Caroline started transporting in Essex before moving her family and business to Sussex. Having successfully grown in Sussex, gaining a reputation for knowledgeable and supportive service Caroline decided to grow by adding a second horsebox to the fleet
Justin joined in 2020, going part-time at his office job in order to follow his passion and turn his pastime into a vocational career
All of our drivers are Type 1 DEFRA authorised transporters with an NPTC level 2 award in the transport of animals by road
"I have always had horses in my life. From the age of 17, I started to work backstage in the theatre and built my career as a lighting technician until I moved to Sussex in 2013
This prompted a move into the equestrian industry and purchasing my pony, Nelson. One of the things I felt hindered by was the lack of available transport that wasn't self drive
When I fell pregnant in 2015, I decided to take the plunge and get my NPTC Award in Equine Transport. This enabled me to start planning my ascent to becoming a horse transporter
My husband Tom, my son, Noah and I all moved back to London to be closer to family. Upon moving there, I was given an opportunity to start transporting horses from Brook Farm Equestrian Centre in Essex. Here I built up a reputation for supportive, friendly and affordable transport in the area
In 2018, my family and I moved back to Sussex with an additional horse, April (pictured), where the business has grown and grown"
"I love my job.
In March 2021, I decided to go part-time at my office job to join Caroline transporting horses - it was the best career decision that I've ever made!
Since, I've been so proud to help Caroline grow Mates Rates and be part of something incredibly special. It was a huge highlight for us to be short-listed for Horse Transporter of the Year in 2021 and I'm so lucky to be a part of it!"
TWO BLOOMFIELDS 3.5T BOXES
Bloomfields Professional 3.5T Stallion Box
Take comfort knowing that your horse will travel in comfort and safety in the newest addition to our fleet. A full-height partition and spacious horse area ensures peace of mind for even the most nervous traveller
Horses face: rearward
Bloomfields Legacy S 3.5T Box
The workhorse of the fleet, this box has stood the test of time and proven itself time and again as a reliable and comfortable box. Its higher payload is ample for most journeys
Horses face: rearward