About Mainland Coachwork

Manufacturer of Horse Coaches

From simple Float repairs to Luxurious Horse Palaces

Mainland Coachwork Limited is a successful and creative manufacturer of Horse Coaches based in Canterbury, New Zealand. While our business may be situated in the small Mid Canterbury town of Ashburton, our products have been delivered around New Zealand.

Proprietors Rodney Greaney and Paul Chapman together have over 35 years’ experience in the Coach Building trade. Paul has worked over 15 years for a local bus and motorhome repair business. Rodney is a qualified Coach Builder, manufacturing replica D-type and E-type Jaguar racing cars in the early years, then buses and now Horse Trucks / Coaches.

The passionate, high calibre team pride themselves on exceptional workmanship, building on time and on budget and enjoy forming strong friendships with those they build Horse Coaches for. When you deal with Mainland Coachwork your new Horse Coach will be built to suit your individual needs (no run of the mill here!) and will be built to the highest quality from New Zealand sourced products.

So, whether you’re after a simple Horse Float repair or fit out or a luxurious Horse Palace (fit for the whole family), give the good guys at Mainland Coachwork a call. You’ll be glad you did!

Our product range

Executive series

Mainland Coachwork Executive Series Horse Coach delivers quality, supreme luxury, and uncompromising attention to detail in both the living and horse areas, it is truly a palace-on-wheels. Designed to comfortable carry 4 – 6 horses.

Huntsman series

Mainland Huntsman Series, our mid-range three axle horse coach designed to comfortably carry 3-6 horses with stylish living area, built for practicality without compromising on our exceptional attention to detail.

Mainlander series

Mainlander Series 2 axle horse coach designed to comfortably carry 2-3 horses. This is the perfect entry level box to allow you to take your horses away and compete then in the evening close the doors and enjoy your oasis after a long day competing

The mainland coachwork story


April – Mainland Coachwork Limited opened the roller doors for the first time from a workshop on Alford Forest Road, Ashburton.

June – First Horse Float manufactured and delivered to happy customers.

November – First Mainland Executive Horse Coach built and delivered.



First season sponsoring horse events.


Second purpose built Carrfields Corporate Display trailer built and delivered.


First Mainlander Series Horsecoach built and delivered.

Moved into our new purpose-built workshop at 19 JB Cullen Drive, Ashburton.


Opened joinery division and moved all joinery work in-house.


First Huntsman Series Horsecoach built and delivered.


Stable fit out 

Became the proud sponsors of the National Mainland Coachwork Ltd Junior Rider Series.


Delivered our 25th Mainland Horsecoach to happy customers.


Sold Horse Float Manufacturing side of business to Smith Floats Ashburton.  

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Delivery morning for this fantastic horse transporter. Thanks to Brodie Phillips for allowing us to build for you. Some lucky GG's that will be now getting picked up and delivered in this truck. For all your Horse Transport needs get hold of Brodie Phillips Horse Transport. ... See MoreSee Less

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Very nice Brodie ,you deserve it.happy travelling can’t wait to view it.

Wow great work Mainland Coaches 😘

Nice new rig best transport ever

Wow that’s a big truck

Flash Brodie how will i recognise you on the road now!!! Trucker wave coming ASAP 😉

Flash Brodie, good on you

Wooooooweeee looking flash Brodie!

Wow Brodie flash as

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A quick catch up on whats happening in the Mainland and the best rugby province (GO Crusaders #CHAMP13ONS)
Starting off with our North Island bound Burgundy Beauty nearing completion. Our 4Horse Executive getting a bath ready for her graphics to go on in the weekend, delivery on Friday YAY (watch this space)
The fantastic Farmers health awareness van nearing completion.
And lastly Kieran finishing off the welding on the sub frame on our latest 5Horse Executive.
Stay warm and dry this long weekend.
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Awesome pics...have great weekend enjoy the extra day 😂😘

Good to see a red and black truck heading north lol! You guys make amazing machines!!!

Love the colour

Harriet Hone have you seen this?

Mark Gower

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