Meet the team
Brightwells’ equine department has a vast experience and understanding of the equestrian industry enabling the team to provide a service of the highest possible standard as it operates across the entire equestrian world.
Director, Head of Equine Dept & Auctioneer
Joined Brightwells in 1955. Terry Court, together with his late boss, was instrumental in establishing the equine department as the country’s leading equestrian auctioneers. Brightwells now sells more horses and ponies than any other company in Europe and no other firm in the world handles the diversity of horses and ponies.
Andrew has been a part of the equine team at Brightwells since 1992, and is actively involved in the co-ordination and selling at most of the horse and pony sales that Brightwells conduct. In addition he is also largely responsible for the equine valuations that are undertaken on behalf of clients.
Head of Welsh Pony & Cob
Has been with Brightwells since 2001. Catryn now runs the Welsh Pony & Cob Section of the Equine Department and looks after the Standardbreds (Pacers & Trotters). With a background in Welsh Ponies & Cobs she enjoys the challenge of cataloguing 1000s of Welsh Ponies and Cobs each year and conducting the Stud Sales on behalf of private stud owners.
Sport Horse Selector
Sarah joined the Sport Horse department at Brightwells to assist the team with promotion and sales. Since the Autumn of 2015 she has become responsible for coordinating, organising and selecting sports horses for the departments Show Jumping, Dressage and sports horse sales at Addington, Aintree and other sale venues.
Derek runs the team of hands who help set up the sales and provide all the facilities for our customers to enjoy at our events. He is in his fiftieth year at the company in 2016, so has a wealth of experience for handling these sorts of sales.
Darren has worked in the livestock markets and horse department for twenty odd years, so knows just about everyone who buys and sells with us. He is responsible for collecting the monies and helping paying out the sellers.