Empire welcomes Mr Jonathan Cartwrighte and family.

Empire welcomes Mr Jonathan Cartwrighte and family.

Empire welcomes Mr Jonathan Cartwrighte and family.

When Mr Cartwrighte was looking for a custom built horsebox built to his and his wife’s own personal specifications, he spoke with every horsebox manufacturer, he went the length and breadth of the country speaking with them all to see if they understood his vision and would be able to build what he and his wife wanted.

The Cartwrighte’s had some very individual designs and ideas which company owner and founder Kevin Jackson was more than happy to accommodate and after meeting with Kevin and James they quickly settled on working with Empire. It has been a pleasure to create their customized horsebox and working with them throughout the build process has been a pleasure.

We welcome the Cartwrighte’s and wish them the best of luck for 2016 and beyond in their brand new customised Empire horsebox.

Empire welcome Kate Lewis….

Empire welcome Kate Lewis….


Empire welcome Kate Lewis….

Another Empire Mini delivered today! The first Mini to leave Empire Coachbuilders on a brand new Peugeot chassis. With leather upholstered seating, CCTV for horse and reversing as well as parking sensors, wardrobes, LED lighting, outside tack lockers, moveable partitioning the Empire Mini is the answer to anyone looking for a custom built 3.5t horsebox. With a payload of up to 1.3 tonne the Mini can carry two large horses as well as all of the riders tack and equipment.

To enquire about a custom built Empire Mini contact us today by email or phone.

We are pleased to welcome Christopher Padfield to the Empire family

We are pleased to welcome Christopher Padfield to the Empire family

We are pleased to welcome Christopher Padfield to the Empire family. Christopher and his wife are major hunting enthusiasts. Hunting with two packs one in Essex where they live, where Christopher is a hunt master, and one in Lincolnshire which Christopher hunts with regularly. When the Padfield’s came to meet us he had already visited many of the other manufacturers in the UK. Having been recommended to speak to us by one of his friends, Christopher made the long journey across the UK from his home in Essex to speak to our Salesman James early on a Saturday morning.

Having understood Chris’s requirements where other manufacturers had failed, due to James’ personal knowledge of horses and what a hunting box needed to be; Christopher’s search for a horsebox manufacturer came to a halt. James quickly set about searching for a chassis for Christopher and his wife. Having built them the lorry of their dreams, Kevin Jackson the founder of Empire decided that James could deliver the Padfield’s Empire Platinum to their home himself. This was the first time Kevin, who usually likes to do the hand over himself, has let this take place. James made sure he took the time to show them how everything worked. Making sure the Padfield’s felt part of the Empire family and finally celebrating the delivery with a glass of champagne.

Empire welcomes Caroline Ryan Bell

Empire welcomes Caroline Ryan Bell

Empire welcomes Caroline Ryan Bell

Empire welcome British international event rider Caroline Ryan Bell.

Empire are excited to have delivered this afternoon, a new build Empire Classic SE. The Empire Classic range is normally used for clients requiring day living while travelling their horses in comfort and style to local competitions that don’t require them to stay away.

Caroline decided to put a classic spin on her Empire Classic SE and the results where spectacular. She travel to many of the top international horse trials all over the UK and Europe with many horses and now she can still travel the horses in comfort the same as in any Empire but their ample living boasts many features.

We have very much enjoyed working with Caroline helping her to create their perfect Horsebox and we wish her the best of luck for the future.

Empire coachbuilders welcomes Paul and Vicky from PM Equestrian.

Empire coachbuilders welcomes Paul and Vicky from PM Equestrian.

Empire coachbuilders welcomes Paul and Vicky from PM Equestrian.

When Paul Morgan and his partner Vicky where looking for a new lorry they wanted something robust and strong for there team of event horses. But something comfortable enough for Paul to stay away in. Paul runs PM Equestrian, a distributor of AntaresParlanti Roma (and Parlanti Passion), Cambox Isis and Tech Stirrups. These brands have all been handpicked by Paul for there stunning quality and as products that he would –  and does – use whilst riding and competing his own horses: he recommends these to his customers without hesitation.

Paul needed a lorry to do both staying away at trade shows all over the country and all through the year while his partner Vicky competes her string of event horses. When they met Empire at the Hickstead Derby they where quick to order there Empire Classic SE and took delivery this week.

Empire welcomes Aoife Clark

Empire welcomes Aoife Clark

Empire welcomes Aoife Clark

Aoife Clark has had a fantastic few years, kicking off in 2012 coming 7th individually at the London Olympics.  2013 saw a career high of 11th in the World Rankings, along with becoming the first Irish rider to win Blenheim CCI***, finish 8th at a hugely competitive Badminton and winning the Silver medal at the World Championships for young horses in France. Aoifé then went on to win Bramham CCI*** in 2014 followed by success at the World Equestrian Games.

Aoife decided it was time to upgrade her lorry in 2015 and after speaking to all the big name manufacturers she came to visit Empire and her search was halted. She was so impressed with our build strength and quality finishes but also our willingness to listen to the customers design spec that she commissioned one straight away.

It had been a pleasure to work with Aoife and her husband Simon and we wish them all the best for the future.

Another Empire on the road…..

Another Empire on the road…..

Another Empire on the road…..

We welcome Tricia Pytches to the Empire family. Tricia had been wanting a lorry to travel her young horses to local shows, she needed something robust and strong but something that she was also able to relax in if the day was a long one. When Tricia saw the Empire Classic SE her search was over and she was quick to commission an order with us! We welcome Tricia and her daughters to the Empire family and look forward to working with her at some point in the future.

Empire welcomes the Doolittle family.

Empire welcomes the Doolittle family.

Empire welcomes the Doolittle family.

When John and Caroline Doolittle were looking for a horsebox for their daughter they looked around all of the major horsebox manufacturers. On meeting the team at Empire their search stopped. We were able to meet all of their expectations and desires at a cost that wasn’t prohibitive!

We built for them a totally bespoke 7.5t Empire Extreme on a Used MAN chassis. The upholstery, cupboards, layout and horse area designed to their specifications. The results were fantastic and to showcase this, we have had a photo shoot with the lorry which will feature on our website in the near future in a new section for Empire.

We wish the Doolittle’s every success for the future and thank them for their valued support of our brand.

Empire welcomes another British international event rider.

Empire welcomes another British international event rider.

Empire welcomes another British international event rider.

Empire are excited to have delivered this afternoon, a new build Empire Ultimate on a brand new Mercedes Actros chassis to Coral Keen and her father Steve.

The Ultimate…. The name says it all.

For a totally uncompromised horsebox with every conceivable option a possibility, with bespoke design at its heart, with uncompromising attention to detail, the Ultimate will stop you in your tracks. The detailed solutions are of the highest quality and thought out to the very last detail. This totally bespoke and individual grade from Empire offers measureless freedom in the accommodation leaving behind a fantastic impression.

The Keen’s decided to put a different spin on their Empire Ultimate and the results were spectacular. They traveled to many of the top international horse trials all over the UK and Europe and now they can travel 6 horses in unparalleled comfort and be the envy of every lorry park across Europe!

We have enjoyed working with the Keens, helping them to create their perfect Horsebox and we wish them the best of luck for the future.