Catalogues are usually available 2 weeks to 10 days before the Sale. If you would like to apply for one please send £6.00 (cheques payable to Brightwells Auctioneers) with your name, address and a note requesting the Spring Sale of Welsh Ponies & Cobs Catalogue to Brightwells Auctioneers, Horse & Pony Department, Easters Court, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 0DE or alternatively apply for one on-line.
Prospective Purchasers will be required to pre-register at the Sales Office. You will be asked for a form of identification that proves your present name and address such as a driving licence or a recent utility bill.
Payment must be made by CASH or CARD ONLY on day of Sale. (Cheques will only be accepted from regular clients who are very well known to the auctioneers unless a Bankers Reference has been provided). Money Laundering rules apply at all our auctions and prospective buyers who wish to settle accounts in cash should contact the sales office for details.
For those paying by Credit Card (other than debit and switch cards) a 3% Banker's Charge will be added to all purchasers accounts. We do not accept American Express Cards.
Ponies will be sold in Pounds (£) Sterling, in addition a 10% (including VAT) Buyers Premium will be added to all purchaser’s accounts. If the entry is marked VAT then a further 20% will be added to the hammer price.
Export Agencies will be present at the Sale and the Auctioneers will be pleased to put Purchasers in touch. Passports will not be released until full non revocable payment is made and received.
All lots purchased for Export must be paid for on the day of the Sale. We regret that no exceptions will be made purchasers are advised to make arrangements for cash, traveller’s cheques or irrevocable bankers drafts to cover all their purchases. VAT must be paid. Payment in Euros will be accepted subject to the exchange rate on the Sale day.
Should any Prospective Purchaser be unable to attend the Sale, the Auctioneers will personally be pleased to execute Commissions on their behalf, at no extra charge, lots being obtained as cheaply as other bids allow.
Ridden lots will show their paces and ability in the trial areas. It is hoped that all vendors will make full use of the trial areas and jumps to show their horses to the best advantage. Trial rides for any prospective purchaser may be offered at the vendor’s discretion, on the understanding that all risk and responsibility for any incidents or accident are at the risk of the trial rider and not with the vendor, vendor's agent or the Auctioneers.
All horses and ponies are sold subject to veterinary examination unless sold for £500 or less, or otherwise stated.
Veterinary Surgeons appointed by the Auctioneers are available through the Auctioneers Office to examine horses on behalf of Vendors and Purchasers. In the case of Purchasers, they are prepared to examine horses on their behalf as to whether they are correct under the Conditions of Sale. The Veterinary Surgeon’s decision that a horse be returnable is binding on both parties. All horses should be vetted for eyes, heart, action, age and ascertainment of catalogue descriptions for a fee of £80 (including VAT)
Purchasers must notify the office that they require an examination within 1 hour of the time of purchase and receive a vetting slip to enable examination to take place.
Vendors must check the veterinary board displayed in the Sales Office to see if their horse/pony must be presented for veterinary examination. Vendors should not leave the Sale Site without first checking the vetting board.
It is emphasised that the facilities are not available to undertake a full veterinary examination but part veterinary examination should take place. This part examination should include examination for sarcoids or sarcoid-like lesions, which can only be complained about on the day of sale. Only Lots that are examined by the panel on the Sale Day have an extended period of 2 working days (including Saturdays) to enable complete veterinary examination.
All lots not examined by the veterinary surgeon on the Sale Day will not be covered by a veterinary warranty.
All Private Sales made on the Sale Day must be booked through the Auctioneers.