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Hi there Allison
Sorry for the delay - have been meaning to contact you since Tricky arrived home. Thank you so much for your service and help with this. He is in amazing order but his eyes were on stalks looking at all the lushous green spring grass !!!!
Cheers, Gay

Dave & Gay Luke
October 2017
Thanks so much - Angus is home. & he remembered.

Julie

Julie Hyland
September 2017
Thanks for your care Allison he has arrived xxx!!!! Please thank the groom profusely and also your skills too xx

Shirley

Shirley Whitley
September 2017
I just wanted to say thank you for all your help. Was a much easier process than I was expecting thanks to your great organisation. And massive thank you for your patience with all my questions.
Will definitely recommend and use your service again

Tim

Tim Murray-Leslie
July 2017
Hi Allison, the mare was just delivered on my farm (11:30). She is in great condition and settled and seemed to have traveled well - thank you.

Regards, Fanus

Fanus Crous
June 2017
Hi Alison,

I just want to say a huge THANKYOU!!!!

Jet & Barbie arrived safe n sound in excellent condition.

I could not be more pleased with your service.

Thanks again

Hope you have a great xmas & new year!!!

Cheers Ang

Angela Huntley
December 2016
Hi Allison
Ponies have arrived safe and sound in their temporary home.

Thank you for the outstanding care and attention you and your staff have shown our horses, thank you also for making the whole process of importing our horses to New Zealand so easy.
I would highly recommend your company to anyone wishing to send their horses overseas.

Kind Regards
Vicki Matheson
Southwood Saddlery & SW Equine Services

Vicki Matheson
November 2016
Neisha arrived safe and sound in Perth looking wonderful. Thanks so much for everything ….I didn’t have to do anything and you pulled it all together so well . Will get back in touch when I move back to NZ!
Linda
January 2016
Again I must thank you for looking after my filly so well. She arrived without a hair out of place and I can start breaking her in straight away. I would recommend your service to anybody.
Francesca Brady
December 2014
Just wanted to thank you for the safe arrival of my mare Hot N Moss to Te Runga Stud in NZ. Wayne Larsen reported that the mare arrived in good health and condition. Thank you for the continued feedback up until her arrival, I will definitely use your service again in the future.
Leonard Russo, Director – Bluegrass Bloodstock, Australia
Thank you for your patience regarding the lengthy lead time for the trip - I knew he would get here - it was just a matter of when. Also thank you for keeping me informed before, during and after his trip, it took a lot of stress out of his journey for me. Because you kept me informed I felt that you also didn’t view him as just another horse - he was treated as the special fellow that we think he is as well. And I would like to thank you for the excellent level of service you have given us and Beau from go to whoa.
Carolynn West
'Isti on Ice' arrived last Friday and stepped straight off the truck and put her head into the feed bucket. Very relaxed about the whole deal. She can now start to have a slow buildup to race again in the late summer. Thank-you for your efforts and getting her to us safely.
Dom
The Boys arrived last night. A great big thanks to you and all your team for your time and effort. You have indeed made it an easy and stress free experience for us. A couple of emails and one simple payment and the horses arrive one month later. Amazing!! If we ever have to relocate again we will look straight to your company. We will definitely be highly recommending you to everyone we speak to. We are so happy to have them back with us again. Thanks again.
Curt and Em
Two broodmares one heavy in foal traveled from Christchurch to Auckland by transporter. They were then shipped to Sydney on the Sea Horse Sea Freight charter and then onto Tamworth by another transporter. They were in such good shape that the empty mare was bred three days later, and has recently been given a positive 16 day scan. Can you believe it. The other mare is also happily grazing in the broodmare paddock awaiting foaling. The horses prove that they were well looked after and the whole trip was a walk in the park. We have used your services in the past and will continue to do so in future. Many thanks.
Paul and Sandi
Oakridge Cutting Horses
Just wanted to drop you a line and pass on a big thank you for all the care you and your team gave to my two new horses. Importing horses for a first time, I would have thought to be quite daunting, but you took all the pressure off and your regular updates were very welcome.

After their sea travel and then a further 2 days to get to me, I would have thought that Meteor and Freelady would both be exhausted, but they came off the transporter with a spring in their step and a jog down the driveway to their new paddocks. There was no lying down through tiredness, instead it was a quick look around and then they tucked into their feeds. They have arrived in superb condition (perhaps a little too good!) and have settled in and are very happy.

Once again, thank you for your wonderful, friendly and professional service. I would not hesitate to use Sea Horse Sea Freight again.

