JSW gallops ahead as it helps to ensure horses travel around world in safety

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HORSEBOX MANUFACTURER JSW is helping to ensure that the world’s most valuable competition horses travel more safely to international equestrian events.

Global horse transport specialists Peden Bloodstock turned to the North Yorkshire-based firm to help them manufacture an innovative lightweight mobile ramp designed for Peden by professional flying groom Richard Picken, to ensure precious equine passengers are safely loaded in and out of aircraft.

The firm, which was the official equestrian transport and logistics company for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, said that they were well aware of the experience and expertise within the JSW team and that the firm was an obvious choice is assisting them with the ramp’s build.

“Many airports that we travel to with the horses were not initially designed with the needs of horses in mind,” said Fiona McCormack, veterinary adviser at Peden Bloodstock.

“In order to ensure the safe and efficient loading and unloading of these precious athletes the optimum solution was to have the ability to take our specialist equipment with us wherever we are undertaking airport operations in the world.”

Ms McCormack continued: “The FEI show schedule is becoming increasingly international and horses have never had so many air miles. We are thrilled with the ramp, which meets all our operational needs.”

The family-run firm has been commissioned to build a number of unique projects over the years including a wheelchair lift and ramp for a horsebox.