We take pride in providing 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.
With over 30 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 Verdina has a proven track record in International competition with individual experiences stemming back to childhood where as a teenager, 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.
This is who we are:
Having enjoyed a "classical" Italian education in horsemanship, hard work, discipline and passion are now inbuilt characteristics.
Andrea was placed at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 and has taken part in several European Championships. Including winning a medal in Pau 2001, plus many CCl's in UK and abroad.
Andrea is also a qualified BHSI instructor and provides a first class freelance teaching and training service for both horses and riders.
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.
Matteo is a young Italian rider based with us, full of life, determination and willingness to learn and improve.
Matteo is an important asset at Verdina Sport Horses. He rides and trains our young horses, as well as competing them. He also help with the daily tasks at the yard.
His passion lies in producing young horses towards Eventing. He’s excited to craft a career in Eventing in the UK. He is also a BHSII instructor.
Anna is an Italian show jumper based with us. She is in charge of the day to day running of the yard.
Anna also rides and compete the young Show Jumpers. Her passion is to produce young horses to the top level, and making sure that everybody is always concentrate on the job.
Bee is the youngest rider of the team. She is very determined to become a top show jumper, and with her pony, Sydney, she is doing great!
Josh Pigford JDP - Farrier -
Josh is responsible of keeping our horses on the road, sound, and perfectly shod.
He is a good young farrier with attention to details and very approachable.
Jackie is a qualified veterinary physiotherapist and McTimoney-Corley Spinal Therapist.
Jackie plays a crucial part in keeping our horses comfortable. She is an expert in recognising and dealing with sports injuries or general discomforts and passionate about the horses well being.
Simon is our trusted equine dentist. A good friend for many years, ex International event rider, now a well renowned horse dentist and race horse trainer.
He is used by many of the country’s leading riders and has an excellent reputation. Our horses are always checked as soon as they arrive.