Amy Nelson Equestrian

Hummingbird Show Horses - For Sale
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Duke with a 10 year old at Youth Charity Horse Show Oct 2014

Below - trail riding!
Cast Agiant Shadow


Registered Standardbred gelding
2002 Model

  • 15.2hh Bay gelding, white coronet bands
  • Super social, kid safe, beginner safe, family experienced show horse
  • Show winner in hunters and jumpers
  • Show experience and ribbons in dressage, combined test, jumpers, trail.  Has done egg & spoon, halter, showmanship at Youth Charity Horse Show.
  • Calm, not spooky.  Has been shown by a 10 year old.  No buck.  No rear.  No bite.
  • Gorgeous walk/trot.  Canter is not great - he CAN canter but prefers to trot.  That's why he's done jumper classes.  Also has a pace for gaited classes.
  • Easy to lead, load, cross tie.
  • Gets along well with mares, and some geldings (introduce slowly).  Loves daily turnout.
  • Trail ridden
  • Ridden bareback and ridden western
  • Cart driven and show champion
  • Scopey for larger fences

  • Other VIDEO here:
      Jumping video CLICK
    Jumping Video 2
    Jumping Video 3
    Canter Video CLICK







Lover One
SOLD!  Congratulations Marie!


2011 Model

  • 16hh Bay gelding
  • In your pocket, sweet as pie attitude.  Trained to race, light racing at county fairs but no official "starts" so this big guy is not tattooed
  • Would go well in english or western
  • Cross ties, picks feet, stands well for tacking and mounting.  Lunges.  Ridden lightly after a brief attempt at racing
  • Super quiet, prefers snuggling and naps
  • Been 'let down' for 2 months and ready to start a new career
  • Gets along well with others, easy to handle on the ground and under saddle
  • Excellent project horse!!




Goliath's Boy
SOLD!  Congratulations Kristi S.!

2005 Model

  • 16.2hh Palomino Appendix Gelding
  • Goliath is a great all around horse - ribbon winner at Youth Charity in the Illinois State Fairgrounds Coliseum, National Equestrian Center, and all over Illinois.
  • Countless trail miles, ridden double, even used for musical horses!
  • Not spooky, great for families.
  • Jumped up to 2'9" with a teen, shown up to 2'6" with the scope to go big.
  • Sound, barefoot, easy to catch in the pasture.  Loads, ties, trailers nicely.
  • Can get forward over fences, does better in the jumper ring than in the hunter ring.  Easy "whoa" and comes right back.
  • Great family mount, hunter/jumper or eventing (with a little polishing).  Brave to new things...even the teeter totter bridge!
  • Only selling (this is trainer Amy Nelson's daughter's show horse) because her daughter is ready to move up in the competitive hunter ring.




Wisemans Felice
Sold!  Congratulations Kim S.
2009 Model
15.1hh Registered Thoroughbred Mare
  • Barrel Racer/Pole Bending prospect - FAST and learning her turns around barrels.  Moves off your leg, and has the speed to make it!
  • VIDEO HERE on our Facebook page - our arena is still under construction so trainer Amy Nelson was holding her back in this video and she's still FAST.

  • Show experience and champion in jumpers, halter (great conformation), and trail classes.

  • THT Reserve Champion Award twice so far this year!  Lotus has loads of points toward the $1000 year end award with Thoroughbreds Helping Thoroughbreds in St Louis area, as she raced at Fairmount Park in 2013.
  • Correct mover - 3 attention grabbing gates
  • Stands for mounting, lunges, clips, ties, loads, stands quietly for farrier.  No vices.
  • Great Breeding - shares the same sire as "Wise Dan," who was Horse of the Year 2 years in a row!!
  • Wisemans Ferry (the sire) has proven to produce athletic offspring with long careers.
  • Eligible for $1000 year end award with Thoroughbreds Helping Thoroughbreds in St Louis area, as she raced at Fairmount Park in 2013.
  • Check out her race record and pedigree HERE
  • Assumed sound for all disciplines.
  • She was broke to ride for the track by Amy Nelson of Hummingbird Stables in 2011, so she has known this horse for several years.  Felice is great to work with and easy to handle.  Our kids clean her stall while she's in there and she gives them "kisses!"
  • Currently needs an advanced rider.  Not spooky and stands under saddle all day.  NOT a beginner's horse.






