Fairway Horse Transport was founded in 1989 by Mark Choper based on the philosophy that if horses were shipped “for horse people, by horse people”, clients would appreciate the difference. Fairway is committed to providing safe, timely, and reliable horse transportation. We have concerned and knowledgeable drivers, who are excellent horseman, trained to prevent or recognize any problems with your horse. We believe that communication throughout your horse’s trip is extremely important and we do our best to set your mind at ease as we make our way to your horse’s destination.
Fairway provides horse transportation primarily in the Eastern U.S. but we do service all 48 states and Canada. If we cannot provide you with the shipping destination you require, please allow us to recommend a reputable shipping company to meet your needs.
Mark Choper – Owner and Head Driver
Mark Choper graduated from the Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture with a BS in Animal Science. He then went on to graduate school at the University of Delaware where he studied Neo-Natal Foal Care. After graduation he became the Assistant Manager of Winterwood Farm in Unionville, Pennsylvania. His next opportunity led him to New Jersey where he was the Assistant Farm Manager at a large Standardbred breeding operation. Here, Mark was in charge of the foaling operation that foaled out 100-150 mares a year.
Mark went on to manage several other farms in the Massachusetts area. In 1987 he moved to Georgetown, Massachusetts to manage Kenwood, a prominent Thoroughbred breeding and training farm. His five year tenure as the manager eventually led to him leasing the facility and Fairway Farm was established.
In addition to running the 70 stall boarding facility, Mark was in charge of the stallion handling at Hamilton Farm in Hamilton, Massachusetts. During this 9 year period, he was able to work closely with many of the area’s Veterinarians including Dr. Bob Orcutt, Dr. Helen Noble, Dr. Brian Parrott and Dr. Mary Kahan. The experience and knowledge gained there have been applied to Fairway Horse Transport’s shipping practices and standards to make it the best horse transport option available.