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  • A day in Ocala...

    If you had a day to kill in or around Ocala, FL in June, and were casually horse shopping for nice dressage horses (under $40k) who would you contact to fill up your day?
    www.destinationconsensusequus.com
    chaque pas est fait ensemble

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    Stacy Parvey-Larsson usually has some really nice horses:

    http://www.hiddenacresdressage.com/horsesforsale_n.html

    You could also try Fernando Cardenas:

    http://www.3hequestriancenter.com/

    Shelley Van den Neste is a little bit further north at Sunrise Farms, just outside of Gainesville. Really, there are too many to list. Try the usual sales sites to see whats for sale right now in the area, because there are a lot of smaller farms with great horses around here!
    The knowledge of the nature of a horse is one of the first foundations of the art if riding it, and every horseman must make it his principal study.
    ~Francois Robichon de la Gueriniere

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    • #3
      Also Maya Sniadecky. http://www.mayasdressage.com
      Mary Lou
      http://www.homeagainfarm.com

      https://www.facebook.com/HomeAgainFarmHanoverians

      Member OMGiH I loff my mares clique

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Petstorejunkie View Post
        If you had a day to kill in or around Ocala, FL in June, and were casually horse shopping for nice dressage horses (under $40k) who would you contact to fill up your day?
        No help, but gosh dang, can we trade lives?

        I can't imagine saying, "You know, I have a day to hang out, I like to shop....oh crap, just make sure I don't blow more than $40K."

        I have a farrier friend with a cheap draft horse addiction. The family rule is that he leaves his checkbook on the table when he goes to the annual auction.

        Have fun.
        The armchair saddler
        Politically Pro-Cat

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        • #5
          Alex Robertson dressage. He has a few for sale.
          We don't get less brave; we get a bigger sense of self-preservation........

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            [QUOTE=mvp;6338425]No help, but gosh dang, can we trade lives?

            I can't imagine saying, "You know, I have a day to hang out, I like to shop....oh crap, just make sure I don't blow more than $40k [\QUOTE]
            Oh no no no no no... I wish!
            I'm horse shopping and my job is taking me to FL for a meeting. I booked my flight back 48 hours late so I could use the trip to horse shop too. It just so happens that my horse mentor's job is sending her to FL for a meeting the following week, so shes coming down a few days early to accompany me.
            my horse shopping trip is costing me the price of a rental car.

            Please post links or contact info for recommendations. Names aren't yielding much on their own, and I'm not part of the Florida scene so these aren't household names for me
            www.destinationconsensusequus.com
            chaque pas est fait ensemble

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              http://www.robertsondressage.com/
              Alex Robertson
              We don't get less brave; we get a bigger sense of self-preservation........

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                Chrissa Hoffmann
                www.cfh-dressage.com

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                • #9
                  I just wanted to add that Fernando Cardenas, Jr lives/works in the Triangle. His father's farm is in FL. Just saying this because he could also be helpful with horses in your area as well as in FL. He is a nice, stand up, guy, too.

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                    [QUOTE=Petstorejunkie;6339066]
                    Originally posted by mvp View Post
                    No help, but gosh dang, can we trade lives?

                    I can't imagine saying, "You know, I have a day to hang out, I like to shop....oh crap, just make sure I don't blow more than $40k [\QUOTE]
                    Oh no no no no no... I wish!
                    I'm horse shopping and my job is taking me to FL for a meeting. I booked my flight back 48 hours late so I could use the trip to horse shop too. It just so happens that my horse mentor's job is sending her to FL for a meeting the following week, so shes coming down a few days early to accompany me.
                    my horse shopping trip is costing me the price of a rental car.

                    Please post links or contact info for recommendations. Names aren't yielding much on their own, and I'm not part of the Florida scene so these aren't household names for me
                    Awesome. A rental car and maybe a Happy Meal at Mickey D's is all this will cost you.... maybe.

                    If my draft horse-addict buddy were in your shoes, he'd say, "Clearly, God lined up events in such a way that He's commanding me to buy a horse."

                    But his wife would act as a more local and more impressive deity to be obeyed. She laid down the "Yeah, well, the checkbook had better be on the kitchen table when I get up" rule.
                    The armchair saddler
                    Politically Pro-Cat

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                    • #11
                      Don't forget that there is a lot of nice TBs in the area available for a lot less if you want to do some of your own (re) training.
                      Groom to trainer: "Where's the glamour? You promised me glamour!"

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                      • #12
                        i live here full time and have lots of sale contacts.
                        www.camaloufarms.com

                        ride it like you stole it! "ralph hill"

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                        • #13
                          Eline usually has some nice ones: http://www.eckrothdressage.com/home.cfm She is in Summerfield, about 10 miles south of downtown Ocala just off HWY 42.

                          And oh yes, I have my horse for sale as well: http://www.dressagedaily.com/market/horse-market/gideon

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                            Eline has been wonderful to speak with, and I prefer her horses over many of the others I've found ads for, but she will be out of town during my trip. She's definitely getting filed under future contacts.
                            Last edited by Petstorejunkie; May. 28, 2012, 06:39 PM.
                            www.destinationconsensusequus.com
                            chaque pas est fait ensemble

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                            • #15
                              Hi, I agree with Stacy Parvey, she has some really nice mares right now. Also, contact Sharon Jerderman she is right ouside of Ocala. She has a really nice gelding she just got in that isn't advertised yet. I wish I knew about him before I got my new horse. http://www.sjerdemandressage.com/index.html

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                              • #16
                                Yes, check out Sharon Jerdeman-Bates. All the others mentioned have a lovely selection as well.

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                                • #17
                                  I agree with Stacey and Sharon. If you want to drive north a bit (about an hr N of Ocala) there is Valhalla Farm, which is down-sizing and moving towards a training barn instead of a breeding farm.

                                  http://www.valhallatrakehner.com/sales.htm
                                  Now in Kentucky

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                                  • #18
                                    Here are some that I know:

                                    Kate Wilson (primarily hunters, but does usually have some lovely Dressage horses too!) http://www.katesjumpers.com/

                                    You can also try Maria Hallet - http://www.hallettraining.com/

                                    My trainer is Tracy Bregman and she may have something available or know of some nice horses. I know whe is schooling and showing some for clients that are for sale (the horses, not the clients lol!). http://www.facebook.com/#!/virginia.bregman or call her at 352-427-7345 as that is the best way to reach her.

                                    Enjoy and please let us know if you find a new horse!

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                                    • #19
                                      Chrissa Hoffmann has several nice ones for sale! From 35k and up. Check out her site, www.cfh-dressage.com if she doesn't have anything at her barn, she can help you find the horse you are looking for! 502 345-2842

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by PiaffePlease View Post
                                        I just wanted to add that Fernando Cardenas, Jr lives/works in the Triangle. His father's farm is in FL. Just saying this because he could also be helpful with horses in your area as well as in FL. He is a nice, stand up, guy, too.
                                        I second this! You might think about contacting Jr before you make your trip. He spends quite a bit of time in Ocala, and often has a pretty good idea of whats available down here.

                                        I should also add that Sr's website is not up to date. He often has horses in the barn that never make it onto the website.

                                        Good luck and have fun!
                                        The knowledge of the nature of a horse is one of the first foundations of the art if riding it, and every horseman must make it his principal study.
                                        ~Francois Robichon de la Gueriniere

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