Customer Reviews

Find out what our many delighted clients think

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☘️Sold to regular eventer Devon Street….

☘️Sold to regular eventer Devon Street….

“Sourced from you at the end of last year. She’s 5 now and went to her first competition today and won her class. She’s been amazing and has been hunting multiple times now and everyone loves her. -Devon.”☘️

☘️Monty – progressing marvellously…

☘️Monty – progressing marvellously…

“A little update on Monty. He has come on marvellously in the past few weeks. We are so pleased with him. He will be joining lessons soon. We took him out to a local dressage yesterday coming 2nd and 3rd qualifying for sunshine tour.”☘️

☘️Sold to Beth Mantel, owner of Mantel Equestrian, as a 4 year old…

☘️Sold to Beth Mantel, owner of Mantel Equestrian, as a 4 year old…

”So pleased! After only being in the ring 3 times since my operation (Last July!) and not jumping a 1m10 for who knows how long, today we were 2nd out of 71 in Royan!

Not had a late night like this since the scope days 😂

Hope she continues being good tomorrow and I can get my butt in gear and let the handbrake off a little bit 🙈”

☘️”Very grateful to James and his team for such a fantastic horse” says Olivia De Barros Smye after buying a 4 year old…

☘️”Very grateful to James and his team for such a fantastic horse” says Olivia De Barros Smye after buying a 4 year old…

”James and team were really helpful when we went to view, refreshingly honest and also patient. We saw several quality horses but chose our mare for her calm demeanour, lovely temperament and fantastic movement. During our 2 weeks trial she has exceeded all our expectations- hacking out alone and in company on busy roads, country lanes and open fields like a pro- happy to step it up a gear or hack on the buckle, jumping logs like a stag, passed a 5 star vetting with flying colours, great for Farrier and Dentist, gets on well with everyone from shetlands to other thoroughbreds, comes to call in field, excellent manners and is very gentle around small children. She’s one of the loveliest mares I’ve ever owned and we look forward to seeing how she develops in the future. Sending this review unsolicited as very grateful to James and his team for such a fantastic horse.”☘️

☘️”The best money ever spent” says eventer Sally Anderson on her purchase 15 years on…

☘️”The best money ever spent” says eventer Sally Anderson on her purchase 15 years on…

”Hi… I’ve seen you’ve shared a few horses bought from yourselves over the years… this is Sprout, bought from you 15yrs ago (I did buy a couple more as well, to sell on) He evented to 2☆, won foxhunter SJ classes and hunt relays, took my 76 yr old mother hacking and towed a sledge in the snow with my kids on it. He was unique, he was put down this week and when we get over how sad we all are, we will be back hoping you have got another like him. The best money ever spent.”☘️

☘️Sold a couple of weeks ago as a four year old….

☘️Sold a couple of weeks ago as a four year old….

”She is all good, she passed her vetting, had teeth and feet done. She loves being out in the field hoping to get on her in the next few days just gave her time to chill but she is so lovely, very pleased with her 😃😃 she is definitely staying 🥰 thank u x”☘️

☘️Sold to Leonie Johnson as a five year old…

☘️Sold to Leonie Johnson as a five year old…

”Hiya, I said I would send an update to you about the grey I brought a year or so ago from you guys. Bally (as we called him) really is amazing in every way. We have backed and brought him on slowly and he has really thrown himself into everything I ask of him. I’m super excited to show off his potential in the showjumping world when lockdown is over. Can’t thank you guys enough again!”☘️

☘️Sold to Sophia Mitchell as a 5 year old…

☘️Sold to Sophia Mitchell as a 5 year old…

”Hi, he is really good and completely at home! We have been doing lots of lunge work and riding to build him up and he has taken to everything really well, I have my first lesson on him today so hopefully can continue to progress further!”☘️

☘️Sold to Zoe Scoular…

☘️Sold to Zoe Scoular…

”Brilliant thank you 😊 had a really good lesson on her on Tuesday and another booked in for today.”☘️

☘️”Thanks so much for selling him to me, he’s such a dream…”

☘️”Thanks so much for selling him to me, he’s such a dream…”

