Horse for sale
Exceptional Pony Club Eventing Mount
10 years old.
Dressage, Eventing, Pony Club, Show Jumping.
62 Inches | 157.48 Centimeters | 15.2 Hands
NZD 15000 - 25000
Otago, New Zealand
Time Bandit has been adored by our family for nearly 3 years, he is a truely special little horse, who looks after his rider at all times, purchased by us when his current rider was just 12, he has effortlessly taken her from 80cm to 1* with many wins and placings. As a mother, I have never had to worry about their safety, this little star is 100% genuine.
Bandit is the ultimate first hack for a young rider wishing to pursue Eventing or Show Jumping, so would ideally suit a rider currently jumping 80cm wanting to progress through the grades. Bandit has demonstrated he is the perfect horse to do this with, already having come back to 80cm with us, after competing at 2* (old 1*) with his previous owner.
After gaining confidence with a season at 80cm with many wins and placings they moved effortlessly to 95cm with a hugely successful season concluding in winning the ESNZ Style Prize at the FEI Southland 2DE Championships and qualifying for NZPCA Eventing Champs by winning both of their area trials. In 2018 Bandit travelled to Masterton with the Otago Southland Team as an MT (95cm) combination, where they finished 5th individually and 5th team placing, this was Bandits second time competing at champs.
Following Champs, Bandit moved up to 105 proving himself to be a serious contender with placings and a recent win from limited outings (through no fault of his own). This season ended with a 3rd placing at the FEI Southland Champs at their first 1* together.
XC is his absolute love, he never fails to impress he is completely unfazed by fill, ditches, brushes, water etc and is always happy to jump. He has “never” stopped XC or SJ in the entire time we have owned him, he is bold and safe, keeps a lovely rhythm to the fence and is never strong. He is a careful show jumper, very economical and nimble in jump-offs. Produces a lovely tidy dressage test, generally placed top 3 after dressage phase.
Show Jumped to 110 championship classes with placings.
Has competed in unregistered dressage up to level 2, and has never placed under top 3.
Awesome to hack out in company or alone, never spooky, loves a good gallop down the beach.
He has regularly attended pony club, passing their B certificate together last year and he has been a team player throughout his time with us. Successfully competing at Springston Trophy, Southern Teams, Area Dressage Champs and Area Show Jumping Champs and numerous Inter School competitions.
Bandit is straightforward to ride and handle, snaffle mouth in all disciplines, a gentleman for the farrier, easy to clip, load, worm and catch, he has never had a paddock accident and is very sensible and easy at events.
Registered with the NZ Pinto Horse Society, he has been successfully shown in-hand and under saddle with Supreme Champion and Champion ribbons to his name, he has striking, even markings and is a Tobiano Paint.
Bandit is a much loved member of the family, we are looking for a perfect new home for him as he deserves to be No.1. He has given us such a depth of confidence, fun and experience and there is absolutely no question that this special little horse will do the same for his next lucky rider.
Bandits love of jumping is huge, so he will not be considered for a dressage only home. A full list of his competition record is available on request and further videos are also available if required.
NZPCA Eventing Champs XC- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7ASBAIUh6A
Wanaka A&P Show- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9M7ZJ0PWzk