LEADING TRANSPORTATION & SELF DRIVE HIRE IN ESSEX
Garratt HorseBox Hire started in 2016. Myself, Harry Garratt and My partner Francesca Tompkins, had to hire horseboxes ourselves at first, just like our customers do now so we could have the freedom to transport our own horse to shows.
We noticed there wasn’t a lot of Self Drive companies in our are area which made it difficult to find availability for popular shows. So, as a couple aged only 22, we decided to buy our very own bright green horsebox (GreenMachine), which we would hire out to help other people who were desperately wanting to take their ponies out, just like us.
In the first year of starting up we purchased another two 3.5 tonne horseboxes. We wanted to stand out from the crowd so Francesca decided we should go multi coloured so it would be exciting for the customers to choose their favourite. Our next two colours were orange (Tangerine Dream) and yellow (BumbleBee).
In 2017 we decided to expand our services by offering transportation which includes a professional, experienced driver. We have travelled to France, Ireland, and regular trips to Scotland. From there our customer base grew bigger and bigger and we are able to offer services all over the UK and Europe.
4 Years on and we have the biggest fleet in Essex. Our fleet ranges from horse trailers, 3.5 tonne and up to 7.5 tonne horseboxes. We even offer a 4x4 and trailer combo hire.
Myself and Francesca can’t thank our customers enough for helping us to expand our company. Now we have a great little team of drivers who are willing to go that extra mile to make sure our service is professional and it’s all about the customers stress-free experience with our expert handlers.