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Buying at Auction


Ringside bidding is the most popular way for people to purchase at our Horse & Pony Sales. All buyers must collect a buyers number from the office upon arrival.  If you’re successful in your bid please visit the office to settle your account and collect paperwork.


We use the online sales platform MartEye as our form of online bidding & livestreaming for our equine sales both at Brecon Market & Worcester Market. Our Conditions of Sale are also applicable to online buyers.  

If you wish to view the livestream, you are not required to register an account with MartEye. Therefore, personal or card details will not be required to view the livestream.

In order to register to bid, you will be required to place a £750 deposit with a card. This deposit will be held by McCartneys LLP and will be returned within 7 working days. Please note, this deposit cannot be used against any purchases. If you do not pay this deposit, you will be unable to bid online.

If you wish to be a potential online bidder, registration for the deposit will open the day before the sale until 10am on the day of sale. Therefore, all potential online buyers must ONLY register the day before the sale (Friday) – NO EARLIER.

You will be required to re-register your card details and deposit for each sale.


All prospective purchasers are advised to read these notes carefully and in full prior to purchase.

  • Before bidding, all prospective purchasers should read carefully the Conditions of Sale.

  • All Lots are sold subject to any announcements that may be made from the Auctioneers Rostrum and it is the responsibility of all bidders to be in attendance at the commencement of the sale of a lot to hear any such announcements.

  • Prospective purchasers are advised to inspect Lots prior to purchase.

  • Purchasers are reminded that from the fall of the hammer, horses are at their risk. Purchasers must make arrangements for the keep and attendance of their lots from the fall of the hammer.

  • Before any lot may leave the market a Pass Out must be obtained from the market office and handed to a member of the yard staff as the horse leaves.

  • Purchasers are advised to check the description of their lot in the passport as soon as possible after purchase. Passports are available in the market office.

  • All lots are sold for payment by cash or Credit/Debit Card.

  • A Buyer’s Premium is payable to McCartneys at a rate of 5% + VAT on top of the purchase price.


  • Entry for all vehicles will be through the main gate.

  • Entry fee is £10 per person (under 16's are free) and this is not refundable, however a buyer’s number is inclusive. In order to carry out the sale with the required staff, this charge must be made.

  • You will be issued with a wristband which has the sale date and McCartneys VAT number.  This must be worn while you are at the sale.

  • Buyers must collect a bidding number at the office upon arrival.

  • When the sale has concluded, please go to the market office to settle your account and collect paperwork.

  • We ask that every person who attends the sale, conducts themselves in a responsible manner, to protect the health of their families, and the families of other individuals at the market. 

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