Maree Milliken
Kazmere Stud, Christchurch
We would like to thank you for the excellent care and attention given to our horses on their sea freight trip from New Zealand to Australia. The 8 horses that travelled with Sea Horse Sea Freight all arrived in excellent condition with no problems at all, as you know we were worried about the 3 yearlings but there was no need for concern as they arrived looking like they had just gone down the road, they were not stressed at all and were very happy and interested in their new surroundings.

We highly recommend anyone considering shipping horses to do so with Sea Horse Sea Freight. Thanking you once again.

Paul & Raewyn Rogerson
Maioro Endurance Arabians

The two horses from White Robe arrived at the stables yesterday morning at 10.30 a.m. They were in terrific condition and were straight into their food. They evidently had a very calm trip over. We would like to thank you for keeping us in touch with their progress during their trip. We are very impressed with your service, and hopefully will be using it again before long.

Many thanks.

Anne and John Arnott
“It is a nervous business importing a horse from overseas, but for us multiply that by 100! We were first-timers, the Colt “Donnerubin” represented a big investment for us as a breeding and performance dressage stallion for the future, he was only 7 months old and had only just been weaned the month prior.

Sea Horse Sea Freight Ltd, made the process easy, they organized everything from importing blood tests at the Stud, pick-up from the stud and transport from Brisbane to Sydney with a reputable transporter, quarantine, vaccinations, importing paperwork, shipping, to unloading on the Port and dealing with MAF. They gave us daily updates of the Donnerubin’s entire 5 day trip from Stud to Port Tauranga. By their superior care, Donnerubin arrived in the same condition he left the stud in, he maintained all his weight, was calm and chirpy on arrival, all of which was due ultimately to the competence of the Sea Horse Sea Freight staff.

Our trust in them was rewarded with a service that was faultless. We will never forget their kindness and service to us. We would highly recommend their service and while it may seem a daunting task importing, their professionalism makes the process painless.

Jacinda Younger
The Chevaux Dansants Stables
Thank you so much for the safe arrival of my boy. He has arrived in perfect condition bright and happy. I couldn't be happier. Thank you again
Amanda Batho
October 2015
Just wanted to say many thanks for your services. You were very easy to contact, very helpful answering my many questions, and kept me updated all the time. The pony arrived safe and sound and i would not hesitate to use seahorse seafreight again.
Holly Norman
August 2015
Thank you for your prompt, and friendly business.
John Adams, NSW, Australia
July 2015
I have just realised I never thanked you for bringing my horse High streets all that Jazz safely over from Aussie. Thank you very much for your professional service and looking after her so well. It was a very easy and stress free process for me. She arrived in great condition and I was very happy. I will recommend others to use you and if I ever import another, will be in touch.
Sunita
July 2015
The mare has arrived safe and sound, thank you so much for the excellent service and keeping us up to date with the movements of the horse. I was worried about sending a mare that was in foal but she has come through it brilliantly. We will certainly be using you shipping service to move our show horses later in the year.
Vicki Matheson
June 2015
Thank you again for delivering another horse safely to NZ for us. We appreciate the fact you keep us informed regarding the travel from horses departure to destination. If I find another horse in Australia I would not hesitate to use your services.
Vaughn
May 2015
A huge thank you to You and the team at Sea Horse Sea Freight. My 5 horses have arrived to our farm in NZ and have all settled beautifully and are all so relaxed.

It was a massive decision for us to bring our stallion who had survived colic surgery and I want to thank you for ensuring his diet remained the same throughout the whole journey. I was super impressed your groom followed them to Cambridge which was great as I got to talk to him and thank him personally and hear from him that all five travelled so well.

Thank you again and I have already highly recommended you in Facebook.

Debbie Peach
March 2015
The 2 fillies arrived at my property today via road transport after being collected from the boat on arrival in Melbourne. They are in superb condition and have held condition perfectly on the trip. Thanks again for all the arranging you did at your end ....much appreciated.
Dean Saxon - Stormy Park Racing, SA
February 2015
Thanks to you & your team for the same transportation & professionalism in freighting our Redoubts Choice x Cierzo filly from Australia. This filly is a half sister to Jimmy Choux & I must say she arrived in great shape at the farm in the Waikato after her sea journey with your company from Sydney. I send Thoroughbreds back & forth across the Tasman on a regular basis & will continue to use your great service for all my broodmares & yearlings.
Richard Wood
September 2014
Just letting you know that Roxy arrived about half an hour ago. She is looking absolutely wonderful (except her manners need a tune up! But she will settle soon I'm sure) and I would like to thank you for everything and for looking after her so well. Thanks again.
Nikita and Roxy
December 2014
Volente looked a treat when he arrived. Thank you very much for handling all the arrangements. Look forward to the next one. I'll contact you regarding the gear at the end of the month.

