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OUR STORY

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

 

OUR DRIVERS

All of our drivers are Type 1 DEFRA authorised transporters with an NPTC level 2 award in the transport of animals by road

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CAROLINE ARNOLD

"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"

JUSTIN LLEWELLYN-LI

"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!"

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OUR FLEET

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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

Payload: 900kg

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

Payload: 1,200kg

Horses face: rearward