BLOOMFIELDS GALLOPS AHEAD WITH RENAULT MASTER BY RENAULT TRUCKS
Bloomfields, one of Europe’s leading 3.5 tonne horsebox manufacturers and the elite name amongst professional and amateur riders, has chosen the Renault Master by Renault Trucks for the first time as its main chassis partner. The 3.5 tonne long wheelbase platform cabs are being supplied by Renault Trucks’ approved East Midlands dealer, RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV), and will be used to build Bloomfield’s premium Legacy range.
Bloomfields, whose customers include grass roots Pony Club riders right through to national and international show jumpers and eventers, gained a rapid six month European Whole Vehicle Type Approval with Renault Master by Renault Trucks in stark contrast to the three years it has taken with other manufacturers. The Legacy range, which also has full DEFRA approval, is sold across the UK and Europe including leading equestrian nations, Holland, Belgium, France and Germany.
“Unlike most other horsebox coach builders, we invest our time and money into precision-engineering the vehicles rather than fancy showrooms and expensive marketing,” explains Bloomfield’s owner Dean Moody. “This way we can give our customers the best possible build quality and safety at the most competitive prices.”
Dean continues, “Our business is booming, Renault Trucks and RHCV have been extremely responsive partners, providing first class service and technical support, as well as manufacturing what we think is the most reliable and long lasting vehicle on the market. The Renault Master by Renault Trucks generally feels more robust than others and, together with our reinforced status tested bulkhead that separates the horse from the driver, we think we have a vehicle that is as strong and as safe as possible for both passenger and horse.”
“Our in-house technicians have specifically designed a fibre glass partition for this vehicle and our new sliding partition innovation means that the position is more flexible for the owner and can be adjusted with one hand. Overall we are absolutely delighted with our new Renault Master by Renault Trucks chassis and hope the Legacy range is the most attractive on the market for horse owners.”
Bloomfields, based in Boughton, Nottinghamshire, is a specialist 3.5 tonne horsebox manufacturer. It launched its first range in 2005, designed and built by founder Dean Moody who is himself a horse owner and qualified vehicle body technician, and has since grown into one of the UK’s largest 3.5 tonne horsebox manufacturers that is challenging the status quo of industry.