Francesca Brady
October 2014
I have great big thankyou to Sea Horse Sea Freight for the excellent condition of my colt as he arrived to me in Perth last month. I commend your team on the structured freight plan he was afforded.

After the sea trip he was spelled a couple days in Sydney and then travelled to Melbourne, spelled, Adelaide, spelled, Kalgoolie, spelled then to me in Perth. He appears as good as he left in condition and as he was unbroken has definitely been the making of him. Attached photos on arrival. I look forward to repeating this trip with more yearlings.

Bill Lewthwaite
June 2014
Before leaving NZ Just Arrived in Perth. Horses arrived at Cobbitty safe and sound, many thanks for everything.

Rachael Micallef
June 2014
On behalf of my father and myself we would like to say thank you very much for the service you provided in getting Beetle over here. He has arrived in lovely condition. Your help and communication was excellent and everything was made as simple as it could be for us. Thanks again.

Andrea Wellington and Peter Wellington
May 2014
Thank you very much for all your help Allison. Heard from mum that Cracker has settled in well in his new home. Will definitely go with Seahorse Seafreight again in the future if I have another horse to bring over.

Charlotte
May 2014
I just want to say that our two lovely horses are now safe and sound in Tauranga, and to thank you for your seamless arrangements to bring them to NZ.

Sue Court
Top photo is Charlee a couple of hours after he arrived here in Harwarden, bottom is the day he got on the truck in Brisbane. He looks good for a horse that's just travelled for 9 days! He was nice and relaxed getting off the truck and has adjusted well to farm life too 🙂

Very happy he is here, can't help but keep going out to his paddock to make sure he's still there!!

Sam Oliver
February 2014
Bondi Tram arrived safe and well and is now enjoying some good Waikato grass. Thanks to all your staff and handlers.

Richard Wood
February 2014
I just wanted to let you know that Baz & Mak arrived safe and well in Canterbury. Their timing was beautiful as we had just picked up the keys for our new place, and Majestic delivered them straight to the door!
I want to thank Seahorse Seafreight for the wonderful job done with my boys. As you know I had a bad experience moving Baz to Australia, so the trip back to NZ was always going to be a worry, and now there were 2 horses to worry about!! But the whole experience this time around was fantastic, Sydney Horse Transport were exceptional moving the boys from the Sunshine Coast to the port in Sydney, and Majestic were wonderful in the move also from Tauranga to Oxford.
The whole process was easy and stress-free, everyone kept me updated through the whole journey, and the boys were kept side by side the whole trip, which made for happy horses at the other end! Neither of them looked as though they had travelled, let alone from QLD-CHCH!!
Seahorse Seafrieght are a real asset to anyone wanting to move horses internationally, and I would recommend your services to anybody! I cant thank you enough!!!
Louise, Baz & Mak
September 2013
Hey thank you horse arrived safe and in good condition. And gear bag as well. Was so easy dealing with you guys I will highly recommend you to anyone I know. Thank you again.

Nick Keyte
September 2013
Thankyou, he arrived late this afternoon and looks great. Thankyou so much for doing such a brilliant job bringing him over and caring for him so well. I would recommend using your service to anyone travelling horses to or from New Zealand!

Terry - Sydney
July 2013
The colt arrived in great condition and in fact has put on weight since we last saw him. Thanks very much for your help.
Monty - Bluegables Farm
July 2013
Many thanks to Allison and the team at Sea Horse for the safe delivery of my arabian mare from Australia. As a first time importer of a horse from Australia I was a little worried but they took all the stress out of it for by arranging her vet blood testing, all her transport to the ship in Sydney and from Tauranga to Taranaki once she landed in NZ. Great communication and a pleasure to deal with.

Tanya McGinty - Marvae Arabians http://marvaearabianstud.webs.com/
June 2013
Dökkvi arrived safe and sound at 10 am this morning. He is now happily grazing. He is tired but no wonder after such a trip. Otherwise seems to be good and enjoying his freedom again!

I thought I let him recover on his own, nice and quiet but he looked so lonely and bored I decided to put him in with the stallion and gelding after two hours. They had some meet and greet going on and then business as usual;.....grazing!

Thanks again for taking care of him and your excellent service.

