Self-Drive Horsebox Hire

At Hodgson Equine Transport, we offer a popular self-hire horsebox service which is ideal for horse or pony owners who don’t have transport. Whether it is to attend championships, events, or a simple trip to a local training arena, vets, or a hack on the beach, our 3.5t horseboxes can offer safe transportation.

When hiring our modern, safe and reliable 3.5t lorry, you will have peace of mind that you covered for rescue and recovery as well as being fully insured.

You can hire from as little as half-day slots to days on end if desired. We give generous discounts on any bookings made for two days or more!

Strict biosecurity measures are essential to have in place when transporting horses and ponies. Our lorries are, therefore, thoroughly disinfected at all times using only DEFRA approved products. Keeping your horse safe is our priority, and we strive to prevent the spread of any disease that can be carried within horses and ponies in transit.

Our 3.5t lorry is always clean, disinfected and maintained to the highest standard to make sure your experience with us is faultless, safe and enjoyable.

We allow nationwide unlimited mileage for our horsebox self-hire service.

Driver Requirements

Standard UK driving licence

23 years old or more

Have a minimum of 2 years driving experience

A relatively clean licence

A little bit about our 3.5t lorry

1250kg payload

Stalls up to two loads

Rear saddle (x2), tack (x2) and large storage areas

Rear internal camera to keep an eye on loads during transport with night vision

Rear internal cooling fan and sunroof and multiple windows to help keep loads cool

Hydraulic weightless side ramp for loading/unloading

Central partitions which are completely removable if need be

Stallion size and LWB chassis for the larger horses

Large rear exit back door for emergency and ease of access.

Rear internal lighting with red night lighting

Reverse camera

Reverse parking sensors

Satnav, USB and Bluetooth media, phone system for calls on the move

Cruise control and all the modern options for ease of driving

Luxury cross stitched red leather interior

Seats up to three people

Diesel engine with excellent fuel economy