”Hi there! Just dropping a quick message to let you know how Monty is getting on.. he had his vetting yesterday and passed so very pleased with everything! He’s still being a superstar, although the cheeky baby brain is coming out slowly 😊 He’s been doing a lot of inhand work and loose schooling (more like checking himself out in the mirrors for 45 mins) and I just love him!
Thanks so much for selling him to me, he’s such a dream 😊☘️

☘️Sold to Emma Norgate as a four year old…

☘️Sold to Emma Norgate as a four year old…

”Came to Irish Horse Imports 18 months ago to part exchange my big quirky horse for a young horse that could live out in the field as I had broken my femur. They found my horse the perfect home where he is understood and got great results. I have brought the young horse who will be 6 in June on slowly as he kept growing but he is simply amazing with a great brain, so excited to get him out!”☘️

☘️Both sold to dressage rider Emily Byron as 4 year olds…

☘️Both sold to dressage rider Emily Byron as 4 year olds…

”Hi, I brought two lovely greys of you many years ago, the grey mare who’s now Sophia and I have got a grey gelding from you called Smurfy. Smurfy has recently moved onto new things with a lovely girl as he enjoys his jumping and i have decided to step into pure dressage. Which leads me into looking to find another new best friend … P.s I still have the grey mare Sophia. She will never leave me. I adore her so much and she’s won me so much dressage and taken me to all BD championships. She’s 10 now and I’ve had her for 7 years 😁”☘️

☘️Sold to Karen Bumstead as a four year old…

☘️Sold to Karen Bumstead as a four year old…

”Hi, just thought I would get in touch and let you know how Ramanna is doing. I bought her from you just over 3 years ago as a 4yr old. She has been amazing. Here are a few photos of her for you to see. Karen.”☘️

☘️”…he’s been an absolute angel, he’s quite happy to do whatever is asked of him…”

☘️”…he’s been an absolute angel, he’s quite happy to do whatever is asked of him…”

”Hiya, little update on the 4 year old ex racer we bought from you about a month ago, now called Roman. We’ve taken everything back to basics with him, done a lot of lunging and pole work and he’s been an absolute angel, he’s quite happy to do whatever is asked of him, he’s even taken the lead out hacking ☺️ he’s such a sweet boy and lovely to have around. We’re really happy with him, thank you so much!”☘️

☘️”We will definitely come back to you again” says trainer Suzy Smith…

☘️”We will definitely come back to you again” says trainer Suzy Smith…

”Doodle Dandy.. she been here for a matter of days and is already a yard favourite! She has been an absolute sweetheart! Hacked her today, jumped a few logs and didn’t put a foot wrong! We are planning to take her to Keysoe EC show jumping hire next week so more photos to follow! Thank you so much! We will definitely come back to you again!”☘️

☘️Sold to Emma Pine as a five year old…

☘️Sold to Emma Pine as a five year old…

”Hi James – I wanted to let you have an update on the horse I bought from you, now called Nellie. She’s been fab, took a bit of time to settle and she’s got lots of growing to do, but she’s looking better and better on the flat, loves her hacking and has started to do a bit of jumping. Video from a few weeks ago having a play out hacking…think she’s going to be very smart out eventing next year.”☘️

☘️Sold to Jade Childs…

☘️Sold to Jade Childs…

”We took him on his first hack on Monday and he was good as gold and was loving splashing in the water”☘️

☘️A “chilled horse” sold to Gabbi Lay…

☘️A “chilled horse” sold to Gabbi Lay…

”I’ve never met such a chilled horse! I did a typical blonde thing and brought my saddle up the yard but forgot the stirrups! 🙄 Gave him a quick lunge and I just got on with no stirrups! Was a really good boy! ☺️ “☘️

☘️Both sold to event rider Alex Greatorex as 4 year olds…

☘️Both sold to event rider Alex Greatorex as 4 year olds…

“First day back to lessons at Aston Le Walls with Nigel for 2020. Exciting season ahead with these boys!
6yo Carrick Toomes Ambassador (Sam) working towards upgrading to Novice level this year. First time xc this year and proved confident and bold! 🤩🦄
8yo Tullibards He’s Cool (Hugo) looking to continue at intermediate level this season and aiming to compete 3* in the autumn. Improved so much since last season jumping, and always such a fab xc horse! 👌🤩🐴
#excitingseasonashead #eventing2020 #training #Childeric #irishimports
#equinemanualmanipulation”☘️

