Blades International Sporthorses

Melissa Blades, (734) 649-8069

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

Blades International Sporthorses

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

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  • 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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Betty Balou

Betty Balou

Balou du Rouet x Argentinus daughter and a divine young talent for the experienced rider. Forward thinking, quick on her feet, and wickedly careful. Demonstrated upper level scope plus an endless drive to be clean & competitive. Easily qualified for 2019 Developing Jumper Finals with multiple 1.20m 6 y.o. wins and ready to aim for the Grand Prix. Jumps the water and anything else she’s pointed at. Sensitive & brimming with blood for the soft & tactful rider to use to their advantage. May not be easy, but is definitely spectacular.

    • 2013 16.2h Oldenburg Mare
    • Barn Name: Betty
    • Sire: Balou Du Rouet
    • Showing in: 6 y.o. Young Jumpers
    • Type: Jumper
    • Sale Price Range: $100,000 - $150,000
    • Imported 2018. X-rays Available.
  • Career Highlights:

    Qualified 2019 Developing Jumper Series Finals

    Winner, 2nd & 2nd, 1.20m 6 y.o. Developing Jumpers ~ 2019 Country Heir II

    2nd & 3rd, 1.20m 6 y.o. Developing Jumpers; 5th of 16, 1.20m Open Jumpers ~ 2019 Tryon Spring 4

    Champion 1.20m 6 y.o. Developing Jumper ~ 219 Tryon Welcome 4

    Winner 1.15m Open Jumpers ~ 2019 March Madness II

    Clear Rds/Blue Ribbons 1.0m, 1.07m & 1.15m Jumpers ~ 2019 WEC Winter Classic 7

    Clear Rds/Blue Ribbons 1.10m Jumpers ~ 2019 Aiken Winter Classic

    2018 ribbons in the Baby Green & 3' Green Hunters

Betty Balou Balou Du Rouet Baloubet du Rouet Galoubet A
Messange du Rouet
Georgia Continue
Georgette II
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2013 16.2h Oldenburg Mare by Balou Du Rouet
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AF Strategy

AF Strategy

Top hunter in the making, walked off the plane and jumped all the derby jumps like he’d been doing it for years. Jumps a beautiful fence with a big round bascule and is very handy in the handys. As brave as they come and a total doll on the ground. Currently showing 3’3” Performance Hunters with ribbons in the Greens & Adults and ready for a winning jr/am career.

    • 2011 16h Warmblood Gelding
    • Barn Name: Ballini
    • Sire: Heartbreaker
    • Showing in: 3'3" Performance Hunters
    • Type: Hunter
    • Sale Price Range: $100,000 - $150,000
    • Lease Price Range: $40k - $60k/yr
    • Imported 2017. X-rays Available.
  • Career Highlights:

    RIbbons in the 3' & 3'3" Green Hunters, 3'3" Performance Hunters, and Adult Amateur Hunters

AF Strategy Heartbreaker
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2011 16h Warmblood Gelding by Heartbreaker
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Commission

Commission

Stunning horse with a beautiful presence, top movement, and very low miles for his age. Naturally kind, well-mannered, and even-tempered with the gorgeous neck of a late gelding. Jumped to 3’ Green Hunter ribbons in his first shows at 2018 WEF and now going 3’3” Performance Hunters. Still eligible 3’6” Green with plenty of step & scope for the height. Extremely brave to the jumps plus auto-changes and great flatwork. Rides quiet & soft, goes in a Rubber Dee, and ready for a great jr/am career. All kinds of fancy and an exciting opportunity for this price range.

    • 2007 16.2h Holsteiner Gelding
    • Barn Name: CJ
    • Sire: Com Air
    • Showing in: Performance Hunters
    • Type: Hunter
    • Sale Price Range: $60,000 - $80,000
    • Lease Price Range: $20k - $40k/yr
    • Imported 2015.
Commission Com Air Contender Calypso II
Gofine
I-Lauda Air Landadel
E-Rijeka
A-Lostica Acord II Ahorn Z
Ribecka
Lostica Landadel
Lauria
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2007 16.2h Holsteiner Gelding by Com Air
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AF Simpatico

AF Simpatico

Handsome young import with Jr/AO Jumper scope and style for the 3’6”+ hunters, derbies & equitation. Low-key, straightforward, and quiet with a huge ground-covering step. Turns easily & rides very light for his size. Winning 1.15m divisions, easily stepped up to the 1.20m Young Jumpers at Country Heir, and also placed 4th in a big NAL/WIHS 1.10m Adult Classic at Tryon. Has also shown the Baby & Green Hunters with no concern for the flowers & filler. Easy and impressive and ready for a junior or amateur to help finish.

    • 2013 17h Zangersheide Gelding
    • Barn Name: Uno
    • Sire: Numero Uno
    • Showing in: 6 y.o. Young Jumpers
    • Type: Hunter, Jumper, Equitation
    • Sale Price Range: $80,000 - $100,000
    • Imported 2017. X-rays Available.
  • Career Highlights:

    Ribbons 1.20m 6 y.o. Developing Jumpers ~ 2019 Country Heir

    Champion 1.15m Jumper ~ 2019 Tryon Spring 4

    Reserve Champion 1.10m Jumpers; 4th of 16, NAL/WIHS 1.10m Adult Jumper Classic ~ 2019 Tryon Spring 3

AF Simpatico Numero Uno Libero H Landgraf
Oktave
Jolanda Lord Calando
B-Feinschnitt
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2013 17h Zangersheide Gelding by Numero Uno
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H-Cassina

H-Cassina

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.
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Toscane K
Nebelfuerstin Nebelhorn
Garina
Sheer Bliss Amour Aurelio I
Espe I
Palm Beach Power
Goldika
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2013 16.1h Belgian Warmblood Mare by H Cassino

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