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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!!
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
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!