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Horsebox hire insurance is perfect if you want to hire your horsebox to members of the public, or transport horses for a reward. We can provide you with fully comprehensive self-drive hire motor insurance and arrange ‘hire and reward’ cover, so you can transport horses for payment.

  • Full annual comprehensive cover
  • Excess only £500 and windscreen excess only £80
  • Unlimited hires 
  • Theft by hirer cover
  • Breakdown service with full horse repatriation
  • Cover for new ventures, single vehicles to large fleets

The Alan Boswell Group Difference

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As a leading independent insurance broker and one of the eastern region’s largest financial planners, our business is perfectly placed to guarantee an independent, personal, bespoke service with the clout and connections of a big player.

We aim to ease the burden that arranging insurance or financial planning can bring. We pride ourselves on our personal approach, providing a dedicated contact to review your situation and provide continuous expert advice for your business or personal needs.

How our customers rate us

Great company and at decent prices for the amount of cover provided. Great friendly team too.

Mr Harper, Self-Drive Hire Insurance

Horsebox Hire Insurance in detail

We can arrange bespoke cover for horsebox owners, either for single vehicles or large fleets, including cover for damage caused by livestock, which is normally excluded by insurers.

We can also arrange a specialist breakdown service that includes full horse repatriation if needed. Plus, you won’t need to call us or complete an online form to log every hire you arrange; we’ll give you a detailed list of hirer criteria so you’ll be able to decide if your customer qualifies.

We’ll provide you with fully comprehensive annual insurance for your vehicle.  This will cover the vehicle(s) at all times whether they’re on or off-hire.

  • No mileage limitations Your annual premium will cover as many hires as you like, with no limitations on mileage.
  • Comprehensive cover Unlike other insurers our policy will cover your vehicle for theft by the hirer and, crucially, it includes damage by livestock.
  • Fire damage cover Additional cover can be included for fire damage caused by cooking and heating risks if you have cooking or heating facilities in your horsebox.
  • EU cover If a hirer wants to take their horse abroad, that’s no problem; give us a call and we can arrange cover for anywhere in the EU.

There are also additional covers available that we would recommend:

  • Breakdown service With full horse repatriation.
  • Commercial legal expenses This covers a variety of legal issues including motor disputes, contract cover, and tax investigations and gives access to a legal helpline 24/7, 365 days a year.


  • Yes. Generally you’ll find most motor policies will exclude cover for damage by livestock. We include this cover as standard.

  • Yes. We can include ‘hire and reward’ cover so you can drive your customers and their horses to their destination.

  • No.  The self-drive hire policy does not extend to include liability cover for horses in your care, custody, or control. We are, however, able to offer a separate policy specially designed for this cover.

  • Yes, we can offer a special breakdown service which will include repatriation of horses. This would not be offered by a normal breakdown policy.

  • Yes. Unlike other policies, our insurers won’t restrict cover for professionals in the equestrian industry.

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01603 649744
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