Our Customers


Hi Stephen,

Just wanted to let you know how happy and thrilled I am with my float – Thankyou.

SJ Float Camping

SJ Float Camping

It was a challenging time to purchase an interstate manufactured float during Covid lockdown, but the many conversations we had during the ordering process and the detailed information you provided and explained provided me with the confidence to go ahead with the purchase sight unseen.

I very much appreciated the updates during the build and was extremely happy when the small window of opportunity timewise became available for me to drive the 1000 +kms to pick it up in December.

I was ecstatic with my float when I finally got to actually see it, the quality of the finish is fantastic and what I expected and hoped it would be. I felt comfortable towing it home and it sat behind the car perfectly.
Sadly I have only managed one show in it, due to Covid restrictions, but that was a show I thoroughly enjoyed and really appreciated the comfort of a ready made bed, AirCon and Shower!

We have also managed one family camping weekend in it and my teenage boys were very happy to take their motorbikes along in the back!

I would also like to thankyou for your after delivery service, you have provided responses and solutions to my queries in the timeliest of manner.

I highly recommend Stephen Jays floats and would be happy to share my experience with others.

Kind regards,

Phil & Steph

Dear Stephen,

My husband and I would like to express our appreciation of our new 5 Star Series 3 horse angle load float. 9 years ago, we purchased one of your 2 horse straight load floats and we have had 9 years of trouble free towing. We found ourselves needing to upgrade, we did some shopping around with other brands, but we came back to Stephen Jays.

Your customer service is exemplary, you took the time to help us design our perfect float, we can honestly say the other brands just don’t match up. The attention to detail in our new float is AMAZING…! The float is just beautiful, the colour is fabulous and most importantly the towing….beautifully balanced on the road, the horses are going to love it.

Once again many thanks for our new float, we cannot wait to get it out and show it off.

Phil & Steph

Jody Leembruggen

Hello Stephen,

Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how wrapped we are with our brand-new Statesman Series float! It has been a dream of mine for a very long time now. Your Australian made floats are made with quality and style.

We are located in the Riverina, Griffith NSW. A long way away from Stephen Jay Floats. Once I had done my reserch I was very confident we were getting excellent value and more for what was needed!

The process with the purchase was so easy! Well for us it was……maybe not so for Stephen as I was so not able to make up my mind on something like exterior color! He really made these decisions easy and guided us along the way.

After 12 weeks of the production and receiving photos along the way, it was time to make the trip to pick up the new float!

I cannot thank Stephen enough, it is better than I imagined. Tows like a dream and looks fantastic!

We have only done a couple of trips but there have been many people asking for a look and a bit of drool along the way!

I would be more than happy to recommend Stephen Jay Floats to anyone!

Even the people that are a long distance away, it was a very easy and fantastic experience!

Stephen has been great with after sales support, I cannot be happier!

If anyone wants to know the in’s and out’s, please let Stephen know and I am happy to answer any questions.


Jody Leembruggen
Griffith NSW 2680


I couldn’t be happier with my Stephen Jay’s 2018 Statesman Series 2HAL float! Stephen and his team did an incredible job creating my dream float, and the after sales service has been second to none.

I would highly recommend Stephen Jay’s Floats to anyone who is looking for a top quality, well-built float with a great finish.

- RH QLD, November 2018 –

Noel Child

Dear Stephen,

As you know, I was recently involved in the purchase of a Stephen Jays three horse angle load horse float.

As a customer, and as a person with a long involvement in the racing industry, I would like to record my very strong endorsement for the quality, appearance and operability of the float.

I think that you and your team have covered all the bases.

From the design and construction point of view, I was able to observe the quality materials and workmanship involved during the build process.

From a working perspective, the float travels and operates easily and well.

As a professional engineer, you were kind enough to give me access to your underframe and floor designs and specifications, which allowed me to do an independent and arm’s length review.

In many ways the underframe and floor of a float provides the foundation for its structural strength, and I can only say that my assessment indicates that the structural design of your floats is first class, with plenty of surplus strength and load capacity where it is most needed.

I think that the quality of the design, materials and construction bode well for the operating life of the float for any potential future resale.

These are very important considerations for prospective customers.

People sometime confuse price and value – the latter in my view being the key factor. In my opinion, your horse floats represent genuine value, and it is a great pleasure provide this recommendation.

Yours Very Truly,

Noel Child BSc PhD , MIEA, MRACI
Principal, NG Child & Associates

Shona Campbell & Sue McCleland

After many years of research into buying a new float we decided on a Stephen Jay float. We were particularly interested in the structure of the float that we were going to be purchasing and very particular about the finishes of the float. Many hours of phone calls and visits to a variety of float manufactures left us feeling concerned that we would not find everything that we wanted in the one float.

A phone call to Steve at Stephen Jay changed everything!! We found a company that listened to what we wanted and had excellent space saving ideas that were practical and user friendly. The structure of the float is the best our mechanic has ever seen and the finishes are second to none!

The float is beautiful to tow, my horses travel well and both my mother and I can use it easily! It is admired where ever we go!

Steve’s customer service is unlike any other. The consistent contact left us feeling reassured that our float was being made by the best and that our requests were being met. The after sales service has been wonderful too and they still remember my name!

Thank you Stephen Jay Floats.

John & Melanie Sunderland

Stephen Jays produced a float exactly to our specifications and it has been fantastic not only for the horses but also for overnight stays at competitions. The quality and workmanship of our float is superb as has been the after sale service.

