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We had a terrific entry of 37 Horses & Ponies which included the Dispersal of the Rosevidney Pure Bred Arabians. A bumper crowd packed the sales ring creating a buoyant trade.


Top price of the day was for a 6 year old Connemara 14.2hh pony selling for £1,365. The Rosevidney Arabians met considerable interest and all sold, with bidders from Northumberland, Yorkshire, Midlands and all over the South West with Rosevidney Belle Tiger Doll selling to £500 with others at £490, £470 and £420.


Thoroughbreds sold to a top at £440 for a well schooled 8 year old. There was also a keen interest in the youngstock on offer with a 2 year old TB cross halter broken selling to £390.



In the saddlery department a large company of buyers saw a Stuben jumping saddle make £150 with other saddles by leading makers selling to £100. Full size bridles to £42, outdoor rugs to £34.




Our next sale will be held on

  TUESDAY 2nd September 2014




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A short entry of horses and ponies forward continued to meet a selective demand although quality riding horses are selling well with an 8 year old coloured cob, regularly hunted, selling to £960, few ponies offered sold to £165 for a New Forest.  Young stock met a limited demand although quality sorts with potential created some interest.


Just under 300 lots of saddlery and equipment met a buoyant trade with many new buyers in attendance with Saddles to £90 (twice) Bridles to £33 and a Hunting Coat selling for £46.


   Next Sale Tuesday 6th May 2014


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Sawdye & Harris September 2013 Report




The auctioneers behind one of the largest horse and pony sales in the country have announced they are to move it to Newton Abbot in what is being hailed as a "welcome boost" to the town's economy.

Sawdye and Harris took over what they described as "a very run down sale" at Exeter Livestock Centre four years ago. They have built it up into the second biggest monthly sale in the country, with buyers travelling from Wales, the Midlands and the east of the country as well as the farthest reaches of the Duchy.

The auctioneers are based in Newton Abbot so say the decision to transfer it to the town "seemed to make sense" – particularly in view of a proposed future relocation to a new facility nearby. In addition to the regular livestock markets, there will now be a horse sale on the first Tuesday of every month.

Gordon Chambers, auctioneer at Sawdye and Harris, said: "We are delighted to announce this move and looking forward to our first South West Horse Sale here at Newton Abbot Livestock Market.

"We expect to see in the region of 60 horses and ponies at our first auction and up to 600 lots of saddlery, tack and equipment."

Newton Abbot town development manager Sally Henley added: "This is a very welcome development and one which will further boost business throughout the whole town on these auction days.

"Visitors travelling to Newton Abbot are sure to make the most of their visit and once they have completed their transactions at the auction, will no doubt take the opportunity to do a spot of shopping and have some lunch in the town as well. I wish Sawdye and Harris every success with this initiative."

The mayor of Newton Abbot, Councillor Colin Parker, will be performing the official opening of the sale on April 3 at 10.30am.

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Thank you to everyone who attended our recent sale making it a very enjoyable and successful day. We are always delighted to get emails and letters of thanks from you all, here is a lovely one which came in today...

Another delighted client following on from our successful horse sale last week ...

Good Morning,  I just wanted to say thank-you to your excellent staff for their coutesy & help when we travelled down to your Sale from Llandysul last week.  My son & I travelled through the most foul weather to secure the safety of 2 of the late Countess of Dysart's aged mares, & just everyone of your staff that we came in contact with, was helpful, kind & polite.

The 2 mares have gone to Mr & Mrs Carters Milcroft Stud until we can bring them home on the weekend. They will then spend the rest of their days with some 10 other Polaris animals.

Again, my thanks to you all,

Mrs D Bethell - Cross Foxes Stud


Gordon Sold on the Highs and Lows of Racing !

Annabel Groom, Journalist with the Western Morning News continues her occasional day in the life of series and this week meets auctioneer and country boy Gordon Chambers of Sawdye & Harris

Terms and Conditions

Further sale dates may be added and the above list is subject to alteration. Please check with the Auctioneers. Sale of Saddlery to commence at 10.30 am and the sale of Horses and Ponies to commence at 11.30 am.

Entry forms and catalogues are available from Sawdye & Harris either via their website or on 01364 652304.


All lots must be pre-entered.


For inclusion in the catalogue all horses and ponies must be pre-entered (in writing) by noon on the Thursday prior to the sale date. Entry Fee £15. Horses and ponies will be accepted up to and on the sale day on official entry forms only and will be sold following the catalogue list. The entry fee charged if horses are entered on the day of the sale is £25.

Please do not hesitate to contact our Equestrian Team should you require any help or advice on 01364 652304




Sawdye & Harris Report

Jubilee Tuesday 5th June


A massive crowd turned up for the sale on Bank Holiday Tuesday and saw 78 Horses and Ponies go through the ring. The wet weather did not dampen spirits and bidding was brisk with buyers from, East Anglia, Wales, Midlands, Bristol and all over the South West in attendance.


Top price of the day was for a young 16.0hh coloured mare at £1310.


A smart 15 years old Black Cob sold for £1050.


A pretty 14.2hh Palomino Halflinger mare made £630.


Several young coloured cobs sold between £525 and £660 each.  Thoroughbreds sold up to £525 and a cracking Welsh Sec A pony, 11 years old sold for £315.


600 lots of saddlery and equipment again sold to a packed crowd with saddles up to £165, Bridles to £22 and a set of Driving Harness to £165.





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