☘️”He has been a dream from the day he arrived” say Aysha and Lizzie Wilson…

☘️”He has been a dream from the day he arrived” say Aysha and Lizzie Wilson…

“Hi James, thought I’d get in touch and let you know how Lizzie is getting on with Percy/Perseus! He has been a dream from the day he arrived. She is so happy with him, training him up every day and bringing him on. He has a lovely friendly personality, even I have made friends with him!
He will be moving over to Hartpury this week,but getting to know him at Alex’s quiet yard was perfect.
Thank you for making the transaction so professional for us, particularly as purchasing novices!
Best wishes,
Aysha and Lizzie”☘️

☘️”We’ve had him for just over a year now and he’s honestly perfect” says Abbie Ganderton of her unbroken 3 year old…

☘️”We’ve had him for just over a year now and he’s honestly perfect” says Abbie Ganderton of her unbroken 3 year old…

”Thought I’d give you a Keith update 😆 we’ve had him for just over a year now and he’s honestly perfect, he hacks brilliantly, starting to really come along with his schooling and loves his jumping, I took him for a stay away at university for a few days and he was so well behaved and I got many comments on how well mannered he is for his age x”☘️

A further update on Keith:

“Keith has his first competition today and he was amazing! He took absolutely everything in his stride, considering he’s never seen an indoor, dressage boards or mirrors he didn’t put a foot wrong! I was complemented so many times on how grown up he is for his age and how well mannered he is! ”
“Hi James! Keith had his first hunter trials today! He’s only ever seen cross country jumps once and went on to fly round an 80cm clear to place 5th alongside our pair partner! As per usual getting comments on how well behaved he is for a 5yo and how big and stunning he is! He’s now measuring 18.2hh”

☘️Sold to Annette Michael as a four year old…

☘️Sold to Annette Michael as a four year old…

”Hello, I thought you’d like an update on Jonty the 4 year old that I purchased from you in July this year. He is coming along very well, been out to lots of clinics & attended his first show jumping competition yesterday which he took in his stride & came home with rosettes in both classes. A lot more fun to come with him I hope.” ☘️

☘️4 year old Cedric is “…an absolute star…” says new owner Donna Mackenzie-Brown…

☘️4 year old Cedric is “…an absolute star…” says new owner Donna Mackenzie-Brown…

”Hi, i thought you might like to see how 4yr old Cedric is coming on. I bought him from you at the end of September. Hes an absolute star, we think he might be a police horse in disguise, he just takes everything in his stride!!! And he REALLY jumps too! He has already been SJ training and this was his first look at XC last weekend!! Cant wait for spring! Thank you so much! Xx”

☘️”I think I have a superstar in the making” says professional rider Ryan Hawkins of one of his two new 4 year olds…

☘️”I think I have a superstar in the making” says professional rider Ryan Hawkins of one of his two new 4 year olds…

“The 2 I bought 3 weeks ago…..
Maisie is super! brave, super action best temperament! Already been off the yard to school over some showjumps she has caught so much attention already! She is a show girl for sure! Can’t wait to take her to her first competition in a few weeks time. And Brooke (4 year old) is Fab, again the best temperament, been out hacking lots, abit of long reining, and getting her going well around the arena, just taking some time with her to establish her as I think i have a superstar in the making and an owner already would like to be involved in owning part of her which is really exciting as she will stay apart of my team then for a good while, thanks again! Ryan”

☘️Also sold to eventer and work rider Ryan Hawkins…

☘️Also sold to eventer and work rider Ryan Hawkins…

”Hello Well done today!
This is Duke I bought on the 16th March 2016 as a 3 year old rising 4 we took him to this first competition (combine training) as a 4 year old and he Won! Then he came 2nd at this first ODE, he Hunted for half a season which he absolutely loved before I sold him to a lovely couple, and he now lives in Italy, last update he was competing at novice level very competitively and planning to move up the levels!”

