David Shavin, QC, South Gisborne
I first engaged The Horse Shed Shop to undertake works on a small equine lifestyle property in South Gisborne in August 2011. Those works included the construction of a stable complex, a power shed, extensive fencing, re-surfacing and fencing a menage, reticulation of water, extensive earthworks creating a circular driveway and other drainage works.
The value of the works in total substantially the figure of $100,000.00.
The works have been undertaken in a highly professional manner, and supported with after sales service and support to an exemplary degree.
I am moving to a new, larger property and have already indicated to Charles Stenberg, now the effective owner of The Horse Shed Shop, that i want him to undertake further substantial works at the property.
I have no hesitation in recommending his company and the services they provide in the construction and maintenance of horse facilities.
Nicole – Raising The Standards
The Horse Shed Shop needs no introduction, as the company is extremely well known for providing exceptional equine structures. Paddock shelters, stables (absolutely stunning), feeders, roundyards, fencing, floats – the list goes on and on! The best thing about dealing with The Horse Shed Shop is that the boys in charge are just so committed to their clients. They truly bring ‘old school’ work values to a modern era – they show up on time, work hard and don’t leave their work sitting half-finished like many of us have come to expect from tradesmen. These guys really take pride in their work and the craftsmanship speaks for itself. You can tell THSS know that there is no substitute for quality.
Dr Ian C Fulton
The Ballarat Veterinary Practice has recently installed rubber mats to all horse boxes for increased comfort of horses during their stay in the clinic. Charles Stenberg from the “The Horseshed Shop” supplied and fitted the rubber mats. The Practice had previously installed different types of rubber in 2 boxes for laminitic horses but the cost was prohibitive to do all boxes in the clinic.
The rubber mats Charles has sourced for us are the cost effective solution we have been looking for. The installation of the rubber mats has reduced the bedding necessary to keep patients comfortable. In the mare-foal boxes the flooring also helps keep foals warm when lying down as well as providing a non slip surface for foals trying to get up when still unsteady on their legs.
The mats come as a single sheet to fit the individual boxes and installation is generally easy requiring no glue. Due to the design of our boxes Charles has also fitted strips of galvanized iron across the entrance to avoid horses tripping when going into the boxes while under sedation. We are very happy with the finished product and would recommend the “The Horseshed Shop” rubber flooring for any type of horse stabling or horses walk ways.
Dr Ian C Fulton BVSc, MS, MACVS (Equine Surgery)
Ballarat Veterinary Practice
I cannot speak highly enough of Dene and Charlie at the Horse Shed Shop. I spent twelve months doing plans and getting quotes from companies Australia wide and The Horse Shed Shop was certainly the most competitively priced product. The most beneficial aspect of the decision to use The Horse Shed Shop, however, was the hands on approach of Dene and Charlie. Because they specialize in stables, they had plenty of ideas for me and I soon found my ideal plan became even more perfect with their brilliant suggestions. It was also pleasing to see people with an old fashioned work ethic. They started early and finished when the sun went down and that ensured the facility was up and running sooner than I expected. I take pleasure in recommending The Horse Shed Shop to anyone who wants a top product at a low price in a reasonable amount of time.
“We love the stables and they have become a local landmark. Will send some photos once we get the fencing and earthworks complete. Happy to be a reference as well. All the best to you, Dene & the guys.”
Greg & Margo Bray
As true as their word ‘we build what you want’, we found the guys at the Horse Shed Shop, could accommodate exactly what we wanted in the building of our stables.
From the positioning of doorways, feedbins, tie-up areas or the design of gates, their knowledge and experience within the industry was invaluable, in terms of working safely with and around horses.
Greg & Margo Bray
Charles and Dene, thanks for the excellent job you did on our new stables. Working with The Horse Shed Shop was a pleasure. Your work is of a very high standard and you obviously have a wealth of experience, but you were also willing to listen.
Liz and I were especially pleased with the way you either incorporated our ideas – or suggested better ones! I look forward to doing it again when we need to expand.
Greg and Elizabeth Browne
Chandler Road, Gruyere