Posted by on March 3, 2014

Paul Ridgeon

Paul became one of Oliver’s owners at the beginning of 2012 when, on Andrew Nicholson’s recommendation, he moved Armada to Gadlas Farm. Paul has owned Armada (who is a full brother to Nereo) since he was a four-year-old, and describes him as a ‘once in a lifetime’ horse.

Why eventing? It’s huge fun, and a real sport – there’s no money in it. You always hope to win, but if your horse goes well you can’t really ask for more. I enjoy watching a young novice horse come through to four star. I also enjoy the social side, mixing with owners and riders.

Why Oliver? Andrew felt that across country Armada needed a strong rider. I’ve known Oliver for about 10 years and we’d occasionally talked about him having a go. I like his set up, the horses are happy and well looked after and he makes a fuss of them. He’s a character, and a good businessman. I think he’ll have a strong batch of 4* horses before long.

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