Regular competitors British Showjumping and British Eventing, we provide a peaceful, client focused horse sales, search and livery service. We help our livery clients with their horses development where needed, and in addition, we source a small number of horses with the correct temperament to compliment athletic ability in each discipline and with trainability. Horses of this type and quality are not easy to find and so we produce only a small number of horses at any time.
We work with a select group of trusted partners in both the north and south of Ireland and across the UK to source hand picked horses. They are selected as much for attributes that can’t be seen, such as willingness to work and generosity, as demonstrable athletic ability or competition results.
Increasingly we also help clients by taking their genuine, sound horses to school or to sell. If you think we might be able to help don't hesitate to get in touch. Potential clients might like to read our 21 pages of client testimonials on the site.
Originally from Belfast, Joanne Fairbrother BA, BHSAI has ridden since she could walk and competed extensively as a child and then adult in BSPS WHP and British Showjumping classes. After graduating Joanne began a breeding programme and showed her homebred horses at county level, winning at the Royal Highland Show and being invited to parade at the BWBS grading at Stoneleigh. A career in Higher Education complements Joanne’s interest in coaching and educating young horses and she has held a number of voluntary positions in equine organisations including Assistant Pony Club DC, Vice Chair of a local Riding Club and Vice Chair of BHS Central Region for whom she took on welfare responsibilities.
Ben Fairbrother, 15, has competed British Showjumping to 1.30 level having been on Scottish teams, including winning gold aged 10 at Netley Hall Pony Classic. Ben has recently begun eventing being placed at his second BE event with the lovely Monkey who he has been given the ride on for the 2019 and 2020 seasons. Ben also has a young horse by Peppermill who he is producing slowly.
In February 2014, also aged 10, Ben won the BS NAF Shining Star Award, a monthly UK-wide BS award, having been nominated by his BS Academy Lead Coach on account of his positive attitude and consideration for his ponies.
Elise Rae is an integral part of the team having evented across the UK and schooled horses for clients. After a very successful 2018 season at BE Novice with her lovely mare Elise is currently completing a careful rehab programme after a minor injury. A talented rider on the flat and over fences, Elise provides team support, schools and competes horses from the yard. Often seen volunteering at events, Elise's smile can be seen across the lorry park!
If we can help in any way don't hesitate to get in touch by messaging our Avonmill Equestrian Facebook page, by email at or by calling Jo on 07808 938827.