Chopard - SOLD

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Thomas 327
Friesian Sire


Lute 304
Friesian Dam's Sire

Horse Description

Height: 16.2 hands

Thomas x Lute,  168 cm ( 16.2 hands),  1st premie star gelding from  Line 128.

Chopper is one of our favorite  horses discovered on a buying trip in Holland last year. This easy to ride gem was shown by a young girl and in fact won the blue at the  competition we saw him compete at in Europe.

After arriving in Los Angeles, Chopper has become one of THE MOST winning saddleseat and driving show horses in the U.S., NEVER LOSING A CLASS!!!!

 This UNDEFEATED boy shows in very competitive "A" rated USEF horse shows, and  consistently comes out ON TOP!

Chopper is a 2nd level experienced dressage show horse, who is also wonderfully well mannered out on the trails, and he has a SUPERB pedigree, and wins every saddleseat and driving class he enters.

Chopard's Grandmother's Grandmother is also the mother of the Approved stallions, Leffert and Tietse!!!  Also in his motherline is the well known Model +Pref mare, Claartje, who is also in the motherline of such greats as the Approved stallion, Fieke.

His motherline is just spectacular:


And he ranks in the tippy top 3-5% of ALL geldings for conformation and movement-----Chopard is a RARE 1st Premie STER Gelding!!!

 he stems from the highly productive Stam Line 128, which has produced such approved stallions as

leffert 306,

nkolaas 310,

ruerd 319,

reyert 337,

fede 350,

ulbert 390,

feike 395,

Tietse 428, and

REinder 452

Not only is he double trained to ride AND drive , he has experience driving in a pair, and in a 4 in hand.  )  And when he was a 4 yr old, he competed with a marathon cart in Europe.

Chopard made it to the 2nd round at the stallion show and has a very good x-ray report on file with the FPS. If you are looking for an experienced, mature, very well trained gelding, look no further.

Chopper is a beautiful and talented, jetblack 8-year old 1st premie STER gelding with very impressive gaits. This is one top quality Dressage AND SADDLESEAT AND DRIVING horse, and based on his current show record, he is demonstrating the ability for upper and FEI levels.

This is one of our "keeper" horses...... a  kind, gentle boy, he is a very eager learner and loves to move. He is forward, which is a must for a Friesian with a future in dressage and saddleseat, but also EASY to ride, and safe, even in traffic and new settings. He has 3 outstanding gaits, and a great work ethic to match it. He measures OVER 16.2 hands.

Need safe, sane, sound, fun to take out on the trail?? Chopper is a great horse for YOU! He is simple to ride, as he is uncomplicated and understanding when you give him the wrong signal.  He is a stunning mover, and has the personality of a black lab.

This world class Thomas son showed first level and second level dressage in Europe and in the short year he has been in this country, he has accumulated a long list of wins:

Walk and Trot Amateur and Open Class Championships at  Santa Barbara Grand National Horse Show

Open and Amateur  Walk and Trot Pleasure Championships at the Jingle Bell Horse Show

Open Saddleseat Pleasure class at the FHANA Anniversary Show in Reno

Open Walk and Trot Pleasure and Open Pleasure Driving Championship at Monterey Springfest.

Even our BEST is for sale, and Chopper IS the youngest, most talented, most willing show horse in our barn:

-Loads of knee and hock articulation

-Elegant Mover-

-Fabulous canter!

-Very uphill conformation

-A lot of talent and personality

-1st Premie STER Gelding

-Points in L2 Dressage

-Very likely THE BEST SADDLESEAT annd DRIVING Showhorse currently competing in the U.S.

There is no doubt in our minds, this horse WILL win multiple national championships this year----could it be for YOU???

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