With word of mouth the best form of advertising, G E White & Sons has clearly made a big impression in the equestrian world. Top Hickstead showjumper Shane Breen and leading racehorse trainer Gary Moore are among the equestrian clients who have recognised the company’s impressive attention to detail and ability to tackle the whole job from start to finish.
For Gary Moore, looking after 100 horses and running a busy stables was more than enough. He left G E White & Sons to get on with building his new barn – right down to asking them to install the stables – which came without any instructions!
The sand school, stable block and tack room at Hickstead Place is arguably the most impressive project completed by G E White & Sons, and is certainly one of the finest equestrian complexes in the area.
Gary and Jason even brought in a specialist joiner to install a solidoak countertop in the tack room that would not look out of place in an upmarket kitchen.
G E White & Sons has helped Mark Vickers transform a44-acre site that once housed stables into a thriving commercial centre at Kilmarnock Farm.
The team has refurbished many of the 20 units on the site, stripping out asbestos, insulating the buildings to modern standards and generally bringing them up to date, while also building two new units from scratch. “They’ve done a brilliant job,” said Mark, whose family has owned the farm since 1950. “They are always at the end of the phone and they have overseen the whole project from start to finish.”
Main contractors Bell & Sons Construction turned to G E White & Sons for the steelwork and cladding for this impressive new purpose built, state-of-the-art equine hospital at Ashington in West Sussex.
The new building, which includes accommodation blocks, a surgery and outbuildings, has allowed the practice to expand services on offer and move closer to its customer base. It has recently changed its name to Sussex Equine Hospital.
Gary Moore, who runs Cisswood Stables in Horsham, Surrey, wanted a company that could take on the task of building a new barn without any fuss, leaving him to look after 100 racehorses and 34 staff.
G E White & Sons handled the whole project and even reused old stable doors
The 26m by 24m hay store with 6m lean-to extension built for Lord Rufus Albemarle features custom cut Yorkshire boarding that allows flexible access from all sides of the building.
The galvanised steel barn has a fibre cement roof designed to take solar PV panels in the future.