Saddle Fitting Mastery: A Week at WOW Saddles HQ

Melanie, an experienced saddle fitter, recently completed an intensive saddle fitting course at WOW Saddles HQ in Kent, Canterbury. The week-long course, organized by Maggie and David Kempsall, offered invaluable insights into saddle production and fitting techniques. During the course, Melanie had the opportunity to collaborate with fellow fitters, who had flown in for the course from Canada, America and Scotland, and test various dressage and jump saddles alongside riders like Hattie Dinnis, who rode the talented 8-year-old grey horse, Ardeo Bumble Bounce. The practical sessions provided by WOW Saddles highlighted the innovative features of their products, including adjustability, flexible
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Behind the Lens With Meg Elphick

Renowned equestrian vlogger Meg Elphick recently graced Ardeo Sport Horses with her presence, eager to showcase her positive experience with our business. Having previously purchased a horse from us, Meg returned with her partner Pete Crowther of Granite Lens Media to capture a day in the life at Ardeo. Blessed with perfect weather, Meg embarked on her filming journey, riding five of our sales horses and immersing herself in the  atmosphere of our facility. As she explored the intricacies of our operation, Meg discovered the meticulous processes behind our horse matchmaking service. At Ardeo, our commitment extends far beyond making
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Elphick Event Ponies at Ardeo

The Ardeo Sport Horses team recently had the pleasure of hosting Megan Elphick, the talented equestrian and creator behind Elphick Event Ponies. Megan, known for her successful YouTube channel, was on the hunt to find her next equine partner, and were thrilled to assist her in her quest. With specific criteria in mind for her new horse, Megan engaged in discussions with Neil Wrynn, and it became evident that Ardeo Wilhelmina, affectionately called Wilma, could be the perfect match. Wilma, a 6-year-old Connemara cross mare, standing at 158cm, has been meticulously produced by Melanie. Her charming personality and undeniable appeal
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Ardeo on Q wows the dressage judges

Ardeo on Q wows the dressage judges at Danescroft Equestrian! Mel and Neil Wrynn recently made their way to Danescroft Equestrian Centre in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. It was the 21st of October, and the occasion was none other than the Horse Sport Ireland Autumn Dressage Development Series. This event gathers the best pure dressage 5-year-olds in Ireland, and Ardeo on Q, showcased his remarkable talent and class. Q, or Mel’s Champion as he is fondly referred to in the yard, is an outstanding young prospect. He captured the judges’ attention with an impressive 71% in his BD Novice 22 dressage
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Hattie Dinnis Embarks on New Adventures

At the beginning of September, we bid a fond farewell to our remarkable right-hand woman, Hattie Dinnis. Hattie has moved on to exciting new adventures after five incredibly successful years with us here at Ardeo Sport Horses. Hattie has been an integral part of the team for over half a decade, starting her journey with us at the young age of 18, from her home in Kent, England. She began as a working student, where she devoted her time and passion to the well-being of our horses and the smooth management of our yard. As her skills and expertise in
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Ardeo Taycan shines at Killossery Lodge

Despite the inclement weather, Neil Wrynn and Ardeo Taycan had a very successful day at Killossery Lodge on September 17th, securing victory in the 5-year-old Horse Sport Ireland Eventing Development Series, in partnership with Eventing Ireland. Ardeo Taycan is showing all the potential to become a top class event horse. He is particularly special as he is has all the athletic ability and trainable nature to go to the top of the sport with a professional, but his sane and sensible character means he is also a top amateur horse! He is extremely straightforward and just a joy to work
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Ardeo Berlin Shines at Defender Burghley CCI5*

**Ardeo Berlin Shines at Defender Burghley CCI5** At Ardeo Sport Horses, we take immense pride in our horses’ accomplishments, especially when they reach the pinnacle of eventing! Last weekend, Julia Norman and her horse, Ardeo Berlin, showcased their remarkable talents at the prestigious Defender Burghley CCI5* event. Ardeo Berlin, a top-class event horse sold to Julia Norman in 2017, demonstrated why he’s considered a true star in the eventing world. With a beautiful dressage test in a testing atmosphere, Berlin set the stage for an unforgettable performance. Berlin’s excellence truly shone in the cross country phase. He displayed remarkable bravery,
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Testimonial from US based amateur event rider

Hear from Melissa about her experience purchasing from Ardeo Sport Horses. Melissa is a US based amateur event rider. She came to Ardeo looking for a top class amateur friendly horse for her to compete. She has since bought 3 horses from Ardeo and we are thrilled she agreed to share her story. Check it out on the link below:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sjQV73VTfk      
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Ardeo Sport Horses welcomed Dulra Photography

Ardeo Sport Horses welcomed Dulra Photography for an afternoon of photographs and fun! We were thrilled to have Daragh Muldowney of Dulra Photography at Ardeo Sport Horses for the day to capture some of our team and facilities.   The team here at Ardeo have been working hard for the past few months to have our lovely facilities looking their best. It was great to have Daragh come down to Mount John to capture all the hard work. We are really looking forward to sharing the final images with you all over the coming weeks and months!
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Ardeo Bumble Bounce 4th Place in EI110

Ardeo Bumble Bounce 4th Place in EI110 at Rosanna Horse Trials. We were absolutely thrilled with Hattie and Bumble’s successful weekend at Rosanna Horse Trials. The lovely Irish Sport Horse mare Ardeo Bumble Bounce, owned by Georgina Magnier, and ridden by Hattie Dinnis, delivered a super performance that earned them a well-deserved 4th place finish in the EI110 class. With an impressive dressage score of 27 and super rounds in both cross country and showjumping, we couldn’t be prouder of their achievement. A strong performance in dressage set the stage for success, and we were thrilled to see such a
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