The Organisation of Horsebox and Trailer Owners (OHTO) has launched a new eco-membership that aims to reduce costs for people travelling short distances with their horses.

The membership, which covers journeys of up to 100 miles radius from the member’s home, is designed for people taking part in local competitions.

With costs of £130 for a 3.5 tonne vehicle, up to £155 for a 7.5 tonne vehicle, this amounts to a saving of up to £79 off the cost of full membership.

“At OHTO we are becoming aware that many of our members are cutting down on the distances they travel due to increased vehicle running costs so eco-memberships are a good step forward,” said Jon Phillips, managing director of OHTO.

The OHTO provide a specialist breakdown service for equestrian vehicles, aimed at providing rapid roadside assistance and financial support to members in the event of problems with their transport.

See www.ohto.co.uk.