Team LA

Little Avondale and its horses are only as good as their team. It's their daily attention to detail which ensures the safety and health of every horse

Sam Williams

Little Avondale's proprietor Sam Williams. He has come a long way since he helped out at the Te Parae stables for just $5 a day pocket money!


Catriona Williams

Catriona Williams began riding as a four year old, in front of the saddle of her mother Maureen as they shifted sheep and cattle on the McLeod family's Wairarapa farm.


Buzz & Susie

Extremely important as without them there would be no Sam!

Kirsty Percy

Financial Manager and Office Secretary.

Emily Morris

Office Communications

John Duncan

Public Relations

The A Team!

Matt Aitkenhead
Helen Phinney
Lawson Campbell
Emma Wilson
VETS - Mandy Illston Keelin MacDonald
FARRIER - Kambel Barham Aaron McGilly
Liam Forster
Millie Green
Billy Primmer
Amelie Seubert
Hannah Mee
Tessa Carroll
Rolf Le Roux
Kim Blyth
Rosie Wharton
Callum Helliwell

A real sense of stockmanship and a love of the animal. When our mares arrive back from LA, they look like they’ve had a month at Club Med, with some of the trimmings of the buffet, but also the glow of having had the attention of a personal trainer

Sylvia Kay, Trainer, Levin