From the lightweight, forward facing Apollo Trailer to the Star-Treka horse trailer with luxury living area.
Horse Trailer Range
Take a closer look at our range of horse trailers.
How do I choose the right trailer?
It may seem obvious but any form of transport must be suitable for your individual horse (horse’s size, weight, loading behaviour and preference for orientation must all be considered). Whether you are looking for a standard trailer for two horses or one with extensive living, you really need to think about what your requirements are on a regular basis. Equi-Trek recommends always choosing a trailer with aluminium flooring and a wood free structure for safety and longevity. We are here to help so get in touch to discuss the right trailer for you.
Why choose an Equi-Trek horse trailer?
Equi-Trek has been manufacturing trailers in the UK for over 20 years and pioneered rear facing travel and side loading ramps. All the trailers undergo rigorous testing and development before they go on the market and horse welfare is at the forefront of each design.
Built on brand new chassis’, the wood free trailers have aluminium flooring, superior strength lightweight panels and exceptional headroom and safety features in the horse area.
The unbeatable value for money of the Equi-Trek range is attained by our extremely efficient manufacturing processes’, using the very latest technology and production methods. This creates a quality product at an unbeatable price which will hold its value for years to come.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you can't find the information you are looking for below, please contact our experienced team who will be happy to help answer any questions.
Why is the ramp situated on the offside?
The ramp is situated on the offside so that the handler remains between the horse and the exit whilst the horse is being secured. This reduced the risk of being trapped in a confined area by an excitable horse. Also, the horse is being lead from its nearside which most horses are more accustomed to, so this gives the horse more confidence when loading.
Also, if you breakdown or need to unload horses in an emergency you wouldn’t be able to lower the ramp if it was on the other side as most roads have hedges, barriers or small verges that would prevent the ramp lowering.
What is the floor made of?
The horse stands on heavy duty shock absorbing rubber which is laid over a strong aluminium planked floor with adequate drainage.
What type of suspension is offered by the trailer chassis?
Suspension is very important and even more so when carrying horses. The independent swinging arm suspension on Equi-Trek trailers was specifically selected for its smooth and quiet ride quality as well as its exceptional stability. The modern type of suspension is far more advanced in terms of ride quality and noise suppression than the old fashioned leaf spring system. To complement our suspension system we use low profile tyres which help to reduce flex in the tyre walls and therefore the inclination for the body to sway. Each wheel has an individual brake to provide powerful control of the trailer as well as incorporating an automatic reverse feature which improves safety and ride quality even further.
How will the side ramp make loading my horse easier and safer?
The low wide ramp provides easier and safer loading as the horse is encouraged to enter a light spacious area with less feeling of confinement.
Unloading is made easier because the horse exits the trailer by walking forwards down the wide ramp, eliminating the need to turn in a tight space or go backwards.
How can I tell if my car’s suitable for towing, and how much it will pull?
If you can’t find the towing capacity in your vehicle’s handbook then contact the manufacturer directly. Not all cars are approved for towing as they may be unsuitable. Towing capacity can also be calculated from the VIN plate, where line one is the maximum allowable mass (MAM) and line two is the maximum train mass. Simply deduct line one from line two and you have the vehicle towing limit. You must then add the weight of not just the trailer but also the horse(s) and any equipment you will be carrying. Your towbar should be brand new (don’t ever fit a second hand one), vehicle-specific, fitted by a professional and regularly maintained. This is the only way to make sure it is safe. Always check your car tyres before towing and make sure your car is maintained correctly.