Our Story

Established in 1922, Grays Founder Frank Ralph Gray started the business selling pots and pans at local markets.

 

 

 

Pictured above Frank setting up an outdoor stand at Uttoxeter market in the early days.

Gray’s moved into agricultural and equestrian products in the 50s.

After the War, 2nd Generation Peter and Tony took the Show on the road.

 

 

 

Attending Horse Trials, Agricultural Shows and Flower Shows – pictured here at one of our early shows.

It was soon obvious to move away from standard household items into a more specialised Equestrian and Country themed look to

satisfy the growing appetite at outdoor shows.

 

 

Gray’s were one of the first companies to stock the collectable figurines Border Fine Arts and due to the popularity of these items we

moved to a bigger warehouse and introduced a mail order catalogue.

3rd Generation Nick and Jon were instrumental in establishing the company's wholesale business with us now supplying multiple UK

Stores along with Specialist Equestrian Outlet all across the world from America to New Zealand.

 

 

With a younger audience now attending the Outdoor shows, Greg and Abigail took over the reigns of Gray’s in 2015, developing our

range further to include the design and manufacture of an extensive Leather Range.

 

 

 

 

Greg and Abigail Haston-Copeland pictured at The International Horse of the Year Show.  

 

 

 

The British Equestrian Association presented Grays with a Stand Award.

 

 

 

Nick Gray hands over the reigns in 2015 - pictured here at The British Equestrian Trade Fair.

 

Our Latest Trade Stand Setup at The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials. 

Grays Shop at the Royal Welsh Showground, open during Royal Welsh and Winter Fair only.

Everyone's Favourite Grays Employee - Angus - In charge of Stand Security, Paid in Gravy Bones.

 

2022 will mark 100 years of Gray’s, with technology now our dearest friend we will be focusing on bringing you our

best range of Country and Equestrian Inspired products direct to your doorstep.

 

 

Thank you, The Grays 1922 Team.