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  • Price of a Jumper

    What does a 3'6" jumper go for?

    Goes clean majority of the time, straightforward ride, age: mid-teen's.... Minimal maintainance

    Location: east coast
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    Breed, Size, Show record?
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      You need to define your idea of "minimal maintenance."

      "Age: mid-teens" and most people's idea of "minimal maintenance" usually don't go hand-in-hand in a jumper.
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        gjump you literally just described the horse i have for sale mid teens warmblood no maintence jumps 3"6" and on the east coast i have had her listed for $15,000 for a year an no bites at all and i thought she was very cheap for a really nice 3'6" jumper but right now no one seems to be buying

        so now my motto is get what ever someone will pay

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          Originally posted by IslandGirl View Post
          You need to define your idea of "minimal maintenance."

          "Age: mid-teens" and most people's idea of "minimal maintenance" usually don't go hand-in-hand in a jumper.
          Hocks injected 1x year... on glucosamine..... that's it.
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            Originally posted by rabicon View Post
            Breed, Size, Show record?
            Warmblood, 16.3, solid show record
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            • #7
              My horse does the 3'6" jumpers (has jumped up to 4'6" with scope for bigger), is not on any supplements, does not get his hocks injected, and gets basic shoes but is drilled and tapped. He's a Westphalian/TB cross and had little show experience before I got him, but has now done well at local and "A" shows. His owner was asking 10k.

              Something you are describing is anywhere from $15k-$80k, depending on where the horse is coming from, his show record, and what his maintenance is. More common prices are around $45k-$50k.
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                Originally posted by Mistery72 View Post
                gjump you literally just described the horse i have for sale mid teens warmblood no maintence jumps 3"6" and on the east coast i have had her listed for $15,000 for a year an no bites at all and i thought she was very cheap for a really nice 3'6" jumper but right now no one seems to be buying

                so now my motto is get what ever someone will pay
                Tell me more about her-bloodlines, pics website?

                Sometimes when they are underpriced it scares people away, crazy but true. pricing them right is key
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                • #9
                  Interesting array of responses. My response is that there are a LOT of 3'6" jumpers out there. Level 3 jumpers are a dime a dozen. To stand above the fray, I would say the horse has to be "Amateur Friendly" (point and shoot, tolerant of the occasional jab to the mouth and flop on the back) goes as slow or as fast as requested, ship well, shoe well, hack, clip, tie, current xrays, be available to to tried at a show AND.... it always helps if a completely incompetent wanna-be can ride it without getting bounced off.

                  The Devil is in the details. Good looking, easy to ride, 'goof proof' are important qualities that are not listed on the show record.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mistery72 View Post
                    gjump you literally just described the horse i have for sale mid teens warmblood no maintence jumps 3"6" and on the east coast i have had her listed for $15,000 for a year an no bites at all and i thought she was very cheap for a really nice 3'6" jumper but right now no one seems to be buying

                    so now my motto is get what ever someone will pay

                    My friend is experience the EXACT same thing here on the west coast and just dropped her price.

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                    • #11
                      If the horse can go higher and be okay then in my area around 15K if the horse is topped out at 3'6 then the price is going to drop to 10K at least.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by IsolaBella09 View Post
                        Something you are describing is anywhere from $15k-$80k, depending on where the horse is coming from, his show record, and what his maintenance is. More common prices are around $45k-$50k.
                        I second this. A lot of it is who the horse is being sold by (i.e. trainer) and what kind of buyers they're talking to. I've seen the same quality horse sold for 10k by the owner locally as I've seen someone pay 75k through trainers. It's a lot of marketing and who you're talking to. If the horse is beautiful it will help. If the horse looks like a TB the price goes down dramatically. If it is a hot, race around the jumper course with it's head straight in the air type, it will be dramatically less pricey than a soft but big strided warmblood. Jumpers are so difficult to price via COTH BB because there is so much to it.

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                        • #13
                          Think people tend to associate 3'6" with the elite level Hunters that, basically, top out there and forget Hunters are pricey because they have to get over and look pretty doing it. Plus not make alot of mistakes between the jumps.

                          A 3'6"/level 3 Jumper is not anywhere near the elite levels and is considered kind of a starter or packer. Does not need to be an 8+ mover or particularly attractive. Prices reflect that.

                          In this market, anything from 15k to 80+ depending on the record and where it was shown BUT mid teens is not going to put it anywhere near the top level prices. That particular market is always flooded with younger ones looking at more useful years ahead that lack the scope for more.

                          If no interest is being shown in this one, it is overpriced for the buyers seller is reaching. Try 12500 or 10k. Or lease.
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                          • #14
                            Solid record is very ambiguous. Will have to side with Xenophon, Ch/AA Jumpers are some of my least favorites to market. Nearly anything can be turned into a 3'6" jumper if it doesn't work out in any other ring, they're everywhere and easily found "locally" so few people see the draw in traveling to find one. This is also the only division where your $80,000 Champion can be beaten by a $5000 OTB on any day of the week.

                            Secondly, Ch/AA is rarely an end-step, it logically comes up as juniors are practicing and competing in the Medals. A Ch. Jumper that can double in the Medals is a whole 'nother beast, but one that is just a jumper is not very attractive. When these kids go to buy their jumper they're going to want one that can move up to the Low Juniors at least, they already have their 3'6" miles.

                            Conversely, the rare child that starts in the jumper ring when they are still at 3' can rarely handle a 3'6" jumper.

                            Anywhere from $10k - $15k, "mid-teens" is your big kicker here. Possibly more if it is attractive, has a stylish jump, is useful in equitation, or can actually handle a 3' rider.
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                            • #15
                              You just described my mare that I just sold but my mare was only 13. I ended up letting her go for $12,000. Horses in the 3ft6 range are unfortunalty around here, a dime a dozen and you just don't get the prices for them anymore!
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                              • #16
                                My guy was for sale for a year before I just decided to keep him indefinitely (he was my first horse and I'm glad it panned out this way). Big boned 16.1 TB (doesn't look like one at all), 10 y/o, sound, jumped clean every time. The TB part killed it and the fact he can get pretty strong over a 3'6" course. I had a bunch of people come look at him (mostly all young teenage girls) but he was just too much horse. Everyone wants a big, quiet, push button one. Not really sure you can get one of those for $15k, unless maybe it's a bit older with some wear & tear. Oh well, all I know is my not-so-perfect guy made me feel like I can ride anything now! I kicked ass in IHSA against the other girls who rode their "robots" their whole lives. I wouldn't have traded my guy & all of my blood sweat & tears I put into him for anything!!!

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                                • #17
                                  "Sometimes when they are underpriced it scares people away, crazy but true. pricing them right is key"

                                  YEARS ago, a friend of mine (pro) bought a nice little horse off the track. Put a bit of time on him, just a happy little horse (15.3 - back in the day when 16.2 was BIG) who'd go around and get the job done with a little bit of assertiveness from the rider. Destined to be a great kid's horse.

                                  Priced him at $1500 - and going to make a fair profit. A couple of lookers; no takers. Everyone looking for holes that weren't there. After a few weeks, I said, "Y'know, why don't you just double the price?" That was the key - he sold to the first person who looked at him. Damn fools...

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                                  • #18
                                    Well, mine has been on the market for over a year, and I recently dropped her price to a fire-sale price of $7500, but still no takers. Had several "serious" inquiries, but when it came down to putting money, different story.

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