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:
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.
Matteo is an important asset at Verdina Sport Horses. He rides and train our young horses, as well as competing them. He also help with the daily tasks at the yard.
His passion lies in producing young event horses. He’s excited to craft a career in Eventing in the UK. He is also a BHSII instructor.
Anna, Andrea's partner is in charge of the day to day running of the yard. She organises the work and liase with on site and potential clients.
Anna also rides and competes the young Show Jumpers. Anna's passion is to produce young horses and maximise their potential.
Bee is the youngest rider of the team.
She is very determined to become a top show jumper. She currently competes at 120m level with her horse Kanga Rouge. Her aim for this year is to be competitive at this level and move up to 130m level.
Bee also helps in the yard and schools the smaller horses.
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.