If you’re looking to buy your first horsebox, chances are you’ve just signed up for your first competition and want to take your equine abilities up to the next level. Starting to compete, there is much to learn and trying to assess which horsebox to buy can be challenging if you’re unsure of the demands it needs to meet. Here at Cooke’s, we’re of the opinion that 3.5 ton horseboxes are ideal for beginners for a multitude of reasons.



Compact in size and low in weight a 3.5 ton horsebox can be driven on a standard driving licence, eliminating the need for lengthy and expensive additional testing. Convenient in size and price, our countryman range can carry 2 rear facing horses and are built on the chassis of a Peugeot Boxer 335 L3 130, making then economic and cheap to run after the initial investment. Finding your feet as a competitive rider can take a while, but with a Cooke 3.5 ton horsebox, you can be confident that your transportation is ticking all the boxes for beginners.


Size & Stature

It’s important to note that although a 3.5 ton horsebox may be small in size, this is in fact, an advantage for beginners, who may not have driven anything bigger than a hatchback before. Manoeuvring larger vehicles like HGV horseboxes in and out of fields, down tight country roads and in confined yard space can cause frustration for even the most advanced drivers. A 3.5 ton horsebox on the other hand is much more manageable and is a good starting point for those wanting to advance their equine transportation in future.


If you’re looking to buy your first horsebox and would like more information about out 3.5 ton range, give our team a call on 01270 588 598.