Quality NZ Horses Testimonials

Scroll down to check out the fantastic references from some of our loyal clients, worldwide!
Our clients include some of the most discerning leading riders and trainers in the world.
Also plenty of extremely satisfied, happy amateur and junior riders as well. – Joanne Bridgman

I have known Joanne around 20 years and there is no one in New Zealand more dedicated and professional in sourcing top class horses.
She has found me several horses over the years and has made the logistics of bringing horses to the UK extremely straight forward and painless.

William Fox-Pitt

British Olympian, Dorset, UK, Fox-Pitt Eventing

We have used Joanne of QUALITY NZ HORSES on many occasions over many years for ourselves and clients. We have always found Joanne to be professional and fantastic with her research. We recently bought an amazing young NZ T/B from Joanne and the sale went very smoothly.

Thank you Jo.

Stuart & Karen Tinny

Sydney, Australia , (Stuart is Olympic Gold Medalist and WEG Team rider for Australia)

Joanne sourced two absolutely fabulous Kiwi eventers for myself. The horses and service far exceeded my expectations with Joanne acting in a very professional and trustworthy manner. I highly recommend Joanne / QUALITY NZ HORSES to anybody looking to purchase horses from NZ and will continue to use Joanne to source my NZ horses.
Rhys Powell

Perth, Western Australia

I have used Jo as an agent to import my horses from New Zealand and I couldn’t be happier. Not only is she fun and friendly, she is a complete professional that can cater to anyone’s needs – both for upper-level super stars and the quality amateur horse.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Jo to anyone wanting to visit New Zealand to find the horse of their dreams.
Kelli Temple

Virginia, USA

I have to say that my experience with Joanne was a pleasure from start to finish.
Not only did she take my brief and find over 20 horses to match it, she also gave up a weekend of her time to ferry me around to see them all.
She offered words of wisdom, but never any pressure to make a decision.
Her overriding concern was always to find the right horse, not the flashiest or most expensive horse.
Her judgment is impeccable and she is the consummate host!
I’ve always loved the horses I’ve bought from NZ…there is such a wealth of talent.
Jo knows the market intimately and she is most definitely the person I’ll call when I’m looking for my next superstar !!!
Jeanan Yasseen

Sydney, Australia

I have sold many horses through Jo from young low level eventer’s through to Advanced horses. Jo is very thorough in her knowledge of a particular horse that she is selling and therefore doesn’t waste my time showing to unsuitable client’s or their time. She takes pride in selling horses that suit the right rider and fantastic new partnerships are made. I would recommend Jo as she has a great eye for a horse and knows the NZ scene inside out.
She also has incredible experience at shipping horses all over the world so you don’t need to worry about anything.
Kate Lambie

Auckland, New Zealand

Joanne was the person I contacted with regards to finding me a horse in NZ after her being recommended to me by Gill Rolton.
I live in Australia and had a lot of helpful correspondence with her via email prior to me traveling to New Zealand.
She sent me information on a range of horses, which I then arranged to fly over and see.
She was extremely helpful and organised with regards to being able to see these horses over a couple of days. She provided me with more than enough information on the horses that I was looking at and I came home with a beautiful NZ Thoroughbred, whom I have been absolutely rapt with.
We would not have achieved this without her assistance and knowledge. If I am ever looking for another horse, I would not hesitate in contacting Joanne again to see what is around in New Zealand.

Izzy O'Loughlin

Adelaide, Australia

I chose Joanne to find me my next eventer because of her fantastic reputation for suiting horses to riders. She ensured that she knew exactly what I was after and even though I’m an ‘amateur’, I was given as much priority as everybody else. Eventually my perfect horse turned up and she contacted me without delay to ensure I was able to act quickly. I appreciate her opinion and would definitely ask for her assistance again in the future.
Susan Le Mesurier

New Zealand

I have known Joanne since our Pony Club days. She has an excellent eye for a good horse and is very clever at finding quality potential young horses as well as older well performed horses.
I bought my Bronze Medal Sydney Olympics horse “Eye Spy” off her .
She provides a very professional service.

Sir Mark Todd

NZ Olympian based in UK, Mark Todd Eventing

I have known Jo since she sold us her little grey part Arab “Bandolier” that she competed with in 1978 World Eventing Championships at Lexington – he became “Mairangi Bay” and competed with my ex at the highest levels and in the Australian team in the World Championships 4 years later .
I have kept in touch with Jo ever since and feel she has a good eye for a horse.
Lucinda Green

Hampshire, UK

I have known Joanne for many years and she has always been honest about the horses she shows me and is always upfront when it comes to prices and commissions, which is a rare thing in this business!

She also has a great eye and will always try and get what ever videos or pictures that I want and will always recommend researching their performance record which a lot of people don’t do!  Joanne has always been honest and cheerful to do business with.

Liz Millikin

Virginia, USA

Joanne has been an unbelievable contact and agent for me in NZ. She has gone above and beyond to help me find truly special horses. We have been thrilled with the 4 we have brought to the states. (Two lower level horses with potential and two world class upper level horses).

I was sent videos of lots of horses to chose from and if none suited my needs, she found me some more!! Each horse, regardless of their experience, was exactly what she said they would be. This was critical as they were purchased off of video, I didn’t travel to see them. I completely relied on Jo sort them out for me. If I wanted to see further video of any of them, she got them to me. Everything was arranged for the vettings and travel. Her interest goes beyond the sale as we keep in regular contact about how they are going. She wants to make sure she has found the right partnership for me. That is what it is about for her.. finding the right horse for the right rider.

Jo was a complete advocate for me throughout all of the sales. She is professional, honest, helpful, and above all a reliable source of quality horses. I can’t thank her enough for the wonderful horses she found me.

Heather Gillette

New Jersey, USA

Jerry has settled in beautifully. He is a dream to ride, so soft and calm and forgiving when I get it wrong!!! My instructor adores him and his daughter who rides 2 star rode him and thought he was absolutely beautiful. Thankyou so much for everything he is everything I wanted and more!!!!

NB … this lovely 2* schoolmaster was purchased from excellant video footage as Julz was unable to get over from Australia to try him out – another great success story from QNZH’s !!!!

Julz Moulden

NSW, Australia

I contacted Jo in April 2009 when I commenced my search for my next eventer. I wanted a small, safe, experienced horse suitable for an amateur, and Jo promptly provided me with details and DVDs of 6 horses that fitted this description! Before I knew it I was on a plane to New Zealand, and I realised very quickly that it was a not a question of whether I would buy a horse in NZ – the question was “which one?”

Thank you Jo for making my horse buying experience so stress free and enjoyable – your guidance and advice was invaluable. I’m thrilled with Bijou, he’s exactly what I wanted, and I will definitely recommend your service to anyone who is looking for their next horse!

Amanda Young

Sydney, Australia

I am a part time event rider, and unfortunately have to sell several horses a year to fund my habit!

I have used Joanne as my agent for 7 years. She is extremely professional, honest and thorough in her dealings with both purchaser and vendor. Having competed at the top level herself, Joanne has a good eye for a horse and I would trust her recommendations regarding a horse’s ability and character. I believe she has an exceptional ability to match the right horse with the right rider. Joanne is very thorough in overseeing the entire sale process, including insurance, sale agreements, travel arrangements, and addressing any unforeseen problems.

I would not hesitate to recommend her to anybody thinking of buying or selling a horse.

Kate Wood

4* event rider based in NZ

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