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CoronaVirus Update

19th Mar 2020

We are currently open as usual although this may change, depending on the advice given by the Government.

Their plan to deal with this pandemic is currently accelerating and changing rapidly.

At present, we are reliant on external guidance which is not in our power to change.

We will post an additional update if and when any changes are required, due to the advice presented by the Government. 

We thank all of our customers in these challenging times and we wish you all and your families good health. 

Andi and Cutter

Equi-Trek Saves the Day

15th Nov 2019

Andi Lynch, of Venture County, California, recently had a life saving experience, when the ranch where her horse Cutter is stabled came under threat from the wildfire known as Easy Fire. The wildfire managed to destroy over 1,700 acres and forced thousands to flee their homes in California.

As the fire raged across Simi Valley Equestrian country, Andi, hitched up her trailer and raced to evacuate their precious animals to the safety of Ventura County Fairgrounds. Once safely at the fairgrounds, many people returned to the danger zone, disregarding their own safety, to rescue more animals and horses still at risk from the fire.

A relieved Andi Lynch said, “My horse, Cutter, is boarded in Simi Valley where I also keep my trailer. I got an alert about the Easy Fire and raced to the barn and was hooked up and had him and tack and hay loaded in 15 minutes. That includes taking the trailer from the opposite end of the 240-acre ranch to his corral. I got him out minutes before the fires raged on the property. We stayed at the Ventura County Fairgrounds for 3 days until it was safe to return. All I kept thinking as I drove out of the fire was how grateful I was to have purchased the Western-Treka.  It got a lot of attention at the Fairgrounds especially when the side goes down and Cutter just saunters in”.

The Easy fire was one of several blazes that broke out across Southern California on Wednesday 30th October.

Sonic Excel Horsebox Finance

Brand New Sonic Excel - Only £299.62 per month!

1st Jun 2018

Own a BRAND NEW Sonic Excel, including loads of extras, for only £299.62 per month!*

Offer includes:

  • Brand new 3,500kg Sonic horsebox chassis (See with separate tack & changing area, collapsible breast bar with dual height adjustment incorporating external safety release system and steel reinforced bulkhead as standard
  • 3 years manufacturers warranty
  • Plus the Excel Pack of our most popular extras which includes:
  • Digital horse area camera & digital reversing camera
  • Flush glazed windows
  • Extra-height padded partition
  • Head divider
  • Seat with storage
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front mud flaps
  • Two tone paint design including horse graphic & colour coded bumpers

Please call us now to take advantage of this fantastic deal!

Tel. 0114 288 4411



*Quotation based on a cost price of £37,798.80 OTR, less a deposit of £12,500.00 leaving a balance to finance of £25,298.80 over 120 months at £299.62 per month, with an Option to Purchase Fee of £10.00 collected with the final payment. APR 8.2%. All figures are subject to credit approval with the rates quoted being subject to revision should there be any change in prevailing interest rates or existing monetary conditions. Financial information may be required for credit assessment. This is an indication of terms provided for discussion purposes only. It shall have no contractual effect and is not binding upon you or us. E&OE. Equi-Trek Limited are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

We Have Moved!

1st Jan 2017

Please note that as of 3 January 2017 Equi-Trek Ltd and Moto-Trek Ltd have moved to an exciting new premises located on the outskirts of Sheffield. 

Our new site is set in a stunning location on the doorstep of the Peak District National Park, yet it is only 10 minutes from Junction 36 of the M1 Motorway.

Our contact details are as follows:

Montgomery House, Sheephouse Wood, Stocksbridge, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S36 4GS.

T: 01142 884411



17th Sep 2016

Paintseal Direct Now Available at Equi-Trek

3rd Aug 2016

Equi-Trek Ltd are delighted to be able to offer market leading paint and fabric protection products across our range of horseboxes and trailers, professionally applied nationwide by Paintseal Direct.

