MANNKATO – 2001 KWPN gelding
Mannkato could be the unicorn you are looking for! Perfect for the serious combined driving competitor OR the dressage rider looking for a trusted partner to move up with.
“Kato” holds a current USEF passport, yet the mileage of a horse half his age! No maintenance required. Kato possesses a metronome in his head and rocking horse canter. In ridden dressage, he has been shown through 3rd Level, and schooled some 4th Level.
In combined driving, Kato is an FEI level driving horse and represented the USA at the World Championships at Piber in 2016 with Sterling D.B. Graburn. They were the highest placed American pair. Kato performs lovely dressage tests with fantastic lateral work, is a monster on marathon, and drives clean and accurate cones.
Kato is in regular work – driving a couple times per week and under saddle as schedules permit. He has not been asked for more than Training/First Level under saddle for 6-8 years. He performed clean flying changes the day we took video with just a head toss. Conversely, he has done it all much more recently in harness (FEI level), showing in FEI* at the Kentucky Classic in 2017 with a less experienced driver and more recently at the Lexington Carriage Classic in June 2019 and the Hermitage CDE in 2020 with a completely new driver.
Kato also delivers himself to the mounting block for his rider: Easy up!
Priced at $12,000 ONO. Please contact us with serious inquiries!