 Loots Last Secret 

SOLD - Congratulations Emma!
2011 Model
15.2hh Registered Paint Gelding

  • Hunter/Jumper or Western prospect
  • 60 days professional training, green broke
  • Super quiet, easy to work with
  • Loads, ties, leads, bathes, lunges, stands well for farrier
  • Gets along well with other horses
  • Full brother of CC Cowboy Loot, and in the Gran Loot Line
  • Finish him your way for show season!
  • Currently in training with Amy Nelson at Hummingbird Stables
  • Broke english, but could easily go western
  • Nice walk/trot under saddle so far, 3 nice gaits on a lunge line 

 July 2014



Ciscos Lucky Strike

**SOLD!** Congratulations Savanna!

16.1hh Registered Appaloosa Gelding

  • SAFE, Flashy Show Hunter
  • Great horse for the whole family!
  • Never needs lunged at a show...this guy is consistent and solid.  This packer will take care of you, even in windy, spooky conditions he doesn't get bothered by anything!
  • You can pull him out of the pasture after weeks of standing and he's the same easy mount.
  • Hunt Seat/HUS/Equitation ribbon winner
  • Knows basic dressage movements - leg yield, half pass at the walk/trot.
  • Commands attention at shows...always getting compliments!  Judges say he's a very correct mover, and great personality.
  • Great mover - always in the ribbons with lots of 1sts and 2nds under saddle. Even got 2nd place in 3 yo Halter at the State Appaloosa Show in Illinois!
  • Would be perfect for Hunter A Shows, quiet enough for pony club or a kid's mount
  • Being used as a lesson horse for beginner riders!  Totally safe with good brakes.


Rides ENGLISH and WESTERN!  Western Video Coming Soon.

 Striker at a recent show (October 2013) - He got loads of 1sts and 2nds.  He was super calm in spite of the high winds all day, as you can see in the video!!



Beginner Lesson (above)

Additional Free Jump (below)





Cast Away


2003 Model
17hh Oldenburg Gelding
**flatwork only**


  • Give this HUGE guy a new show home!
  • Countless showmiles
  • Great Dressage or Hunter Under Saddle horse
  • Wonderful lateral work
  • Very correct mover
  • Trained by a trainer who works for an Olympic rider
  • Eyecatching in movement and size
  • Will bring in the ribbons in Dressage!
  • Autochanges to die for
  • Has a kind eye and aims to please
  • UTD on shots/coggins.  Loads easily
  • Lifetime USEF membership
  • Due to no longer jumping, the owner has decided a good home is more important than recouping any losses, which is why he is priced to sell.


  • ****Due to heavy jumping in the past, he has developed some arthritis in his knees and is no longer suitable for a jumping career.  He is a big, bold mover, and a lovely ride.  Give Cast Away a job and show home.  He has countless showmiles.  He is branded but does not come with papers.  Try him out today!  Listed for a client who's daughter is in medical school so he must be rehomed asap.  Has had cortisone injections only.  NOT at Hummingbird Stables but located in Rochester, IL.

Cast Away - walk, trot, sitting trot

Cast Away - Canter

 Cast Away - auto flying lead change





Congratulations Kenzie!


2010 Model
Registered Red Roan APHA

  • 14.2hh - Large Pony eligible
  • Sweet Filly, fancy Hunter pony
  • Walk/trot with ease, backs up, side passes
  • Lovely canter...super slow and relaxed for hunters
  • Has practiced halter and showmanship - squares up nicely!  Show Ribbon Winner - 3rd Place in Showmanship.
  • Champion in her Hunter division at MOHJO show in St Louis area
  • Rides English or Western - could easily do western pleasure
  • Trail ridden through woods alone and through pond - not spooky!!  Brave and not herd/barn sour.
  • Currently doing Poles Hunter, and light Crossrails
  • Cross ties, ties, stands for farrier - will stand tied to trailer.
  • Very easy to work with - will stand with a rider all day!
  • Easy keeper, barefootwell with trainin
  • UTD on shots/coggins (just done 3/2013!)
  • Her dam is Jackie Loot by Gran Loot, Sire is Gran Cowboy








Wrong Song
No Longer for Sale -
Staying at Hummingbird Stables as a Lesson Horse!