Exterior Benefits:

  • Maintains a high gloss appearance
  • Seals and protects paintwork, ABS and GRP against tree scratches, moss, discolouration from sunlight etc.
  • Easy cleaning of grime and streaks
  • Low maintenance - no more waxing or abrasive cleaning - just wash, go and enjoy!

Interior Benefits:

  • Seals and protects fabric seating upholstery
  • Easy cleaning and no stains guaranteed
  • Keeps interiors looking newer for longer
  • Hypo-allergenic, non CFC PTFE formula

For further information please contact:

Paintseal Direct Ltd (01283 703777)




Equi-Trek Feature in British Showjumping Magazine

Equi-Trek Feature in British Showjumping Magazine

18th Jul 2016

As Equi-Trek enter into their second year as a British Showjumping Business Partner, Lucy Mowatt speaks to Managing Director Tom Janion to find out what drives this family business

We want to support the people that support us,” Tom Janion begins. “If we can give back to the industry with sponsorships or partnerships, then that’s what we’ll do. We try to support all the equestrian disciplines because we’re passionate about horses.”

And it’s certainly something he has a strong track record of doing as Managing Director of Equi-Trek, Britain’s leading horsebox manufacturer. In fact, the family run company joined the British Showjumping Business Partnership last year, supporting the International Stairway Series and the Performance Pathway Programme.

It’s this passion that drives the business forward in general, with much of Tom’s life revolving around horses. Not only was his mother Hilary a successful showjumper, but he got started with equestrian sport at a young age.

“I first sat on a pony at 18 months old,” he laughs. “I also won at Horse of the Year Show a couple of times and shows at [Hickstead] Royal International – I was on the British Pony Team for showjumping too.”

Now aged 31, Tom reveals that he no longer rides, because the business he started with his father Ray in the 1990s has expanded to fill his time.

“We started Equi-Trek because we felt that horse trailers hadn’t improved in the previous 50 years. We saw an opportunity for the industry to move into the modern era.”

In making that decision, Equi-Trek now has a reputation for innovation, which goes back to its first products. “We have a patent on our side-ramp design, which allows you to have one ramp for the horses to go in and out, which means they can travel facing backwards. It also allows you to have a tack room, or accommodation, at the front where the front ramp used to be. Before we came along you had to buy a truck if you wanted any accommodation.‘‘

“When we started the business, there were some reasonably large companies doing a good job in horse trailer manufacture, but we saw that the motorised horsebox market looked more like a cottage industry. There were lots of small companies building everything bespoke, rather than building on a production line to make them efficiently. That’s where we saw the biggest gap in the market.

“We now offer the biggest range of any manufacturer in Europe, from the smallest two-horse trailer up to the 26-tonne eight horse trucks.”

Product development has remained at the heart of the business – with safety being highest on the agenda. With a whole team of qualified engineers dedicated to meeting international regulations, Equi-Trek was the first horsebox company in the UK to get European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approvals.

“We’re still one of the very few that are doing it,” Tom explains, “which means customers know the vehicle is going to be safe, because it’s certified by all the authorities.

“We have exclusivity agreements with some vehicle manufacturers too, working closely with their safety departments to make sure the product’s right for what we’re trying to do. We’re very selective about who we work with on the chassis because they’ve got to be willing to work with us to get the product right. We can’t take an off-the-shelf product and hope it’ll be alright. We need reliable partners.”

Being the best

The drive for innovation is still strong too, with Equi-Trek striving to be the best on the market. “We’ve got a research and development department working on a mixture of improving the existing products and developing new ones.

“We’ve just launched what we call the leisure vehicle pack,” he reveals, “which means you can have some of our motorized horseboxes that are over 3.5 tonnes registered as a motorhome. That means you don’t have to have a speed limiter, you don’t need a tachograph, you can use the third lane on the motorway and there’s no MOT for the first three years. That’s something we’ve worked very closely on with the VCA [part of the UK Department for Transport].”

