Westcountry Horse Transport was founded by Simon Ford in 2015. Prior to this Simon was a regular
Army Officer for nearly 30 years in The Royal Dragoon Guards. During his
military career he was lucky enough to serve across the world. One of his last jobs was running
the Armoured Fighting Vehicle Driving & Maintenance School in Bovington, Dorset which is
responsible for training instructors and drivers for the British Army.
Simon has ridden since he was a young boy and been involved with ponies and horses
from Pony Club and hunting, through to British Eventing competitions. He also ran the Regimental
Stables, two Saddle Clubs, organised Hunter Trials, been Secretary of the Rhine Army Polo
Association and organised the International Berlin Polo Tournament. So as you can see he’s been
involved in the equestrian world at different levels and areas all his life.
Simon is now combining two of his areas of skill and knowledge, horses and transport, to bring a
horse transport and rescue service to the West Country.