I purchased the lovely Tilly 2 weeks ago and I'm absolutely delighted with her. Travelled along way from Aberdeenshire to Cheshire to buy her and She has been a dream, travelled supa all the way back to Aberdeenshire, has settled really well, took her to our first showjumping show today and behaved impeccable picking up a 5th and a 3rd. Very happy customer thank you


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Queenie has settled really well, she's doing amazing. We are still learning things about each other but I can't help but think she is perfect! I'd been looking for a horse for
quite some time and you helped me find the right one for me, within days.

Thank you!
Becca


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Just an update on Spam , still strutting his stuff at the grand age of 20! Such an amazing horse. The young riders all enjoy riding him as he has so much to teach them, so kind and patient, a true dressage school master. such a sort hard to find.


Dear Carol, 

I can't thank you enough for finding the most perfect horse for me- Celia! Not only have you restored my faith in people but also horses. Having been stung when buying horses before I haven't had the best of luck. I couldn't have asked for anymore help from you all, not only have you been so very patient with me, you've given me more time and advice then I could have asked for- nothing is too much trouble.

From day one you've given me so much more confidence in my riding with the lessons from Nick, than I've had for a long time. Im so excited to get competing with my new best friend- Celia.

Love a very happy Celia & Elysha :)

Elysha


I am delighted with the horse I bought from Carol.

I approached her to find a horse for me after trying a few advertised by private people only to find that their descriptions were optimistic and often the photographs were several years old.

I told Carol what I wanted the horse to do and gave a realistic description of my riding experience and capability and she found me a fabulous match; a horse that has more than enough talent to showjump Bronze League classes, but is also level headed enough for me to enjoy hacking round the lanes and the fields at home.

She is a lovely horse, but Carol prepared her well by doing with her what I wanted to do for a number of weeks beforehand. She was presented in very good order and I have been able to crack on straightaway. Carol even offered to help me with training and warm up at the shows.

I would highly recommend her and wouldn't hesitate to ask again to find me another horse.

Amanda


Hi Carol, I would just like to let you know that the mare you sold me is absolutely the best ever. As you said she is super in all ways/disciplines and is exactly matched to me. I am so pleased I came to yourself to buy my forever horse and I would recommend your services to anyone. Once again thank you and I know where to come if I need further professional assistance.
I will keep you informed of our progress.

Trudy


 

Having spent over 3 years looking for a horse - across UK, France and Switzerland, I eventually found Carol Richardson and immediately knew I would no longer have to trail through the classifieds. However, I am probably the choosiest person on the planet and what I was looking for was like trying to find a needle in a haystack. And its exactly that when looking for a horse - you can give a list of all the things you want - type, age, gelding or mare, color, experience, price, discipline, but when it comes down to it, it's that bit of magic that you cant explain that is the clincher.

With a seemingly bottomless pit of patience Carol eventually found me a beautiful mare ... with the killer magic. An American bred ex racehorse mare who has completely stolen my heart. It took 7 months, which is fast considering I had been looking for 3 years! Even when I knew she was the one, Carol and all the staff spent 2 solid weeks with me trying her out everyday - because a horse can have good days and bad days just like people and I wanted to see them all before I committed. Having raced 8 times she certainly new her old job. But incredibly this honest mare was 100% on the gallops and never strong, very nicely balanced in the school. stood to mount, even did gates (which I was ultimately impressed with), knew voice commands and had a lovely gentle manner in the stable.

Giselle is now living in Surrey and the yard cannot believe how such a young horse could settle in so fast. After 2 days she looked like she'd been there for 2 months. I rode her the third day and she was exactly the same horse I tried  - And that's when I really knew I had been right to trust in Carol because it's one thing for a horse to behave brilliantly in the surroundings, routine and people it knows, but quite another for a horse to be that same horse in a new home.

We are getting braver and braver and the bond is growing everyday. She joined up for the first time last week and I was still smiling when I woke up the next day. This super little mare has had her routine changed completely and now gets ridden at night and finishes at 9pm but she hasn't even batted an eye. She's turned out everyday and has made loads of new friends. I'm hoping to keep her fit throughout the winter and start endurance in the summer. But for the moment I am just enjoying every minute of her doing the simple stuff that horses do so brilliantly.

