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Why get horsebox insurance?

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Why horsebox insurance?

If you have a horse or pony, then you more than likely own a horse lorry or horsebox, and therefore the next step for you will be to fine the right horsebox insurance cover in Ireland to ensure your four legged animals are transported safely. A horsebox will keep your horse or pony safe and in a fixed position and will provide comfortable surroundings when travelling. Whether you are travelling to a dressage event or a competition, or simply from the stables to the field, Paddy compare can help you find the right horsebox and horse lorry insurance.

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What type of cover do I need?

Just like any other vehicle in the UK, it is a legal requirement to insure your horsebox or horse lorry if you are driving on the roads. A horse lorry can be a large investment and you will want to ensure it is kept safe and protected. A general horsebox insurance policy will protect your horsebox from theft, damage or an accident. Typically there are three different types of horse lorry insurance policy, fully comprehensive, third party fire & theft or third party only.

What is covered?

The main types of cover include: Third-party cover, will only pay out for damage to third parties and is the minimum level of cover you are requirement to have to drive a horse lorry in Ireland. Third party, fire and theft, is the next level up and also protects you against fire damage and theft. Fully comprehensive cover, is the most extensive cover and protects you for at-fault damage. Some policies will allow you to add other named drivers to the policy. Horsebox drivers should always have a valid driving licence in place at the time of applying for the insurance.

How much does horsebox insurance cost?

The cost of taking out horsebox insurance will largely depend on the type of cover you decide works best for your personal situation. The cover will depend on the age of the driver and the size, make, model and value of the horsebox. It will also depend on your previous claims history. Horse lorries and vehicles are usually covered up to 25 years old.

How do I make horse lorry insurance cheaper?

If you have a no claims bonus on your driving licence, this will help reduce the cost of your insurance premium. Selecting a lower value vehicle would help reduce the costs of horse lorry insurance. You could also save money on your horsebox insurance if you pay a lump sum upfront, or increase the excess on your policy. At Paddy Compare we can also help you get cheap horsebox insurance quote by comparing quotes from a range of brokers from across Ireland.

Why Paddy Compare for horsebox insurance in Ireland?

Finding horsebox insurance in Ireland can be difficult, that’s why at Paddy Compare we will do all the hard work for you allowing you to drive to and from your horse events with ease. We will search the Irish horsebox insurance market for you ensuring that you can pick the best insurance quote for your circumstance. Simply complete our online horsebox insurance quote form and our partner brokers will be in touch to help.

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What other types of horsebox insurance covers are available?

Every policy is different and tailored to your individual horsebox needs and circumstances, speak to our advisers and get the right horsebox insurance cover today.

Breakdown assistance cover

Breakdown assistance is a must if you are doing a lot of miles in your vehicle, as the last thing you need is to be stuck at the road side.

Windscreen cover

Windscreen cover will support for claims up to €500, and with such large windows in the vehicle it can be very worthwhile.

Third party cover

Third party property cover can be included that will cover you for any damage to third party's property.

European Cover

European cover should be considered if you spend time abroad and in the EU.

Open drive

Open driving may be available for other named individuals with full driving licences.

Equine cover

Equine cover is a separate policy that will cover the costs of your horses and ponies. Discuss your needs with one of our brokers.

  • What do I need to get a quote?

    You will need the details of your horse lorry and horsebox to hand, to include the vehicle make, model, age, value and no claims history. You will also require your contact details to enable our brokers to contact you with quotes.

  • How much should I insure my vehicle for?

    You should discuss the value of your vehicle with one of our partner brokers.

  • Am I insured for horse events and shows?

    If your policy covers you for social, domestic and pleasure, then yes, typically you should be covered at shows and events. However, you should ensure to discuss these details with one of our partner brokers.

  • Can I get cover for more than 1 lorry?

    Yes, you may be able to get a multi horse lorry insurance policy. Simply discuss the details with one of our partner horsebox insurance brokers. They will ensure you get the best price and quote to suit your circumstances.