Danielle Wheeler 

I am 28 years old, I live in the beautiful rural setting of Clevedon. I picked up my love for horses from my family and my love for home and décor from my Mum Briar. It was inevitable that I was going to end up riding horses; horses were always around my great grandfather was a racehorse trainer, my Grandmothers family all hunted and my grandfather a polo player and, in his later life, carriage driver. It was my Grandad; Snow Bennett that I managed to talk into getting me my first pony. 

When I was younger, mum was a firm believer in doing a bit of everything and not focusing on one particular discipline. I competed in a lot of dressage, show hunter and pony club events, but my favourite discipline was always eventing; I loved the dressage and the adrenaline rush of the cross country. I have been lucky to have had some pretty special horses over the years and it is through eventing that I’ve met so many great and wonderful people and gained some life-long friends. 

I have always thought it would be great to own a retail store that specialises in equestrian apparel and homewares, so with the extra time spent at home during the COVID lockdown Home & Stable was created. Home & Stable will be based out of my home in Clevedon and you will be able to find us online. 

Clevedon is a very horsey Village approximately 35mins from Auckland City Centre. Clevedon has a strong horse community as well as attracting visitors from nearby towns, many people visit Clevedon for its boutique food and wine, rich history and country charm. The beautiful scenery makes it the perfect destination for a Sunday drive or watching some Sunday Polo at the numerous polo fields around the area. We have very popular markets on the weekend that attract a large number of visitors also.