Jennie -Skogarrond Ltd.
June 2013
Thought I would write you a quick message to say thank you again for your service with our 2nd mare to come to Australia. Mali arrived early evening last night, I am so pleased to have her home and look forward now to her impending December foal. One more horse still to come, I'll be in touch!!
Penny Buckthought
May 2013
Just letting you know that Charlie arrived safely this afternoon - in excellent condition thank you. He is now at home in Woodbury, South Canterbury and has been introduced to his partner (Nutkin on the left) who will be his fellow wheeler in the pony team.
Bindy
September 2012
Just thought I would drop you a line to let you know Tilly has arrived in Adelaide safely. James (our son) said she is in great condition (better than in the photos I took a week or so before she left!) and she is calm and quite relaxed. All the gear arrived intact in the box as well. A huge thank you for everything. You were both fantastic to deal with and very helpful through the whole process.
Pip
May 2012
Just letting you know that Twist arrived safe & sound. Thanks heaps for all your help & making it stress free to get him here.
Allysha
April 2012
Just to let you know that Spyda arrived safe and sound to Dubbo, none the worse for his long journey. He walked of the truck after a long day looking quite relaxed and ready to eat! The rain scald was clearing quite quickly and his bald patches have already started to grow back. Many thanks to you and the groom that cared for him.
Pam
January 2012
Thank you Allison, my wee girl is home after a great trip.

All the best.

