Friday, October 21, 2011

How Far

I received my latest issue of Dressage Today and there were some ads in the back for horses for sale.  Great read by the way if you're in or interested in getting involved in the FEI Junior & Young Rider Program.  It's really my favorite magazine.  Anyway, I've never noticed the ads in the back before and I was flipping through them day dreaming about which ones I would buy if I had more than $10 in my checking account. As I flipped through the pages I just happened to spot this guy thrown in there with horses anywhere from $3,500 to $60,000... $225,000!!!

My question to you is, how much would you be willing to pay for a competition horse?  How far would you go to compete international?  Honestly, if I had the money to spare, it wouldn't be beyond me to consider a horse who's purchase price fell into the 6 digit range hahaha!

Here is the link to his full ad on, Aristo.  He is gorgeous, beautiful gaits and obviously has proven himself internationally...  If I could only win the lottery (of course you have to buy a ticket first).  So just how far would you go (given you had the financial means of course)?


  1. I think I'll stick to my cheap little trackies... though I guess part of me would love to know what it's like to be able to drop $100k on a big fancy horse.
    But mostly, I like to think that if ottb's can compete at the 4* level, then my mare and I should be fine with what we want to do!

  2. Yeah, I've been lucky enough to experience riding some very pricey horses and it is amazing the talent these horses have but I love my OTTB and wouldn't trade him for the world ;-)