☘️Sold to eventer Lauren Alexander as a 4 year old…

☘️Sold to eventer Lauren Alexander as a 4 year old…

Sold to Lauren Alexander as a four year old a year ago…. “Hi Katherine, would like to share with you how we are getting on with Porridge. We got him from you as a 4yr old nearly a year ago and we’ve had so much fun!! He’s such a willing horse and loves to work, today he did his first ODE at Chilham castle and we went double clear 😁. Thanks once again, he’s a cracking little horse!!!”

☘️Sold to Caroline Rake as a 4 year old…

☘️Sold to Caroline Rake as a 4 year old…

“Went to Aston-le-Walls with Jerry today move her up a level to 90 she was a good girl. She’s really good she looks after me as an old man! , i was a bit rusty in show jumping but she great Xc thank you Caroline rake for letting me ride her and Sam rees who helped me load her at the crack of dawn.”

☘️The Unicorn bought as a 4 year old goes on to become National Combined Training Champion with new owner Holly Burns…

☘️The Unicorn bought as a 4 year old goes on to become National Combined Training Champion with new owner Holly Burns…

“Hi Katherine I hope you are well? I bought my amazing horse from you just over 2 years ago now, the little grey mare that was know as The Unicorn. I just wanted to let you know she is doing super well such a lovely kind girl so willing and talented she has the biggest heart. We had an unexpected qualification through to the combined training championships at Stoneleigh Park just a few weeks. We went on to win! It was completely unexpected. I had in mind just taking her there for the experience with absolutely no exceptions of even being placed let alone winning. She was such a professional. We are now National Combined Training Champions! 😁 I am currently in the process of looking for a sponsor and before I start to reach out to companies I just wanted to check with you that all would be good to mention where I bought her from? Many Thanks Holly Burns”

☘️”Super proud of this mare” says eventer Maddy Dudley 2 years on from buying a 4 year old…

☘️”Super proud of this mare” says eventer Maddy Dudley 2 years on from buying a 4 year old…

“Rather wet day at Aston Le Walls with indi today, a pleasing dressage of 33.3, then a 4 and 1/2 hour wait for the showjumping, in which it rained for 4 hours! Flooding the arenas, resulting in 2 unlucky poles. Then after deciding it’s just dry enough to do the cross country, indi absolutely flew over a chunky 100cm course, just picking up a couple time as I kept her slow due to the ground conditions! Also resulting in a rather muddy horse at the end of it! Also leaving giving us in 8th place! Super proud of this mare, still can’t believe she’s only 6 ❤️”

☘️Sold to eventer Alan Nolan as a 5 year old…

☘️Sold to eventer Alan Nolan as a 5 year old…

“A bit of a different day for us today out playing with the young horses. What’s the plan (aka Stan) having his first outing to the Ludlow Hunt Show. Great fun around the working hunter course and followed that win up with the supreme championship. Beautifully turned out as ever by Andrew Rogers. Back to eventing next week!”

☘️Sold to event rider Alex Greatorex as a 4 year old…

☘️Sold to event rider Alex Greatorex as a 4 year old…

“Literally the happiest girl in the world! My home produced 7yo Tullibards He’s Cool (Hugo) completed his first Intermediate today. Owned him since a gangly 4yo…. Today an elegant athlete at Aston le Walls intermediate- 35 Dr, 1 pole round an upto height and twisty SJ track and a fabulous, confident clear XC with only 3.2 time faults! Simply proud to finish 8th in a competitive section ! We have come so far with this young horse, thank you to everyone who has helped me make this happen – especially Una – best mum and Auntie Susanna ! But also, Sally Hardwick, Matt Lanni, Caroline Moore, vet Rebecca Goodwin and long term trainer; Nigel Taylor! ❤️😁💪😎🍾🥂🐴🐎

☘️Sold to professional event rider Jo Geddes and Dominic David MFH…

☘️Sold to professional event rider Jo Geddes and Dominic David MFH…

“First HOYS Open worker and he didn’t let me down- From scared wreck to open worker#patience# Hard Work ❤️. He is much admired! He is such a trier- from where the poor chap was to now is incredible- he now has so much trust I train with Grant Wilson and Rodney Powell and they love him – it’s so sad to think what’s happened to him as he’s the yard favourite!”

