Blades International Sporthorses

Melissa Blades, (734) 649-8069

Located in Pittsboro, NC. Fly into Raleigh (RDU).

Blades International Sporthorses


Melissa Blades
(734) 649-8069
Pittsboro, NC
Fly into Raleigh (RDU)

Latest Updates

  • 10.17.19: Her'Amour & H-Cassina both have gorgeous new pics thanks to a photo shoot with Southern Horse Photography!
  • 9.11.19: Welcoming another beautiful Jr/AO Hunter prospect! If you like fresh-legged & sensible you will love new youngster Her'Amour, ready 3'/3'3" Green with two foals on the ground in Europe.
  • 8.29.19: Superb week at HITS Culpeper for Team BISH and great new videos to show for it! Congratulations Karandash - Champion Low Adult Jumper, and to both AF Strategy & Commission on wins & top ribbons all weekend in the Adults. Great new HD videos posted for all 3 horses.
  • 7.2.19: Introducing Blades International Sporthorses and several fine imports that are settled in the US and ready for the next stage in their careers. We are particularly excited about Betty Balou and keen to watch her flourish with one of our experienced buyers. AF Strategy, Commission, and Vintage Veuve are all beautiful hunters in various stages of jr/am readiness while 3-ring prospect AF Simpatico is coming into his own in the 6 y.o.Young Jumpers and H-Cassina presents an impressive jumper opportunity in a friendly mid 5 figure budget. Summer show schedule includes Tryon, Princeton, Lex, VA., Lex, KY., and HITS Culpeper, please message Melissa Blades to arrange trials at any of these locations.

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Beloved schoolmaster available for lease at $10,000/yr. Sweet & gorgeous with a heart of gold and tons of jr/am show experience. Wonderful teacher for new show riders & always jumps if it’s safe to do so. Perfect first child or adult jumper for 65cm-1m levels & could even be a big, flashy Beginner Hunter or Mini Medal horse. Fun puppy dog personality, great manners in the barn, likes to trail ride & even has experience over cross country jumps. Lifetime member of the BISH family and available for lease only.

    • 2002 16.2 1/2h Dutch Warmblood Gelding
    • Barn Name: Dash
    • Showing in: .65m Novice - 1.0m Ch/AA Jumpers
    • Type: Jumper
    • Lease Price Range: $20k or less/yr
  • Career Highlights:

    Champion Low Adult Jumper ~ 2019 HITS Constitution Classic

    Tons of jr/am show results through 1.30m going back to 2011, has even shown some small Grand Prix classes. Currently introducing an intermediate rider to the 1.10m High Adult Jumpers.

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2002 16.2 1/2h Dutch Warmblood Gelding
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Impressive mare from a dynasty of successful US breeding efforts. American-bred sire H-Cassino has a successful 1.45m+ record in both the US & abroad, most recently winning the 2019 Dutch Young Riders Championships, and dam Sheer Bliss has produced several successful sport horses, including the stunning hunter Will Bless and Capitaano Z, successful hunter & jumper. Cassie is behind her peers but showing all the scope and talent of her jumper sire. She is brave and honest, good-brained and rideable. She has shown lightly through 1.10m and is a very promising AO Jumper prospect.

    • 2013 16.1h Belgian Warmblood Mare
    • Barn Name: Cassie
    • Sire: H Cassino
    • Showing in: Training Jumpers
    • Type: Jumper
    • Sale Price Range: $40,000 - $60,000
    • X-rays Available.
H-Cassina H Cassino Torino Heartbreaker
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Sheer Bliss Amour Aurelio I
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2013 16.1h Belgian Warmblood Mare by H Cassino

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