Thank you again for your patience, expertise, confidence and above all finding the magic I was looking for for so long. Will send piccies with me riding her (sorry I didn't send a few weeks ago when she still had her pretty summer coat) :-0

love,

Blair


 "The Perfect Horse"

Carol Richardson helped me find my best friend and horse of a life time - Nemo.
To begin with I was very nervous when jumping struggling around 2ft courses. 
I am now able to compete at British Novice and enjoy myself thanks to the right horse and excellent tuition. 

I would highly recommend Carol to anyone looking for training and searching for that perfect match!

Natasha


 Carol arranged the sale of our Irish Sports Horse. She handled the sale from start to finish and kept us informed throughout. We were very impressed with her knowledge and professionalism. They found us an excellent home for our much loved but unsuitable horse.

We also bought our new horse from Carol and she were very patient and committed to finding us a suitable replacement.

She also took the time to provide lessons for my daughter to improve her confidence and ability and allow her to build a rapport with her new horse. We have been very pleased with all her help, and indeed continue to have lessons, and would have no problem recommending them to others.

Andy


 

Would highly recommended buying from Carol. We bought our beautiful mare - she’s a lot more than what we expected! Clears 1.20 for fun, massive confidence builder and loves a nice hack to. Can’t thank Carol enough for our horse of a lifetime ❤️

‎Daniella


 We messaged Carol, having previously purchased Tilly from her earlier in the year, when we saw a couple of horses on their Facebook page that looked like they would suit us. Carol phoned us straight away, we discussed the two horses and arranged to come up and see them on the Friday. When we arrived we were given a warm welcome, and a cup of coffee, and shown the two horses. They then tacked both up and took my partner for a hack along the roads to see what they were like and, unsurprisingly, they were both well-mannered and very capable. When they returned to the yard we decided we liked Gypsy Moone more of the two so we then took her into the school to see how she behaved there and again she was exactly as they had described her. After that they got Kieran to take her over a few jumps so we could watch her work and that was enough to convince us that she was the horse for us. Having paid a deposit for her we arranged for delivery on the Monday. When she arrived Carol not only took time to make sure she was settled and happy in her new home, but also checked on Tilly to see how she was doing. The following morning we got a message from Carol to make sure that both we and Gypsy were happy and to let us know to contact her if we needed to for any reason.

I honestly cannot recommend Carol enough and would certainly go to her again if/when we are looking for another horse. In short if you tell her what you are looking for and what your intended use is they will match you up with the perfect, high quality, happy, healthy horse which will give you years of pleasure. 

Thanks again for providing such a great, reassuring service and another outstanding horse.” 

Jon


Just a quick email to say thank you for helping us find Super Duper for my daughter. We were looking for a second pony to teach her to jump and that is exactly what she is doing, she qualified for Ponies UK Cradle Stakes winning her class the first time out and has continued to be in the ribbons at every show.

Buying from you was really easy and we never felt pressured at any point. The fact that you were able to take her first pony in part exchange was brilliant as she was able to distract herself with Super Duper.

We will definitely be back to you when she is ready for her next pony.

Thanks again

Gill


 Rosie has settled in well in her new home and is loving all the company. She is a pleasure to ride and is all you said about her and more.

As an older rider who has just got back in to riding she is giving me so much confidence. I even jumped a course the first in over thirty years. We have also been out hacking and she was a gem. I will certainly recommend you to any friends who are looking for horses as you seem to know what horse suits the rider the best and do everything you possibly can to find the perfect match.

I know that you will look after Lady and I cant wait of news of her being in foal and hopefully visiting her when she has had it. 

Thank you again its nice to find a good guy out there who really cares about her horses, sellers and buyers.

