Horses For Loan


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Finlay – Now on loan

Kind and gentle to handle. Good to shoe, vet etc. Sound as a bell. Hacks out alone or in company. Show jumps to 1m 10.  Will do an adequate dressage test but prefers hacking and jumping. He is not a novice ride. However, supervised by an instructor he will safely take beginners.

Belda de Manzat

French ex-race horse. 16.1hh Rising 8 years old.

Sound, kind and easy to do. Nice movements, not flashy but very workable. She needs sensible schooling to give her  confidence. Does get anxious when worried but otherwise no known vices. Not a novice ride.Loves jumping, hacks out and is good in traffic. Good dressage prospect.   Like all Water Farm horses to stay on the yard.

Ginger is a bright chestnut Westphalian mare (16h2)

She is 7 years old and a quality mare that has got it all.   I am looking for a very good dressage rider to loan/work her twice a week as I frequently do not have the time to work her often enough to get her up through the levels. She is a challenging ride and has extravagant paces.  The right person would also be welcome to compete her. She is to stay at Water Farm.

Beacon Victoria is a registered Connemara mare 15.1h and 7 years old.  Loan with view to buy – Now sold

She loves to jump, hacks out in company or on her own, works at Prelim in dressage but it is not her preferred discipline.  She would be a good prospect for a teenage show jumper and is always in the ribbons jumping 100 cm without problem. Needs competent rider to bring her on. Ideal for Pony club activities.

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Brenin is a grey Irish gelding (16h1)  – Now on loan

He is 13 years old and has a history in eventing and is quite forward going.   He came to Water  Farm 18 months ago and has been re educated as a dressage horse. He is now ready to go on loan to a capable rider and would be a fun all rounder able to compete in dressage at Novice level but also very  capable and willing to do some show jumping. He is to remain at Water Farm where we have excellent facilities and where regular lessons are included in the loan deal.  He is not a novice ride.


He is 11 years and bright bay. He is educated to Medium/Advanced level in dressage. He is now available selectively for masterclass lessons and/or for  2 days a week loan to the right person.  He is a sensitive gentleman. He is to remain at Water Farm and be a competition horse.

Basil is a big Warmblood (18h1) – AVAILABLE FOR HALF LOAN

He is bright chestnut, 15 years old, capable of a good Novice/Elementary test and willing to please. He is available for half loan due to the owner’s lack of time during the week.  Like all our horses for loan he is to stay at Water Farm and regular lessons are included in the loan deal. He is also available to be used in competitions. He is not a novice ride.

Please contact Gerda with any enquiries.

Millie (16h)  – SOLD

Millie is an Irish Sports horse.

She is a kind and steady schoolmistress and a confidence giver.

She is to stay at Water Farm


Louis (16h) –  SOLD

Louis is a 16 year old Dutch Warmblood gelding. He is a good all-rounder/dressage horse at Novice level. He is very kind and easy to do in every way.


Shadow (16h) – No longer available

10 year old Irish Sport Horse.

Lovely temperament. Competes in dressage at Novice level, jumps 2ft 9 and hacks out in company. Good to do in all ways. He is for loan to the right person and to stay at Water Farm where the facilities are excellent and that together with the supervision available will enable the loaner to get the best out of Shadow and progress together with the horse.

Not a novice ride.


Arnie (13h2) – no longer on the yard

Welsh/Anglo Arab pony 17 years old.

Arnie is a sophisticated well ridden little man, sadly outgrown.

Very good at jumping as well as classical dressage.  Numerous rosettes to his name

Good to do in every way and a kind schoolmaster to boot.

To stay at Water Farm on full loan with a view to possibly buy later – to the right home only.


Brutus van de Romstee (18h) –  SOLD

12 year old Belgian Warmblood gelding.

Experienced Dressage horse. Not a novice ride.

For a competent rider, for competition use.

To stay at Water Farm.


Olympe De Farges – Rocky (16.3h)  – Now sadly dead

By Video Rock / Carmen De Chazot

12  years old Selle Francais, attractive dark bay gelding, ex pointer retrained as a riding horse. Excellent character, loving, honest nature, willing to please. Loves to jump. Will make a very nice all rounder. 

He is to stay at Water Farm and will make a novice rider a good friend to have fun with be it on rides out or in dressage lessons.

He is a novice ride.

Zero (16h3) –  NOW ON LOAN

20 year old Purebred Irish Draught gelding. Ex-police horse. Former eventer. Background in Natural Horsemanship. He is a good dressage schoolmaster for an improving novice.


Patchwork – Patchy (17h) – NOW ON LOAN

11 year old Skewbald mare by Stanhope Diddicoy who had a foal at 3 years. She is doing dressage at prelim/novice level. She enjoys jumping and displays a lot of natural talent. With the right loaner she could successful do either very well as her famous sire did.

She is also to stay at Water Farm and should be used as a competition horse.

Charlie –  NOW ON LOAN

Charlie is quite a character. He loves to work and be in the middle of things. He is a talented jumper and has several rosettes to prove it. He also has been placed 2nd in Trek. He does novice dressage but prefers to go for long hacks. He is very safe and friendly to have around.

Like the others he is to remain at Water Farm where he can be regularly ridden and supervised together with his loaner and could be a good teacher for a novice rider on the way up.

Classical Riding Club Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA)