Ivan (Graduate of the 2018 Trainer’s Challenge)

Ivan is a beautiful POA cross gelding who was born in mid-May of 2014 and stands 14.1hh His dam, Sochi, was a 12.3 hand POA (Appaloosa x Shetland) from the 02/2014 Wadena County humane case. Ivan is a very curious and friendly young gelding who is quite athletic. Even though we don’t know who Ivan’s sire is, due to his conformation, size, and athleticism we are guessing he may have been a stock-type horse or even a mustang. Ivan spent the summer of 2017 in training for our 2017 Promise of the Future  training competition with trainer Elizabeth Robins. Ivan and Elizabeth took home Reserve Champion in this in-hand competition! (You can Ivan’s 2017 POF Facebook page Here!)

Ivan then went into training for our 2018 Trainer’s Challenge of the Unwanted Horse with trainer Melissa Stuckey. Ivan and Melissa competed successfully and took 6th Overall High Point. Ivan is going well under saddle and has now had trail and show experience. He is suitable for a confident intermediate to experienced rider at this time. You can follow their training journey throughout the summer of 2018 on Ivan’s Official Trainer’s Challenge Facebook Page Here!