“Goose gets his RI ticket on his 2nd attempt ❤️❤️ Jumped a good up to height track at Leicester county x”

““End of a mixed team Chase season- with Apollo off games little Fergal had to step up to lead 😃😃 he was awesome, really brave to led round his first open x”

☘️Sold to Abi Jacobs….

☘️Sold to Abi Jacobs….

“Hi I bought this mare from you few weeks back and your mum asked me to let her know how she got on. After having bloods and vetting was clear she was v poorly but she’s had time and love and she is the loveliest kindest mare I’ve known. She has a bit of an opinion but she’s a real trier and I couldn’t be more chuffed with her! Such a lovely head on her for a 4 yo ! She’s changed so much so I’m quite excited that she may make a nice lil event horse.
Pictures from the weekend at her first dressage comp and first look at a xc fence 😊
Abi ”

☘️Sold to 4* event rider Phoebe Powell as a 3 year old…

☘️Sold to 4* event rider Phoebe Powell as a 3 year old…

“Such an honour to be invited to the Eventers challenge at Hickstead. Tick off the bucket list going down the famous Derby bank and over the Irish bank ✅😍. We were up on the clock and took a chancy line that didn’t pay off to the skinny combination but we will hopefully be back next year to have another go! ❤️
P.s. that millisecond of taking the first step down the derby bank made my bum twitch! 😬😂🥂 “

☘️Showjumper Charlie Seymour says “they have progressed into such handsome boys” of her two 4 year olds…

☘️Showjumper Charlie Seymour says “they have progressed into such handsome boys” of her two 4 year olds…

“ One whole year ago today we picked these two little boys up as 4yo…. Fast forward one year and they have progressed into such handsome boys who just keep on giving. They had the end of summer through to winter to just hack out straight from the fields, then in January when the ménage was built they have been in practise. So really they have got to where they are in 7months 💗

So far:
Sj course hire ✔️
Showjump lesson ✔️
Showjumping shows ✔️
Xc schooling ✔️
Dressage ✔️ (spliff is next out for dressage )

Proud of these two boys for how far they have come and will continue to go on to 🦄”

☘️Sold to Dani Kennerley…

☘️Sold to Dani Kennerley…

“Pilot, purchased from yourselves almost a year ago. He’s an absolute legend, turned his hoof to everything we’ve asked. He’s done to BS shows now and is regularly out on fun rides, beach rides ect. Currently waiting to start his ROR showing career at our County show in a few weeks. We love him ❤️”

☘️Sold to Danielle Frost, GB u21 event rider, as a five year old…

☘️Sold to Danielle Frost, GB u21 event rider, as a five year old…

“Monet finally gets the WIN she deserves🎉🎉🎉 finishing on her DR score of 28 and a foot perfect double clear well in the time in the BE 100🏅 thank you Rachel Cook for your perfect plaits😍😍 She’s such a pleasure to work with! Hoping to move her up to novice very soon!

☘️Clone Junior Sold to Lysaght Equestrian as a 4 year old…

☘️Clone Junior Sold to Lysaght Equestrian as a 4 year old…

Above “5yo Clone Junior (Quidam Junior X Coevers) 2nd in the British Novice this morning at Parwood! 🥈🦄🤩”

“Clone Junior (2014 Quidam Junior X Coevers) jumped a beautiful double clear in 1.05 Open – 8th place 🌟😍🦄

”5yo Clone Junior (Quidam Junior x Coevers) jumping her last double clear Discovery 😍❤️🦄

☘️Sold to Alice Bibby Eventing as a 4 year old …..

☘️Sold to Alice Bibby Eventing as a 4 year old …..

“☔️ Big day for 6yo Mulvin Igloo and I braving it to Aston Le Walls in the rain by ourselves for his second 100! ☔️ Igloo absolutely delivered; finishing on his dressage of 34.8 for 9TH PLACE 😁
Seriously proud of his jumping performance today with a brilliant double clear inside the time round a really meaty XC course.
Feeling like a proper event horse in the making 👊🏼”

☘️Sold to Helen Clarke as a 4 year old…..

☘️Sold to Helen Clarke as a 4 year old…..

“My mare still going amazing and I did hunt her this winter and although
She’s too Good she was amazing. My daughter was picking up hounds with her at 5 pm the first day.
I’ll Send a pic of eventing last weekend if you want to put It on your site. ✅”

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