“In mid-2014 we purchased a run down 65 acre property at Ardmore, South Auckland, with a plan to turn the property into a commercial equestrian business. Breeding, all weather lit arenas for year round riding, a classy environment for riding coaches to bring their clients for lessons, stables for full livery and agistment and facilities and amenities to enhance the experience for our future clients.
With little real rural experience ourselves, other than training and competing in show jumping and eventing, we turned to Harrison Lane’s Laura Daly to help us develop our multi million dollar dream. Her task was to turn our vision to reality; and it was a big task.
In the intervening 10 months, with Laura in control of the project and absentee owners not able to provide a lot of support, Laura has changed a run down property in the low foothills of the Hunua ranges at Ardmore into what is fast becoming horse heaven.
Initially constructing covered yards to get us started riding, then earthworks for a lit 60m x 20m dressage and warm up sand arena, an 80m x 50m jumping arena surfaced with a world class all weather silica sand/GGT jumping mix. Finally construction of a 20 stall stable and covered yard barn complex with tack and feed rooms and wash down areas. In addition; a hay barn, tracks, stormwater and drainage, retaining walls, landscaping and an observation room rounds off this stage of the project.
Laura’s brief was all encompassing and the result is a credit to her experience, vision, energy, organisation, honesty and perseverance.
We look forward to the significant levels of interest which has developed in what Harrison Lane has created for us turning into a profitable business and fun recreational venture.
Harrison Lane has earned our ringing recommendation.”