Intellectual Property Acquisition Opportunity


Hilco Streambank is marketing for sale or license the prestigious British heritage brand Barnsby. 

Accepting Offers


Barnsby is an iconic equestrian and lifestyle brand with an illustrious 200 year heritage.

With roots at the centre of the English saddlery industry dating back to 1793, Barnsby became known as one of the most sought after saddle and bridle manufacturers in the world. The brand was traded by seven generations of the Cliff family until being acquired by our client, an international e-commerce retailer and sports branding company, following the administration of Jabez Cliff & Company Limited t/a Barnsby Cliff.

Historically, Barnsby supplied market leading saddlery equipment and leather leisure goods, including luggage, belts and clothing, throughout the UK and exported to continental Europe, the USA, China, Japan and Australia. Most recently, the brand has been applied to equine accessories sold online to consumers globally.

Barnsby Saddle Image

The Barnsby brand has close links to the British military and royalty, as well as having a loyal following amongst the general public. Barnsby was a contractor to the Ministry of Defence and Police Forces throughout the UK, producing saddles for the Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery and the Household Cavalry. Testament to its high standing, Barnsby formerly held a Royal Warrant.

Barnsby products have been used and endorsed by respected international competitors at the highest levels including Anky Van Grunsven, John & Michael Whitaker, Ginny Leng, Richard Davison, Di Lampard and Mary King.

A buyer or licensee has the opportunity to build upon the Barnsby brand recognition and position it for growth by capitalizing on both the popularity of British heritage brands internationally and the opportunity for revival or expansion into other product categories. Hermès (which began life as a saddler in 1837), Chanel, Ralph Lauren and Gucci are just some of the high-end global fashion houses which have equestrian origins or have cultivated links with the equestrian world. This is a unique opportunity to acquire one of Britain’s oldest and most admired brands with enormous potential.

Barnsby Saddle Image/Logo

Available Assets

'Barnsby' Brand

The Barnsby brand has an enduring history and heritage dating back to 1793. Since then, the brand has enjoyed a high stature and built an excellent reputation as one of Britain’s great sporting brands. The name Barnsby remains associated with top tier saddlery, sporting and leather goods. It has traditionally blended heritage, tradition and craftsmanship with innovation. Barnsby has a great resonance amongst consumers globally. Its strong links with military and royalty further elevate the brand. Given both the premium attached to aspirational British heritage brands, such as Barnsby, internationally and the scope for continued expansion into numerous further potential applications, this represents a truly lucrative opportunity for an acquirer.


Trade Marks

The Barnsby brand is protected with trade marks registered in Europe, the United States and Australia. Click Trade Mark Schedule to see the full trade mark schedule.

Domain Names

The branded domain names and

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Social Media Assets

Facebook @barnsbysaddlery (c. 9k followers).

Twitter @BarnsbySaddlery (c. 3k followers)

Brand Press Coverage

Press Coverage

Sale Process

All expressions of interests and offers should be directed to Hilco Streambank in writing. A bid submission form for submitting offers is available to download here.

Key Terms & Conditions

The bidder acknowledges that Hilco acts as an agent for the Seller who offers for sale only what right, title and interest the Seller possesses in the intellectual property assets. The information provided has not been verified by Hilco or the Seller and bidders are deemed to have carried out their own due diligence of the assets.

A non-refundable deposit of 20% will be payable by the buyer within 48 hours of bid acceptance. VAT at 20% will be added to the price. A buyer’s premium of 10% will be payable by the Buyer. Legal completion to occur within 5 business days of bid acceptance. Hilco Streambank's full Terms and Conditions apply. 

Contact Us

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