How to Buy

Connemara Horse & Pony

How to Buy

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Catalogues will be available about 10 days prior to the Sale. If you would like to apply for one please send £5 (cheques payable to Brightwells) to Brightwells, Horse & Pony Dept., Easters Court, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 0DE. Alternatively payment can be made through our website with a credit or debit card. 

Purchaser Registration

Prospective Purchasers will be required to pre-register at the Sales Office and will be given a buyers number. 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.

Viewing of Sale Lots

The showground will open to the public from 7.30am on the day of sale. Horses and ponies will show their paces and ability in the trial areas up until sale time. Prospective purchasers are advised to discuss matters and arrange trial rides with the vendors during this time.

Ridden Horses will show their paces and ability in the Trials Area between 8.00am and 11.00am. It is hoped that all Vendors will make full use of the trial grounds 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, vendors agent or the auctioneers.


Payment must be made by CASH, CARD OR CHEQUE on day of Sale. As of January 2018 NO CREDIT CARDS will be accepted as a form of payment at Brightwells Horse, Pony & Saddlery Sales. Cheques will only be accepted from regular clients and those who provide a current Bankers Reference. 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.

Horses and ponies will be sold in Pounds (£) Sterling, in addition a 10% (plus 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.


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. In this instance irrevocable methods of payment must be in place before commission instructions are enacted.

Veterinary Procedure

All horses and ponies are sold subject to veterinary examination on the day of sale unless sold for £1000 (£800 for ponies 14.3hh and under) or less, when they are sold as they stand with no veterinary warranty. However, vendors are recommended (but not required) to provide a pre-sale veterinary certificate if they so wish. The pre-sale veterinary certificate does not constitute any warranty and all horses are still subject to post sale veterinary examination on the day of sale if required by the purchaser. The pre-sale certificate can be obtained via the Auctioneers and will only be accepted if it is completed within a 14 day period prior to sale. The cost and disclosure of this certificate is the responsibility of the vendor.

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 £200.00 including VAT.

Purchasers must notify the office that they require examination within 1 hour of the time of purchase.

If the purchaser fails to take advantage of the sale day veterinary examination then they cannot thereafter make complaint of matters, which would have been covered by a the sale day veterinary examination.

Private Sales

All Private Sales made on the Sale Day must be booked through the Auctioneers.


All horses and ponies must be removed from the sale ground by 6pm on their day of sale.


Licensed transporters are normally in attendance to remove lots on behalf of purchasers.


Insurance of purchases may be arranged through the auctioneer’s office on the day of sale.