Ten years ago, I started following the offspring of my favorite Thoroughbred female family. A few years back, I started communicating with the owner of one mare of particular interest to me because of her bloodlines. He didn't expect the mare to be sold anytime, but promised to alert me if he changed his mind.
This gentleman decided to reduce his broodmare band this year and put 60+ mares through the sales ring. He remembered his promise and contacted me a few days before this special mare was to be sold. The sale was to be held 800 miles away, and I knew that I couldn't travel there. I scrambled around and found an agent who would bid on the mare for me. A friend recommended uShip for transportation if I won the mare, so I submitted a transport request and received several bids.
Welsh Equine Enterprises responded with a few questions and after we agreed on the basics of the deal, they submitted a bid (pending my winning the mare at auction). The bid amount was quite reasonable, and the information that the company provided (along with its terrific uShip rating) gave me comfort that this was a reputable outfit.
When the auction was over and I owned a new broodmare (yay! still can't believe I was able to buy this wonderful mare!), I conversed several times with the Welshes. They made special arrangements to accommodate my circumstances, including reschedluing another job so my mare could be picked up early.
The mare arrived in a well-maintained and meticulously-cleaned trailer. She was comfortable and had been well cared for during the trip.
Welsh Equine Enterprises gets an A++ for this service: their communication was outstanding, they went to extra efforts to provide timely service, and they took special care of an in-foal mare.
Whenever I have future horse transportation needs, I will look to Welsh Equine Enterprises and uShip without hesitation.