But it’s not just the products that Equi-Trek is trying to revolutionise. It’s the way people buy horseboxes that needs to change.

“Horsebox companies are notorious for taking large deposits and going bankrupt, so people lose their money,” Tom explains. “We believe that shouldn’t be the case. If someone orders a vehicle at £100,000, we only take a £2,000 deposit with nothing else to pay until the vehicle is ready. We get a lot of customers who come to us with that in mind. Plus, we’re building hundreds of vehicles all the time, so customers know that we’re going to be here for the initial purchase, for the aftersales, for the parts and so on. It’s like buying from a car manufacturer rather than a cottage industry.”

In terms of new launches, Tom reveals that Equi-Trek is getting ready to launch in the US, taking British-made products to a larger market.

“There will be motorised vehicles going out there shortly. We’ve been exporting trailers out there for a while, but we’ve now agreed an exclusive partnership with Ford, so we’re hoping to launch at the end of this year.

“Much of what we produce is exported. The majority goes to Europe, but some go as far afield as Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East.”

In spite of the global focus of the business, Equi-Trek is proud to be a British company, employing nearly 200 people in Yorkshire.

“Everything is built within a five-mile radius [of Equi-Trek’s head office in Holmfirth],” he says. “We’re proud to be British and proud to be in Yorkshire. It also gives us control over product development,quality and more. I’m up at 5.30 every morning and visit every factory before work.

“We’re passionate about the people that work here. We’d never consider shutting the factory and moving it abroad. It’s not something that we just produce and sell; it’s part of us, part of the team and part of the family.”

British Showjumping Magazine Issue 4 2016






Equi-Trek sponsored riders make the longlist for Rio 2016

21st Jun 2016

The Olympics are fast approaching, and this week the British Equestrian Federation published longlists of athletes and horses with a chance of being selected to compete at the games in their respective disciplines. 

Great Britain has qualified 4 athletes for dressage, 4 for eventing, 4 for showjumping and 5 for para dressage. The dressage, jumping and eventing teams will be announced on July 5th and the Paralympic squad will be announced on the 14th. 

Nominated entries: Dressage

Carl Hester with Jane De La Mare and his own Nip Tuck

Carl Hester with Coral Ingham’s Wanadoo

Nominated entries: Eventing

William Fox-Pitt with Christopher Stone’s Chilli Morning

Tom McEwen with Frank and Jane Inns’ Toledo De Kerser

Nicola Wilson with Gerry and Mary Kemp and Janine Shewan’s One Two Many

Nominated entries: Jumping

Jessica Mendoza with Sarah Mendoza’s Spirit T

Nick Skelton with Beverley Widdowson’s Big Star

John Whitaker with Team Harmony Management Co Ltd’s Ornellaia

Michael Whitaker with Beverley Widdowson’s Cassionato

Michael Whitaker with Melissa Braybrooke’s Viking

Nominated entries: Para-Equestrian Dressage

Sophie Christiansen with Diane Redfern’s Athene Lindebjerg

Sophie Christiansen with her own Janeiro 6

Andrew Nicholson takes Equi-Trek Bramham CCI3* after a fall that nearly paralysed him

13th Jun 2016

Andrew Nicholson is the winner of this years CCI3* at the Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials riding Deborah Sellar’s nine-year-old Jet Set IV.

The New Zealander was third after cross-country and had fence 10 down, but when the two ahead of him both had more faults, the title was his. This was Andrew’s first major win since his serious accident at Gatcombe last year.

“I thought the course was big when I walked it, but I didn’t want to say anything in case people thought I’d lost my touch,” he said, when asked about why the track caused quite a few problems.

“The oxers were very square and wide and there was a lot of turning back on yourself between fences, which for event horses is pretty difficult.”

As the winner, Andrew will win the use of an Equi-Trek Sonic for a year!

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12th Feb 2016

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