Brigid
November 2011
The girls arrived safe & sound yesterday. Their coats are gleaming & they look terrific. Many thanks for taking such wonderful care of them on the crossing. The mare was so calm even though the filly was jumping out of her skin. All 4 horses are settling-in nicely.
Michelle - Melbourne, Australia
November 2011
Just a very quick email as heading out. Alice from Australia arrived this morning at 5 am. Have to say am absolutely delighted with her. And, once again she has arrived in beautiful order. Thank you very much for everything, I so appreciate your care that you take with the ponies.
Julie
August 2011
Hi there Allison, just letting you know that our girl vee arrived home today and she has travelled really well, pranced and danced around the paddock like she hasnt been anywhere, thanks so much for all your care and organising her to come to her forever home.
Nikki
June 2011
Recieved Native Touchoftexas.Very happy with the dealings with both yourself and Mandy. I see he has been cleared from NZ. Thankyou, Very happy with the service.
Rob Talent, Melbourne
June 2011
In Like Finn our yearling colt arrived safe and sound this morning ( Monday 11th April ). Thank You for the excellent service as per usual.
Sue & Peter
I just wanted to thank you so much for returning my 4 boys safely to their NZ home. They arrived full of spirits & cheek and are once again enjoying good NZ grass.
Brigid
November 2010
APACHE HAS LANDED!... and in great shape. Thank you for the brilliant job you did transporting Apache to live with us. Door to Door. No hassles. No added, hidden or unexpected costs.Great communication throughout. It is rare indeed to be able to offer feedback quoting a faultless service and our pleasure to say you exceeded our expectations. Simply… Thank you and well done!
Janelle and Wes
November 2010
Good Morning Allison - a quick e-mail to let you know that Regis has arrived and is happily settled in. Many thanks once again for your super service, you guys make this all so easy. Kindest regards and please pass on my thanks to the rest of the crew.
Jo Linton
October 2010
Ella arrived on Sunday morning looking great, you would never believe she had travelled so far. Kids are absolutely wrapt. Thank you so much for your service it has been great.
Amanda
October 2010
Just a quick note to say thank you for all your help getting my mare to Melbourne safely. She arrived home late Saturday evening and is settling in well. Thanks again for taking care of her.
Jade Wishart
September 2010
Jimmy arrived safe and well this morning. He is relaxed and settled. Thank you very much for help getting him across. You have been great to deal with and I have appreciated your consistent updates on the horses journey. Many thanks again and I will be recommending Sea Horse Freight.
Sarah MacLeod
July 2010
Arrived on island safe and sound! What a very beautiful horse. A big thanks to Jesse, he has done a wonderful job and certainly recommend him and his caring way with the horse. As someone who has no knowledge of horses i have been taken back with his gentle nature around the horse and making sure that everything is comfortable, relaxed and calm. I really appreciate your help, time and efforts and as stated in one of the first emails, your company was by far the best one could hope for, this has proven itself in more ways than one. You have a very happy customer. Please let Evelyn know Lucy has made it to her new home and is spoilt with her new paddock, enjoying some pellets and living arrangements, she will be certainly very well looked after and treated like a real princess.
Adon
January 2010
Just a quick email to let you know that our filly Robyns Fire arrived safe and well on Tuesday 26th January 2010 around midday. We would just like to say thank you for the wonderful job that you have done in getting her to us safely. It was appreciated the way that you kept us updated as to her progress. We would like to make a definite booking for our broodmare and her young foal either in April or may of this year. She is also located in Christchurch NZ. Thanks again!
Sue & Peter
January 2010
I just wanted to let you know that Joey arrived at my place at 5.30pm yesterday afternoon. He was in very good health. Thank you for looking after him so well. I won't hesitate to recommend your company to anyone looking to transport a horse between NZ & Aus.
Anne
September 2009
Thank you so much for the pics, he looks fantastic & in great condition, not even tucked up, which they can even do on a float trip let alone 3 days on a ship. Thank you so much for all your effort, Its the first time I've imported a horse & you have made it totally worry free. We will be looking in future to import some mares, so I will without a second thought be getting you guys to get them home to New Zealand soil. Thanks so much again, & we catch up in person on sunday at the stallion parade.
Tania Boyd - Arcoda Lodge
September 2009
Just letting you know that little Harry has finally made it to his new home in Tasmania!! The last leg from Melbourne to Tassie took some organizing and re-organizing but Harry is absolutely fine, you would not think that he has travelled all the way from NZ... Thank you again for your great care of my little chap, we have already formed a great bond, I see what you mean, he gets under your skin.
Regards Leanne Bell & Harry
August 2009
Just an email to say thank-you so much for everything, I was so happy when I saw Style, she was in excellent condition after such a long trip! and not stressed out at all. Once she got home she settled in straight away with her new paddock buddy! Very relieving, I wont be so stressed out with the next one now that it all has gone so well! Thanks again.
Greta Smale
July 2009
Thank you for all of your help. The horses arrived home and are all in excellent fettle. My driver said that everything was extremely professional and run perfectly. I have paid the invoice today and I will not hesitate to use you guys in the future.
Troy Corstens
June 2009
Just a quick note to let you know has arrived home safely. He was in excellent condition and settled right down immediately. Thank you so much for organising everything for me, trucking at both ends especially, it saved me a big headache! I would recommend you guys to anyone; you have been amazing - in fact I have let my boss know about your company as he is thinking about bringing over a TB broodmare from Oz at some stage. Anyway catch you later, thanks again.
Pauline Litherland - www.debonairsporthorses.co.nz
Just a quick note to let you know that the mare arrived safe and well and a big thank you to you and your team for every thing, I will be recomending your service to anyone I know taking horses either way. Many thanks and regards.
Jacqueline Kimber
Just thought that I would drop you a quick note to say thank you so much for a professional but personal service. Sinatra arrived on Tuesday absolutely no worse for wear for his big journey. I wouldn't hesitate to use your service again. Many thanks.
Samantha Pascoe, Gurteen Stud, North Canterbury
The horses have arrived all safely and entered the quarantine station as on scheduled. Jason wants to express his gratefulness to your help and coordination as well as the excellent and professional service from Nick. As you said, Nick is truly a professional and he also provided a marvelous, detailed report of the horses on the ship. Jason said he hopes that he will have the privilege again to have Nick to accompany the horses to Taiwan in the future business.
Minnie, Taiwan
