We are professional international horse transporters which have been in business for over 20 years in the UK and abroad. We have two horse transporting companies, A2B Horse Transport and B & S Horse Transport. We are based in Devon and Somerset. We also have our own horses and treat our customers horses like our own with care and consideration.
UK and International transportation of horses and ponies as required
Shared and individual loads always available throughout the uk and internationally
All our vehicles are fitted with ventilation fans and temperature control from the drivers cab
Tracker system for safety and security
With over 20 years experience we are able to offer a personalised, fully insured service to you and your horses
Fabulous outcome to a sticky situation. I had arranged for a friend to help to move my little cob who is very green and has never travelled before. Long story short, it all went pear shaped when he came out of the side of the trailer (it didn’t have a side door!) I contacted Barry and told him everything. He arranged to meet us this morning to try again. Barry was so calm and easygoing, little man went in, Barry drove with such care, we got to our destination, Vinny wasn’t even hot, calmly walked out of the box, wondering what all the fuss was about. I will definitely be asking Barry again if I have to transport any horses.
Clare Perriam, September 23, 2018
Barry transported a 2 year old donkey for me from near Marlborough to Somerset. Donkey Ruth was calm and unstressed on arrival. As always, experience shows. A first-class job and thoroughly recommended.
Nelson, May 21, 2018
Excellent Service. If you are looking for horse transport I would highly recommend Barry he came and collected my very anxious Arab mare recently and took her to a new home. He was fantastic, this was a very emotional situation for me and he dealt with both me and my horse brilliantly. A very kind, calm and helpful person who just took control of the situation and made sure everything went smoothly. THANK YOU so much Barry will definitely be in touch again if I need a lorry again.
Louise Down, March 28, 2018
Outstanding service provided by Barry. After booking a ‘less experienced’ company to deliver a horse (who was a seasoned traveller) had actually brought the horse back when it became slightly unsettled- probably due to restricted space and poor driving. I called Barry who bent over backwards to help resolve the situation and collected the horse the following day where he ensured the horse had plenty of room he drove with care and kept me and the new owner informed all the way and the horse travelled perfectly. He is a real horseman and his lorries are well built and immaculately clean. He is worth every penny. I now wouldn’t use anyone else. Thank you so much Barry.
Isabel, May 12, 2017
I would like to thank Barry for the excellent service he gave us and our 2 horse’s while transporting them from Devon to Limousin in France. Barry has a great personality and a relaxed however professional manner. We were kept updated throughout the journey of their progress, which reassured us of their wellbeing. I could not believed how calm and relaxed the horses were on their arrival and totally unphased by the long journey. It is clear to see that horses are a love and life style to Barry and not just an occupation. I would certainly use Barry again and would recommend him to others. Thanks again Barry.
Nicki Lord, Apr 23, 2017
Excellent five stars Barry brought three horses all the way home to Devon fom Denmark two were foals and a three year old none had travelled before they arrived in excellent condition Barry kept me updated on how they travelled very nice chap knows horses which makes a big difference then just recently brought a filly foal home from Lincolnshire once again foal arrived happy and in lovely condition I would well recommend Barry for your horse transport brilliant service, thank you Barry.
Yvonne Payne, Nov 08, 2016
Barry transported my horse from Switzerland to the UK and I have been impressed at how calm my horse was when he arrived in his new home. Barry called me during the journey to give me news and took care of my horse as if he was his own. I can definitely recommend him and will use him again when/if we return to Switzerland. Thank you Barry!
Deborah, Jun 04, 2016
We could not have found a more ideal transporter for moving our two draft horses to Ireland. Barry was so particular about their welfare, taking time and trouble to ensure their well being throughout the journey. The horses arrived calm and cool despite many hours travelling by road and sea. The vehicle is well equipped, clean and maintained with pride. We were very fortunate to find someone who cares so much for his cargo. Thank you Barry, we would recommend you without hesitation.
Martyn Harris, May 21, 2016
Wonderful, friendly, efficient, experienced transporter, horse arrived after long journey relaxed and happy. So proffesional and worry free, everything done exactly on time and with full communication, would use Barry every time. Thank you very much for everything
Mrs Batchelor, Apr 25, 2016
I cannot praise Barry enough for the excellent service he gave us, transporting our new 2 year old from Exeter to Glasgow. Barry phoned to let us know his progress throughout the journey. Otis arrived completely chilled out. What a lovely man, he took care of our horse like it was his own. Well deserved 5 stars. Would recommend Barry to anyone.
Fiona, Nov 23, 2015
Fabulous Service! I called several companies and Barry gave me the best price and a convenient time to suit delivering my new horse. He took amazing care of the horse and kept me updated during the journey to advise me on how he was doing. Excellent service, friendly and considerate, trustworthy, good price and most importantly takes great care of the horses as if they were his own! I would recommend him everytime.
