. Super easy and comfortable to ride and has a nice soft jump with a stride perfectly suited for the 3' or 3'6" hunters, but will put effort even into the smallest of jumps. Very responsive and adjustable and could easily be used as an eq horse. Does his lead changes if balanced and asked, but it not currently doing them auto. Would be perfect for child that wants to move off a pony and eventually move on to the junior hunters or as a A/A or A/O hunter. We've schooled him up to about 4', which he does easily, but because of his age we tend to keep the jumps much lower. He's currently in a D-ring snaffle for hunters and a figure 8 with a happy mouth snaffle in the jumpers.
Here is a video of him in the jumpers. He does not go like this in the hunters.
I have no idea how much he would go for, I just wanted to say WOW! What a great looking, acting and over-all wonderful horse!
okay so i havent priced many horses but i do know them pretty good. (disclaimer) i did a little searching of my own and i would say that bloodlines play a big role. now idk the bloodlines of the hunter jumper world at all but I've seen that it makes a HUGE difference. at the very very very very absolute minimum this horse would be 10k and that is low. it all depends on the market and what area you live in. i looks like you live in an area that has a decent amount of highly rated shows. that would play a factor in the buyers. Im from Illinois we are known for corn and 4-H clubs not our A-circiut jumpers and hunters that would play a major role too. I saw 2 horses almost identical in abilities but one was 10k and the other 45k and they lived in the eastern coast but one apparently had outstanding bloodlines. so i would highly recommend looking into that a little more.
I would say a reasonable price for this horse would be from the 15k-25k
especially since he is green in a way then the prospective buyers would see nothing but his opportunities and talent and what he could become iso it could be higher could be lower but he is a gorgeous horse with good confirmation and a nice hunter form and amazing in the jumpers world!! (i would hang onto him otherwise i might steal him :lol: )
I'm in Maryland right outside of DC, so I'm around the Montgomery County and Northern Virginia area.
His sire is Cheenook a Holsteiner from jumper lines that was used for Dressage horse. I'm not sure what his dam is, but I can look at his passport.
He is beautiful, and certainly a very desirable horse. I am in NOVA, but have not kept up with H/J pricing. However, I will caution you that doing too much too soon could very well be harmful, and render him a pasture puff. he is WAY to nice for that. Please slow down, and remember that he is still growing, hopefully to have many many years to come. I know how they push them sometimes, I come from the MD h/j world, and have one that has been arthritic for several years now from too much too early. (draft X, not warm blood, but same principle).
Area is definitely going to come into play here, and what you want to eventually market him as. He does look lovely as a hunter, but doesn't tuck up and under as much as he possibly could. It looks like he does more of a "superman" over fences, if that makes sense. Since it obviously doesn't effect his pining...no worries.
IF he was to be campaigned completely in the "greens" before moving up in level, it would give him a few more years showing under the belt, which would be a great asset. It gets him seen, but you also have to weigh how much money you want to put out, if you are wanting to make at least a small profit from his sale.
IF you can solidly prove that he understands his job, and can switch easily back and forth from the hunter and jumper ring on the same day (and do well in both)...this will make him more marketable, as he then can hit the Eq divisions. Being able to do all three would make him super versatile, and a good horse for an older teen/young adult wanting to get a good start to their riding career.
IF he can become "packer" material...not neccesarily push button...that will really make his marketability skyrocket.
Although I am not well informed about pricing, nor pricing in the states as compared to here, I would assume that even now, you could be asking for $20k for him in the right circles, with the price bumping up as his showing career advances.
The Exchange: Quality Hunters, Jumpers, Equitation Horses and Ponies for Sale
^^Might be a good website for you to look at.
One of the things I never ever do is give an idea of value over the net. There are just too many variables...breeding, health,training, show circuit he's in, promoters.......and without riding him, I really don't know where he is.
What I can tell you is that he seems really nice and I sure wouldn't kick him out of my barn.
hmmm.. Well.. I gotta think about this!
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