Best wishes, 

Annette


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Absolutely thrilled🤗🤗 ...sent my horse to Carol and Mick to be sold...they sold her for more then what I expected...so i had nothing to pay 👍 ..and every went according to contract ... I would highly recommend these two ...if your selling your horse...i will be having a wonder Xmas now 🎄🎄🎄🎄thanks guys xx


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Ginny has settled in very very very well, she is one in a million. she has brought me so much confidence and brought my riding on already! she is incredible, i thank you and all the staff at panama for selling me my beautiful mare that i will have many good years with, i am hoping to event her during the summer, and take her to bridgewater :) i cant wait, she also has put on some weight and looks fantastic getting dapples! well happy about that :) 

I cant thank you enough for selling Izzy to a good home and giving me my confidence back, with a mare i truely love and trust x 

 

Yours faithfully Hollie & Ginny :D x


Just wanted to drop you a line to say that Tully (that's what we call her)/Ally has settled in really well. Haven't done as much riding as I would have liked due to this snow, but its given us a chance to get to know each other. I did manage a lesson on her before the snow, and she was fantastic. We are hoping to move yards soon, for better facilities, and I'm sure she will take it in her stride.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Kind Regards

Sarah


 

"I just wanted to say a very big thankyou to both you and Carol. Rockleigh looks great and I feel very reassured about keeping her after your professional input. I'll keep in touch. Thank you so much"

November 2017


"We messaged Nick and Carol, having previously purchased Tilly from them earlier in the year, when we saw a couple of horses on their Facebook page that looked like they would suit us. Nick phoned us straight away, we discussed the two horses and arranged to come up and see them on the Friday. When we arrived we were given a warm welcome, and a cup of coffee, and shown the two horses. They then tacked both up and took my partner for a hack along the roads to see what they were like and, unsurprisingly, they were both well-mannered and very capable. When they returned to the yard we decided we liked Gypsy Moone more of the two so we then took her into the school to see how she behaved there and again she was exactly as they had described her. After that they got Keiran to take her over a few jumps so we could watch her work and that was enough to convince us that she was the horse for us. Having paid a deposit for her we arranged for delivery on the Monday. When she arrived Nick not only took time to make sure she was settled and happy in her new home, but also checked on Tilly to see how she was doing. The following morning we got a message from Carol to make sure that both we and Gypsy were happy and to let us know to contact her if we needed to for any reason.
I honestly cannot recommend Nick and Carol enough and would certainly go to them again if/when we are looking for another horse. In short if you tell them what you are looking for and what your intended use is they will match you up with the perfect, high quality, happy, healthy horse which will give you years of pleasure. 

Thanks again for providing such a great, reassuring service and another outstanding horse.” 

Best regards Jon Davies November 2016


 Hi Carol,

A few pics Sonic,

Pippa x


Hi Carol, we are all home safe and sound, Lou Lou is having a bath, callie is in bed happy. Both traveled well. I forgot to shake you hand and say a massive thank you to you! Carol and the team We are every happy with them both and will keep in touch. :-)
 

  
 I thought I would send you a pic of Selma.
She is doing great, she's very fit at the moment, we go jumping most weekends for lessons and I am hoping to go affiliated next year competing.

We have a great bond and she is a pleasure to ride even in her cheeky moments, I couldn't have asked for a better horse.

Thanks Rachel 


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Hi Carol,

He's doing brilliantly with his training, we are working on his trot and canter half pass, and have some well established single flying changes on the go. I am excited to say that we are going to debut at Elementary in a fortnight! He has 4 more parties this year, the last being the ROR at Vale View that we have qualified for (up the road from us) in early November - where first place prize money is £300, so I'm hoping we can sweep the Prelim and the Novice, as that would be very nice for me!! Although I would undoubtedly end up spending it on Fig.... He'll then have until early February 2013 training, we'll maybe do 1 or 2 very low key shows with no pressure, just to keep him used to the atmosphere/sights/sounds.
Then we'll head out for the Winter Regionals in February and then the Petplan Champs in April. I have attached some pics of shiny, happy pony! Nic x

 


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2 yr old 'Throwing Roses' owned by Own a Racehorse one of the yearlings we broke and produced last winter. Trained by Oli Pearce. Placed second in her first two runs.


I just wanted to let you know how we are doing.

Dylan is turning into the very special horse that you said he would !

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It hasn't been easy - both Dylan and Emily's confidence took a massive battering a few weeks into the partnership and we didnt ever think it would recover. You so kindly offered to find us an alternative to our 'perfect' horse and we very nearly took you up on that offer but, we didnt - and just a bit of patience later here they are competing in their first British Novice !! He's still a bit silly, a bit spooky and a bit strong but Emily is learning to 'ride' him and starting to make a bloody good job too !! He is the most sweetest, good natured, quite chil

led horse ever - we've clipped him, hacked him out through one of the busiest roads in town, had the dentist, farrier and physio all of which he has taken completely in his stride. We didn't get a double clear today (8 flts in the 2nd part) BUT WE WILL !! We adore him and feel very confident that this morning was the start of things to come !!

