Thank you for considering Copperstone Equestrian Center in the search for your new equine partner! Our farm in Brooksville, Florida is conveniently located in between Tampa and Ocala. Please review our Sales Policy and call us at (813) 335-1950 to discuss any horses you may be interested in.
Bandera Dublin Balladeer
Available for bidding from July 1 to July 11 at HorseBid.com
Bally is a BEAUTIFUL registered 6-year-old black sabino Gypsy Vanner gelding sired by the famous GG Starbuck. He measures 14H tall and is almost as wide. A proper cob with very correct conformation, thick mane/tail, and heavy feather. He has the ideal temperament for a Gypsy Vanner – docile, reliable, and safe. If you are looking for a confidence builder, first time horse, or all-around family horse – this is your guy. He is suitable for any level of rider from beginner to advanced. You can put your friends on him who have never ridden a horse and know that Bally will be a gentleman. He has more whoa than go, which is ideal for anyone wanting a slow and relaxing ride. Ride him every day or once a month, he is the same every time and is great in new environments. Bally has been ridden Western, English, bareback, on the trails, at horse shows, and right through downtown. He is smooth, solid, and has a great stop. He knows his leads and rides off of the seat and leg. Bally has enough buttons for an advanced rider to have fun with, but is quiet enough for children and beginner riders to learn on. And at a thick 14H, he is the perfect size for children and adults. For reference, the riders in the video below are 5’6” and 5’11”. Bally has been to several horse shows and has GVHS show points in both halter and performance. Bally has been through all types of terrain from Texas to Florida. He will cross ditches, water, logs, and whatever you point him at. Rides away from the barn and other horses without a care. He is traffic safe and has been ridden in parades. You can carry a flag while riding and crack a bull whip off of him. Bally loves to be pampered and stands nicely for bathing, clipping, braiding, tacking, and hoof trimming. He keeps a clean stall and turns out nicely in a group. He is easy to catch and will meet you at the gate. He is respectful of fencing and does not push on fences or gates like many draft horses. Bally is up-to-date on shots, Coggins, floating, deworming, and hoof trimming. No vices or maintenance. You will save money on your feed and farrier bill since Bally is such an easy keeper. Grass or grass hay and a vitamin/mineral balancer. That’s it – no grain or supplements. Bally is 100% sound with tough barefoot hooves that will never need shoes. Bally is pretty close to perfect. I wish I had ten more just like him. He’s the kind of horse everyone is looking for and they are so hard to find.
We appreciate your interest in this gorgeous Gypsy Vanner gelding and look forward to talking to you about him. Feel free to call Rachel anytime at 813-335-1950. You are welcome to come see Bally before he sells. We can also help arrange shipping to get Bally to you. We are located in Brooksville, Florida. Bidding is open July 1 – July 11 at HorseBid.com
2016 | 14H | Gypsy Vanner | Gelding | Black Sabino
If you want the prettiest, safest, most talented horse around, you’ve found him. One Fine Sensation, aka Dalton, is a 2008 16.2HH double-registered APHA & PtHA gelding. Sired by The Big Sensation, 7x APHA World Champion and multiple World Champion sire! Dalton has 67 lifetime APHA points in hunter under saddle, hunt seat equitation, western pleasure, western horsemanship, western horse, halter, and showmanship…most from youth classes. He is lifetime registered with USEF and USDF and he has extensive show experience in hunters, dressage, and eventing.
Dalton is the ultimate unicorn packer! A SAFE confidence-builder for all levels of riders. He is a proficient lesson horse and has been ridden by riders of all ages, including many children and beginners. He can teach a first-time rider on the lunge line, introduce the canter to an advanced beginner from a walk or trot, and teach flying changes to an intermediate rider. Dalton spent most of his life on lease with junior riders and has proven himself to be an AMAZING teacher. Always soft in the bridle and responsive to the seat and leg. You think it, he does it. You barely have to ask. Dalton rides in a gentle snaffle, hackamore, or bitless. He hacks out alone or in a group and is used to riding around traffic, dogs, water, mud, and cattle. We even took him trail riding through downtown Brooksville and he stood tied to the trailer next to a busy road while we ate lunch.
Dalton has a solid dressage background with a show record through 1st level. Very easy lateral movements, free walk, and stretch trot. In his first year showing rated dressage, he was SDCTA Reserve Champion at Training Level and he qualified for USDF Dressage Regionals. Always in the ribbons! Here are written comments from USDF dressage judges on his training and first level tests:
“Nice, quiet ride. Good balance” – Anna Marek
“Willing horse. Nicely done” – Paramjeet Chopra
“Cute, willing horse” – Heather Stalker
“Handsome horse! Energetic and very willing” – Elizabeth Kane
“Straight halt, correct geometry” – Debbie Rodrigues
In the hunter ring, Dalton has shown from x-rails to 3’6” with junior riders. He is honest to the jumps, brave, and careful. In eventing, he has shown Beginner Novice (2’7”), Novice (2’11”), and Training level (3’3”). He jumps all the things! Banks, drop fences, ditches, coffins, brush fences, roll tops, coops, logs, etc.
