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Giving Tuesday For the Thoroughbred retirement

Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation has more than three hundred horses in Virginia out of our 845 horses nationwide. We have the awesome James River Correctional center near Richmond and several neat satellites farms. We have our first ... Read More

Virginia Officer helps inmates heal with TRF Horses

Officer Shane Clarke of Virginia&quo;s James River Work Center never gets tired of hearing the voices of paroled inmates who call him on the barn phone; the very barn that was at once a humble home for horses and a kind of schoolroom, ... Read More

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Sweet Company SBF

Breed(s): Dutch Warmblood
Sex: Mare

Posted from: Williamsburg, VA
Sweet Company SBF "Gialita" is a 5 year old 15.2 1/2hh "10" mover with small chrome chestnut mare. A registered KWPN mare by the stallion Uphill. Cur... more
Price $18,000.00

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Athletic 3 yr old TB filly!

Breed(s): Thoroughbred

Posted from: Poolesville, MD
3 yr old, 15.3 hand thoroughbred filly. Clean legged, correct and has no vices. She has a lovely neck and great legs/bone. Beautiful mover. ... more
Price $2,000.00

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Old girl needs safe home

Posted from: Staunton, VA
Peaches- aged 14 hand mare- perfect health- CRIBS CONTROLLED BY COLLAR- barefoot, sociable. Was in very bad situation so took her in, now healthy ... more

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Beautiful Paint

Birth Date: 1/1/2000

Posted from: Staunton, VA
Stunning 2 yr old Paint gelding. 15.2 and growing like a weed! Gorgeous mover, started groung work like lunging and desensitizing. Barefoot, ... more
Price $1,200.00

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Color galore!

Breed(s): Appaloosa

Posted from: Staunton, VA
2 year old registered appaloosa gelding. 14.1 and growing! Super personality, in-your-pocket type. Very easy to work with, loads, ties. Lightly ... more
Price $1,200.00

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safe first pony

Height: 14.1 hh
Breed(s): Quarter Pony
Discipline(s): Athletic
Color(s): Grey
Sex: Mare

Posted from: Tappahannock, VA
Bella is a 14.1 hand 8 yr old quarter mare. she is beginner safe with a sweet attitude. Bella jumps around like a champ and has a complete and ... more
Price $6,000.00

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sporty mare

Height: 16 hh
Breed(s): Thoroughbred
Discipline(s): Hunter
Color(s): Bay
Sex: Mare

Posted from: Tappahannock, VA
Kensington is a 5 yr old 16 hand tb mare. She is very sweet and loves attention. Kensington is a compact package with athleticism and a great ... more
Price $2,500.00

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Super sweet mare

Height: 16.2 hh
Markings: one sock and a large snip on her nose
Breed(s): Thoroughbred
Discipline(s): Hunter
Color(s): Bay
Sex: Mare

Posted from: Tappahannock, VA
Bridget is a 16.2 hand 5 year old Tb mare offered for sale for the upcoming show season. Bridget is a mare with a heart of gold and a great ... more
Price $3,000.00

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Sweetest possible personality! QH gelding for any discipline

Height: 14.3 hh
Breed(s): Quarter Horse
Color(s): Chestnut
Sex: Gelding

Posted from: Lexington, VA
"Clay" is a 6 year old, 14.3 hand, chestnut, registered Quarter Horse gelding. He has a lovable, puppy-dog type of temperament and is a joy ... more
Price $4,500.00

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Outstanding in every way! Big grey gelding for the hunt field or show ring

Birth Date: 1/1/2009
Height: 16.2 hh
Breed(s): Thoroughbred
Color(s): Grey
Sex: Gelding

Posted from: Lexington, VA
Frankie is a 16.2 hand, 7 year old OTTB with a darling expression, incredible bone and a stunning dapple grey pattern. He is as big-bodied as ... more
Price $9,500.00

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Fun, all-around-type, large pony mare, trail miles and hunt potential

Birth Date: 1/1/2010
Height: 14.1 hh
Breed(s): Pony
Color(s): Bay
Sex: Mare

Posted from: Lexington, VA
Blue Jeans is a 6 year old, 14.1+ hand bay mare with a lovely star and nice conformation. She was professionally started and has trail experience ... more
Price $3,500.00

