First class travel for your horse
Local, provincial and nationwide transportation.
We’ve been consistently providing high levels of care for horses in transit and at our numerous, fully equipped stables around New Zealand for over 80-years. We’re unbeatable at what we do, which is provide first class travel and care for your horse at economy rates. Everything we do is completely under the Majestic umbrella; nothing is outsourced.
Our staff are fully experienced in the transport of all equine livestock, including transporting inter-island, to and from airports, race meetings, studs, pony clubs, and for many other horse industry requirements. We operate regularly throughout the North and South Islands with depots in Auckland, Cambridge, Matamata, Palmerston North, Bulls, Christchurch and Invercargill. Our depots at Auckland, Bulls, Christchurch and Invercargill have permanent staff to care for your horse in transit.
The most modern, fully equipped horse transport fleet
Our horse transport trucks are constantly serviced, often upgraded, and when necessary, our team can completely disassemble and rebuild them. Any changes we undertake are to improve the already first class levels of comfort, safety and style that we provide to our clients’ horses and our teams travelling with them.
All our vehicles are equipped with modern communication systems to connect between trucks, depots and managers. We have live GPS speed and map tracking so that we never lose contact with any of our team, or sight of our trucks and valuable cargo. And most of our fleet have cameras installed.
5-star horse hotels
Whenever a journey involves stopovers, your horse steps off our modern transporter into an enclosed paddock, and it’s then watered and fed (you can supply your own feed if your horse has a special diet) before staying in a covered yard or overnight barn facility, with a cover if necessary, at one of our depots. Our stables are like 5-star horse hotels. We then water and feed your horse before it gets back on the transporter for the next stage in its journey. When a horse is travelling overseas and their flight is delayed, we take your horse to one of our stables until it can continue its journey. The welfare of your horse is paramount and our duty of care is exceptional. Read what our customers say about us here.
Meet and greet at pickup location. Load your horse onto our modern transporter.
Stop in Ramarama, Auckland overnight. Your horse is unloaded into high-end stables, watered and fed (if on a special diet, we feed what you supply us), and is cared for on-site.
The day might start at 4:00 am when we water and feed your horse, carefully load it onto our transporter and continue south.
Stop in Bulls 7-hours later, to water, feed and shelter your horse in our stables.
Water and feed your horse, load it onto our transporter and continue south.
This next stage is a 13-hour day, so we water and feed your horse along the way.
Safely deliver your horse to the agreed delivery location.
The thoroughbred of horse transportation
From stable (or paddock) to stable, anywhere in New Zealand in 3-4 days. Even if you live in Kumeu and your horse is in central-Otago. We ensure the safe transportation and delivery of your precious cargo from the moment it boards one of our modern and fully equipped carriers until safely at its destination. With longer journeys this can take up to 4-days. That’s because nothing is more important to us than your horse’s wellbeing. We remove as much stress as possible so your horse arrives cool, calm and collected.
Our depots and stables are strategically located throughout the country to cater for any event during transportation. For example, we could be moving a horse from Christchurch to our depot in Bulls, but on arrival in Picton the swell could be too big to travel in comfort and could stress your horse. In these instances we’re flexible and would unload, feed and water your horse (catering for any dietary requirements), at our nearest depot/stable, without added cost to you. We work around the clock and all our depots and stables are managed by experienced horsemen who mostly live on site to provide 24/7 capability. We’d then board the next available, stress-free crossing.
We have the best gear, people, coverage, treatment, facilities and feeding regimes. For example, we have 10 acres in Bombay, Auckland with horse facilities that are second-to-none, and it’s very similar throughout New Zealand. Horses receive first class treatment with Majestic, and thanks to the scale of our operation, which makes everything streamlined and easier, we’re surprisingly affordable. All the major trainers, stud masters, and air freight companies choose Majestic. That’s because we consistently provide an exceptionally high level of care and service, along with absolute confidence. When you want the best treatment for your horse, you choose Majestic. Our approach and everything about our operation makes us untouchable.
A horse arrived at one of our depots after its initial collection. The on-site horseman noticed the horse had a slight cold. He didn’t want it to get travel sick, so he called the owners and requested a travel delay for the sake of the horse’s comfort. The owners were thrilled that we’d house, water and feed their horse at no extra cost. But more importantly, that we cared about its wellbeing.
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