Client Testimonials

Having had three Horsecoaches built by Brian and Sue, we would recommend them to any would be client. We are very proud of our latest unit. Brian spent considerable time with us going through our requirements before construction. Sue was very helpful with the interior decorating and fitout. Importantly, they have been there to help with the “aftercare” which is much appreciated.

David and Julie Brougham.


We took our big 8 horse NZPH semi-trailer down to Hobson’s to see if we could get it extended to 12. This was a very complicated job but I was impressed with the team they found a way of doing it and got it done on time for us. Alot of people have looked at it and can’t believe how long it is. We are extremely happy with the job and it is working out better than we planned.

Warwick Hansen – Hastings

Dear Brian & Sue

I felt that I must drop you a line to say how pleased we are with the upgrade that you undertook on Nicky’s Truck. The result is far better than we ever imagined it would be by bringing into the 21st century. Your service was prompt and took all the hassle out of delivery and collection. The recommendations you made for the upgrade have made for a more practical, safer and reliable unit aswell.

The paint job was just the icing on the cake and every comment we receive is most complimentary to say nothing of the added value. However, to say something of the added value, the pre upgrade value of the truck plus the reasonable cost for refurbishment is far outweighed by the current value.

Thanks a lot for a job well done.

Best regards,
Laurie Pope – Auckland

Hi Brian and Sue,

My Hobson horse truck is everything that I hoped it would be. I found the Hobsons incredibly accommodating at the planning, construction and delivery stages of the project. I was extremely impressed with the Hobson’s level of communication including many updates with email photos, phone calls etc during the building phase.The truck was completed on schedule and on budget which I know is a rare thing in this industry. Everyone who sees the truck is very impressed with the high level of finish and workmanship and my horses appreciate the comfort and safety it provides. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Hobson Horse Coaches to anyone who is thinking of building a new truck.

George Sanna
Sydney Australia

Hi Brian & Sue,

Delighted to put fingers to the keyboard.
From conception to completion building our horse truck with Brian, Sue and their team at Hobson Horse Coaches was an experience in professionalism of the highest standard.
The after sales service has been outstanding, despite us living in Australia for the past four years.
Four P’s sum up the Hobson Team; Professional, Proficient, Personal, and Pleasing.

Heather & Glenn Wallace, Burwood Lodge Sporthorses.
NSW. Australia.

Morning Sue and Brian:

We have been fortunate enough to have owned 3 Hobson Horse Coaches and the Coach we have at present is absolutely fantastic. The attention to detail and the workmanship is superb. The accommodation is definitely a home away from home and the 3 slide-outs make our living area incredibly spacious. This Coach also has accommodation for a groom with their own sleeping pod equipped with a DVD etc., allowing the groom their own personal space, if they so choose. The horses also travel in comfort and safety with 4 large spaces, well padded bars and all air conditioned. Storage is amazing with under-floor storage, as well as all the normal lockers etc. Thanks to Sue and Brian’s knowledge and expertise, we have a Coach that we absolutely love and ticks all the boxes for not only us, but also our equine friends.

Jules & Andrew Mackenzie

Hi Sue and Brian,

I have had two coaches built by Hobsons and they also have sought out trucks to build onto as well so a very easy experience for me in the South Island. I am thrilled with both units and found Sue and Brian easy to deal with and always willing to discuss different options. Only time I had to travel north was to pick up my lovely new units – very easy business deal.

Judith Johnson,
Waimate, SI

Hi Brian and Sue,

We love our Hobson Horse Coach. It suits our needs perfectly. Being able to have input into the design and finish of the truck was important to us, and Brian and Sue were very open to our ideas.

Our truck works hard and looks good! Four years on and we are still very satisfied with our decision to build a Hobsons Horse Coach.

Jean Jean and Rob Johnstone

Brian and Sue

Over the years we have had 2 Hobson Horse Coaches built for us. Brian and his team were excellent to deal with and his workmanship superb. I cant fault him in anyway. We didn’t spend a dollar over his quote and both trucks were completed on time. The quality of his work speaks for itself, our truck is several years old now and we haven’t had to repair anything on it. I found Brian and Sue excellent to do business with and if I was to have another horse truck built, I would definitely approach Brian to build it.

Betty and Gaylene Lennard
Te Aroha

We have been the proud owners of two Hobson Horsecoaches since 1987. The fact we came back for a second one speaks volumes. Hobson Horsecoaches came into the industry on ground level, being arguably the first Horsecoach builder in New Zealand back in the 1980’s. Their product found favour with the equestrian community for good reason, despite some serious challenges from the competition. Certainly I would recommend investigating what else is out there. It made choosing a Hobson Horsecoach easy. It become obvious how much Hobson’s had, and continue, to contribute to the evolution of the horsecoach industry in New Zealand. Not so arrogant as to think their already superb products could not be improved upon the advancement in technology between our 1987 coach and our 2008 coach is incredible and many other manufacturers still haven’t caught up four years on. A product is only as good as the service behind the name. Brian and Sue were professional every step of the way and while the colour scheme or configuration wasn’t their personal choice, it was greeted with enthusiasm and experienced advice – which sometimes swayed our opinion and othertimes didn’t. Special mention, and thanks, for the progress photographs emailed every Friday afternoon. Changes could be made or discussed without a trip to Pahiatua. We’ve now had our truck for four years and feel as delighted with it as we did the day we picked it up.

Lloyd and Frankie Webb