Horse Trailers


All trailers have a high standard specification and are fully equipped with a unique coupling mirror, which allows the trailer hitch to be seen by the driver during coupling eliminating miss alignment, and damaged bumpers. Interior lamp, hitch lock, internal and external tying rings and spare wheel are all standard. A saddle rack and cover is fitted to Deauville models and a lockable tack cupboard in Ascot models.

American style rear doors with a pull out ramp are available on front unload models as an option. These are very common in Europe and becoming more popular in the UK, being easier to load and making the trailer more versatile.

The chassis and frames are all hot dipped galvanised steel with a semi monocoque construction allowing a low floor height and a lower centre of gravity than our competitors also providing increased ground clearance, less unladen weight and an extra 3" headroom within the same overall height.

All trailers have Avonride softride fully independent rubber suspension with automatic reversing brakes and a hydraulically damped hitch with a power assisted handbrake, front telescopic jockey wheel, and a spare wheel.

The Olympian, Clubman, Huntsman and Equestrian models are fully featured trailers designed to be easy to operate and comfortable for your horses to travel in. Care has been taken to provide safe and efficient operation. For example, the unobtrusive gas assistors to ease the operation of the ramps are sure to be appreciated by any user.
Wessex also offer the Pegasus range of bespoke horse trailers designed to your own specification.



Bateson Livestock Trailers have been in production for over 60 years during which time they have developed continuously to keep abreast of ever changing legislation with regard to motor vehicles and the transport of animals.

We have taken care to keep the trailers as simple and light as possible without sacrificing strength in order to cope with the harsh environment in which they may operate.

All models have a hot dipped galvanised chassis and are pannelled with 2mm toughened alloy sides and a heat reflecting, plastic coated galvanised steel roof. The floor is an 18mm Phenol coated panel covered with aluminium tread-plate. All trailers up to 3500kg are fitted with independent suspension axles and auto-reversing brakes. Full road lights, locking hitch and spare wheel are all standard.

Some models are available with increased headroom and can be fitted with a timber ramp, breast bars and a centre division for the occasional transportation of horses. Simple lift out decks are available for models 30LT to 60LT and fully folding decks are available in Eurostock models.