Andrea Verdina - Verdina Sport Horses Agency
Our aim is to provide a service for the professional rider along with the amateur and novice rider, sourcing and providing quality, genuine horses that have the talent to progress through the levels.
Andrea has a proven track record in International competition with individual experiences stemming back to childhood where even at the age of 17, European Championships became familiar venues.
This experience combined with a lifetime of friends, contacts and business acquaintances gives him a unique position in the equestrian world.
Having enjoyed a "classical" Italian education in horsemanship, hard work, discipline and passion are now inbuilt characteristics.
Whilst creating his place on the International circuit, Andrea has now the time to look on your behalf.
With over 25 years of experience in Eventing and Show Jumping, Verdina Sport Horses offers the very best. We specialise in competing, training, producing and sourcing competition horses in the UK and for the European and US market.
Andrea was placed at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 and has taken part in several European Championships. Including winning a bronze medal in Pau 2001, plus many CCl's in UK and abroad.
Andrea is a qualified BHSI instructor and provides a first class freelance teaching and training service for both horses and riders.
1988 - Won Italian Championships. Took part European Champs YR in Belgium
1989 - European Champs YR Acshelswang, placed
1990 - European Champ YR Rotterlfield Park, placed
1989 - was picked from the Italian Federation to be one of their riders (only 4 in the all Italy) and moved to Rome competing for the Italian Federation.
1992 - Qualified as instructor. (equal to BHSI in UK)
1996 - Rode professionally for Cabalva Stud in UK
1997 - Expanded business to relocate in Winchester. Came 2nd at Windsor CCI** with Rymin Lion a former Mark Todd's ride. Acquired and brought on 'Parkmore ED' who William Fox Pitt later successfully competed at Burghley (1st Place 2007) and took to the Beijing Olympics.
1999 - European Senior at Lumhulhen, placed 12th 2000 - Sydney Olympics, placed 15th
2001 - European Senior at Pau, Bronze medal 2002 - Short listed for World Games
2015 - Verdina Sport Horses is currently one of the most respected agency in UK
To Date - Competed in many International events - Currently training riders up to 3/4* level in UK and abroad - Producing and sourcing top quality horses for eventing and show jumping - Andrea is one of the most long standing and respected sport horse agent in UK. - Providing consultancy, evaluations and insurance matters.