About Ardeo

The name “Ardeo” comes from the Latin word meaning “to sparkle, to blaze, to be on fire, to flash, to glow and to be in love”.

Ardeo sport horses’ expertise and sterling national and international reputation is based upon its horses, people, track record, and ongoing delivery of success with impressive after sales support.

Our horses can be seen competing all over the globe with the prefix “Ardeo” attached to their name.

Ardeo Sport Horses offers customers the opportunity to view all the horses they want to see from one location at Mount John, only 45 minutes south from Dublin airport. This greatly reduces the stresses involved in the buying experience for the customer, giving them easy access to try a number of horses in one location and even fit in some sight-seeing, wining and dining!

Some customers prefer to work with an agent and view a variety of horses at various sales and breeding yards across the country. You are more than welcome to join us on a road trip!

About Neil & Melanie Wrynn

ARDEO Sport Horses was founded by Neil and Melanie Wrynn in 2014 and is a family run horse sales business. Neil and Melanie married on Valentine’s Day 2015 and since had two young children Ruby and Timothy.

Both Neil and Melanie have been in the equestrian industry for over 25 years.

Neil Wrynn, who has competed and sold horses right throughout his career, is a business and German graduate, having spent many years working in sales across a wide range of industries in Ireland, Germany, Australia and the USA.

Melanie has represented Ireland all over Europe including the World Young Horse Breeding Championships in France and the CCI4**** at Luhmulhen, Germany in 2009, 2010 and 2014.

Melanie is a qualified Horse Sport Ireland level 3 coach, coaching nationally and internationally in all three disciplines.

The Ardeo Team

Ardeo Sport Horses could not run without the hard work of our exceptional team:

Neil Wrynn
Sourcing, purchasing and sales.

Neil spends most of his time on the road sourcing and purchasing horses as well as connecting with customers. Neil organises individualised sales packages for our customers by understanding customer needs and developing their trips according to their requirements.

Melanie Wrynn
Training and coaching.

Melanie focuses her time on training and producing Ardeo’s horses, developing and educating them in dressage, show jumping and cross-country. Melanie, a Horse Sport Ireland level 3 accredited coach, coaches both amateur and professional riders in dressage, show jumping and eventing.

Pascaline Ballet
Yard Manager

Pascaline manages the day to day workings of the yard, ensuring the day runs smoothly for both the horses and the rest of the team.

India Ryan
Work rider.

India is our “under 18s” work rider. She competed a number of sales horses for Ardeo Sport Horses including Perfectly Dun Ardeo, Shannondale Ardeo Pop, Ardeo Bannow and Killmurry Checkpoint with great success.

Leanne Fitzgerald
Marketing manager and work rider.

Leanne has a Bachelors in Equine Science from University College Dublin. She helps with the daily working of the horses whilst also managing our social media and marketing.

Fiona O’Reilly
Horse Care.

While Fiona works part-time for the Wicklow Veterinary Hospital, she is a massive support to the Ardeo team.  Fiona takes care of the horses, their health and well-being.  Fiona is a fantastic support at shows and at the various trips that we make with the horses.

Vincent Wrynn

Vincent, Neil’s Dad, is a significant support to the team and running of the business.  He is often seen running in multiple directions doing many different tasks, from transporting horses, managing the vehicles, fixing what is broken to the various maintenance jobs that arise.

Simon Kelly
Grounds man

Simon is a key member of the team ensuring that everything in the yard is kept in working order and the horses get the best quality of care.

Blake Fortson
Website manager.

Blake manages the website from his outpost in the USA.

Ardeo Sport Horses Partner With:

Sponsorship opportunities are available, for more details contact us.