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We pick the horseboxes that will keep you — and your horses — sane when you’re travelling far afield.

1. Keeping it cool

Equicruiser

Model: Equicruiser Mercedes Actros (26T)
Fits: six horses
Long-distance asset? Beat the heat when you’re travelling abroad with this horsebox complete with air-conditioning in both the living and horse area. And if the weather turns, enjoy underfloor heating throughout.
What’s the damage? From £250,000 plus VAT
Visit: www.equicruiser.co.uk

2. The storage solution

Equi-trek- Under Seat Storage

Model: Equi-Trek Enterprise Elite (26T)
Fits: six to 10 horses
Long-distance asset? With vast amounts of storage space you won’t be at a loose end as to where to keep your kit — including nifty under-seat drawers, full-height tack lockers, underfloor compartments and roof storage space.
What’s the damage? From £176,999 plus VAT
Visit: www.equi-trek.com

3. The compact option

Bloomfields-SLE

Model: Bloomfields Legacy SLE (3.5T)
Fits: up to two horses
Long-distance asset? If you’re looking for something on a smaller scale this horsebox, which sleeps up to three and can be fitted with a fridge, hob and sink, could be the ticket.
What’s the damage? From £19,995 plus VAT
Visit: bloomfields.co

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4. The party option

Sovereign

Model: Sovereign Emperor (18-26T)
Fits: three to seven horses
Long-distance asset? Entertain friends and family while you’re on the road in a living space that promises to be “more akin to a luxury yacht or private jet” — think supple leather, hand-finished wood and polished granite. And with multiple slide-out options, you won’t be short of space.
What’s the damage? POA
Visit: www.sovereignhorseboxes.com

5. Stay connected

Oakley Supremacy2 copy

Model: Oakley Supremacy (26T)
Fits: four to six horses
Long-distance asset? Kick back and enjoy the Sky satellite system with surround sound while you wait for your class or on a quiet stopover evening. Other techno gadgets include touch screen satellite navigation, horse and reversing cameras and bluetooth telephone connection.
What’s the damage? POA
Visit: www.oakleyhorseboxes.co.uk

Ref: Horse & Hound; 16 July 2015