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Exceptional grey Irish Sport Horse cross youngster with fantastic gaits and adorable personality

Birth Date: 3/1/2014
Breed(s): Other
Color(s): Grey
Sex: Gelding

Posted from: Lexington, VA
"Merlin" is a gorgeous Irish Sport Horse cross gelding with outstanding gaits and unlimited potential. He is two years old, currently stands ... more
Price $7,500.00

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Homebred two-year old Thoroughbred cross filly, sweet as can be, fancy mover

Birth Date: 1/1/2014
Height: 15 hh

Posted from: Lexington, VA
"Sophie" is a lovely bay filly, bred and raised by an equine veterinarian, with a remarkably easy-going personality and quality movement. She ... more
Price $2,500.00

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Pony for Sale- Wonderful Do It all Pony

Birth Date: 1/1/2009
Markings: Blaze and 2 white socks
Breed(s): Welsh Pony
Discipline(s): Experienced, Eventing, Field Hunter, Hunter Jumper, Pony Club, Show
Color(s): Chestnut, Roan
Sex: Mare

Posted from: Free Union, VA
Tango is an all around pony with a sweet disposition and easy going attitude. She is a fancy mover and athletic jumper. She events, fox hunts, ... more
Price $10,000.00

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Made 3'-3'6" Child/Adult Hunter

Birth Date: 1/1/2000
Height: 16 hh
Breed(s): Selle Francais
Discipline(s): Hunter, Hunter Jumper, Jumping, Pack, Show, Blue Eyed, Equitation, Field Hunter, Finished, Flashy, Hunt Seat Equitation, Show Experience, Show Hack, Show Jumping, Show Winner, All Around
Color(s): Chestnut
Sex: Gelding

Posted from: Aldie, VA
Vinola's Rum Made 3' - 3'6" Child/Adult Hunter Rum is a powerful, but smooth and easy ride. Would make a great Child/Adult Hunter or Equitation ... more
Price $1.00

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Great Low Child/Adult Jumper

Birth Date: 1/1/2000
Height: 16.2 hh
Breed(s): Thoroughbred
Discipline(s): All Around, Hunter Jumper, Jumper, Pony Club, Show Experience, Show Jumping
Color(s): Chestnut
Sex: Mare

Posted from: Aldie, VA
8 yr old 16.2h TB Mare Great Low Child/Adult Jumper Nandina is an elegant, versatile mare with tons of experience in the jumper ring. Terrific ... more
Price $1.00

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Kojo

Height: 16.2 hh
Breed(s): Connemara Pony, Thoroughbred
Discipline(s): Dressage
Sex: Gelding

Posted from: leesburg, VA
Kojo is a wonderful 11yo 16.2 Connemara/TB cross. Kojo is very talented and athletic and would be ideal for someone looking to compete and move ... more
Price $20,000.00

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Eye Catching Hunter For Sale

Birth Date: 1/1/2000

Posted from: Purcellville, VA
Marshall SCF is a 2012, 16.3 hand, very handsome chestnut BWP gelding by Tangelo out of the Burggraaf mare, Reality, who was successful with ... more
Price $60,000.00

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Shenandoah Poppagena , wonderful kind show pony prospect

Birth Date: 4/23/2011
Markings: Chestnut with white blaze and stockings.
Breed(s): Welsh Pony
Discipline(s): Breeding, English Pleasure, Field Hunter, Hunter, Hunter Jumper, Hunter Under Saddle, Jumper, Kid Safe, Lesson, Pony Club, Project, Show, Started Under Saddle, Trail Riding
Color(s): Chestnut, Roan
Sex: Mare

Posted from: Amissville, VA
Poppagena is an extremely kind pony with the famous Shenandoah attitude. She is green but oh so willing. Hacking quietly in the ring and across ... more

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Shanagarry Seascape, fancy Hunter Pony Prospect by Telynau Masterpiece

Birth Date: 5/3/2013
Height: 13 hh
Markings: Gray with stockings
Breed(s): Welsh Pony
Discipline(s): Cross, Dappled, Flashy, Hunter, Hunter Jumper, Hunter Under Saddle, Jumper, Kid Safe, Performance, Rabicano, Show, Show Experience, Show Winner
Sex: Gelding