We love Dalton and are confident that you will too. He is the perfect ALL-AROUND family horse. If you’re looking for a safe horse to show or learn to ride on, this is the one you have been waiting for! No lunging or prep, even if he sits for an extended period of time. Gentle, easy, and safe are the three best words to describe Dalton. He has excellent ground manners and is always a perfect gentleman for loading, hauling, clipping, braiding, etc. Keeps a very clean stall and turns out nicely with other horses. He is barefoot with no vices or maintenance. Up-to-date on shots, Coggins, hoof trimming, deworming, and floating. Dalton has been in my life for the last 7 years and is incredibly special. He is the ultimate DREAM horse and anyone would be lucky to have him in their life.
Please call Rachel at 813-335-1950 with any questions.
2008 | 16.2H | APHA & PtHA | Gelding | Sorrel Overo | Mid-5-Figure Sale or Lower-5-Figure Lease
Kota – LEASED
Fox Hunting – Eventing – Trail Riding – Trail Obstacle – Hunters – Hunter Paces – Endurance/Competitive Trail Riding
This once-in-a-lifetime unicorn is available for paid off-site LEASE. Kota is an absolute saint with the most comfortable trot you will ever ride on a non-gaited horse. If you have back problems or difficulty sitting the trot, this one is for you. He is a push ride and naturally goes in a hunter frame on a loose rein. His jump is very easy to sit and he does not throw the rider out of the tack. Safe, comfortable, and fun are the three best words to describe this horse. He is regularly leased out for hunter paces, trail riding, and fox hunting with advanced beginner riders.
This horse is an absolute diamond! He rides English and Western. He jumps 2’3”, schools cross country, has completed 25-30-mile LD endurance rides, goes on overnight camping trips, trail rides alone and in a group, ponies other horses, goes swimming, fox hunts, and does all the trail obstacles that the mounted police train on. Every summer we take him to the beach, usually giving kid pony rides and swimming out to the sand bar with dozens of kite surfers around us. When we don’t feel like driving all the way to the beach, we go swimming at the boat dock with the boats and kayaks all around. He is one of the least spooky horses. He gives zero sh*ts about crossing interstate highway overpasses, speeding motorcycles, alligators, or heavy winds knocking down the jump standard during our hunter class right before we jumped it anyways. On xc he jumps all the things – logs, coops, coffins, banks, table tops, benches, water, etc. His favorite hunter pace is the Halloween one where we dress up the horses and ride through a well-decorated course designed to spook the horses. Of course he is leased out to beginner riders for those as well. He has 3 years of fox hunting experience with South Creek Foxhounds. Perfect angel for everything. Will tie to the trailer for hours, load in the dark, stand at checks, and ride in any flight. He loves to ride with the whips and enjoys the days we are able to ride with the huntsman. He would make an ideal staff or huntsman’s horse. He is a natural leader and great with hounds. Will never need lunging or prep even if he sits for weeks.
Kota has been ridden by riders of all ages and levels of experience, from beginner children with neuromuscular disorders to elderly riders with knee, hip, and back surgeries. He is the best choice for timid riders! His manners are impeccable and everything can be done by a child – haltering, leading, loading, clipping, bathing, braiding, etc. All of his training was done with the intention of making him safe for beginner-type riders who want to go play outside of the sandbox. He has smooth, comfortable gaits and is easy to ride.
Kota would be ideal for a rider who needs a confidence-builder for any of the riding disciplines listed above. He is SOUND, SANE, and SAFE! Up-to-date on everything with no vices or maintenance. He is an easy keeper with the toughest rock-crunching barefoot hooves that would put most mustangs to shame. 5* lease homes only! He is NOT for sale.
Kota is located in Brooksville, Florida. Please call Rachel at 813-335-1950 for more information on leasing this once-in-a-lifetime unicorn! Videos below are in chronological order, starting with his first 20 rides under saddle in 2018 and ending with recent jump schooling in 2022.
2016 | 15.2H | American Warmblood | Gelding | Grey
Charlie – SOLD
2016 | 16.3H | AQHA Appendix | Gelding | Bay
Lucky – SOLD
2009 | 15H | AQHA | Gelding | Palomino
Lalo – SOLD
2018 | 16.1H+ | Imported Warmblood | Gelding | Bay
Brody – SOLD
2016 | 16H | American Warmblood | Gelding | Grey