On this page you can read about the experience previous customers have had with Anne Schep at Blackwater sport horses
As a rider in her more senior years, and after having had a hip replacement, I was understandably cautious about buying a new horse. Through professional contacts in the equine world we heard that Anne Schep of Blackwater Sport Horses had a couple of nice, reliable horses for sale that were experienced for hacking and suitable for riding club activities.
The minute I sat up on Anne’s bay gelding , I knew he would suit me. He was well schooled, used to coping with different styles of rider, and immediately gave me confidence. Eight years and many rosettes later, I still have him and, despite his age and a touch of arthritis, he can still hold his own at regional and national level for riding club dressage when ridden by my very capable daughter. After nearly losing her nerve completely on a large and very unpredictable horse, she found that he helped her retain her enthusiasm for competing, as well as for jumping, hacking and cross-country.
When my daughter finally made the decision to purchase a horse for herself, knowing that she too would need a horse that was safe and would provide her with the confidence to return to competing, she immediately turned to Anne Schep. We were delighted when Anne agreed to sell us, this autumn, her much loved coloured mare, affectionately known as Maddy. Maddy has lived up to all of our expectations. She has behaved impeccably when taken to shows, taken everything in her stride calmly. She has done everything asked of her even when involved potentially scary or challenging obstacles during Handy Horse and Le Trec competitions. She is already gathering rosettes for dressage and my daughters’s confience is improving so much that she and Maddy will soon be embarking on a showjumping league, something she hasn’t done since her teenage years.
Anne schools her horses extremely well and exposes them to different situations through hacking and participating in shows. This ensure that her horses are suitable for riders of different abilities and experience.
We have had our own horses and ponies for the last 20 years and have dealt with many buyers and sellers and dealers. We have no hesitation in recommending, as we have done, leisure and professional riders alike, to consider purchasing a horse from Anne.
I bought Mulligan 7 years ago from Anne and we’re still very happy with him! He has a very good character, he’s á real fellow and a hell of a great jumper! Anne helped us with the shipping over to Germany so it was very easy getting him over to Europe.