How to Buy

Standardbred Sale

How to Buy

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Catalogues are usually available one week to ten days prior to the Sale. If you would like to apply for one please send £6.00 (cheques payable to Brightwells Limited) to Brightwells Limited, Horse & Pony Department, Easters Court, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 0DE.

Purchaser Registration

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. 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 who are very well known to the auctioneers due to the new passport legislation unless a Banker's 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.

Ponies will be sold in Pounds (£) Sterling, in addition a 8.33% (plus VAT) Buyer's 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.


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.


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.

Veterinary Procedure

All horses 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 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.

Private Sales

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

Delivery and Stabling

Stabling will be available for entries from approximately 6pm the evening prior to the Sale. (Please bear with the Auctioneers in view of the Sales Programme on the 30th October onwards on the Site, our foreman will clear your box as soon as possible). Only sale entries will be permitted on the showground.