Irish Times

Lots of trees in the ground and many more waiting for their turn to be planted. If anyone is wanting to get out in the fresh air please get in contact. Thank you to Catherine Cleary of The Irish Times for coming to visit us and writing a fantastic article. https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/the-tree-whisperer-who-has-helped-plant-a-million-native-trees-across-ireland-1.4192677
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Lessons Update

SOCIAL DISTANCING – We are lucky to operate in the fresh air, so let’s keep training where possible. Book a private lesson at Ardeo Sport Horses Flat work, jumping, XC or dressage test riding. Book with Melanie on 0872238577 – message or call. Social distancing protocols to be followed. Please observe the guidelines in place from the HSE. Please don’t attend if you think you are ill or have been around someone who is.
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Tree Planting

We have had a busy few weeks with many companies coming in to plant trees as part of our association with Trees on the Land. It is helping to develop the site and will create the best conditions for the horses and help to encourage local wildlife especially pollinators and birds. The site will have a total of 12000 trees with minimal impact on the productive ground thanks to clever planning by Trees on the Land . Thank you to all of the companies who have sponsored the trees including Vagabond Tours of Ireland, My Irish Jeweler, Sara Cosgrove Design,
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Start of the Event Season

We had great fun using the gallops and cross-country training at Devils Glen Equestrian followed by a fantastic day out eventing at Monart Equestrian. Two of our young horses really impressed on their eventing debuts. Our superstar pony Ardeo Rocketman finished on his dressage score of 16 in the Novice section.  
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Exciting start to 2020

It’s been a really fun winter with a lot happening at Ardeo Sport Horse. Lots of horses have been coming through with sales both at home, Great Britain, the US and mainland Europe with our most recent graduate going to Switzerland. We have been having fun using the all weather cross complex and our new portable fences thanks to William Micklem’s great design and Tony Mcmenamon cross country building. Some of our liveries and coaching students enjoyed a visits from Sheila White of Erreplus saddlery. We spent the day saddle testing and it was fascinating for the group to recognize
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New Cross Country complex

There has been exciting new developments here at Ardeo Sport horses with the construction of a cross country complex, including a water jump, bank with several options for horses at different levels, a coffin complex as well as a number of portables and skinnies.  
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Ardeo Arctic Wolf

Ardeo Arctic Wolf has packed his bags for Texas. Ardeo Arctic Wolf or Salt as he is affectionately known, had a very impressive season in 2019 competing both under Eventing Ireland and FEI rules with a number of wins and placings. This 8 year old Irish Sport Horse by Out of Touch (a son of Out of Touch). Salt travelled all over Ireland competing all year, from Tyrella at the start of the season, Clyda, Crecora, Killossery, Camphire international, Kilguilkey international finishing up at Ballindenisk International in the CCI2*. Salt was sourced and produced by Kim O’Gorman who breeds Irish
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Vilamoura and Alfeizerão Showjumping

Show jumper Clooney BZ – What a horse! Clooney continues his impressive showjumping form clocking up double clear after double clear for his new owner Carol Gee of Fernhill Sport Horses He has been competing Vilamoura Equestrian Centre CSI3*  in Portugal jumping upto 1.50m with multiple top placings. He is at CEIA Centro equestro international in Belgium he placed 1st and 2nd at 140 with Francis Derwin as well as 4th and 5th in the speed classes with Carol Gee. Check out our Facebook Page to see him in action.
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“You are right…he IS special! Thanks for putting us together!”, says the owner of Ardeo Lord Lancelot.

“You are right…he IS special! Thanks for putting us together!”, says the owner of Ardeo Lord Lancelot. It’s wonderful to see Ardeo Lord Lancelot(or Tigger as he is affectionately know) doing so well in his first season of Eventing. Tigger, who crossed the Atlantic Ocean last year is now a USEA Competition Horse. He is a Lancelot chestnut gelding, was sold to America as a 4 year old.  He started his eventing career in March at Tryon International, the venue for the World Equestrian Games.  Tigger has had a great season this year campaigning with Eileen Galoostain. He has gone
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