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  • North Carolina horse shopping - Where is everyone?

    Alright. Relatively new to the area and where I came from not only did we network through our local trainers but we advertised the SNOT out of our sale horses. So what gives NC? It's either green as grass or old nags. And let's not talk about ridiculously over priced! *sighs*

    At any rate, I'm in the process of searching for several clients and I'm only finding horses/ponies that are 5 - 6 hours into VA. My question to the fellow NC'ers... where/how are you marketing? Are we simply lacking anything decent in this state? I'm getting very frustrated as I've exhausted the usuals: bigeq, dreamhorse, equine, equinehits, contacted the local trainers, etc. Looking in that $12K or less range so H/J Exchange doesn't have much.

    Help? TIA.
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    I market everywhere and we alwyas have some NICE HORSES in that price range! You have never come to my farm, but we are very well known to represent our horses accurately and honestly!
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    • #3
      There are plenty of decent horses in NC, you just aren't looking in the right places I suppose. NC can be a little dry in some areas depending on what you are looking for, especially for some of the rated divisions like pony jumpers and a few others. I would try contacting some bigger trainers because often in addition to show horses, they will have a wide selection of horses available that they know about. Networking is the way to go in NC I think. =)
      Good luck!

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      • #4
        lots in Tryon area.
        "ronnie was the gifted one, victor was the brilliant intellect, and i [GM], well, i am the plodder."

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        • #5
          Depending on where in North Carolina you are, my best friend trains for a farm in Chesapeake, really close to Moyock I believe. She has a few nice ones for sale in your price range and also knows more people in the area with horses for sale. Their website is http://www.riverrunfarm.biz

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          • #6
            PM EqTrainer.
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            • #7
              Cathy Schwartz in Landrum SC (near Tryon) sold me my horse. She seems to have a lot of nice horses priced right and is easy to deal with. You might call her and see if she has any leads. http://www.smokeyhollowriding.com/sales.htm It doesn't look like she has many right now, but its probably worth a call- she might know of some.

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              • #8
                what in particular are you looking for?

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                • #9
                  Contact FairWeather! Please @@ (and while you're there, get one for me!)
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                  • #10
                    It really seems like it goes in waves with what is for sale. Sometimes there are nice going steady horses for sale, sometimes more green horses, sometimes only mediums, sometimes only larges. Sometimes tons of not so fancy but steady ones good for first ponies/horses then other times more pretty nice but green horses out there. It also feels like what I am searching for is at a void (I do a lot of online searching for my friend there). About 6 months ago looking for a small steady cute horse (didn't have to be fancy) there were tons that looked kid ready, now doing the same search and can't find hardly anything. Go figure.

                    Again what are you looking for? I know quite a few people who have some horses for sale, that are not up at the moment because they just went up for sale or ads have expired recently.
                    http://community.webshots.com/user/jenn52318

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                    • #11
                      I also second contacting fairweather (coth handle) aka Allie Conrad from CANTER MA. We have so many lovely horses located in NC (Southern Pines and Cameron). These are well started Tb's that have been out trail riding, started over fences and have nice flatwork.

                      Right now there is a super cute mare who is a chestnut with 4 whites and a blaze who is beyond adorable and super quiet. I sent one from my farm who is a 16.2 h gelding with 3 high stockings and a big blaze who is also a lovely horse.
                      http://www.benchmarksporthorses.com/

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                      • #12
                        I'm in Southern Pines and I know of several trainers who always have horses for sale.

                        Have you scoured Southern Pines? Some of the bigger names are just getting back from Fla, but their horses might be higher priced than you are looking for?

                        But there are a lot of smaller agents/trainers here, too.
                        "He lives in a cocoon of solipsism"

                        Charles Krauthammer speaking about Trump

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                        • #13
                          My advice to you is to avoid people you hear about in this forum. Most of them spend so much of their time in Virtual nothingness that they have no real grasp on whats going on in the show circuits. There are always super nice, well bred horses around here for sale but NONE of them will you find on any chat room forum. Real trainers don't take time to mess with the internet much and would scoff at discussing their horses in this forum. Try going to some real shows, meeting the trainers and getting to know them. I think you'll be surprised at how much there is out there in the "real" world.

