James has a very strong track record of finding very nice young horses and matching them with riders. Having produced three horses to the four-star level he knows what to look for in a young horse to be an upper level prospect. James’ long time position with Bruce Davidson Sr. also gives him the experience and knowledge in both finding young talent and producing those horses through the levels. James has built strong connections with breeders throughout California as well as maintained his connections with English breeders and sales barns.
James has recently imported a few horses from Ireland through Cooley Farm who show huge potential for eventing or show jumping.
James is unique in his strong ability and experience with starting/breaking young horses which gives our customers the opportunity of buying unbroke horses for James to start and put a strong foundation on before handing them off to their new rider.
If you are interested in finding your next upper level event or show jumper, James offers full services in horse buying both locally and internationally.
11 year old beautiful Thoroughbred gelding. Very kind and sweet on the ground and to ride and extremely safe. Stan has taught multiple kids the beginning levels in eventing and is ready to teach his next kid. Stan is a very steady horse on the flat with three good paces and is a good jumper but is most confident at training level and below. Tons of great show mileage and is a wonderful teacher for young riders wanting to learn in eventing and dressage.
Lilly is a 17.1 hand 2009 Oldenburg by Check In out of a Contender mare. Lilly has been successful at 1.20m jumpers in Germany as well as preliminary Eventing here in California with multiple wins on very impressive dressage scores. Lilly is schooled through 4th level dressage and jumps 1.40m schooling at home. This mare truly has it all and will win in the jumpers or dressage. Vets cleanly and always has been sound. $100k
Dan the Man
16.3 hand 2006 Thoroughbred gelding shown through Preliminary with professional and Novice with amateur/junior rider. Good mover and simple to ride in all three phases. Always very competitive at shows and been in the same program for past six years. Previously used in a lesson program for kids and adults. Great amateur horse through training level, needs a confident ride for preliminary but proven to be competitive at that level. $20k
Redbull – SOLD
2012 gelding by Redwine out of a Thoroughbred dam. Competed training level at Woodside in August 2017 and Twin Rivers in September 2017 winning both finishing on his dressage score. Uncomplicated ride and amazing gallop cross country. Upper level potential, would suit amateur, young rider or professional.
Quinn – SOLD
2012 Oldenburg mare by Quidam’s Rubin and stands at 16.2 hands. Beautiful mover and jumper, cross country schooled. Would also excel in jumpers for amateur/jr or professional.
Barony – SOLD
2012 imported German gelding by Bonifatius. Beautiful mover and jump with phenomenal quiet temperament. Barony is extremely willing and a quick learner and could excel quickly in any discipline: hunters, jumpers, dressage or Eventing.
Tempo – SOLD
16.1 2012 black gelding by Hirtentanz. Stunning mover and jumper. Eye catching horse with real star quality.
Cooley President – SOLD