Carr Day and Martin has been acquired by Connolly’s Red Mills.

The sale of the horse care brand by the Lytham, Lancashire based Tangerine Group, who owned it for 13 years, was announced on Friday (6 March) evening.

Connolly’s Red Mills, based in County Kilkenny, Ireland, is best known in the equestrian world as a feed manufacturer. 

Tangerine Group chairman David Haythornthwaite said about the sale: “Due to our rapidly expanding veterinary business, we are unable to give [Carr & Day & Martin] the love and attention it needs and indeed deserves.” 

Gareth Connolly, sales and marketing director for Connolly’s Red Mills, added: “Carr & Day & Martin is an excellent fit and we look forward to building on the long-standing relationships the company has with its staff, customers and suppliers in the years to come.”

Carr Day and Martin was founded in 1765 in London by George Carr. The company is a Royal Warrant holder. 

Connolly’s Red Mills is a fifth generation family business founded in 1908 in south-east Ireland. In 2012, it took over Foran Equine which specialises in equine healthcare products.