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 22 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 with British Showjumping and showing working hunters at county level. 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. Joanne is available to coach clients at all levels both at home or at competitions.
Ben Fairbrother, 17, has competed British Showjumping to 1.30 level having been on Scottish teams, including winning gold aged 10 at Netley Hall Pony Classic. Ben events too and is bringing out his irish Grade A Cowboy BE in Under 18 classes this season while also competing his young mare Kanga who he has qualified for Newcomers Second Rounds and producing his talented Lux mare, Roo.
Ben is very fortunate and grateful to have support from companies that share our vision for quality and customer service, and he is a Brand Ambassador for the international feed company Spillers and local award-winning safety wear specialists A2B Equestrian. Devon based Sheepham Saddles have recently joined Ben's team after an outstanding experience buying a saddle from them. Our entire yard is kept supplied with feed and bedding from JGS Equine Supplies who deliver across Scotland at the most competitive prices.
Elise Rae is an integral part of the team having evented across the UK and schooled horses for clients. After a very successful season at BE Novice with her lovely mare Elise is will have her back out eventing this year. 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.