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Your life is already complicated enough. The last thing you need, as a horse owner, is a long and complicated process for earning a horsebox licence. You will be happy to know that the HGV Training Centre offers a simple solution to getting your licence as quickly as possible and without spending a fortune. It takes only a few days to complete training for a Category B+E licence while a Category C licence can be earned in just a few weeks.


Why do we call our training programmes a simple solution? Because we do not require you to train for months on end before we declare you ready to take your tests. In fact, we do just the opposite. We employ a fast-paced and concentrated training approach that prepares you to take your tests as soon as possible while the information you learned is still fresh in your mind. Our approach leads to better understanding, better retention, and better recall.

The process of getting your horsebox licence may involve additional steps depending on the licence category you need. Yet all of the licences follow the same basic process:

  1. Sign up for the appropriate training course
  2. Undergo classroom training
  3. Undergo behind-the-wheel training
  4. Book and take your tests.

Choosing the HGV Training Centre as your training provider gives you immediate access to a training specialist who will guide you through the process every step of the way. We will help you make the right choices in terms of the licence category commensurate with the way you transport horses and the vehicles you choose to use.

Training Courses for the Horsebox Licence

Choosing the right courses for your horsebox licence training starts with determining what kinds of vehicles you intend to drive. Below are just a few examples:

The HGV Training Centre offers both three- and five-day courses for both Category B+E (for light trailers) and category C1 licences. The three-day course is for drivers who already have some experience towing trailers but who have never been formally trained or licenced. The five-day course is intended for people who have never towed a trailer at all.

The Category C licence takes a few weeks to obtain, primarily because it is considered a professional-grade licence. As a side note, obtaining this licence would allow you to work as a professional lorry driver in addition to transporting horses in your HGV horsebox.

What Our Training Covers

There is quite a bit to learn when you are training for a horsebox licence. However, getting a licence is not especially difficult if you apply a modest amount of effort to your training. The HGV Training Centre does everything we can to make sure the training process goes as smoothly as possible and at a pace most students can keep up with. In cases where a student struggles, our instructors provide the extra help and support necessary to keep him or her on track.

Our horsebox licence training covers a variety of topics in three categories:

Although we do not spend a lot of time on it, part of the theory training deals with your legal obligations as someone transporting animals within the EU. There are regulations in place requiring you to take every reasonable step to protect the health and welfare of horses during transport. For example, you are required to:

This is just a short sampling of what is required of you for safe and legal animal transport. We go over all the regulations so that you will not be caught off guard. It is a good idea to know and understand your obligations so that you do not run afoul of the law. Obviously, you also want to protect your beloved horses at the same time.

Simple, Fast, Convenient

The HGV Training Centre takes great pride in being the simple, fast, and convenient solution to obtain your horsebox licence. Our process is simple inasmuch as we do not waste your time on things that are unnecessary. Furthermore, we provide administrative assistance so that you don’t have to worry about things like submitting paperwork and booking tests. All you have to do is go to class and learn.

Our process is fast because we concentrate on teaching you only what you need to know to pass your tests. Any additional information can be learned through extra courses taken in the future or by working with experienced horse owners who can teach you, through hands-on experience, anything else you need to know.

Lastly, our process is convenient thanks to more than four dozen training locations throughout the UK. As our business has grown, we have expanded our service area to the extent that we now operate training centres very near every major metropolitan area in the UK. You will not have to travel for hours just to earn your horsebox licence.

The HGV Training Centre is one of the most respected training companies in the industry. We have a proven track record of success backed up by thousands of drivers who have completed training before going on to become proficient and safe drivers. We would be thrilled to add you to their numbers by training you for your horsebox licence. If you are ready to get going, we are ready to sign you up. Contact us right away so we can get started.

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