The iSpyHorses Team

20-Sep-2017


About Us

iSpyHorses is NZ's premier online equestrian hub specializing in Horse and Pony sales, associated Products, Services, and featuring latest News and Views and Competition Results.

Detailed and unique features - through extensive marketing via social media, Facebook, Instagram and The LookBook (weekly emailed newsletter) iSpyHorses offers maximum exposure to your advertising.

HORSES AND PONIES FOR SALE - Quality horses and ponies are sold through iSpyHorses' unique and extremely effective marketing that adds volumes to all advertising. Throughout NZ and Internationally, horses and ponies of all disciplines and uses are sold to the best of homes due to the large numbers visiting www.ispyhorses.com daily. Advertisements are viewed by thousands upon thousands of equestrians many of whom would otherwise never hear of you, thereby increasing the opportunities to not only sell but also for you to choose the best possible situation for your valued equine friend, rather than have limited options.

BLOGS, NEWS AND VIEWS, RESULTS iSpyHorses selectively publishes BLOGS, NEWS AND VIEWS submitted by iSpyHorses’ users and latest competition results through WEEKEND WINNERS photos submitted by professional photographers and users.

IRT Shipping Calculator: Enjoy IRT’s built-in freight calculator to give an estimate of door-to-door delivery from and to anywhere in the world. ‘Don’t allow geography to dissuade you from buying the horse you want because it is on the other side of the world.’

iSpyHorses' Head Office

 

Pictured here is the Auckland building owned by iSpyHorses, Manestream Media Ltd, and from where all New Zealand operations are conducted.

 

MEET THE ISPYHORSES TEAM...

 

 

           

Heather Cato

Director & Founder of iSpyHorses, Manesteam Media Ltd

Heather is a proven senior business operator with many years of experience, recently focusing on the development of iSpyHorses.  Prior to creating Manestream Media Ltd, Heather was Company Director of Cato Packaging Ltd for more than 20 years.  Heather wrote a very successful, award winning, children’s novel and is about to publish her second.  Since the age of ten, Heather has always owned ponies and horses and went on to marry a true horseman whose grandmother owned the very first riding school in NZ, based in Victoria Avenue, Remuera.  Heather and her husband hunted for many years as members of The Pakuranga Hunt Club, and attended PC as children.  Their children rode competitively, and their four grandchildren are also following in the family's hoofprints, each child with their own beautiful pony.  For years now, Heather has been the owner of many top eventers all ridden by New Zealand Olympians both here in NZ and in the UK.  Currently, Heather owns an international eventer, an off the track NZ bred thoroughbred that has competed successfully in the UK, and has now returned to commence the 2017 eventing circuit  in NZ.  Heather saw a need to provide the New Zealand equestrian fraternity with a platform designed specifically to enhance equestrians' advertisements and from which to sell their highly valued, quality horses and ponies both here in NZ and throughout the world - and so iSpyHorses began.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jen Jones

Sales & Marketing Manager

Hailing from the UK, Jen is our Sales & Marketing whizz. Jen's passion, drive and expertise, combined with her love of horses, allows her to build great relationships with our customers and clients. Jen has held positions in business development, general management, sales, strategic development, education and consulting, as well as being an avid equestrian. Jen is based in Auckland, and lives with her partner and son, who also appreciate the equestrian lifestyle! Jen's OTTB, Frank, is a happy semi-retired pleasure hack, who enjoys the hunt field every now and again. If you have any inquiries regarding corporate marketing, PR and social media, Jen's your girl.

 

 

 

Jamie Halpin

Customer Service & Administration

Jamie is a passionate equestrian, who regularly competes on the eventing circuit with her OTTB, Kiwiana. After completing NCEA level 3 at Orewa College, Jamie was based at Donna Smith Eventing where she gained extensive knowledge about the inner workings of the equestrian industry. Since then, she has joined the iSpyHorses team, where she helps our wonderful day-to-day users navigate around the site, and assists new users with listing via our premium marketplace. Jamie's infectious personality makes her a friendly and approachable assett to the iSpyHorses Team!

 

 

Dave Wilcox

IT Developer

 

After starting in an engineering background, Dave has moved on to developing websites, working with PHP, MySQL databases, CSS, HTML, Linux and all the trappings which follow on from that.  He has worked with the Silverstripe, Drupal and Joomla CMSes, and Zend Framework. Other projects over the last few years have included his preferred tools of Microsoft Access and Delphi. In the last few years he has freelanced for several companies in Auckland; and previously worked for Incentive Solutions in Auckland, on some heavy-duty PHP and PostgreSQL, with graphs, GoogleMaps, SEO, Excel integration and so on.    Dave now works with iSpyHorses to develop an excellent trading platform for people interested in horses, ponies and all matters equestrian.  Again this requires addition of credit-card payment modules plus handfuls of other new features and amendments.

 

 

 

 

 

Bosco Cato

We are joined daily at Head Office by Bosco Cato our iSpyHorses' in house canine mascot!

Bosco reminds us to take the time to breathe deeply and smell the roses often!