Hello we are Malcolm and Maxine Franklin the creators of STABLEMATE by AGMA. Through our keen interest in thoroughbred horses and with our business AGMA Ltd producing specialist cleaning materials we found that the equine sector was a little lacking in products and procedures to keep the environments for horses clean, safe and pleasant.

As you may be unfamiliar with the name AGMA Ltd we should explain that we are a family owned British Company holding a Royal Warrant by Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen, Manufacturers of Cleaning & Hygiene Products. AGMA Ltd, owned and managed by the Franklin family, develops, formulates and manufactures Speciality solutions at its Haltwhistle site in Northumberland, North of England.

The Franklin family’s interest in racing is historical with ancestral origins in the Veterinary and Bookmaking Trades. We began our ownership with horses in a Highclere Syndicate progressing from there to a larger share ownership in independent syndicates both in U.K. and USA where we had two wins at Saratoga with North Star Boy and on to become the first, majority shareholder in Trip To Paris (TTP).

North Star Boy

Trip To Paris

TTP became the AGMA workforce mascot and almost closed the local bookmakers in Haltwhistle at one point with his successes in the Chester Cup & 2015 Ascot Gold Cup as they had insufficient funds in the safe at the time to pay out all his loyal AGMA fans. We followed him around the world travelling to Australia to see him come a brilliant 2nd in the Caulfield Cup and 4th in Melbourne Cup. Then on to the Japan Cup, where he sadly suffered his tendon injury, and later to Eire for the Irish St Leger and finally Dubai for the Dubai Gold Cup.

Malcolm and Max with 2015 Ascot Gold Cup

Trip To Paris ready for trip to Japan

The biosecurity regimes whilst travelling horses, before and during these events were very interesting from our point of view as Biochemists/Microbiologists and we took note of areas where we felt we could assist our colleagues with the skills and expertise gained, while developing cleaning & disinfection products for NHS. This train of thought has led to the creation of the STABLEMATE by AGMA range of high quality, efficacy proven Cleaning, Disinfecting & Re-odourising products for the Equine Sector.

We trust that this website will in addition to providing information about the STABLEMATE product range also be a place of interest and information on many topics for horse lovers and owners.