Empire welcomes Rachel White

Empire welcomes Rachel White

Another week and another Empire leaves the workshop! We welcome Rachel White and her team to the Empire family.

Rachel who lives in Swansea looked at a range of manufacturers before meeting the team at Empire and ordering her bespoke Empire Superior from us. It has been a true pleasure building this bespoke beauty for Rachel and we hope they enjoy using it as much as we have enjoyed building it!

We wish her the best of luck for the rest of 2016.

Empire welcomes Bronte Watson

Empire welcomes Bronte Watson

When the Watson family were looking for a custom built horse box, they took the recommendations of their friends and colleagues in the dressage world, several names were suggested and so Ian and his daughter Bronte went to visit each manufacturer individually. Their focus was on strength, quality, and innovation but also that the manufacturer they would choose would ensure that the vehicle created for them was everything they wished for and not just another box on the production line.

Having seen the quality of the Empire workmanship and how each build is treated with the care and attention to detail a custom built box should be, whilst also having viewed several of our previous clients builds; the Watsons went for our most bespoke product, an Empire Ultimate.

During the boxes period of creation, a strong relationship has developed with Empire and the Watson’s and we took great pleasure in personally delivering the lorry to them.

We wish the Watson family all the best and thank them for their business.

Barbury Castle International 2016

Barbury Castle International 2016

Empire Coachbuilders are excited to be displaying at Barbury Castle International Horse Trials for the first time! The worlds top eventers are at Barbury ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in August and Empire is excited to have on display an Empire Extreme and an Empire Extreme SE.

Barbury is situated just outside of Marlborough on the Barbury Castle Estate and plays host to Novice, 2 star international, 3 star international and the ERM series.

We look forward to meeting clients past present and future.

Empire show dates

Empire show dates

Empire’s upcoming show dates are as follows:

Blenheim International Horse Trials – 8-11 September 2016
Dressage National Championships. – 15-18 September 2016
Your Horse Live – 12-13 November 2016

Empire in 2017

Where can you see Empire in 2017? Show dates TBC.
– Withington International Horse Trials
– Rockingham International Horse Trials
– Hickstead International Show jumping.
– British Showjumping Nationals
– Blenheim Palace Horse Trials
– Dressage Nationals.

– Bicton : 5 Sj / 3 BE / 1 BS / 1 PC.
– Addington : 12 through the year.

Empire welcomes Clark Johnstone

Empire welcomes Clark Johnstone

Another Empire Mini hits the road…. With another going straight into production! We welcome international event rider Clark Johnstone to the Empire family and wish him the best of luck for Badminton and beyond!!!!

Empire welcomes Paul and Jo May.

Empire welcomes Paul and Jo May.

We are very excited to welcome Paul and Jo May to the Empire family and James, our Sales Manager, is excited someone painted their Horsebox the same colour as his trousers!!! At Empire, we are truly dedicated to our ever expanding family of horsebox owners and every build is undertaken with the care and dedication you would expect. It has been a pleasure to work with Mr and Mrs May and we wish them all the best for the future.
Empire welcomes Katherine Corich from Sysdoc

Empire welcomes Katherine Corich from Sysdoc

When Katherine Corich from Sysdoc wanted a 3.5t horsebox for her daughter she spoke to her professional friends in the equine industry about who to go to. There was one company that stood out! EMPIRE !!!!
Sysdoc is an innovative specialist consultancy firm that works with clients to deliver successful and sustainable business transformation and change. Since its formation in 1986, they have supported a large global client base, including major corporate, government and public sector organisations, to successfully address their most complex business challenges.
Katherine who wanted an easy and user friendly horsebox went for an Empire Mini the 3rd to leave the Empire workshop in 2016!
It has been a pleasure to work with Katherine and her design team at Sysdoc and we welcome them to the Empire family.
Empire welcomes the Painter family

Empire welcomes the Painter family

When Darren Painter and his daughter Lauren came to visit us about a new build horsebox I don’t think any of us envisaged this stunning creation, but with the Painters input and with the design team at Empire we have created something that will definitely stand out from the crowd! It has been an absolute pleasure to design and build this horsebox for this lovely family and we wish them all the best for the future.

Empire welcomes PM Equestrian

When Paul Morgan from PM Equestrian, which distribute prestigious European brands such as Antares, Parlanti and Tech Stirrups, was looking at his tradestand plans for 2016 and beyond he decided to call Empire to see if a lorry could be built as a tradestand vehicle, with overnight accommodation in the front. Paul, whose partner event rider Vicky Melia had already bought a custom built Empire Classic SE in 2015, knew the build quality and reliability he would be getting from Empire and so had no hesitation in placing his order straight away. Paul sent us this image when both lorries were together at his partners yard in Yorkshire.

We hope Paul has plenty of success for the 2016 and 2017 tradestand seasons!

Empire welcomes the Bates family.

Empire welcomes the Bates family.

Another month and the first Empire of April hits the road. When Alistair and Christine were looking for a new build horsebox for their daughter they did their research, speaking to the majority of horsebox manufacturers in the UK. After speaking with Kevin and James and visting the workshops at our Kidderminster base, they were keen to work with our team, and we must say it has been a pleasure to build for the Bates family. This bespoke built 5 horse Empire Platinum looks stunning in its bespoke Range Rover colouring and the design has been shaped by the Bates frequent visits to the workshop. We wish them all the best for the remainder of the 2016 season and beyond.