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    We have received much info regarding cows but more would be welcome. however we want to buy two horses, one at least 16/17 hands with tack.
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    Default Don't know about "quality" tack.....

    ....unless you just import it...but I do know that the only place in the DR where I have seen horses in the size you are looking for is in the LaRomana area. The cowboys out that direction have them. Where you can buy them out there ...don't know. But I definitely know they are in that region.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dms3611
    ....unless you just import it...but I do know that the only place in the DR where I have seen horses in the size you are looking for is in the LaRomana area. The cowboys out that direction have them. Where you can buy them out there ...don't know. But I definitely know they are in that region.

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    Where is La Romana area?
    'Phone #s would be appreciated.

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    I have never seen a horse in the DR that was 16/17 hands high. Generally 13/14 is all I have ever seen.

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    Go to the V Centenario race track on the Las Americas Highway between Santo Domingo and the Airport.

    If you get in touch with the racing asociation they may get you in touch with the breeders.

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    Look no further! It took me 3 years to finally meet up with people who knew of horses! I'm currently the happy owner of a 20 y/o 16+ h TB cross. You just have to get the right contacts. If you're in Santo Domingo, go by the Feria Ganadera. There you'll find TBs, QH (lots and many imported), Appaloosas, Paso Finos, even Tennessee Walkers! There are also several riding schools like Nitram, Las Colinas and Palmajerito where high class people keep their horses. I'm also part of a country wide group call EquiClub and if you want, I can have my friend send out an email to all to see what we can find for you. All depends on how much money you have to spend on them. If you want a purebred, then you'll have to spend easily over RD$50,000. If you don't mind a crossbred, then you've got more options. As for tack, I would suggest buying it over the internet and shipping it down or you'll pay double the price for everything. A new simple english saddle can cost you well over RD$20,000. Then again, we could probably find something used if that's what you're interested in.

    Let me know if your interested and in what are you are so that I can help you.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KateP
    Look no further! It took me 3 years to finally meet up with people who knew of horses! I'm currently the happy owner of a 20 y/o 16+ h TB cross. You just have to get the right contacts. If you're in Santo Domingo, go by the Feria Ganadera. There you'll find TBs, QH (lots and many imported), Appaloosas, Paso Finos, even Tennessee Walkers! There are also several riding schools like Nitram, Las Colinas and Palmajerito where high class people keep their horses. I'm also part of a country wide group call EquiClub and if you want, I can have my friend send out an email to all to see what we can find for you. All depends on how much money you have to spend on them. If you want a purebred, then you'll have to spend easily over RD$50,000. If you don't mind a crossbred, then you've got more options. As for tack, I would suggest buying it over the internet and shipping it down or you'll pay double the price for everything. A new simple english saddle can cost you well over RD$20,000. Then again, we could probably find something used if that's what you're interested in.

    Let me know if your interested and in what are you are so that I can help you.

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    Fantastic. No, I don't need a thoroughbred and second-hand tack is fine.
    Anything you can do would be much appreciated. There is no rush as we do not expect to be living there for a couple of months. We will be close to Cabarete but I am sure there must be horse transporters.
    Wales

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    We've got at least 2 members of our group that live in Puerto Plata and should be able to help you if you want to find horses locally. Where are you right now so that I can put that as a reference and how much would you be willing to spend? Would you prefer your tipical walk,trot and canter or have you tried the local favorites that are a cross between the paso fino gait and trot? They're generally very comfortable and relatively easy to find. People who like to trail ride a lot normally prefer them for their easy gait and stamina... As for the tack, what do you prefer? English or western and what size?

    I know those are lots of questions but they'll help narrow down the options...

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    Those tight gated horses were pointed out to me at Seahorse. I didn't measure the nags but they looked to have a few hands

    I think that there is a bigger horse community in the DR than most folks realize.

    Scott

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    Default That's an understatement!

    A LOT bigger than anyone would think. In the last Feria Ganadera, there were about 400 horses present between Paso Finos, hunters and jumpers, and the rodeo group. There mare I had the pleasure of riding is a beautiful imported white Quarterhorse who ran a very respectable 17 seconds in barrel racing... Very impressive and needless to say the owner was very proud.

    In Equi Club, we must be around 200 strong by now. At our last Rally, 75 pairs competed.

    It took me a while to find this group but let me tell you it's been worth it. These people take trail riding to its best.

    If anyone else would like more information, don't hesitate to contact me!

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