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                            Last edited by BaroquePony; Apr. 22, 2011, 12:57 AM.

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                              I don't agree that everyone on here just sits in front of the computer all day and has nothing useful to add. There are a number of trainers in Raleigh and Southern Pines that have nice horses for sale that aren't big names but do a good job. Try calling McNairs in Raleigh, many times they have students selling and they don't advertise a lot. Ginny Reilly and Annie Moore are towards Wilmington and also sometimes have students selling. Melissa Jones Sarle is near Wake Forest, Apex Equestrian is in Apex, Merilee Ventura is toward Southern Pines, Vicky Autry is in Greensboro, Karen Bruce is Greensboro area as well. All good trainers and easy to work with. Much of buying and selling in NC is networking....I was there for years. Atlanta also holds some options if you don't find what you need in NC.
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                              • #16
                                PM me if you want the story, no cuckoo icon available.

                                I would add Robin Tinney, Jen Barry and Amy Hazzard to that list, and I think Quail Roost has some school horses for sale. I dont buy/sell anymore but thanks anyway FG
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                                  Originally posted by Careswell View Post
                                  My advice to you is to avoid people you hear about in this forum. Most of them spend so much of their time in Virtual nothingness that they have no real grasp on whats going on in the show circuits. There are always super nice, well bred horses around here for sale but NONE of them will you find on any chat room forum. Real trainers don't take time to mess with the internet much and would scoff at discussing their horses in this forum. Try going to some real shows, meeting the trainers and getting to know them. I think you'll be surprised at how much there is out there in the "real" world.
                                  Your overuse of the world real is amusing. If by "real trainers" you main those that maintain a steady lesson/training program and show on a regular basis then yes, they are most likely not putzing around on the internet BB's all day. THEY might not be posting on BB's but perhaps people who have trained with them, or previously purchased horses from them, ARE and know of available horses that might suit another posters needs. To suggest that a trainer's name who is mentioned here is one to be avoided is just ridiculous.
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                                    Originally posted by theoldgreymare View Post
                                    Your overuse of the world real is amusing. If by "real trainers" you main those that maintain a steady lesson/training program and show on a regular basis then yes, they are most likely not putzing around on the internet BB's all day. THEY might not be posting on BB's but perhaps people who have trained with them, or previously purchased horses from them, ARE and know of available horses that might suit another posters needs. To suggest that a trainer's name who is mentioned here is one to be avoided is just ridiculous.
                                    Gosh, glad to know I am not a "real" trainer and my horses and students aren't "real" since I post on this BB!!! I guess all those ribbons in the tack room aren't "real" and the horse show I got up at 5:00 this AM to go to wasn't "real" either. Oh yes, and all those horses on my sold page of my website also aren't "real". I enjoy (for the most part!) posting here, because its a bit of a distraction usually when its nasty weather outside. Of course, been too busy the past few days doing all those things that aren't "real" like teaching, riding, clipping, braiding and getting ready for that "not real" show, oh yeah and will be back at that "not real" show Sunday afer I pick up some "unreal" hay for my imaginary horses!
                                    www.shawneeacres.net

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by EqTrainer View Post
                                      PM me if you want the story, no cuckoo icon available.

                                      I would add Robin Tinney, Jen Barry and Amy Hazzard to that list, and I think Quail Roost has some school horses for sale. I dont buy/sell anymore but thanks anyway FG
                                      Jen Barry moved to Arizona about three months ago.

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                                      • #20
                                        My friend Caroline Atherholt has one for sale. Not sure what she is asking for it. She is in VA in Eagle Rock-its about 4 hours from Moore County. Her phone is 540-960-1307-best bet is to text her.

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