Before you are able to begin your horsebox training, you will be required to attend and pass a driver medical. You can apply for your medical using the D4 form which we can assist you with, we can also book the medical for you locally and at a convenient time.
Once you have passed your medical, you will then need to apply for provisional entitlement which is done by using the D2 form. Again, we can help you in completing the D2 form. Both the D2 and D4 forms will need to be sent to the DVLA, along with your current drivers’ licence. Once your application has been processed and approved, they will return your licence with the provisional entitlement that you applied for.
The provisional licence that you require will depend on how big the horsebox that you are wanting to drive is. This could mean you need a C1 or CAT C or you could need a C1+E or C+E if you are driving a larger horsebox with a trailer.
After you have successfully passed your drivers medical and gained your provisional entitlements, you will then be required to complete 2 theory tests which are the Multiple-choice and Hazard Perceptions tests. We are able to book your theory tests for you, locally and at a convenient time.
Legally, anyone who is planning on driving a vehicle over 3.5-tonnes professionally or for hire and reward is required to complete CPC training. However, if you are driving as part of a hobby, you do not need to complete Drivers’ CPC training.
Horsebox Driving 101
You will need to apply for a C1 provisional licence if the horsebox you are planning on driving is between 3.5-tonne and 7.5-tonne. If the horsebox you are wanting to drive is over 7.5-tonne you will need to gain your CAT C licence.?
If you are wanting to drive a vehicle over 7.5-tonne with a trailer over 750kgs, you will need a C1+E licence.
However, if the vehicle and towed horsebox has a combined MAM of both exceeding 12,000kgs then a C+E licence is required.?
If you are driving a horsebox as part of a hobby or for personal use such as going to amateur shows or taking your horse to the vets, you will not need Drivers’ CPC training. Although, if you are driving a vehicle over 3.5-tonnes professionally, for hire or reward then CPC training is required.?
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