In January 2016 I was looking for a pony to join us at home and live alongside my son’s pony. I wanted a super safe gelding who would be suitable as a mother and son share. I’d had a bad experience with a previous pony and so buying un tested off a website was a complete leap of faith ! I watched the video for Ardlea Pumpkin and read his review and he appealed to me instantly. I emailed Gerty and then we spoke on the phone several times and she was very sympathetic to my worries and assured me he was a lovely pony. Gerty arranged a five stage vetting and I decided that I would have him ! We have now had Pumpkin for a year and what a fantastic year it has been, I hack him out alone and with my son, he has a real ‘can do ‘ attitude and is very keen to please. He has excelled at dressage and we have had numerous wins including championship classes at Hickstead. He has competed in showjumping , one day events, combine training and recently arena eventing. He is a joy to own, easy to handle and we all could not love him more !