Posted from: Amissville, VA
Max is a gorgeous Welsh 3 year old gelding with lovely movement. Registered with the VPBA, he showed extensively as a yearling., placing second ... more

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Fancy Young Pony Hunter Prospects

Birth Date: 1/1/2000
Breed(s): Welsh Pony
Discipline(s): Hunter

Posted from: Amissville, VA
Fancy Pony Hunter Prospects for sale by Wellen Gold Point , Telynau Masterpiece, Farnley Magic Flute and others. Well handled from birth. We ... more

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Shanagarry Needlepoint Welsh Cross -3 year old filly by Wellen Gold Point

Birth Date: 4/2/2013
Height: 13 hh
Breed(s): Welsh Pony
Discipline(s): Flashy, Hunter, Hunter Jumper, Hunter Under Saddle, Jumping, Kid Safe, Performance, Project
Color(s): Grey
Sex: Filly

Posted from: Amissville, VA
Cricket is a welsh cross filly with pretty movement and a kind, confident and unflappable attitude. She has great ground manners and is registered ... more

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2006 17h bay OTTB gelding

Birth Date: 1/1/2000
Height: 17 hh
Breed(s): Thoroughbred
Color(s): Bay
Sex: Gelding

Posted from: Leesburg, VA
Cowoby is a big solid bright bay 17h+ OTTB gelding. Cowboy has some dressage and jump training, but hasn't been in consistent work this past ... more
Price $2,000.00

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2011 Canadian Warmblood Gelding

Birth Date: 1/1/2000
Height: 17.1 hh
Markings: Star, socks
Breed(s): Canadian
Discipline(s): Dressage, Eventing, Jumping
Color(s): Chestnut
Sex: Gelding

Posted from: Leesburg, VA
UPDATED SJ VIDEO!!!! Nigel is a 5 yo 17.1h Canadian Warmblood gelding. He came to the US 2 years ago and has competed successfully in dressage, ... more
Price $40,000.00

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2009 16.1h dark bay TB star/snip

Birth Date: 3/25/2009
Height: 16.1 hh
Markings: Star & snip
Breed(s): Thoroughbred
Discipline(s): Jumping, Dressage
Color(s): Black
Sex: Gelding

Posted from: Leesburg, VA
OV is a 2009 16.1h dark bay very sweet OTTB. He has done some jumping, and he also has some dressage training and has competed at 1st level ... more

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Pleasure/show/hunt/ horse for lease

Birth Date: 3/17/2001
Height: 15.5 hh
Markings: Face/ legs
Breed(s): Thoroughbred
Discipline(s): Athletic, Dressage, Endurance, English Pleasure, Field Hunter, Hunt Seat Equitation, Hunter, Polocrosse, Pony Club, Ridden English, Show
Color(s): Chestnut
Sex: Gelding

Posted from: union bridge, MD
Topper is a 13 year old gelding that has ben used as a lead pony, has ben to a few small shows and just ridden for pleasure. He would do for ... more
Price $500.00

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Gorgeous 6 year old TB Mare Mare

Birth Date: 4/10/2010
Height: 16 hh
Markings: small star
Breed(s): Thoroughbred
Discipline(s): Hunter Jumper
Color(s): Brown
Sex: Mare

Posted from: union bridge, MD
SALVATION ( Yes that is her JC reg Name) 6 year old mare.By Lion Hearted o/o Terminkator by Private terms. Just off the track and being let ... more
Price $1,000.00

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Quiet 17.3h JR, A/O, Derby, or Eq Prospect

Birth Date: 1/1/2007
Height: 17.3 hh
Breed(s): Warmblood
Discipline(s): Hunter Jumper, Hunt Seat Equitation, Hunter, Hunter Under Saddle, Jumper, Jumping, Performance, Show, Show Experience
Color(s): Chestnut
Sex: Gelding

Posted from: Virginia Beach, VA
Ben is a 17.3h, 9 year old, American Warmblood. He is brave, quiet, and willing. He schools 4' with ease and scope. He would make an excellent ... more
Price $40,000.00

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Quiet, Handsome 16.1, 9yr. old bay TB gelding

Birth Date: 1/1/2007
Height: 16.1 hh
Breed(s): Thoroughbred
Discipline(s): Hunter
Color(s): Bay
Sex: Gelding

