Ruth Hogan-Poulsen Dressage

Ruth Hogan Poulsen Dressage with training facilities in Plainfield, Vermont and Loxahatchee, Florida.

Current Sale Horses

Blax Precious Memory - “Chilly”

Blax Precious Memory, a 17-year-old, 15.3h Registered Paint Mare is being offered for sale. "Chilly" has competed successfully in lower-level dressage, two-phase events, equitation and 4-H shows. She trails rides and goes out together with other horses or alone. She trailers like a champ, is good for the farrier, vet, bathing, clipping, etc. and has no vices. Chilly would make an ideal advanced beginner/intermediate mount for someone looking for a step-up horse or life-long partner for the Adult Amateur seeking a "Steady Eddie" and friend. Priced for sale at $4,000 to an approved home. Contact Sarah Cleland at or Ruth at Chilly is located at East Hill Farm in Plainfield, Vermont.

Please contact Ruth directly for help finding your next dressage partner! 


-:- Horses Sold -:-

Excelsior - Sold!

Excelsior is a coming 9-year-old Lusitano gelding imported from Portugal in February 2014 (Torre X Vadia). Excelsior competed in his first PSG in summer of 2017 and with green horse mistakes, he still earned number 2 PSG Lusitano in the country. At 16.1 hands he accommodates many size riders. He is the total favorite in the barn and is super easy and reliable.

Although amateur friendly, Excelsior also has the quality for a professional. He has three beautiful gaits, with an exceptional canter. Excelsior shows tremendous aptitude for lateral work and beautiful changes. He has also started in some piaffe and passage and loves it!

I have had this horse in training since he was imported. At 5 years old he competed in two shows in New England and  qualified for Region 8 Championships in NY. Most of his scores were will over 70%. He places in his championship class of almost 40 horses with another score over 70%.  

He grew too big for his original owner. I sold him to another client in the barn as an investment (that's how much we like him!). He is now ready to compete at the FEI levels and I have to put him on the market again. See Excelsior's scores on Certerline Scores here. 

Elisabeth Taylor - Sold!

16 year old KWPN Dressage Schoolmistress. 16.2 but not wide. Amateur Friendly, currently second level with a change. She can and has done more; she knows and loves her job. My  working students all want to ride her every day!

The video shows one of my working students who is currently learning flying changes. Yes, I know that some are a half of a stride late behind; I wanted to leave that on the video to show that as my student prepared correctly, Taylor does a clean change. That is the beauty of this mare: this mare always tries and never gets upset! She just lets you try again. Taylor has very nice leg yield, shoulder-in, haunches in and half pass.

Taylor has no vices, trailers, stands for farrier and clips well. Would be a terrific Jr horse. Please contact me by email. Asking 25K with one commission included.

Diva - Sold!

Diva is a wonderful and talented Oldenburg mare that is ready to progress up the levels. She is 16.3 hands with three correct gaits. Home breed by a farm friend, Diva was raised and started properly. She was introduced to the show ring at 4 and did some of the FEI 4-year-old tests and training level (scores in the upper 70's%) at 5, finances forced the end of the showing and she was turned out at the small breeding farm. Diva returned to us about 6 months ago and is now ready to go! She has competed first level and shows a talent for lateral work and has been started in shoulder in, haunches in and half pass. FEI potential.

Shaylee - Sold! 

Shaylee (Avanti x Snoopy-Sonny,  Sommergold) 2005 Registered Haflinger Mare 14.3HH. Bred at Deer Haven Farm. As a youngster, she was taught to drive before being started under saddle, and then transitioned to dressage training, where she was shown in a competitive, local schooling show series at the KY Horse Park at Intro and Training Level, earning scores in the mid 60's. At age 5, she visited the International Equestrian Festival at the Lexington Convention Center during the World Equestrian Games, where she calmly took in the crowded environment and even served as a demo horse for Colleen Kelly's Rider Biomechanics clinic. She would be wonderful for riding or as a broodmare.

Shaylee's sire, Avanti, is an elegant, Silver-rated National Grand Champion Stallion, who scored a '9' in Overall Movement on his stallion inspection, and whose famous trot photo was featured in Horse Illustrated as the centerfold Haflinger in their March, 2008 issue. While Avanti has won a few combined training events and enjoys jumping, his greatest experience is in the dressage ring, where he competed successfully up through Second Level. Now, Avanti is proving his excellent temperament and versatility at his home in Florida, where he is owned and ridden by two young girls and their mom as they learn about dressage.

Lulapon - Sold!

2008 PRE ANCCE bay gelding. 15.1 hands by Dante V out of Chulapona II. Lulapon is an amazing little horse with big movement. He is schooling Third Level with a talent for piaffe and passage. The flying changes are well started and soon he will be ready for Fourth Level.

* Commission not included, though welcome. All commissions are fully transparent..

Nelson - Sold!

9-year-old American Warmblood Registry, 15-hand chestnut gelding. Second Level schoolmaster dream. Sweet, safe, hacks, confidence builder, super lateral work. Nelson loves to teach and is correctly trained. If you are close, he will do it! No vices, sound and sensitive but not hot.

Fogerty - Sold!

SOLD! Fogerty - 2009 Welsh Cob 15.2-hand gelding for sale. Fogerty is the son of the North Forks Cardi, a well-known GP Cob Stallion. Fogerty has been shown by an amateur as well as a professional. He is USDF and USEF lifetime registered as well as registered with the Welsh Cob Society.

Ravel - Sold!

SOLD! Ravel - Coming 14-year-old imported Grand Prix School Master, 16.0 hands, gray, PRE/Lusitano. Absolutely beautiful. Competed successfully European CDIs Grand Prix. Great teacher, easy keeper, barefoot, super talent for teaching pirouette, tempi changes, piaffe and passage. No vices. Beautiful gaits and comfortable to sit. Has own motor, but not hot.

Observadore - Sold!

Schoolmaster - Sold!

SOLD! This is my Junior Rider's horse who has to sell this summer due to college plans! Let me know if you have anyone to make a good match. He is ready to go and in Vermont. He has been a pleasure.