At Equi-Trek Sheffield we have a wide range of horseboxes and horse trailers available for self-drive hire.
Hire at Equi-Trek Sheffield
All our hire products are serviced regularly to ensure they are fit for extensive use every time they leave our premises.
You can hire from us with confidence as we have a wide knowledge of our products and guarantee to provide you with quality solutions for your hire needs.
We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and wealth of experience in the hire industry.
Horse Trailers for Hire
Day-Treka Horse Trailer
Night-Treka Horse Trailer
Horseboxes for Hire
Sonic 3.5t Horsebox
Equinox 4.5t Horsebox
Victory 4.5t Horsebox
Evolution 7.2t Horsebox
Long and Short Term Hire Options
We have a range of Equi-Trek horse trailers and horseboxes available for hire from daily hire to long term rentals over 12 months.
Our hire service is ideal for those who need to collect and/or deliver horses for any reason but do not want the expense of buying and maintaining their own vehicle.
If you would like further details on any of our vehicles, please get in touch.
Lockable hitch security
Every trailer is equipped with a lockable hitch for added security.
All trailers and horseboxes are regularly serviced and checked prior to every hire.
Trailers, horseboxes & more
Equi-Trek don't just provide self-hire on horseboxes and trailers, we also hire motorhomes, car transporters, plant and tipper trailers and refrigerated trailers.
With short term hire from just one day to long term hire of three years, hiring from Equi-Trek Sheffield provides the ultimate flexibility.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have limit on mileage?
We allow for 12,000 miles a year. However we can arrange a hire for more if it is needed.
Is there a minimum/maximum age for hire?
The minimum age for hire is 25.
What is the deposit required for hire?
It will depend on the model and whether it is short, mid or long term hire (or Flexi-Tow). Please contact us to find out more.
Can more than one person drive your horsebox?
Yes, we can arrange extra insurance if you let us know your requirements.
What are the legal requirements for towing a horse trailer?
It is up to the hirer to check they have the correct entitlement on their driving licence (must be a UK one) to ensure they are legal to tow the trailer they are hiring, if you are unsure please visit the Towing and the Law page.
Do I need to bring number plates when I hire a horse trailer?
It is the responsibility of the hirer to ensure there is a legal number plate on the trailer you are hiring, we can provide the means to fix it onto the trailer if need be. If you do not have a number plate and wish to purchase one, ask us for a quote in advance, however we CANNOT provide one unless you bring your V5 registration document for your vehicle and a second form of ID such as UK driving licence or debit/credit card. Anyone taking their hire trailer without a legal number plate do so at their own risk. (Please note hand written number plates are not classed as a legal number plate).
What are the benefits of hiring vs. purchasing?
Some of our short term hire customers only have use for a horsebox or trailer occasionally so financially it makes more sense to hire a new vehicle or trailer at a low fixed monthly cost rather than purchase.
However, we are now seeing a growing trend for long term hire as an alternative to purchasing. Long term hire is a popular alternative to buying as it allows you to enjoy a new vehicle or trailer without the worry of depreciation or the cost of servicing and MOTS.
What categories of hire do you offer?
There are four categories of hire that we offer. Short term hire, which is anything from a day to one month, is used by a lot for people without their own transport, when transport has broken down or is off the road or for longer journeys or stay away shows, and can be done from any of the four Hire-Trek locations (Sheffield, Lincolnshire, Suffolk and Three Counties, with plans to add more depots).
We then have mid-term hire which is anything from 2 months to 11 months. This is very popular for people who don’t want to commit to owning a vehicle and is usually used for the season with 6 months from March to September being the most popular option, with a lot of people then extending another month or two at the end to get to October/November.
We do long term hire which is 12 months to 36 months, this is very similar to contract hire with a car where you have a fixed low monthly payment which includes all the maintenance, warranty and running costs (excluding fuel). This is our fastest growing market due to the security it gives people and the money it saves. It also doesn’t get registered on someone’s credit record so has much less of an effect on what they can borrow compared to a finance option. Hire-Trek (which is part of the Trek-Group) is the only company that offers a full range of trailers through to the very large motorised horseboxes.
Finally, we offer Flexi-Tow on Apollo horse trailers which is a rolling contract that requires only one month’s notice to cancel.