2009 Model
Registered Bay Thoroughbred mare

Brand New Show pics Below!

  • 15.3 hh
  • Hunter/Jumper/Eventer
  • Bloodlines- Secretariat lineage
  • Cute mare with great breeding!
  • Gorgeous gaits! Even trot for hunters, very efficient movements for jumpers and eventing.  Moves of your leg with ease...side passes and lovely turns.  Carries herself in frame.
  • Side passes, leg yeilds.
  • Ridden by children and adults
  • Currently jumping 2' with ease, the scope to easily bring you to 3' or beyond!
  • Brave to the jumps
  • Does not rush the fences
  • SUPER LAID BACK!  Not spooky - this girl has seen it all!



    located at Hummingbird Stables

 14 year old lexi rides Sonata for the first time (more than a walk) and jumps 2' course




Sonata cleaned up - IFS Show at the NEC she got ribbons in every class!  This was Lexi's first time showing at 2', and she got 3rd place!
14 year old Lexi got 1st on Sonata on the flat as well - her first real practice on Sonata was the day before the show!




Cookie Dancer

$1200  adoption fee

2008 Model
Chestnut Thoroughbred filly

  • 15.3 hh
  • Hunter/Jumper, Dressage, Western prospect
  • Race training
  • No vices
  • Sound after bow last year.  Would be great in a new career!  Finish her to be your perfect dream horse!
  • Is back at the track to race if not sold - so she's totally sound!
  • Great flashy project.
  • Will go to a good home only, no racing or breeding.
  • Training with Amy Nelson Equestrian available upon request


    located at Fairmount Racetrack 





Line Castle
SOLD! Congratulations Russ G.

2006 Model
Bay Thoroughbred Mare

  • 15.3 hh

Give this sweet gal a new home!  Line Castle - "Cassie" - was a former winning racehorse.  She now must found a new home.  Easy to handle, sweet disposition.  Has not been ridden in awhile, was a broodmare but due to reproductive issue cannot be bred.  Was rescued from a bleak future.  New pics coming soon after her "spa treatment!"

***New arrival at Hummingbird Stables for training and new career!  Make an offer to adopt her...will be lesson horse/available for lease soon.


      located at Hummingbird Stables


    Dr Emily - SOLD!  Congratulations Jane!

    2009 Model
    Bay Thoroughbred filly

    • 16 hh
    • Hunter/Jumper/Eventer Prospect
    • Race training
    • Easy to work with - I've ridden her at the racetrack
    • Believed sound for all disciplines
    • Training with Amy Nelson Equestrian available upon request
    • Race Record
    • Email/call for more info
    • Some white on her front legs is cooling cream used at the track

      located at Fairmount

      Alana and her new owner "Shayna" 2012


    Alana - SOLD!
    Congratulations Shayna!

    Letter from the new owner's dad:

    "Alana is doing well. Shayna has been working with her trainer and hopes to do her first Barrel ride at the Pekin riding club in September...Will forward you some pictures of the show. Hope you are doing well, really enjoyed meeting you and Alana has become another member of the family. She is a very sweet horse, stands while Shayna saddles and brushes her and gets along with our other mare very well. We could not be happier with her."

    SOLD!  $2500

    2002 Model
    non registered Missouri Fox Trotter

    • 14.1 hh
    • Sweet trail horse
    • Amazingly smooth gaits!
    • Very kind eye and lovely personality
    • Really nice ground manners
    • Loads, clips, stands well for farrier
    • Perfect size!
    • Has done parades
    • Ride alone on trails in high winds
    • Super easy to steer - rides in a hackamore
    • Side passes/leg yields
    • Gaited - Walk, fast gait, trot, canter
    • Could be trained for pony hunter/jumpers
    • Will walk over bridges, let you get the mail, and other trail class obstacles!
    • Also rides English and jumps!
    • Great running barrels - she loves it!  Amazing turns, would be perfect for 4H. 
    • Laid back
    • Currently being used for lessons with kids, including a 6 year lunge line her 3rd lesson ever!


