Chequers

2016 Off-the-Track Thoroughbred (OTTB) Hunter/Jumper/Eventer Prospect

Chequers is a super-sweet young (2016) off-the-track-Thoroughbred gelding and is an excellent hunter, jumper or Eventing prospect.



Great for an intermediate rider wanting a long-term partner to move up the heights of jumper, hunter and eventing levels. Play the video below to see him move.



Trial available at neighbouring arena or paid short term off-site trial can be discussed.

Price: $12,500 Canadian / $9,500 U.S.

X-rays can be arranged at the buyer's expense.
Shipping can easily be arranged into the U.S.

Foaled: April 21, 2016
Breed: Off-the-Track Thoroughbred (racing name was Blindsighted. (Not that it matters, but Chequers' great-great-grandfather was Triple Crown winner Affirmed.)
Size: 16.1 hands
Current location: London Ontario Canada
Veterinarian: Dr. Tara Foy, Western Ontario Equine Service
Contact: Call or text Bruce Lamb at 416-823-6095 or email BaamoralAcresATgmailDOTcom


Since Chequers stopped racing, he has achieved a lot in preparation for his next career! Here are some of the highlights:
  • He has been started with some introductory dressage.
  • Chequers has been jumping up to 0.75 m. (2'-6"). The only reason we haven't jumped him higher is because he is still a young horse.
  • Lots of hacks, including hacking at night through the woods, walking over wooden bridges, walking and trotting through streams, walking and trotting along the side of a paved road with traffic going by in both directions.
  • Cavalry rides, including close manoeuvres with other horses (riders knee-to-knee), carrying a sword and stabbing a box on the ground, and carrying a lance-with-flag. While we haven't tested to see if he is "bomb-proof", he did stand calmly grazing while a cannon and machine-gun was being fired roughly 100 m. away.
  • Show jumping, including jumps over walls, oxers, a Liverpool, 1- and 2-stride combinations.
  • Cross country jumping, including a large log, over a gym mat, over a skinny XC brush jump, and up and down a bank jump.
  • Jumping over a 1'- and 2'-wide ditch.
  • Jumping while approaching water followed by cantering through the water.
Chequers is a perfect gentleman around other horses -- no kicking.

He stands for the farrier, and loads and unloads from the horse trailer easily.

He loves scotch mints and/or an apple after a ride. We're still working on developing his taste for carrots!

Call 416.823.6095 or email BaamoralAcres{AT}gmail.com have any questions or if you'd like to arrange a test drive!



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