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  • Places to find quality QH hunter prospects

    Can anyone point me in the direction of farms who have young QH's where you have found stuff for the hunter ring. We used to have a great QH farm nearby that we bought lots of babies from and they are no longer there and I would really love to find another place. The babies we got from there were typically western broke but came along really quickly had the BEST brains and a lot of them ended up being really cute childrens hunter types. Suggestions?

  • #2
    http://forums.delphiforums.com/PHJ_forum/messages <--that is the main forum for AQHA people that show. Post a wanted on there. You will get tons of responses.


    • #3
      R U looking for a QH hunter prospect?


      • Original Poster

        I don't want this to come off as an advertisement...just looking for farms who have young QH prospects for the hunters


        • #5
          Our training facility has horses of all disciplines for sale including a couple of hunters.


          • #6
            Kory Merrill in Camden, SC has AMAZING prospects. Great minds, great movers, and great jumpers. Ive ridden and shown a couple. They have two awesome stallions that produce great horses.


            • #7
              Originally posted by SnapCracklePop View Post
              Can anyone point me in the direction of farms who have young QH's where you have found stuff for the hunter ring. We used to have a great QH farm nearby that we bought lots of babies from and they are no longer there and I would really love to find another place. The babies we got from there were typically western broke but came along really quickly had the BEST brains and a lot of them ended up being really cute childrens hunter types. Suggestions?
              I don't know where you are located but my 2 are pictured in my signture line webshots album.
              My 3 yr old grey now 17 hands is a PS Sign the Card baby....Prairie Star Quarters Horses in Kansas....a better temperment I have never had.....bought him at 2 yr old and I do USEF....April his breeder breeds for their minds and movement and she can tell ya which ones would suit you....

              My mare's sire is Alota Gator Bait....he is approved for AQHA..and she is appendix, also 17 hands.....Brave Brave Brave.....great mind....she is a mare though LOL....but Gator seems to also throw wonderful minded horses...
              Happily retired but used to be:


              • #8
                www.lsquarterhorses.net --the website isnt updated, however, if you call, Lynn will give you a list of the prospects she has available. They have some incredible horses!
                "To do something that you feel in your heart that's great, you need to make a lot of mistakes. Anything that is successful is a series of mistakes." -B.J. Armstrong


                • #9
                  The World Championship Show sale is a great place to buy prospects for the hunter ring alot of yearling and two year olds, that are going to be huge. The good part is the hunter people look for something a little different then the QH huntseat people so alot of really nice ones can be purchased really inexspensively. You can also go to Pleasurehorse.com and check out all there advertiser's and stllion links for all of the current breeders.
                  Absolutely love the Last Detail's awsome trotters and usually have beautifull heads, mine placed well at Devon.
                  Last edited by Muleskick; Jun. 21, 2009, 01:18 AM. Reason: forgot


                  • #10
                    The PS Sign the Card horses are NICE. I have ridden a few. Very classy! April is very nice. Check out her site at http://www.prairiestarhorses.com/

                    Kory Merrill does have nice horses also. Definately somone to check out on the east coast.

                    Also, Jerry Erickson has a horse named Sonnys Hot Jazz (http://www.sonnyshotjazz.com/) Who produces really nice fence horses.

                    You can also check with Jason Martin (http://www.highpointperformance.com/) or Chuck Briggs in Azle, TX.

                    I used to work at Huges Quarter Horses in Burleson, TX and we sold a lot of our youngsters to the hunter ring. www.Hughesquarterhorses.com (the site is not updated) You may want to contact Paris too see what she has now.

                    Good luck. Let me know if you need anymore names.
                    ~Soft hands, Strong legs, Quiet mind~


                    • #11
                      There was an outstanding Sonny's Hot Jazz baby that won one of the O/F classes at the IHF West Coast final in 99, I think. I called Jerry at the time to try to buy a prospect and they were so popular they didn't have any left!
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                      • #12
                        Where're you located? Mine came from Montana - stereotypical cow-horse and quarter horse country. Daley-Newton Quarter Horses. They breed for a very athletic type horse, and have a fairly well-established, respected program. A lot of their horses end up doing hunt-seat - either on the AQHA circuit or - atleast mine'll hopefully do well - on the open circuit.

                        Here's a little article from HuntSeatHorses.com - a site that focuses on AQHA hunters.



                        • #13
                          Check Stauffer Farms. That was the home of Scotch Bar Time. Scotch has passed, but they breed his daughters to stallions in different disciplines (reining, WP, huntseat, etc) and always have some for sale. Can't find a better mind, but sometimes they're too smart for their own good.


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ERollison View Post
                            Also, Jerry Erickson has a horse named Sonnys Hot Jazz (http://www.sonnyshotjazz.com/) Who produces really nice fence horses.
                            I second anything Jerry is involved with. Hes a tremendous rider, stallion manager and judge.

                            Another great AQHA person is Nancy Sue Ryan http://www.showstopfarm.com/

                            Lines that you could search for on sale sites:
                            Invitation Only http://invitationonlyllc.com
                            Sonnys Hot Jazz
                            Artful Move http://www.artfulmove.com
                            Sky Blue Walker http://www.skybluewalker.com (some of these can be a little less QH minded so try before you buy...but they are beautiful and great athletes)

                            too many others to list...im sure ill kick myself for forgetting an important one after i submit


                            • #15
                              Ditto trying the World Show or AQHYA World Show, or even Congress. Try Jason Martin/Charlie Cole at Highpoint Performance Horses www.highpointperformance.com, they have a few prospects for sale and could probably point you in the right direction.


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by ERollison View Post

                                Also, Jerry Erickson has a horse named Sonnys Hot Jazz (http://www.sonnyshotjazz.com/) Who produces really nice fence horses.
                                Actually Jerry hasn't owned Sonnys Hot Jazz for over a year now. He's standing in Kentucky now. Great horse! Jerry is showing one of SHJ sons right now, Jazz CD, and has put an AQHA Championship on him. Looks like he's following in his father's footprints.
                                ~~Some days are a total waste of makeup.~~


                                • #17
                                  Aww, I used to ride a horse named Sonny Go Ray who I think might have been by the same sire as Sonny's Hot Jazz. I remember my instructor back then talking about him. The stud at that barn I rode at as a kid was Hot Jazz's full brother--A Connecting Flight. He was gorgeous, and a very sweet tempered guy.

                                  (Any AQHA people able to look up Sonny Go Ray for me? I'm just curious as to where he ended up and what his relation was to Hot Jazz now...)
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                                  • #18
                                    Right up our alley! Check out www.hiddenpondfarm.net and also www.ballardfarms.com. There are WINNERS available on both sites!


                                    • Original Poster

                                      Thanks for all the suggestions! I will definitely be looking in to all of those.


                                      • #20
                                        Windfall Farm in Tallahassee stands a lovely 16.3 bay Appendix stallion. They have been a top QH racing breeding facility, but the owner is now getting into hunters too.
                                        I have a beautiful one of hers (16.3 bay with chrome......and now doing hunters) on my website as a favor to her..........check him out.....
                                        My Flashpoint. I can put you in touch with her........
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