Thanks for your email re Ben. I have been meaning to write to all the people involved in getting Ben to Cairns to say a big THANK YOU! I never thought that getting Ben to Cairns would have been such a smooth hassle free experience, especially taking Ben’s nervy temperament, age and inexperience with travel into consideration. Your service was wonderful and I felt Ben was in very good hand at all times. Your regular email updates were also very much appreciated! Ben has settled in really well, lost most of his fluffy NZ winter coat and is even looking a little podgy! I am riding him regularly and he is doing everything right so far. Thanks again Allison.
Ali & Ben
Thanks for your communication throughout the trip.Troy arrived in excellent shape.He got to hes caretaker trainer at 4.30 am she gave him a feed and went back to bed. By 7 am he licked the bin dry and was as fresh as a daisy.She couldn't believe he had spent the last four days at sea. The whole process was very easy and I will not hesitate in travelling my horses with you in the future.
Charlie Pollicina
Allison, I dont know how long you have been in this business but being the first time I have bought horses from New Zealand you and your company have been excellent. I will have pleasure in dealing with you again and telling others to do the same thank you. The mares are fine, thank you once again.
Bruce McDonald, Director, Amberlu Standardbreds, Port Pirie, SA.
I would just like to thankyou of the excellent service you have provided with the delivery of my new horse ``Over the Top``, it was so hassle free and the communication throughout the trip was excellent. The boy arrived off the truck in gale force winds and rain and behaved like he had been there all his life. Hopefully will be riding him by the weekend! Thankyou so much again, would definitely recommend your company to any future buyers in Australia or would use again myself if purchasing overseas.
Emma Jones-Reha.
We have just settled him in putting a cover on and some of his toys in the paddock with a feed, he is more beautiful than his DVD so thats a huge bonus!!! We have got both bags, thanks. He's enjoying the paddock and having a good run, buck and roll. Allison, thank you very much, he has arrived in very good condition, thanks again thanks for finding out how he travelled and his behaviour, greatly appreciate your time and effort with us.
Debby & Joan, Kanika Park www.freewebs.com/kanikapark
I'd like to say a very big thank you to you both. The correspondence from you has been excellent and I would recommend you to anybody wishing to transport horses by ship. Once again thank you both.
Jacky Oakeshott
I just wanted to write this email to tell you what wonderful staff you have accompanying theses horses across the water I didn't quite catch the groom's name but I have never met a nicer person who obviously cared about the well being of the horses in his charge. He was able to tell exactly how each and every horse had traveled. I will highly commend your services and if you keep this kind of care and attention up, you will no doubt have many happy clients Doras horses arrived safe and sound, they will be having 2 days off here in Vic before they travel through to SA. Please let me know this gentleman's name so that I may send him a thankyou gift. Thanks again.
Rachael, Prestige Horse Transport, Victoria, Australia.
Just a quick note to say how impressed I am with your company's service. It was great how you arranged all the testing and transport arrangements, both here and in Australia. My horse arrived in excellent condition and not at all distressed. The process was so seamless and trouble free for me, that I would have no hesitation in repeating it. Once again thank you very much.
Sylvia Shepherd
I just wanted to say a big thank you for looking after Rusty so well. He has certainly arrived in excellent condition and I know Rhonda was pleased that you kept in contact with her too. Your emails keeping me updated with his progress was wonderful and very much appreciated. I would certainly use you again if I ever want to bring in another horse from Australia - You made the whole process so easy and i didn't have to do a thing! Again, many thanks.
Joann Steel and Rusty
Thank you so much for letting me know that Rusty has arrived and all is well. I rang Joann on Sunday to make sure he had arrived and was ok, and she was really happy with everything. She said he was as good as gold. I will definitely recommend you to anyone looking at moving horses across to NZ in the future as I think the whole experience went like clock work and Rusty was well looked after. Thanks again for everything.
Rhonda Dooney
Just wanted to check in with you and thank you and your team for your much appreciated help and efficiency in transporting 'Magic' across Tasman (see photo right). I visited him a few weeks back and as you can see from the attached picture, he is a picture of health and wellbeing in his new environment. No staggers, outside 24/7 and very happy boy - and consequently mother. Thanks so much and have a great week.
Dr Annica Larsdotter, New Zealand College of Chiropractic
Thankyou for your email of enquiry. I was going to contact you to say how pleased we were with the condition and handling of the colt. He is very good to handle though he must have been introduced to many strange and bewildering experiences in quick succession some no doubt he would liked to have said no to. Apart from him not wanting to back off the float when we got him home all went very well. He stepped into a fairly dark stable at 3.00am very readily. He is eating well and certainly sleeping alot. Looks for his hard food night and morning which he probably did not have on a regular basis where he came from. Found the wharf easily from your directions. I can't believe your firm made it so simple for the customer. Would certainly contact you if I were to transport another from Australia and would certainly put Seahorse Sea Freight's name forward with glowing report should any of my friends and acquaintances be contemplating it. Once again, Many Thanks.
Jan Austen
Just an email to say Thank you very much. You made an daunting experience for me very reassuring & I felt very satisfied my boy would have been looked after. Matty arrived last night looking beautiful even after his big trip. He was glad to get into a paddock & have a good trot around. So, thanks again Allison.
Cheers Hayley & ``Matty``
Hi Allison, Stoli arrived in great shape and with all her gear. I am so happy with your services. I feel she was fabulously looked after and arrived in such good condition. She has recovered well and I would be happy to work her after only a day or two of rest despite my dad (who is a vet) being certain that she would need a weeks rest before being worked!! Once again thank you very much, I was recommended your services and now I know why.
Kerensa
We sent Nick off at the airport last night after a very full on day. He’s a top bloke, and we are indebted to him for his excellent care of the horses. I can see they've been eating well... they're all fat as pigs. I hardly recognize Rosie, and Bella truly looks like a different horse. They're all sleek and shiny and beautiful. Certainly don't look like hillbillies now. Thanks once again for the excellent service you have given us. I have really appreciated the encouragement, the personal attention, the regular updates over the months, the efficient and prompt organisation, and all the little extras that you willingly organised for us. The NZ end of things has been blissfully easy, thanks to you. We will be recommending your company to anyone here who wants to bring horses in.

