Sales Preparation and Consignment
Heatherwold offers sales preparation for all of the major sales in England. Some notable highlights can be found on the Sales Successes page.
Selling your prized asset, whether it may be your yearling, foal or broodmare can be a daunting but exciting challenge. We will be here every step of the way, working and communicating with you in order to achieve the best possible sales result.
Each horse receives a tailored programme so that they look their best all the way up to the fall of the hammer.
An instrumental figure in this process is Polly Bonner our nutritionist from Saracen Feeds. Body condition, health and well being is vital for a young horse’s life, therefore a tailored approach to each individual’s diet is mandatory. As is feet and conformation hence Nathan Appleton, our farrier is an integral part of the sales preparation.
Tom has prepared yearlings for Sun Stud and Arrowfield Stud in Australia, Haras d’Etreham in France, Tweenhills Stud and Watership Down Stud in England. Similarly, Julia has prepared yearlings at Watership Down Stud, Northern Farm in Japan, Lanes End in America and Ecurie des Monceaux in France. On top of our management team, we always assemble the best horsemen and women for the sales season. For example, Mick O’Dwyer has worked with Heatherwold at the sales for a number of years; his relationships with potential customers is vital to succeed at the auction house.
We have a dedicated and highly experienced team offering first class care and meticulous preparation for yearlings.
Our sales preparation facilities include a 5-bay horse walker and a lunge ring.
We have off-road tracks for walking in hand.