How to Buy

Hereford March Horse & Pony

How to Buy

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Catalogues will be available about 1 week prior to the Sale. If you would like to apply for one please send £4.00 (Cheques payable to Brightwells) to Brightwells, Horse & Pony Dept., Easters Court, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 0DE. Alternatively payment can be made through our website using a credit or debit card. Annual catalogue subscriptions are available, please contact the office for further details.

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 Sale site will be open to the public from 8.30am on the sale day.

It is hoped that all Vendors will make full use of the trial facilities 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.

Car Parking

All vehicles will be charged a £3.00 car parking fee.


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 Banker's 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 unless sold for £400 or less, or otherwise stated by the auctioneer at time of sale.

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 £65.00 including VAT.

Purchasers must notify the office that they require 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. 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.

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 5.00pm on the day of sale.


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