Thanks Again and see you soon hopefully somewhere on our travels, Kerrie, Emily and Dylan xx

 


Well I have had Oscar for 1 month now and he has settled in well. He has a lovely nature and has done all that is asked of him as you said he would. We have been getting out for some good hacks, working in the school and got out to our first trailblazers showjumping competition last week where he jumped 2 double clears and won the 85 class. Not bad for our first time out, especially as there was over 40 in the class. We plan to go showjumping this weekend so will let you know how we get on.

We still really miss Jack but are glad that he is in an environment where he can now come on and gain some competition experience. Give him a big hug from me.

Will contact you soon to arrange to come and see Jack.

Best Wishes Amy


 

Finally found time to say a huge 'thank you' for Puzzle. He's a superstar and just as you described him. We spent weeks and weeks looking for a pony only to find that they weren't all that the sellers claimed. We stumbled upon your website when we had just about given up. Puzzle is exactly what we were hoping for - I'm so glad that we didn't settle for less. We've had him only a week and a half and he's settled in really well, taking everything in his stride and giving us loads of confidence already. Your trial facilities (and jumping lesson!) were excellent - the only thing we didn't think to check was how he would load.... for the record, we tried him yesterday and he was impeccably behaved both in and out - didn't bat an eyelid! We're Looking forward to our first outing this weekend. I didn't think the perfect pony exisited but he's proved me wrong! Finally, can you say a big thank you to Sam - she was a brilliant guide when we came to see Puzzle and she's welcome to come and visit him any time.

All the very best, Cathryn Beckett-Hill


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When I decided to look for a new horse to start eventing again I was recommended by friends to visit Panama Sport Horses at Gisburn – I was told that they always had a good selection of horses to look at. There was one in particular who caught my eye. Carol was very helpful throughout the whole process – encouraging my trainer to visit the yard to see the horse, allowing me to use his gallops and cross country schooling fences to build my confidence as well as giving me a show jumping lesson.

In the 6 months since I bought him he has surpassed my expectations – for a horse not yet 5 years old he is so willing and easy to handle and has competed in his first affiliated dressage test and BE90 events.

I am delighted with the horse and I am more than happy to recommend Panama Sport Horses.

Laura Pursglove


To whom it may concern

In 2003 and 2004, I travelled to England as chef d'equipe of teams of young riders, representing the Equestrian Federation of Australia, Victorian branch. Panama Sport Horses supplied the horses for our teams on both occasions. Our teams competed against local teams on their own mounts. The quality of the horses supplied to us was such, that in 2003 one of our team was awarded 'Rider of the Series'. This is no mean feat when competing against top quality opposition mounted on their own horses. At the conclusion of the 2004 tour, members of our team were invited to compete in the Towerlands Senior Nations Cup, again competing on horses supplied by Panama Sport Horses. The quality of the opposition, both riders and their own horses were formidable, but our team ran 2nd, beaten only by one rail. These remarkable results would not have been possible, if the quality of horses supplied to our team, were not of such a high standard. Nick Saville is a very experienced horseman, who has clearly demonstrated his ability to supply the right horses for competitors in high quality international competitions. I have no hesitation in recommending Nick and Panama Sport Horses highly.

ours Faithfully, Brian Johnston


Thought it was about time I gave you an update on Paint (now Oscar). He is going incredibly well, and I really love him to pieces! I have discovered he is the kind of horse who definitely works better if he is getting lots of work - which is great and is certainly keeping me busy! He has to be one of the easiest horses to handle - such a sweetie and happy to be lead by anyone or tied up anywhere!! He has also become much fitter and is really forward to ride, which is excellent! Our schooling is coming on in leaps and bounds and fortunately the yard has just had the outdoor arena extended and improved so that means we will be starting lots of show jumping practice to get us ready in time for the start of the season! He really is an amazing horse and i'm so lucky to have him!

 

Many thanks
Kiri