We import cherry-picked Iberian horses to the UK to bring on and compete. We value good temperament, obedience and manners highly, alongside smooth, Hispanic paces, good training and uphill movement.
We also occasionally source purebred Friesians, selected for their superb temperaments, floating paces.
At Dovecote Stables, we aim to acclimatise all our imported horses before selling on. This involves getting them accustomed to a British stableyard routine, having feet and teeth checked and treated if needed, hacking them alone and in company, turning out all horses including stallions (in a round pen initially), competing BD and fully preparing them for private owners.
16.3hh Lusitano x Warmblood gelding 12yo
Sancho came to the UK early in 2014 as a schoolmaster
teaching horse. He had competed and trained up to PSG in Spain with young
rider. Since being imported, he’s helped train riders progressing to more
advanced work at Dovecote Stables.
He has a huge amount of talent to play with: super hind leg,
impressive trot, established in all lateral work, working towards canter
pirouette and greater collection/elevation. Whilst he knows all the moves from
his classical Spanish education, his advanced training isn’t yet quite polished
enough to campaign in a tail-coat at BD, and so he’s been produced this year to
go out at medium/advanced medium, and will start campaigning this autumn. He’s eminently
trainable and very eager to please, and we predict he will progress swiftly to higher
level competitions, offering a great opportunity to an ambitious rider.
This horse is a really lovely character who is a joy to
handle as well as ride. He hacks out happily alone and in company (currently
working on his extended canter in the stubble fields), is traffic proof, loads
and travels well, and is 100% vice free in field and stable. He’s switched on
and powerful without being sharp, and will give his new rider an absolutely
super time training and competing.
Only regrettably for sale due to relocation.!
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