Our Review of Anthony D Evans Horsebox Insurance

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Anthony D Evans insurance or ADE is a long-established insurance provider to the horse insurance industry.

Since 1990 ADE has provided specialist cover for both Horsebox insurance and horse trailer insurance. The insurer now also has a rescue and breakdown service in partnership with Equine Rescue Services for Horseboxes and trailers amongst their wider suite of insurance-related offerings for customers.

Anthony D Evans insurance are active participants in the equine industry providing sponsorship to major horse eventing competitions. It includes event sponsorship since 2014 of Senior Showing and Dressage (SSADL) Olympia Qualifier Series whose grand final is held annually at Olympia.

A look at the ADE Horsebox Insurance Policy

Small horsebox vehicle

ADE provides an easy to use quote and buy form, which, once completed, gives an instant quote allowing insurance to be purchased straight away. For those who have standard cover requirements for their horsebox, the process is straightforward. For more complex needs such as higher value horsebox cover over £30,000, it is necessary to contact ADE directly for a quote.

ADE provides a policy that includes many of the essential features that we highlight in our detailed guide on horsebox insurance and is comparable to other leading horsebox insurance providers.

For those looking for specialist quotes, ADE offers to cover vehicles up to 40 tonnes, a value up to £250,000 and options to provide insurance to drivers as young as 18 years old.

Quotes for self-drive hire, hire and reward are also available by contacting ADE directly, but not via the online quote and buy form, which is for pleasure use only

Key Policy Features

Below are what we consider are the main features of Anthony D Evans horsebox insurance cover:

  • Horsebox breakdown cover available is available as a policy add-on option for an additional annual fee of £110
  • Legal assistance of up to £100,000 is available as an optional extra
  • Insurance cover is available for high-value vehicles of up to £250,000
  • Quotes are available for young persons from the age of 18 as named drivers on a policy
  • Quotes for both limited and unlimited mileage are available
  • Insurance can include heavy horseboxes up to 40 tonnes in weight which come under the HGV category

How Much Does ADE Cover Cost?

Please find below a standard quote from ADE for pleasure use only, from a lower risk UK postcode and other standard features such as a middle of the road horsebox market value:

Cover: Comprehensive insurance cover

Market value of horsebox: £25,000

Gross weight: Horsebox weight category of up to 3.5 tonnes

Horsebox use: Pleasure use only and not business

Vehicle Security: Cat 2 Immobiliser

Driver: Owner only

Annual mileage: Between 5,000 – 10,000 miles per annum

Roadside assistance: No

Legal protection: No

Total annual cost of insurance: £315 with a £250 excess

Customer Feedback

Neither Trustpilot nor Feefo have any Anthony D Evans horsebox insurance reviews. However, there is substantial feedback on independent horse forums, including the respected Horse and Hound forum which provide enough reviews for us to be able to give a summary of customer feedback.

The overall feedback from customers is positive and consistently revolves around how rapid they are in responding to Horsebox recovery or repair on the roadside. Significant reference is also made to how competitive their pricing is in comparison to competitors, with premiums consistently lower than other horsebox insurance providers.

Additional Horse-Related Insurance Products

Horse trailer insurance

Anthony D Evans provides horse trailer insurance cover which is available with or without breakdown cover, which is an additional feature.

a horse trailer

The policy is available for pleasure use only and not for business purposes providing cover for drivers aged 21 and over including up to 60 days of European cover for any trailer used in Europe.

Breakdown cover

Anthony D Evans horsebox breakdown cover is available as a policy add on or can be taken out as a separate stand-alone policy. For £135 per annum, the ADE breakdown and recovery include:

  • Horsebox home start
  • Roadside puncture repair
  • Overnight accommodation including livery
  • Recovery service to any UK address
  • Replacement horse transportation if roadside repair not possible

Temporary horsebox insurance

ADE offers temporary horsebox insurance from between one and seven days. The cost of cover relates to the horsebox value with prices starting from £50 a day for a horsebox worth less than £10,000 rising to £60 a day for a £30,000 horsebox. The weight of the horsebox must not exceed 7.5 tonnes, and drivers must be over the age of 30 years old.

Additional Information

Anthony D Evans



Anthony D Evans,

77-79 Moseley Avenue,

Coundon, Coventry,



024 7659 5812



Opening hours are:

Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm

Saturday: 8 am to 12 pm

Sunday: Closed

Company Registration number: 9495231 Anthony D Evans (Insurance Brokers) and Co Ltd