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SOLD! OFFICER SALVATORE - 16H fully restarted lovely hunter jumper eventing gelding



 

Year of Birth 2011

Height 16.0 hands

Price $ mid 4 figures, with all offers welcome

Location Moro, IL

Breeding and Race History click here

RRP Eligible no

Color Bay

Gender Gelding

 

Although we don't offer fully restarted horses often, we know this boy and his teenage mom and family well, and want to help him find the best home possible. Zee is being offered for sale to an amazing home, his young mom is wonderful and loves her boy, but things are changing and Zee needs help finding his next person. He has been a perfect horse and his family wants to be sure that his next family is going to love him as much as they do.


Officer Salvatore, or Zero (or Zee) as he is known around the barn is a 12-year-old lovely and well put-together gelding. He raced 13 times and was slowly and carefully restarted as a child’s hunter. He loves his job and is a joy to work with and have in the barn.


He has shown both hunters and jumpers at local Midwest shows and has dabbled in the A circuit. He is currently showing in the 2’6” hunters with his child rider and does quite well. Zero and his owner were double reserve champions at the Bridlespur Hunt Club horse show in July 2023. Zero got three blue ribbons on the first day of the A-rated show "Meet Me in St Louis" 2022.


Zero is more the push ride on the flat, and when properly schooled he is super easy and quiet to the jumps. He is brave and easy, and loves his job. Although Zee has been doing hunters & jumpers mostly, we think he would be great as an eventer (he whispered that to us when we were with him)!


Zee behaved very well for us for his photo shoot. He was around a loud gas-powered leaf blower with no reaction, he allowed me to pull his mane and mess around with him - he was a very nice boy. He stood well for the photos and was eager to please. We walked and jogged him for you on the gravel, as well as on grass. He showed no soreness on the gravel however I felt bad for him as the stones were bigger and sharper than you'd think - I wanted to show how he moves on both surfaces.


Zero is very pleasant on the ground, he loves attention. He is good for the farrier/ vet/ loading and unloading, etc. He especially loves peppermint treats and his favorite thing to do is graze. He loves to hack out on trails and is good with a group or alone. In turnout, he is middle of the pack when with friends. He is currently turned out alone and does very well, he loves his time outside.


Zero is a very mild cribber - but very controlled and managed with his collar. He has clean legs and no other vices or injuries. He has had his hocks injected, and if showing, appreciates yearly maintenance.


Zero is in work 5/6 days a week and is shod all the way around. He could go well in only front shoes as well. He is up to date on teeth, shots, farrier etc.


Zero has also been used in a lesson program so is very versatile for many riders! He would be great as a child or adult amateur horse, and would love any discipline. He has the brain, talent and movement to be successful in hunters and jumpers and Eventing. He is available to be shown and ridden at his barn in Moro, IL (just outside of St Louis).


Contact: please text with first and last names to 314-288-8787 and specify that you are asking about Zee.

Scroll down for photos and videos.

No holds without deposit. Non-racing homes only. See below for FAQs and info on hauling and PPEs.


Zero is located at Marshall Show Stables in Moro, IL, not far from St Louis.
We are 4.5 hours (or closer) from so many cities - including Lexington, Louisville, Memphis, Nashville, Indy, Chicago, Kansas City, Cincinnati, and Columbus!








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Please note:

All horses are located at Fairmount Park Racetrack (Fanduel Sportsbook and Horse Racing) in Collinsville, IL 62234. The nearest big city is Saint Louis.

All horses are for sale by owner, and the owner sets the sale price. Gateway Off Track Thoroughbreds is here to help you connect with the owner and facilitate the process as well as provide a written bill of sale between you and the horse's owner.

All horses listed with GATEWAY OTTBs are racehorses with no other training and are not suitable for beginners or children without additional training unless otherwise stated. No person is allowed to ride any horse on racetrack property without a valid state racing license. No free motion or lunge videos are available as horses are at a racetrack. Horses may continue to race until sold. You can see if they are entered into any races by clicking on their Equibase link above (breeding/race history link). GATEWAY OTTBs always recommends a veterinary pre-purchase exam.

PHOTOS (photos scroll, use L R arrows)




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VIDEOS






Video of Zero jogging toward and away from the camera:




A walk around Zero looking at him:




















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