    6 year old Hailey riding Alana




    Mysti's Mercedes

    $5500 - SOLD!

    1998 Model
    Registered Tennessee Walker

    • 15.2 hh
    • Sweet bombproof trail horse
    • Beginner/child/husband safe!
    • Loads, clips, stands well for farrier
    • Gaited - super comfortable ride.  Walk, running walk - really nice!
    • Flashy black/white with one blue eye, one brown eye
    • No vices/health issues
    • Side passes/leg yields
    • Will ride on road, with traffic, through fields, in high winds, over bridges, etc.
    • Rides English too, and jumps
    • Taken on weekend camping trips, ridden all over wooded trails, countless locations
    • Registered with the National Spotted Saddle Horse Association




    Lightening Jack - SOLD!

    1992 Model
    American Saddlebred Gelding

    • 16 hh
    • Naturally 5 Gaited
    • White/Bay Pinto
    • 5 super smooth gaits
    • "Romeo" is a wonderful trail horse!  Easy to ride, not spooky.  Has been trailered to trails.
    • Some show experience - very calm in the ring
    • Kid/husband safe
    • VERY sweet personality, and anyone can ride this dependable guy!
    • Sound, no vices
    • Clips, bathes, loads, ties



    Jess's Royal Snow - SOLD!
    $1000 adoption fee

      born 4-30-10
    Registered Appendix Quarter Horse gelding

    • Out of Royal Evening Snow (sire) and Good Time Jess (dam)
    • Bay with star
    • Sweet disposition
    • Not broke to ride...will start under saddle for increased adoption fee




    Lite in the Night - SOLD!
    $500 adoption fee

    1998 Model
    Registered Thoroughbred

    • 16 hh
    • Former racehorse and broodmare
    • Lunges, clips, loads
    • Some under saddle training in 2011
    • Easy to work with - walk/trot
    • Great project horse for dressage/hunter/jumper!




    Woodlands Odyssey - SOLD
    Congratulations Kelly!


    2002 Model
    Thoroughbred/Welsh Cross gelding

    • 15.3 hands
    • Hunter/Jumper
    • Show miles - shown at 2'6"
    • Jumps 3' courses
    • Super honest...just point him at a jump and he does the rest!!
    • Great form over jumps
    • Learn how to jump on "Homer" and you'll always be in the ribbons!
    • Very fancy Junior Hunter, Short Stirrup, or Adult Amateur Hunter Prospect
    • Auto lead changes
    • No health issues or vices
    • Bathes, loads, clips
    • Chestnut with hind socks, star, strip, and snip







    Good Time Jess - SOLD
    Congratulations Marissa!!

    2002 Model
    Registered Thoroughbred mare

    • 15.3 hands
    • Former Racehorse
    • Professional re-training for hunter discipline and trails
    • Hunter/Jumper - Jumps 2'3"
    • Trail horse -has been ridden on road and in fields
    • Will do trail course at the Stables - walk over bridge, jump logs, even walk on 'teeter totter' bridge
    • Does great on trails!  Leads or rides alone
    • Ridden Western
    • Kid Safe!!
    • Husband Safe
    • NOTHING bothers this girl...very quiet and sweet

    • Would be great in 4H
    •  "Jess" has a fun personality!
    • Ridden English by an intermediate 11 year old girl over poles, and by a 16 year old over fences
    • Ridden bareback with just a halter and lead rope




    Dominics Legend -
    SOLD!  Congratulations Kelli!

    2006 Model
    Registered Quarter Horse gelding

    • 16.0 hands
    • AQHA Registered
    • Former Racehorse
    •  Walk/Trot/Canter english or western
    •  Western Pleasure prospect, or hunter under saddle prospect
    •  "Legend" is a gorgeous have to meet him!  Three amazing gaits!



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