CRESCO, Iowa (March 26, 2015) – Featherlite Trailers, a leading horse trailer manufacturer, is pleased to announce its partnership with Ted Turner, Jr. With this sponsorship, Featherlite will serve as “official trailer” of Ted Turner and Ted Turner Equine.
Turner is known by many in the horse industry as one of the greatest all-time halter trainers and has provided equine training and conditioning for horse professionals from all over the world. As part of the partnership, Turner will be using two Featherlite horse trailers – a Model 8541 gooseneck horse trailer and a Model 8581 living quarters horse trailer – and will serve as a product development consultant to Featherlite.
Turner’s two Featherlite trailers were designed during the development process of Featherlite’s new Legend Edition horse trailers and feature a number of Legend features. Those include square cornered drop down feed doors, camper doors and unload doors. Featherlite introduced its new Legend Edition horse trailer Models 8542 and 8582 to the public in February.
Turner won his first World Championship in 1972 with an Appaloosa and went on to win more than 125 Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) World Championships. After much success with Appaloosas, his attention turned to Quarter Horses. He has captured 83 American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Championships, winning more than any open exhibitor in history.
“Mr. Turner is a champion in the equine world and one of the most respected horse trainers in the industry,” Justin Queensland, Featherlite National Sales Manager, said. “We’re extremely excited that Mr. Turner will be pulling Featherlite trailers and for us to have the opportunity to work with him on future enhancements. He has years of experience and insight into what horse owners desire.”
Turner toured Featherlite’s manufacturing plants on March 18 and took delivery of the Model 8581 living quarters trailer that day.
“I’m very excited to work with Featherlite,” Turner said. “The reason I choose to work with Featherlite was because of the quality of the work they do, the quality of their trailers and the overall look of the trailer. It met all of my specifications. I’m enthused about the new opportunity to showcase their trailers.”
Featherlite is the nation’s oldest aluminum specialty trailer brand, having built its first aluminum trailer in 1973. In addition to horse trailers, Featherlite manufactures stock trailers, car trailers, utility trailers, ATV trailers, racecar transporters and other specialty trailers.
For more information on Featherlite Trailers, visit www.fthr.com or call 800-800-1230.
Take a tour of Ted Turner's new trailers by watching the video below.