We'll send you the video, and some photos when we get the horses home. Yours thankfully and with relief!

Sue, Wen-ching and family, Taiwan.
G'day! The boys all arrived today and are very well - thanks again, and I hope the cheque did the same!
Pat
Just got back home. It's 2:30 AM, everything went really well at the wharf. All the horses were calm & Nick was really really super!!! He did a great job on the ship obviously. And he handled everything and got the horses in the truck. All the horses look great in condition. The horses all got into their stalls in the quarantine facility and immediately lied down and rolled around forever! Thank you so much for everything. I will definitely recommend you guys to anyone who wants to bring horses from NZ to Taiwan.
Margaret
I would like to thank you for everything you did in making sure that my 2 girls arrived safely from Perth & Tasmania. Thanks to your constant contact & updates, what promised to be a very nerve racking time for us, ended up being a 'walk in the park'. It was such a relief knowing that you were to handle everything from farm to farm & all I had to do was sit & wait. And the way you went that extra mile to make sure every client was happy was incredible. I commend you on your friendliness & professionalism & would not hesitate to recommend you to those who may be in need of your services. Thank you again.
Debbie Ryburn, Silver Fern Cleveland Bay Stud http://www.geocities.com/silverfernCB/
Just a quick note to let you know that our filly and two colts arrived at our property on the 26th August safe and healthy. The boat trip didnt take too much out of them at all and as they were in such good shape they only stayed in Melbourne for three days (instead of a week) before being transported by truck to Perth. Thank you so much.
Terry and Sandy
I have used Sea Horse Sea Freight for 4 horses now. The first occasion I brought in an Arabian filly from Melbourne. I was so pleased with her arrival condition I chose to use Sea Horse Sea Freight to bring in the next 3 horses from Sydney. I had not seen the crate prior to bringing in the Sydney horses, and upon seeing the crate landed at Tauranga I would definitely recommend it to anyone. The crate is simply awesome. I was especially pleased to see the horses had a barred window to eat their feed in safety. The room each stall has, gives plenty of movement, and when unloaded there was no swaying like they had been at sea for days. In fact I could have taken each and every horse straight to a show.
Lee West - Fairway Lodge Egyptian Stud
Having recently had 3 horses sent to Tahiti from New Zealand via Sea Horse Sea Freight I would like thank Allison and John for their efficiency and well organization, and certainly the kindship to our horses. Allison and John are no doubt very professional in their service. I was lucky enough to visit these horses in quarantine before they left New Zealand and, after 7 days at sea, I couldn't believe it when they walked out of the container in such good condition! Sea Horse Sea Freight provide not only a good friendly service but give the added personal touch of reassurance before, during and after. We will most certainly use Sea Horse Sea Freight again. I cannot recommend them enough!!
3 Very happy horse owners! - Tahiti
In December 2001, I imported a colt from Australia and he arrived in New Zealand in a less than satisfactory condition. The shipping company on that occasion was NOT Seahorse Seafreight....

In November 2002, having purchased another purebred Arabian mare from Australia, I was naturally very hesitant about bringing her to New Zealand by sea. However, excellent reports from colleagues who had used John and Alison Lozell of Sea Horse Sea Freight, reassured me that history would not repeat itself.
On November 30, 2002, I collected my mare from their depot and cannot speak highly enough of both the service I received and the care and attention given to my mare. At all times, Alison kept me fully informed of dates of pick up by the transporter, vet checks, etc., and likely arrival times. I even received email pictures of the mare on the morning of her arrival. This testimonial cannot reflect praise enough for John and Alison. Their shipping containers are totally professionally designed and fitted out and John and Alison are thoroughly professional horse people. What a difference. My thanks to you both, the travelling groom and your Australian agent.

