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come and see us at a show in 2023

Visit the Equi-Trek Trade Stand in 2023

11th Jan 2023

The Equi-Trek sales team will hit the road in the next few months visiting shows and events up and down the country with the trade stand.

If this is the year that you are looking to buy a horsebox or trailer, visiting the trade stand provides a great opportunity to view the current range of horseboxes and trailers.

The team will be on hand to answer any questions to ensure you choose the right vehicle or trailer to suit your requirements. Whether you are looking for an easy to drive horsebox that can be driven on a car license, a vehicle with a touch of luxury or a trailer with overnight accommodation, Equi-Trek has a transport solution for you.

Visit the Equi-Trek trade stand at the following shows with more events being added soon:

  • National Equine Show – 4th – 5th March
  • British Dressage Winter Champs – 19th – 23rd April
  • Badminton Horse Trials – 4th – 8th May
  • Royal Windsor Horse Show – 11th – 14th May
  • Chatsworth Horse Trials – 12th – 14th May
  • Bramham Horse Trials – 8th – 11th June
  • Royal Cheshire Country Show – 20th – 21st June
  • Hickstead Derby Meeting – 22nd – 25th June
  • Great Yorkshire Show – 11th – 14th July
  • Royal International Hickstead – 25th – 30th July
  • Blair Castle Horse Trials – 24th – 27th August
  • Gatcombe Festival of British Eventing – 4th – 6th August
  • Burghley Horse Trials – 31st August – 3rd September
  • Chatsworth Country Fair – 1st – 3rd September
  • National Dressage Championships – 14th – 17th September

 


Electric Evolution

Evolution Recharged

31st Mar 2023

Equi-Trek is looking to a sustainable future with the launch of the all-electric Evolution horsebox.

Probably the world’s first all-electric horsebox, the electric Evolution is built on a brand new 7,200kg Iveco electric chassis.

The all-electric Evolution boasts a jaw-dropping 189 mile range on a single charge, making it a serious option for professional riders and amateurs alike.

With a worldwide commitment to reducing greenhouse gas, diesel vehicles will soon become a thing of the past meaning companies like Equi-Trek will be embracing electric powered vehicles as the route to zero emissions travel.

The advantages of electric travel include being more environmentally friendly, lower maintenance costs and better performance.

The all-electric version of the Evolution will still include all the fantastic features of the standard lorry which is stalled to carry three horses or four ponies (subject to size and weight) as well as the exceptionally spacious living area that sleeps four people.

Equi-Trek CEO Tom Janion said: “As a company we are looking to get ahead of the game in manufacturing sustainable transport solutions for our customers. We hope that the introduction of the first all-electric vehicle to enter our range will prove a real game-changer.

“Although the initial cost is undoubtedly more expensive than our diesel model the operating costs are considerably lower making the electric Evolution a real investment for the future.”

The all-electric Equi-Trek Evolution is the must-have horsebox for anyone with an environmental conscience that is looking to reduce their carbon footprint.


Equi-Trek Elementary Champions Crowned at British Dressage Winter Championships

1st May 2023

The Equi-Trek Elementary Gold and Silver Championships were hotly contested at the British Dressage Winter National Championships, held at Hartpury.

Dannie Morgan riding Kristina Rausing’s, Vive la Reinne VH was victorious in the Equi-Trek Elementary Gold to round off a hugely successful week, taking his fourth title at the championships.

The Southampton based rider praised the talented mare following a fantastic performance in a difficult test to finish on a score of 74.84%.

“She showed a lovely way of going today, I think the Elementary 59 is quite a tricky test for inexperienced horses because there’s lots of transitions. I was really pleased with her, she was slightly tired on the day, so it was amazing to get that score,” said Dannie.

Virginia De Senneville riding Claire Wyatt’s, Fire Kracka took the Equi-Trek Elementary Silver Winter Championship title on 71.20%, with the stallion certainly living up to his name.

The six-year-old has been a rising star on the circuit since 2022 and the win marks a step in the right direction as the duo look to rise up the ranks, following their success at the 2022 championship.

“I’m super proud of him, he gives his best every single time. As soon as I get on he’s so focused, he’s fully there and he never looks at anything,” said Virginia.

Photo Credit: © Kevin Sparrow Photography / British Dressage


Nicki Thorne & Bliss

Endurance Horses Beat the Heat with the Equi-Trek Valiant

21st Sep 2023

International endurance rider, Nicki Thorne, upgraded her transport last year when her husband, Andy, surprised her with an Equi-Trek Valiant.

Nicki frequently travels around the world to compete, and with temperatures hitting record levels aircon in the horse area was a must have in the new lorry.

Nicky explains: “The horses need to arrive in the best condition possible to minimise journey recovery time before they compete. Aircon is vital to keep them at a comfortable temperature to prevent sweating and therefore the loss of electrolytes.

“We compete all over the UK, Europe and further afield, so the Equi-Trek Valiant is the perfect lorry for the horses, and ideal for me and Andy to have a good night’s sleep and to relax and prepare meals. The horses travel really well backwards and arrive cool and relaxed, regardless of the temperature outside.”

The Valiant is a 5000kg horsebox designed for the competitive owner who requires a horsebox to carry two horses safely and economically combined with spacious overnight living accommodation.

The unique tri-axle layout provides a more spacious living area than can normally be achieved in this style of vehicle. The Valiant is fully equipped for overnight stays, complete with a comfortable L-shaped seating area which converts to a double bed, a fitted kitchen unit with sink and gas hob, plus a separate bathroom area.

The Valiant is powered by a HDI diesel engine which complies with the latest emission standards, giving effortless performance and outstanding economy. Aircon is a popular optional extra and the Valiant is also available with a Leisure Vehicle Pack which benefits the private owner in the following ways:

  • No speed limiter – the vehicle is only restricted to national speed limit and can travel up to 70mph on the motorway. This is only advisable when travelling without horses.
  • Can use the third lane of the motorway – this is particularly useful at times of traffic congestion in the middle lane, especially due to slow moving HGV’s. Operators can also safely overtake slow moving traffic in the centre lanes. This can reduce journey times and stress for the horse.
  • No tachograph - vehicles that are for private use do not need a tachograph fitted.
  • No MOT required for the first three years and thereafter the vehicle can be tested at a normal MOT testing centre and does not have to go to a DVSA testing station for a HGV.

Nicki has represented county and country numerous times at top level endurance competitions, including the European Championships in Holland and the Endurance World Championships. Currently competing four, Nicki is also bringing on a string of youngers which were bred at her stud in Argentina.

Welfare has always been a top priority for the Akala Stud horses, not only do they travel in luxury, but they also receive five-star care and enjoy their retirement back at the stud when they finish competing.