Horsebox Breakdown Assistance

Nudge your horsebox back into motion with horsebox breakdown assistance.

Let Shearwater and Equine Rescue Services come to your aid

There are those unhelpful times when your horsebox simply doesn’t want to move. Perhaps this is down to a mechanical fault, or because the battery has drained. Maybe it’s a case of changing the tyre but you don’t have the tools or a spare.

The job of breakdown assistance providers is to rescue you from your plight as soon as possible, diagnose the issue and, if they can, get your horsebox moving again, or failing that take it to a garage which can.

  • Roadside assistance and recovery
  • At home rescue & yard start
  • Onward transport of horses
  • Overnight accommodation for horses

With breakdown assistance from Shearwater you can be assured that we've included all of the useful little extras as well.  Battery rescue, onward travel and labour can all be included as part of a more comprehensive policy, so you can remain calm even if you find yourself in an unexpected situation.

Shearwater are able to offer substantial discounts on Horsebox Breakdown Assistance when purchased in conjunction with Horsebox insurance.  Prices, for Horseboxes under 24 tonnes and up to 25 years old, start at £135 per annum.


Save £100s With Breakdown & Insurance Combined

Benefit from Shearwater's preferential Breakdown Assistance pricing by bringing your horsebox insurance and breakdown cover all under one roof.  

Explore our Horsebox Insurance online today or speak to a member of Shearwater's experienced and helpful Motor team today - 01992 707313


Rescue & Recovery

Our Rescue cover makes sure you’re not left stranded by the side of the road, with breakdown assistance which will either try for roadside repair to see you on your way, even just as a temporary measure, or otherwise tow you to a nearby garage where further help will be at hand.

With the Recovery element this gives you a leg up from just roadside assistance, a recovery van can take you to your destination, wherever this is in the UK.


At home rescue

With battery issues accounting for many non-starters around the UK, breakdown recovery providers often find themselves on the home turf of their callers. While basic breakdown cover insists you need to be at least a quarter of a mile from the property where the vehicle is registered, at home rescue or yard start cover can offer you help even before you’ve had the chance to set off on your journey.


What to do in the event of a breakdown

  • When the wheels fell off my lorry the Shearwater team were incredible. They called to check up on me, they arranged recovery and when the lorry was deemed a write off I was even given the option of keeping the scrap or not.
    Sarah Skillin, British Dressage Member
  • Shearwater not only provided a much more comprehensive policy but at an incredibly competitive price. Everything was very simple.
    Imogen Murray, International Event Rider (5* & Team GBR Nations Cup)
  • We've insured with Shearwater for a number of years and have always been very impressed with the customer service, claims handling, and competitive pricing. I've now moved all of our business and personal polices to Shearwater
    Simon Bates, Owner & Event Director of The College Equestrian, Keysoe
  • I have found Shearwater to be responsive and flexible in providing me and my company with individually tailored insurance packages to cover exactly what I need, at very competitive prices.
    Simon Hall, Managing Director of Soteria Ltd
  • We have worked with shearwater for many many years now! We use them for everything from our horses to our cars, our yard liability to the home insurance... They are a great company to deal with, both in terms of competitive rates and their customer services. I would highly recommend anyone looking at insurance to get in touch with them
    Becky Moody, Grand Prix Dressage Rider, Team GBR Podium Pathway Member
  • I have insured a few horses with shearwater over the years and have always been very impressed. The team on the phones are super helpful and they have always been great at paying out any claims. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their service to any of our Members
    Catherine Mills, Head of Global Retention & Equestrian at Quintessentially
  • What can we say about Shearwater? As an insurer if you want the best cover then you need to be with Shearwater. Their service is second to none and their staff are always friendly, knowledgeable and there to help you, nothing is too much trouble.
    Leanne Hart & Daniel Bates, Para Dressage Rider
  • It is a comfort to know that the horses are Insured with Shearwater. They are a professional but friendly company, competitive and knowledgeable. On the claim we had they were fast and efficient and nothing was too much trouble. Would happily recommend Shearwater Insurance, especially as they have such a vast range of options from everything equine to travel and household.
    Michael Murphy - Irish International Para Dressage Rider
  • Shearwater is our absolute go-to for all of our insurance needs from house, yard and horse, to cars and liabilities. The team in the office are easy to talk to and they actually take the time to get to know you as a client. Most importantly, when you need to claim for something, they are quick and listen to your needs, making the whole process much less stressful in your hour of need. We wouldn't use anyone else!
    Chantal Siddle

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