Buying Guides Trailers

Bateson Deauville 


Available with American-style doors on the back and a short, pull-out ramp or a standard rear ramp, and front unload ramp on the left-hand side. It has a low floor height for maximum towing stability. The floor is made from rot-proof, galvanised steel and plastic, with thick, removable rubber mats. Standard equipment includes a saddle rack and cover, spare wheel, centrally hinged division and a hitch lock.

Gross trailer weight: 2,300kg

Capacity: 2 horses

Top tip

By law you should always take your horse’s passport when travelling him.

Cheval Liberte Touring One 


This single horse trailer has a Pullman suspension system to give your horse a smooth ride. The roof and front are aerodynamic, the sides and floor are made from aluminium planking, and the ramps are covered with anti-slip rubber matting. It’s lightweight, durable and spacious, and has four sliding windows to allow in plenty of light and ventilation.

Gross trailer weight: 1,600kg

Capacity: 1 horse 

Nugent Spirit 25


The suspension system creates a smooth travelling experience for your horse, while the self-retracting jockey wheel with locking head coupling takes the stress out of unhitching. Aluminium flooring is covered by durable, 10mm rubber matting, which can be easily removed for cleaning. The air vents have internal directional control to provide a constant supply of fresh air and the low-level internal light switch can be operated from outside the trailer.

Gross trailer weight: 2,700kg

Capacity: 2 horses

Top tip 

If you’re unsure of your car’s maximum weight allowance, or the unladen and gross weight of your trailer, contact the manufacturer for clarification.

Equi-Trek Show-Treka M

From £10,438

The partitions are fully adjustable and feature a collapsible, padded breast bar. This side-loading trailer has overnight living accommodation, making it ideal for weekends away. The living area incorporates a fully fitted kitchen, wardrobe, storage and a bench seat that converts into bunk beds, and there’s an external tack locker, too. The aluminium plank floor is covered by slip-resistant rubber.

Gross trailer weight: 2,600kg

Capacity: 2 horses

Ifor Williams Eventa M

From £20,016

A concealed spring ramp allows for easy lifting, and a cast coupling offers increased strength and robustness. The aluminium floor is covered with 12mm rubber matting for a non-slip surface and vibration absorption. It features fitted living accommodation, an external access tack locker and ramp side gates for easier, safer loading.

Gross trailer weight: 3,500kg

Capacity: 2 horses

Top tip

Always use a hitch lock and wheel lock when storing your trailer to help deter thieves.

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