Equestrian Needs Ltd


VOSA (Vehicle & Operator Services Agency) have produced a fantastic guide for all horsebox and trailer owners.

The publication has been produced in conjunction with

British Dressage, PRP Rescue Services, British Eventing, The British Horse Society, Horse and Hound, The Pony Club, NFU Mutual, British Equestrian Federation and HorseWorld

The guide addresses some basic questions to assist owners and operators of horseboxes. It is intended to offer general help and isn't a legal document.

To download the guide click on the image on the left. There may be a slight delay whilst you are waiting to see the full document. Should you experience any difficulties, please don't hesitate to contact us.

The Guide includes

  1. Operator Licensing
  2. Drivers' hours and tachographs
  3. Roadworthiness
  4. Vehicle Weights
  5. Certificates of Competence
  6. Other Requirements
  7. Enforcement

Many horsebox owners put their safety and that of their horses and ponies at risk by transporting in overloaded and poorly maintained horseboxes and trailers. Before setting off remember PACT

  • Pressure - check the tyres before every journey
  • Avoid - overloading your horsebox or trailer
  • Condition - check for cracking, crazing, bulging on tyres
  • Tread Depth - up to 3.5 tonnes the minimum legal depth is 1.6mm.