El Ardón is a beautiful farm, mainly olive grove, located in the municipality of Arjona, in Jaén (Spain), which comes from my mother (R. I. P.) and before her from her ancestors for many generations. It is my father D. Juan Diaz Criado (R.I.P.) who founded the iron that today is used in my stud, and that before marked all the mares and horses that for agricultural use were used in Cortijo Ardón. The iron are the initials of his name: a "C" wrapping a "J" and a "D", to form the "Juan Díaz Criado".
Equines have been in Cortijo Ardón since the time of King Alhamar "the Great", in 1195, founder of the Nasrid dynasty, builder of the wonderful Alhambra in Granada.
Nowadays I am the most antique breeder in this province and around the twenty or twenty-fifth in Spain; and from this lost corner of Andalusia, I continue with the same illusion as at the beginning.
I hope you enjoy my horses as much as I do.
Hace 21 un día