After years of searching for the right person, we are thrilled to announce Horsemat Ltd. are now officially sponsoring the outstanding Lewis Carrier.
In January of this year, Horsemat Ltd. were approached by Liv, Lewis’s fiancé enquiring if we were looking for sponsorship opportunities and as we dug further, we started to feel very excited that Lewis might be exactly the fit we were looking for! Horsemat had been looking to support a true Equestrian star of the future, who understood our values and ethos.
Horsemat Ltd have been suppliers and installers of quality stable mats for 20 years. Supplying equestrian matting, matting for horse walkers, grass mats, matting for horse boxes & trailers and paddocks. As a small family company, we pride ourselves on our personal customer service. Horsemat genuinely care about our customers and their horses. We work closely with our clients to establish their requirements, right through to the delivery or installation of our products. Horsemat believe customer’s satisfaction is their motivation.
Lewis Carrier is an International Grand Prix Dressage rider and coach. He started his career in Norfolk, so just up the road from us. However, following a hunt for the right place he is now settled at a beautiful yard in Wiltshire. Previously part of the U25 Grand Prix European Team in 2019-2022, the Young Rider European Team in 2018 and currently a World Class Podium Potential Athlete, the future is looking very exciting for him.
Over the months that followed, as we waited for them to get set up at their new base, with lots of communication and chats, we started to believe more and more in our hunch. As a partnership, Lewis and Liv mirrored our values at Horsemat. Like us, a “family team”(who also take their little dog to work!) they work together, are totally driven and utterly motivated to ensure the wellbeing of their horses.
In May, Kim and Tom were privileged to attend The Royal Windsor Horse show and witness Lewis finishing 3rd in CD14*. It was awe inspiring to watch such a talented man work in total harmony with his beautiful horse Diego. Further reinforcing our belief that Horsemat want to support Lewis and do everything we can to help achieve his ultimate goals.
Finally, in late June, in Lewis’s brand new Lodden boxes, Horsemat installed matting into 5 Stables and the washbox, including our fully sealed flooring, deluxe wall panels and some stables with our “pre-cut” dovetailed mats and EVA’s to the walls. These mats will help insulate, protect and help to maintain the health of Lewis’s horses. In addition, they will help to make the cleaning regime easier, which means that he can spend more time, doing what he excels at – riding and teaching.
In July, we went down to Wiltshire for the day – mainly for a catch up and lunch but also to carry out a minor repair to a wall mat that had fallen foul to Lewis’s naughtiest boy – Dumbledore!
We were delighted when Lewis made this statement about Horsemat Ltd.
“Working with Horsemat has been an absolute joy! Matting is such a vital part of the yard and ensuring that it was done properly was paramount to us. From the first time we discussed our plans with Tom and the team, we’ve always felt as though anything is possible and no matter how many different ideas we have thrown at them, they are always willing to look into options for us. The quality of the matting and the service is 10/10- you really won’t be disappointed! We are super excited to have Horsemat as part of the team and are extremely grateful for their support.”
In 2024 and into the future we look forward to working with and supporting Lewis further. We plan to install matting to the floors and walls in a further 5 stables.
Horsemat are so excited and look forward to sharing the adventures and achievements we know Lewis, this supremely talented rider will reach!