Posted from: Virginia Beach, VA
Finnegan is a great moving 3 time VBHSA pleasure horse champion from 2013-2105. He has also shown successfully at 26 and occasionally at 3. ... more
Price $9,000.00

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Excellent Broodmare Prospect

Birth Date: 5/4/2003
Height: 16.1 hh
Markings: Star, stripe, snip
Breed(s): Percheron
Discipline(s): Breeding
Color(s): Black
Sex: Mare

Posted from: Boyds, MD
2003 registered Percheron mare. Was shown in hand as a youngster and won numerous championships. Was driven single and double, used as a camp ... more
Price $800.00

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Stunning Irish Sport Horse

Height: 17.1 hh
Breed(s): Irish Draught
Color(s): Bay
Sex: Gelding

Posted from: Middleburg, VA
Big 17.1H stunningly handsome soft and elastic Registered Irish Draught Sport Horse Gelding. 13 years old. Ozzie is a jack of all trades. He ... more
Price $15,000.00

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Cute Small Horse

Height: 15 hh

Color(s): Bay
Sex: Gelding

Posted from: Middleburg, VA
Sprocket is a 9 year old, 15H Morgan/TB cross. He is a lovely mover with comfortable gaits. He hacks out well and is not spooky. Sprocket ... more
Price $7,500.00

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Attractive Gelding

Height: 16.3 hh
Markings: Star and socks
Breed(s): Thoroughbred
Color(s): Bay
Sex: Gelding

Posted from: Middleburg, VA
Sawyer is lovely 16.3H 8 year old gelding that is comfortable to ride. He is sweet and affectionate in the barn. Sawyer has had a very solid ... more
Price $10,000.00

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Adorable Saintly Small Pony - Winning Locally and at Rated Shows for Sale or Lease

Height: 12.2 hh
Breed(s): Welsh Pony
Discipline(s): Hunter
Color(s): Pinto
Sex: Female

Posted from: Middleburg, VA
"Gracie" is a Fancy Mover and an Adorable Honest, Brave, QUIET Jumper. Gracie has been showing and winning at rated and schooling horse ... more
Price $15,000.00

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Beautiful Black Coming Two Year Old by Rosenthal

Birth Date: 5/13/2015
Breed(s): Oldenburg
Color(s): Black
Sex: Gelding

Posted from: Middleburg, VA
Ricochet, known as "Rico" around the barn is by the leading Hunter breeding stallion Rosenthal from High Point Hanoverians. Rico is out of a ... more
Price $12,000.00

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Confirmed 3rd Level Dressage Horse, Pro-movement but Amateur Friendly

Birth Date: 4/9/2009
Height: 16 hh

Discipline(s): Dressage
Color(s): Bay
Sex: Gelding

Posted from: Purcellville, VA
Earn your USDF Bronze Medal on this eye catching, obedient horse. Perfect for the ambitious amateur rider. Fernando is a 2009 registered ... more
Price $30,000.00

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Wow! Here's your chance!!

Birth Date: 1/1/2014
Breed(s): Thoroughbred

Posted from: Aldie, VA
This is your chance to own and train your own horse, your own way! This is a 2014 filly. She is dark bay in color and will probably stand about ... more

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Talented and simple.... brave and fun!

Birth Date: 1/1/2000

Posted from: Palmyra , VA
Seth is an 8 year old, 16 hand thoroughbred gelding. He has mileage showing in the local hunters. He has trail ridden and hacks out fantastic. ... more
Price $5,500.00

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Dressage prospect,16.2 TB Geld.

Birth Date: 4/16/2012
Height: 16.2 hh
Markings: small star
Breed(s): Thoroughbred
Color(s): Chestnut
Sex: Gelding

Posted from: union bridge, MD
Spock, 4 year old 16.2 Ch. gelding, a 10+++ mover built a little up hill. Was green broke and just been turned out. would need to be re started. ... more
Price $3,000.00

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Small Hunter Dressage Prospect

Birth Date: 4/17/2012
Height: 15.3 hh
Markings: small star
Breed(s): Thoroughbred
Discipline(s): Barrel Racing
Color(s): Black
Sex: Gelding

Posted from: union bridge, MD
NICE MAN JACK, 5 year old black gelding. Just off the track and being let down.( only raced 3 times) This is a sweet horse with a super personality. ... more
Price $2,500.00

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