Just wanted to say thank you so much to Joanne and Jane for everything up until now.   Badger loaded and travelled like an expert and walked straight into his stable and started munching  
So excited what the future will bring for us...pictures will follow over next few days.  I love him to bits already and  after all the trauma I've had elsewhere you made it all worthwhile in the end. Thanks again.

Debbie Park, Glasgow

All is well with Foxy and I, we are getting on great and having lessons most weeks which is great for my confidence. We even did a wee show at the stables at Christmas where we jumped a very small course and even got a 3rd. I hadn't jumped a course in almost 20 years ! So thank you thank you so much for matching us together, he's a little star and is bringing my riding and confidence on massively.

Keren Guthrie, Dundee

Working at Avonmill and knowing the quality of horse that Joanne sources I knew that when I was looking for a new horse to compete she would find me an outstanding new friend. Abbie, a 15.3hh mare who had jumped almost to Grade A in Ireland by OBOS Quality out of a Flagmount Diamond mare, arrived last weekend and immediately jumped DC at her first show. She has already jumped happily around her first Foxhunter class with me and she is exactly what I had described I was looking for.   I am pleased that I can add my name to the legions of Avonmill happy clients.

Jane Ault, Stirling

Hi Joanne. Bit of a frustrating start with Freddie Fox as the weather been so bad and our school is flooded. Finally out for a nice wee hack at weekend and he was a star - in fact he was lead horse for most of the time :-)    Can't wait to do more - got our eye on dressage in April and the common riding here in June.

Update - Jane helped me so much when I tried out Freddie - just some very sensitive words of advice from you allowed me to see his true potential and that was him sold. He is settling in well & exactly the horse you described.

Helen, Borders

Just a quick note to say a great big thank you to Joanne Fairbrother and Jane Ault of team Avonmill Equestrian who took my mare Minnie on a selling livery. This talented little mare was given the time and work that she needed and after just four weeks performed perfectly for the first customer to see her and is now heading off to her new home tomorrow. Taking time to match horse and rider it was a very quick, pain free and professional service from start to finish. I cannot recommend Avonmill enough. Thank you x

Susan Cook, Girvan

Hi Joanne, just to let you know Topper (Joey) has settled in really well. He's very popular with all the other horses. When he first came to us, he was in a temp grazing strip but that only lasted 24hrs as Tucker the old horse was so desperate to meet him properly he ran through the fencing! Thankfully no injuries there & him & Joey are inseparable now. Tucker was brought in early one day so Joey decided to jump a 4ft wall to be with him! The boy can jump!! He's very playful and just a darling. Rachel has had a few lessons on him and he's coming along great, even hacking out past tractors, lorries, washing lines, kids, dogs etc and has been a perfect gent. Can't wait to see what the future holds for Joey and Rachel but were sure it's going to be great! x Thanks again for Joey x


Kathryn Gordon, Forfar

A huge thank you to everyone at Avonmill Equestrian for finding me my fabulous horse Minnie. I had given Joanne a very long shopping list of what I was looking for in my new star and couldn't believe it when she came up with a horse who matched them all and more! The whole team made the process so easy from start to finish and could not have been more helpful. I now have an absolute dream of a horse who is our new "Princess". I couldn't recommend Avonmill more highly. This is my second horse from them and both have been absolutely genuine and beautifully produced. They are a 5 star plus team!

Pauline Walker, East Calder

Thanks so much to Avonmill, Joanne and Jane are doing a great job with Charlie and have only had him 10 days. He hadn't jumped in over a year and to go and win his first competition is amazing. It is very upsetting to sell such a special boy but I know Joanne will get him the 5* home he deserves.

Lorraine Muldoon, Stirling

A huge thank you to every one at Avonmill Equestrian for finding a home for our mare. Joanne and Jane have handled this both professionally and sympathetically in what has been a very difficult time. We are delighted with the home that has been secured for her.

Lorraine Kennedy, Falkirk

Sarah has settled very quickly, behaving impeccably and is a thoroughly nice horse.   Thanks again for all your help in matching just the right temperament of horse, we’re thrilled, and hopefully lots of fun to come with her! 

So, same again please in three or four months time for Rachel! No pressure, this one will be a hard act to follow!

Fiona Beattie, Edinburgh

Would like to say a huge thank you to Joanne for all your help in finding my boy a lovely new home. The road trip down south has begun and Pepy will be with his new family later this afternoon, fingers crossed he settles in well and has lots of fun! Thanks again to Avonmill you guys are fab! X

Jemma Docherty, Lanarkshire

Just thought I’d bring you up to date with Belle (formerly Panda) and I.   As you know I had a knee op just after I bought Belle which delayed us getting started but began riding again in January and having regular lessons, outings to difference places and getting her used to it.   She has been amazing!   She is just lovely.   We are getting to know one another and how she ticks, and we did our first dressage competition today and she was amazing, taking everything in her stride and coming 5th.   So pleased with her, and she looked stunning.   We have started doing some jumping and she is proving bold.   I am really enjoying getting to know her and am pleased to have something to write on your website.

Leona Stewart, Fife

I would like to thank Joanne for finding Star, my homebred 6yo gelding, the perfect home.  I am looking forward to seeing compete with his new owner and Avonmill have done a fantastic job schooling and then selling him for me.

Lynne Reid, Stirling

Hi Joanne,   I just wanted to write to you to say what a fantastic job you and  Jane are doing backing Mica, my 6 year old mare.   Having had feet trouble since the age of 2 ( the horse, not me!!), I really thought this time would never come.  She has only been with you for 2 weeks and has come on so fast its really amazing..... What a great team you both are.   Both of you make the owners feel confident in your ability to back and bring on a young horse and I am so glad I brought her to you.   Can't wait till she comes home and I will have no hesitation in recommending your services to other people.   Thanks again.

Julie Ritchie, Falkirk


When my horse of 12 years had to be retired from competition I started looking for another horse to compete but found it hard reading adverts and not knowing if they were genuine.  I heard that a gelding bred locally was being produced for sale at Avonmill Equestrian and I was able to get his full genuine history from his breeder and Jo.  Nero aka Star was bigger and greener than I was looking for but when I saw his pictures on Avonmill Equestrian's website I was amazed at how well they had him going in such a short space of time.  I was nervous meeting new people and riding a strange horse in front of them but as soon as I met Jo and Jane I immediately relaxed in their company.  I could have watched Jane ride Nero all day as she is amazing with young horses.  When I rode Nero Jane was there to talk me through how she would ride him and my nerves were forgotten.  I bought Nero and left him with Jo and Jane for a few weeks to further his education while I was away on holiday.  In this time Jo organised and dealt with Nero getting his first vaccination, a check up with the dentist and also arranged for him to attend a schooling night with Jane where I was delighted to see him behave well and Jane did a fabulous job taking him round his first course of jumps.

Coming back from holiday I saw a big difference in Nero.  His coat was gleaming and he looked much fitter and more balanced under saddle.

I can't thank Jo and Jane enough for everything they have done for Nero.  They and everyone I have met at Avonmill are so friendly. I will definitely be keeping in touch and know they will be there to help me with Nero at any time.

Many,many thanks to everyone at Avonmill.

Paula Kirkwood, Dunipace