Established in 2023 by lifelong equestrians Jess Idol and Shannon Rust, HQ Sporthorses is your source for High Quality dressage horses. Working closely with breeders and agents in Europe, HQ Sporthorses is able to hand pick some of the finest horses for import, saving you the time and stress of international horse shopping, and providing you the chance to purchase horses of elite quality and breeding without needing your passport!
All horses owned by HQ must pass a rigorous vetting process, including flexions, neuro, and radiographic evaluations. These tests are carefully combed through by our team of world class veterinarians in both Europe and the US before the horses make their way to us. These evaluations can be made available for review by serious interested parties.
All horses sourced by HQ live in full training with Dynamic Dressage in Virginia, where they are able to develop physically and mentally into the best athletes their potential allows.
We would love to welcome you to the HQ family!
Through a lifetime of experience in many disciplines, Shannon found her passion in dressage. Now as a USDF bronze medalist, she is just scratching the surface of the sport with her own personal FEI horses! She has a real knack for choosing horses with exceptional minds to match their talent.
Shannon owns and operates Rust Equestrian, a boutique dressage barn in South Eastern Virginia.
Based in Northern Virginia as Dynamic Dressage, Jess is an international Grand Prix rider who has trained numerous horses from green to FEI. Using proven training techniques and a methodical approach, Jess understands and works with the emotional and physical aspects of horses at all stages in their career. Learn more about the training at Dynamic Dressage by visiting the site linked below.