Hannah W, Sep 14, 2015
Just want to say a very big thank you to Barry, who transported my two mares from the south of France to Dartmoor. The service was excellent, horses were relaxed when they arrived, and Barry was in contact with us all the way. I would recommend him for all horse transport, lovely man. Thank you and we will keep in contact. Una and Steve Miller.
Una miller, Jul 25, 2015
What can i say except that this service is the out and out best. Barry is the most friendly, considerate and easy going person, he has a beautiful lorry, and he made something very stressful on previous occasions using other transport services an absolute pleasure for me and the horse. Barry listened to my requests without making me feel like a typical fussy horse owner, in fact he made me feel like nothing was too much trouble.
Lisa, Jul 25, 2015
Hi – Cant speak highly enough arrange to collect a new pony. Barry arrive on the dot and kept me informed of his progress through the journey and how the pony was travelling – Gave me an ETA and was 7 mins over so i knew what time to expect them and get myself organised for the arrival. She arrived safe and well and no distress what so ever – he was in no rush and took time out to talk about the journey so what to expect in the future when we go off travelling again. So A BIG BIG thank you Barry for first sorting out the mess in the first instant and getting the pony delivered not for me but the vendor. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED> will def use you again when required.
Shalynn Cartwright, Nov 16, 2014
Excellent five star service in everyway, Barry couldnt have been more helpful when we needed a new horse transported who was very poor and under wieght. He was professional and caring at all times and put the best interest of the horse first. Barry handled the horse with great understanding as like all horses going to a new home, he was rather unsure. We would highly recommend Barry for his transport and will defenatly use him again if needed. Great prices and even better service. A massive thankyou for all your help Barry, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Bridget Morris, Oct 23, 2014
I stumbled across Barry & Sue’s B&B whilst looking for somewhere to take a break with our horses, and then discovered the added bonus that Barry could transport our horses for us, leaving my daughter and I free to drive down to their farm later in the day. Barry could not have been more helpful and handled our horses (one not great at loading) really well and they arrived very relaxed. The return journey was equally trouble free, making our short break on Exmoor very enjoyable. We will certainly use Barry’s transport services again and if you are looking for a beautiful place to stay with your horse on Exmoor, I highly recommend Middle Upcott Farm.
Kaye Freemantle, Aug 19, 2014
Would recommend Barry 110%! He delivered my new horse from Kent to Guernsey, horse arrived in heat of midday sun completely chilled, not a drop of sweat on him, having been fully hydrated the whole journey! Barry clearly treats them as his own. Thank you!!! :-))
Karen Jones, un 21, 2014
Five star service, would recommend Barry…Good communication throughout……Great Price, transported 2 horses from Southampton to Devon. He asked lots of questions regarding horses very professional service. Thanks Barry, Kim & Levi Laxton. 29/05/2014
Kim & Levi Laxton, May 29, 2014
Barry is an amazing chap who transported my horse from wales to coastal devon – he invited us to his house to discuss options and was warmly welcomed by his lovely wife- he kept me informed along the travel and my boy arrived safely and happy – would 100% reccommend him hes a star !
Teresa lock, Apr 18, 2014
Very resonable price excellent handling for our youngster and friendly horse was very relaxed when arrived have used a couple of times would definately use again.
Mrs S Braybrook, Feb 03, 2014
Our horse transport vehicles all have the following fitted to ensure the comfort of the horses throughout the journey:
Temperature Monitor/Censor fitted in horses compartment which has a reader/recorder within the cab of the driver.
Humidity Monitor/Censor fitted in the horses compartment which has a reader/recorder within the cab of the driver.
Extractor and blower fans fitted in the horses compartments.
Switches in the drivers cab to switch on fans as required by the reading of the temperature/humidity in the horses compartment.
Observation from cab into horses compartment.
A Sat Nav and a Tracker System is in the transport for both Safety and Security.
We carry as spare the following:-
Head Collars and Lead Ropes
Water and Containers for animals to drink from on their journey
Contact details of vets throughout the country, animal health & emergency services
With over 20 years personal experience transporting horses around the country and as the owner of horses we know how important it is to treat them with care and consideration at all times. With the following certifications and qualifications we are able to provide the best service for your horses:
Fully insured both Public Liability (£3 million) and also Horses are fully insured both for death and injury.
DEFRA approved Type 2 (Advanced) horse transporter allowing me to transport horses and ponies up to 12 hours in the UK and Abroard.
City & Guilds Certificate of Professional Competence in Animal Welfare (Transportation of Horses & Ponies) Animal Health + VOSA authorised transporter.
A2B Horse Transport / B&S Horse Transportation Services
Based in Devon and Somerset, South West England.
Office tel: 01398 323128 ~ Mobile: 07885 185553
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