Our story

Hi. I’mAveril Hewitt and I own and run Browbands UK, based in Newbury, Berkshire.

Browbands UK was originally opened by Gemma Hale from South Wales in 2013. After many years of fabulous service and with other growing business interestsGemma decided to pursue other channels and the business was sold to her friend Sara Wilson. Sara runs a farm with her husband and it quickly became apparent to her that she was unable to devote the time to the business due to the demands of the farm. I was able to purchase the business from her in March 2020.
As many of you will know March 2020 is when the Covid-19 pandemic took hold and the world went into lockdown. This presented us with problems and opportunities. Sales dropped and we were unable to purchase new stock as all manufacturing had ceased. We therefore took the opportunity to take a step back and review everything, building a new site for Browbands-UK.com and reviewing all the stock lines.

 

Me jumping ChanceMe jumping Chance

About me

I have had a passion for all things equestrian for as long as I can remember and got my own horse, Chance, at the age of 12. With Chance we did the whole range of equestrian events from show jumping to three-day events. From this I got part time job in a racing yard doing weekends and evenings and after leaving school this turned full time working for Freddy Welch international Show jumping team. I subsequently moved to a racing yard in Kintbury, Berkshire working for John and Jackie Porter. After leaving this role I became a dental nurse and lost touch with the equestrian world until my daughter Elinor became interested and eventually got her own pony at the age of five. Elinor and I are at the stables 7 days a week now looking after her latest horse Badger. Elinor’s focus is on dressage and is a massive fan of Charlotte Dujardin.

Elinor on Badger Elinor on Badger

Browbands UK

Under the new ownership Browbands UK willstrive to provide its customers with quality products at competitive prices along with excellent service and reliable delivery! We aim to expend the product range as we grow so sign up to our newsletter to be kept up to date with all things Browbands.  We are a friendly business and always open to feedback and requests for other items so feel free to connect to us via our social media channels.

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