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.

Empire welcomes Astier Nicolas.

Empire welcomes Astier Nicolas.

Empire welcome french international event rider Astier Nicolas and owners Paul & Helen Fearn.

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.

The Fearn’s decided to put a different spin on their Empire Classic SE and the results were spectacular. They travel to many of the top international horse trials all over the UK and Europe with Astier and now they can still travel four horses in comfort the same as in any Empire but their ample living boasts many features including; stunning Italian leather upholstery with contrast stitching, 19 inch flat screen TV and ample heating and hot water for all of them to stay away at any of their competitions.

We have enjoyed working with the Fearn’s by helping them to create their perfect Horsebox and we wish them the best of luck for their future.

Empire expands…

Empire expands…

Empire Coachbuilders are very excited to have started production on the new Empire Mini, a customisable 3.5t 2 horse lorry. The difference being that with Empire you can choose every customisation. We look forward to launching our new 3.5t range at the Hickstead Derby in June.

Empire deliver to 2014 Badminton winner…

Empire deliver to 2014 Badminton winner…

Empire Coachbuilders are extremely excited to have delivered today to 2014 Badminton winner and Australian Squad member Sam Griffiths and the Griffiths Eventing Team. Sam who had spent most of 2014 looking at all the major lorry manufacturers decided to go with Empire due to our ability to deliver a truly customised design. His 26 tonne Empire Platinum SE was delivered in time for the start of their season.

We wish them the best of luck for the 2015 and look forward to working with them in the future.

Empire Welcomes the Dixon family!

Empire Welcomes the Dixon family!

Empire Welcomes the Dixon family!

Empire are thrilled to welcome Beverley Dixon and her daughter Pippa. Pippa is an eventing enthusiast aiming this year to compete in young riders and Beverley enjoys dressage having recently qualified for her regional championships.

The Dixon’s have been very keen to purchase from Empire having seen our build quality on a trade stand at one of our many trade shows we attended last year, Beverley having recently passed her HGV was very quick to call and purchase our 2014 Empire Platinum. We are excited to welcome them to Empire and look forward to working with them.