Horse Acquisitions in the UK

Here at Hyde Lodge, our aim is provide our clients with their perfect match, whilst making sure the experience and process is as pleasurable as possible. The process of finding, organising and trying horses can be stressful and complicated. We pride ourselves on changing that with our commitment to delivering a top tier service.

If a trip to the UK is not part of your plan to find your next horse, we also offer expert advice and guidance. Starting with our free, non-committal online consultation, and working in conjunction with coaches, we aim to understand what you need from your next equine partner. 

Who are your UK Horse Agents?

Alexander Tordoff

Hyde Lodge was founded in 2017 by Alex, and since then the operation has rapidly expanded its capacity and facilities. As well as competing, Alex and his team spend time sourcing and producing top quality young horses up the levels. Over the years Alex has successfully partnered many riders from all over the world with horses that have helped them to realise their riding dreams.

Tiny Clapham

Tiny Clapham is a world renowned rider, trainer and agent, who has been in the industry for 50 years. Having competed with great success up to the highest level, including the Olympics, Tiny has a wealth of knowledge in finding and developing top level horses. Tiny has also coached and mentored many top riders, also up to Olympic level.

Why Choose Us?

1. Commitment to our clients

– Our main focus is leaving our clients happy. We want to ensure that you not only you find your perfect horses, but you leave having had a great time. Whatever you want from your trip, we are here to help you.

2. Advice and Expertise

– Finding and trying horses can often be arduous and complicated, but with our experience, we aim to help guide you through the whole process to ensure that you end up with the perfect match. As well as guidance from Alex Tordoff, Hyde Lodge works in conjunction with Tiny Clapham.

Thanks to our experience and connections within the equestrian world, we also have access to many horses that are not available on the open market.

3. Location

– Our location is one of our greatest assets. Being centrally located in the heart of the UK means we are surrounded by some of the best riders and horses. This way we are able to cut down on travel times and give more time to focus on the horses. We also boast fantastic facilities at our base, giving the perfect environment to try horses in every way possible.

Our location also puts us in one of most beautiful parts of the UK, boasting beautiful hotels, quintessential English towns, and top dining venues. Whether you want to work in a spa afternoon on a country estate, or a round of golf in the morning, we are here to make it happen.

4. We take care of it all

-From touch down to take off, you wont need to worry about a thing. From bookings to travel arrangements, vettings and shipping we’ve got you covered. Let us take over, so you can relax!


Forever Noble

Forever Noble

Sold to British young rider Holly Needham, Forever Noble moved up the levels to have great success at 4*L level.

“Delighted with the youngster I purchased from Hyde Lodge. A super stamp with a very trainable attitude. Alex was extremely professional with excellent trial facilities. We would have no hesitation in recommending Hyde Lodge to anyone looking for a well produced event horse.” Helen Needham

Woodlands Be Daring

Woodlands Be Daring

Sold as a 7 year old to up and coming young rider Sasha Hargreaves, Woodlands Be Daring has given her success at some of the biggest shows on the circuit, culminating with a podium finish in the prestigious U25 4*L class at Bramham.

“I bought my top horse Woodlands Be Daring off of Alex in 2017. He was exactly as sold and so beautifully and correctly produced I was able to complete a BE Novice just 6 days after picking him up. Alex was brilliant to deal with, even doing to viewing at 9pm at night as that was the only time I could get there. Daring has continued to showcase the same talent we saw when we first viewed him through the years and is a very exciting prospect for the future.” Sasha Hargreaves

Alex Tordoff and Emill


After achieving international and European Championship success with Alex, Emill was then sold to British rider Imogen White. Together they enjoyed a very fruitful partnership, earning themselves a spot on the British Junior European team where they picked up a team silver medal.

Playmate III

Playmate III

Produced up to 2* before being sold to United States for US rider Jack Curtis.

“I am extremely pleased with the horse I bought from Hyde Lodge, with whom I now compete from my base in the United States. Without any hesitation do I recommend Hyde Lodge for sourcing your next event horse. My experience could not have been better.”Jack Curtis, US Event rider

Our Process

As with any collaboration, the greater your involvement, the more successful the outcome. And the sooner we get started and the more information we can gather, the better the results. Our initial consultation is complimentary and gives us the opportunity to get to know each other while working out what’s truly important to you.

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