Mark Freeman

By way of introduction, Cedar Ridge Stables is an Arabian Horse Breeder and Competitor in the sport of Endurance. Established in 1975 Cedar Ridge Stables owns 150 Arabian horses and has competed around the world.

Cedar Ridge Stables competes regularly across Australia which demands long distance horse transport. Cedar Ridge chose Steven Jay floats because of the design characteristics, the flexibility of that design and the reliability and quality finish of the end product.

Cedar Ridge Stables are happy to recommend Stephen Jay Floats.

John Dugan

Just wanted to tell you the float is absolutely magnificent. I have been on numerous trips over the last couple of months and i just love it.

The horses love the horse section and i love the human compartment. It is absolutely seperate from the horse section and no smells.

I love having the shower included in the float, it means wherever i go I can have a shower and be comfortable after a big Endurance Ride.

Everthing in the float works magnificently, microwave, water pump, cupboards, and bed and storage area.

I took your advice and bought a couple of big rubber rear 4×4 mats placed them over the shower area and then when i stop, pull them out with the poo and urine. This makes the shower recess absolutely clean with no problems of cleanout.

However after giving plaudits for the Horse and Human sections, the most absolutely surprising thing for me was how it travelled on the road.

It trailed behind the Land Cruiser like a slot car; sometimes I had to check that it was there. It was amazing I have towed floats before but they have bounced around. This one just sits on the road regardless of whether it is empty or loaded, it never bounces or lurches just like a slot car always where it is supposed to be.

This means it is absolutely safe to tow.

Thanks for a truly great float.

John Dugan

Kylie Hardy

I thought I would let you know that I am completely loving my float still.

If you would like another testimonial for the website, here is mine:

Thanks so much for creating a safe, sturdy, beautiful float. I tow the float nearly every weekend and it pulls like a dream! I am the envy of all my friends and constantly being asked from others where I purchased it from.

Potential buyers, please make sure you go to the warehouse and have a look around how they build the floats!

I highly recommend SJ Floats to anyone out there looking for a float. Steve is extremely knowledgeable about horse floats and has an abundance of information.

Thanks again Steve.

Bill & Susan Shearer

We wish to express our appreciation and gratitude to you and your team for providing us with a ‘first class’ float.

Living in Melbourne we were hesitant to order a float, let alone a custom made one, from an interstate manufacturer- however from start to finish the process was so easy!

You produced and delivered exactly what you promised, on time and within budget.

The exceptional personal service you provide combined with a willingness and ability to custom build is a rare commodity these days.

At every stage we felt part of the project and completely confident in your product.

Through great communication, brilliant design solutions, great attention to detail and impeccable quality you gave us a float that exceeded our expectations.

So again a great big thank you and know that we would unequivocally recommend Stephen Jays floats to anyone wishing to purchase a float.

Bill & Susan Shearer

John Muir

It is with pleasure and conviction that I commend anyone considering purchasing a horse float to seek the advice and expertise of Stephen McMurray (Stephen Jays Floats at Penrith).

I have been involved in breeding, selling and racing thoroughbred horses for more than 30 years. My stud have bred and sold Derby and Oaks winners. I have served on the committee and as President of Thoroughbred Breeders for 13 years (now retired).

Earlier this year my stud commissioned Stephen McMurray to build a horse float to carry our valuable broodmares and foals to the Hunter Valley studs.

The outcome was better than anything we had expected.

The finish was world class, extremely safe and practical with nothing left to chance and most importantly affordable.

Stephen is a true professional, knows horses and their requirements and is a very likeable person to deal with.

I couldn’t recommend Stephen McMurray and his company more highly.

Shelly Pollard

Thankyou so much for making me such a beautiful float. I am so happy with it and can not wait until the coming show season to show it of.

Your customer service has been excellent and I felt very comfortable talking to you along the way about it. I feel like I have known you for ages.

Thanks for being so patient with me as I no I can be a bit of a pain when it comes to making decisions.
Thanks also for sponsorship of our coming Horse Of The Year Show in October.

Please feel free to send anyone interested in buying one of your floats in S.A. round to have a look I would only be to proud to show it to them.

Thanks Heaps Again.

Anne Colvin

Dear Steve…

Thank you so much for all of your help and advice in designing this float, it is absolutely perfect and tows like a dream. I am the envy of everyone around!!

Tom Han

We have been using a lot and horses travel very well and the float tows great. Very happy with the finish and build quality is excellent. Small details are well thought out and the float feels very solid. Have had lots of interest when at events too. Paint job is first class. Couple of the covers have fallen off the wheel bearings but thats nothing to do with the workmanship. All in all very happy and would recommend you floats.

Tony Scott | Stud Manager

Rheinwood Pastoral Company recently took delivery of a 3 horse angle load float from Stephen Jays Horse floats.

The float rides very well and is extremely stable on the road. The qualities of the build and safety features are of the highest standard. The communication during the construction stage was excellent and this has continued after post delivery.

Having used many different types of horse transport in 30 years of involvement in the horse industry, I have been very impressed with this trailer.

Rheinwood Pastoral Company

Kate Lindsay

Dear Steve,

I absolutely love my new float. Thank you so much for doing such a great job and my horses are enjoying the new luxury ride to shows. Not only does it look a million dollars but it pulls like a dream as well. I couldn’t be happier with it!