Jacquie Webby, Al Dhahab Arabian Stud, Tauranga
Allison: Honey finally arrived tonight at around 3.30 p.m. She seemed really well and happy and proceeded to tuck into her fresh grass paddock. Thanks for your usual care of my horses it has been much appreciated. Hope you and John and family have a happy christmas - thanks again.
Lesley
From my first telephone enquiry SeaHorse Seafreight Ltd provided professional and personal service. I felt assured of the comfort and care that would be afforded my 6yr old gelding (whom I've had since a foal) from pick up in Melbourne to drop off in Wellington. Over the years there have been times when I have been exposed to people in the equine industry whom I felt should not have anything to do with horses - with SeaHorse Seafreight I had No such concerns. My boy has flown, and travelled by sea now and I strongly believe that he travelled far better with Seahorse. Thank you Allison and John.
Joanne Radd, Wellington NZ
Hi Guys, You are just absolutely the best!!!!! Thanking so much for keeping us up to date.!!! Fussy darn high maintenance clients!!! I don't know who is more stressed me or the husband having to put up with me (grin, grin) or my cob partner in NZ.... Have a great weekend and thank you so much for your extra attention to detail and for delivering well beyond our expectations. We look forward to recommending you to everyone is Aus. And if at any time you would like to use us as a telephone reference feel free to give out our number! Thanking you.
Grant & Leah Jarvis FROBEN PARK
Dear John and Alison, I am writing to thank you both for the care and attention given to our pony Owendale Patience on her trip to NZ from Melbourne, and also the care you gave her at your property prior to us picking her up. We recently received a photo of Patience taken the day before she left Owendale Stud and find that she looked absolutely no different than when we collected her from you. Thank you again and should we buy another pony from Australia, or indeed send one, we would have absolutely no hesitation in sending her with your company by sea.
Glennis Stormont www.BrookfieldsStud.co.nz
I appreciate the photos of Thomas. I am impressed with how Thomas arrived, he was quite relaxed and happy. He arrived and said a quick hello and headed for the nearest patch of grass ( I'm sure this will surprise you). Darling Downs were excellent with contact and conduct. I certainly would use this company again. Your Aussie connection was also very personable. I am very pleased with the the service I received from start to finish.
Paula
Sincere thanks from the Ramsay/Flannagan family for bringing our latest show pony Cherrywood Fernando safely from Australia. After a not too happy and rather bad experience with another company, we have found Seahorse Seafreight to be the best. We were always informed of every movement change of times etc and our request for special feeding, covering and booting for our precious pony never a problem. As this is not the first pony we have imported from Australia using both Airfreight and Seafreight, I would give my personal guarantee to anybody wishing to use their service as the best safest and most competitive company when freighting your horses to New Zealand. Once again thank you.
Joy Ramsay
Good morning John and Allison. Just a note of thanks for your care in bringing the horses back from Aussie. Thanks for all your e-mails on their progress, you run a very efficent business. Felix the Cat is being off loaded as I write this, the mare will be at stud shortly.
Sea Horse Sea Freight made the whole process of shipping a horse home from Australia extremely easy. The horses arrived in top condition and it was great to receive a report on how they had travelled while on board the ship. It was an added bonus and very exciting to be able to watch as the crate was lifted off the ship. I will definitely be using their services on future transportations from Australia.
Jozette Thode
We have imported eight miniature mares & fillies using Sea Horse Sea Freight Ltd over three shipments from Australia. We have been delighted with Allison & John's attention and service. In each case the horses arrived relaxed and happy and in good condition. I would strongly recommend anyone contemplating importation of horses contact Sea Horse. They make it all seem so easy and economical. Even when we had a road accident, which delayed us from collecting our horses, it was no problem. Allison & John took care of everything until everyone could travel. Thank you.
Nancy E Parker, Honeybourne Stud
We have used Sea Horse Sea Freight twice for transporting horses from Australia. We have found John and Allison Lozell very professional, and our horses always arrived in good condition and with minimal stress. They have handled all necessary paperwork and internal transport when we have not been able to organise this in Australia, and have always kept us informed on the travel details. It is assuring to know that a dedicated and knowledgable person travels with the horses. I have been at the Auckland Wharf when our first horse arrived, a pregnant mare, and was very impressed with the overall service that we received. I would not hesitate to reccommend their transport services to any one wishing to import or export horses.
Ray & Deirdre Carr, Deeray Quarter Horses, Taupo, New Zealand
I recently shipped a 3 yr old Standardbred gelding to Brisbane with Sea Horse Sea Freight. Although he had never been off the property before, he travelled well and arrived in excellent condition.
Alec McDonald, Clerk of the Course, Alexandra Park
I have used Sea Horse Sea Freight Ltd twice sending broodmares to Australia and found the service a cost effective alternative to flying.
Peter Neilson, Thoroughbred Breeder