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WELCOME to Atacanter Horsebox Hire and Sales

Atacanter Horsebox Hire & Sales are the sole agent in the UK for Theault Horseboxes. Theault build the most desirable 3.5tonne 2 stall horseboxes using the latest technology that results in a highly durable horsebox that is built to last.

From our branch located in Cambridgeshire, Atacanter Horsebox Hire can supply self drive horseboxes to East Anglia, Midlands, South of England, Cotswolds and the London Area.

Atacanter Horsebox Hire & Sales only have Theault horseboxes as we believe they are the best 3.5 tonne horsebox available today. This ensures that you and your horses will travel in the safest, most modern horsebox that you can hire and/or buy in the UK. Theault horseboxes are the strongest and safest 3.5tonne horseboxes available, collapsible breast bars and wide back doors are fitted as standard.

 Tel: 01487 840448 | Visit: www.atacanter.co.uk 

Why Choose Theault / Atacanter? Read More Here!

Why Compromise Safety?


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With so many different brands of 3.5t horseboxes on the market now it must be very hard to decide which brand to choose, we also had this similar problem in 2005 when we started Atacanter, to know which brand would suit us when setting up a Horsebox Rental company. After trying several UK brands which were not fit for purpose we discovered Theault. 

Theault have been coachbuilding since 1924 in Normandy, France and now the state-of-the-art factory produces horse trucks from 3.5t – 26t for many countries throughout the world. 
 
With innovation being at the heart of the desire to produce a quality horsebox that can be used easily by anyone and travelling all horses to their destination in optimum comfort, with each vehicle coming euro tunnel compliant many horses are travelled throughout Europe with ease. 
 
Theault are constantly innovating new products and designs to make the existing product even better, trying new techniques on the production line including robotic welding machines and quality checks completed at the end of each stage of the production, ensuring that you are getting the best.  
 
The 3.5t can be as bespoke as you require, we can offer you many different options to make your horsebox as simple or luxury as you require, with natural leather and cork as a popular seating choice. 
 
The main models we offer to the UK market are the Morpheo (high luxury) Proteo Switch (luxury work tool) Firsteo Stud (solid transporter choice), videos of each model can be found on our website www.atacanter.co.uk.
 
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BRAND NEW THEAULT PROTEO SWITCH 3.5T HORSEBOXES


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  • With the PROTEO switch, you no longer need to choose between a stud and standard version: you can instantaneously adapt the most suitable configuration for your horses
  • Available in 3 or 5 seat models with beds as standard in the 5 seat model
  • Contact us for more information!
  • With the PROTEO switch, you no longer need to choose between a stud and standard version: you can instantaneously adapt the most suitable configuration for your horses
  • Available in 3 or 5 seat models with beds as standard in the 5 seat model
  • Contact us for more information!

 VIDEO - https://youtu.be/-4pHF_FqQgQ


FIRSTEO 3 STUD


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  • MAKE: Theault
  • MODEL: Firsteo 3 Stud
  • CONDITION: Brand New
  • TRANSMISSION: Manual
  • LOCATION: Pidley, Cambridgeshire
  • DRIVETRAIN: 2WD
  • ENGINE: 160hp
  • SEATING: 3 Seater Cab
  • HORSE CAPACITY: 2 Rear Facing
  • MAKE: Theault
  • MODEL: Firsteo 3 Stud
  • CONDITION: Brand New
  • TRANSMISSION: Manual
  • LOCATION: Pidley, Cambridgeshire
  • DRIVETRAIN: 2WD
  • ENGINE: 160hp
  • SEATING: 3 Seater Cab
  • HORSE CAPACITY: 2 Rear Facing

Practicality, efficiency and robustness are the 3 core assets that makes the First’eo the best choice as regards quality : price ratio. First’eo is the result of THEAULT’s sharp expertise combined with a stated willingness of simplicity. Light and functional, this vehicle aims at maximizing payload.

The Firsteo Stud model offers all the safety features that Theault are renowned for including a crashtested bulkhead wall, which is all part of the European RCE Homologation. In 2010, THEAULT was the first horsebox manufacturer in the UK & Europe to obtain the EC Type Approval (RCE European homologation) thanks to its strong focus on safety the RCE homologation relies on a rigorous series of technical tests, validation processes and trials. This enables customers on a budget to still be able to afford the safest transport for their horses.

The chute stall configuration has been designed to answer specific transportation requirements. Also called “Stud” version, it’s named after its more common use: transportation linked to breeding activities. The stall configuration enables optimal modularity thanks to the high and secure centre partition. This configuration makes possible to transport stallions or mares with foals.  The stud version is a great and secure choice adapting to any situation

The stud model is the ultimate transporter for any sized horse guaranteeing up to 17.2hh with the chute style stalls providing a very calm environment for each horse, while still with excellent ventilation, inside the fully insulated horse area, with extraction fans and temperature sensors fitted as standard, you can travel using the Euro Tunnel and across Europe without making any modifications.

A reliable work tool, the First’eo is as simple and practical as it is highlyl-functioning. Driving enjoyment is guaranteed thanks to a broad choice of engines up to 160 HP on the Peugeot Boxer chassis with a well spec’d cab including Bluetooth, DAB radio, air conditioning and USB connections, with the options of sat nav and climate control, to compliment THEAULT’s high quality manufacturing ensures perfect insulation of the cabin and optimal safety for horses and passengers.

Safety Testing

The panels have been successfully tested on a crash performance by the UTAC (French organization called “Union Technique de l’Automobile et du Cycle” which means Technical Union for Motor vehicles and Cycles), single French entity accredited to conduct such tests. The panels resist to a 1350 kg effort on every anchor point of the security belts. Thanks to this tests, the 3 and 5 passenger cabins have been homologated, certifying the very high resistance of the panels in case of emergency braking or impact. Great attention has been set on the key parts of the horsebox, especially the ones that are subject to high pressures (panels, breast separation tube, partition) Designed as a single piece of aluminium, without any welding nor joints, these parts are thought to have the best weight / resistance ratio. Besides a specific non-slip treatment on the horse part, the wide and secure side-ramp enables to load and unload horses in complete safety. The partition can be easily handled and moved in just a few turns. The wide rear door has been designed to allow rapid horse evacuation if necessary.

Here is an example of a possible layout on First’eo Stud: bridle-racks on rear-door, saddle-racks in the tack-room and mobile saddle box. The stud configuration may also offer a large area to prepare your horse under shelter from the weather, with tack area in easy access.

Pratical and very easy for one person to use all features on their own, the First’eo Stud is the guarantee of comfort and full security for horses as well as for passengers.  The stud model is now one of our most popular models that we sell in the UK, as it is the ultimate horse transportation.

Finance options are available from just £113 / week + vat.

*Contract Hire prices quoted are based on a 36 month contract with agreed 10,000 miles per annum, an initial rental, equal to 10% of list price, followed by 36 monthly rentals. Payment of the final rental does not transfer ownership of the vehicle and the vehicle must be returned to us.

All prices are subject to VAT. Rates quoted include delivery and number plates only. Offer is subject to availability for business users only and are subject to status.

Atacanter Horseboxes are an Introducer Appointed Representative of Andrew Stanley Finance Ltd, 1 Holly Walk, Hampton Hargate, Peterborough PE7 8AB who is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Video: https://youtu.be/XbSNcrsmZXo


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