Offering for sale a fine example of a Wrenn “FOXHUNTER CHAMPIONSHIPS” 4 wheeled Horse Box Royden Stables Brighton, Wrenn model reference number W4315P This model was made by Wrenn in 1970 through to 1971 then re-launched 1974-1991. This example is a late period four model and the rarer of the two versions made with the DEEP YELLOW label.
Wagons for moving horses have been used since the earliest days of the railways, but few have survived due to the acidic nature of horse manure. This British Rail Southern Region horse box was based at Kensington Olympia and used for racehorses. However due to a change of BR policy regarding the carriage of animals, and the lack of rail links to many stables and courses, it was withdrawn after only twelve years’ use.
The vehicle was designed to carry three animals: the ‘stable’ section was divided into three with movable partitions. Amidships there is a compartment for the groom, whose seat can be made up as a bed. Side corridor access is provided from the groom’s compartment to a toilet and fodder store, which can also be reached from outside. At the end of the vehicle there is a saddlery.