If Safety Is Your #1 Concern...

you'll Choose EquiSpirit! Other horse trailer companies may talk about safety, but EquiSpirit Trailer Company delivers from start to finish.

In 1983, company founders Neva and Tom Scheve decided that many improvements needed to be made in the design and construction of horse trailers, and they set out to make them. As a long time horsewoman, Neva realized that transport could be stressful for the horse and dangerous for the owner.

Safety doesn't only mean safe construction, but also includes a design that creates a healthy and stress free environment for the horse, while protecting the human partner as well.

For almost 30 years, the Scheves have dedicated themselves to promoting horse trailer safety for the benefit of all horses and the owners who love them. The EquiSpirit Horse Trailer is the result.

Neva writes national articles on horse trailer safety, does nationwide safety clinics, and has written three books on horse trailer safety, including The Complete Guide To Buying, Maintaining, and Servicing A Horse Trailer.

"It doesn't stop there," says Tom Scheve, husband . "The unique staff at EquiSpirit assists customers directly, taking them through the entire process of safe towing. We love our horses; we suspect that you love yours too." Tom also writes national horse trailer safety articles, assists with trailer safety clinics and is owner and designer, along with Neva, of EquiSpirit trailers.

EquiSpirit's Satisfaction Guarantee

"If you're not happy - We're not happy"

EquiSpirit gives you a simple, no questions asked, guarantee: If your trailer doesn’t match your order details, we will correct the changes at no additional cost to you.

EquiSpirit's LifeTime Support

"When you invest into an EquiSpirit; EquiSpirit invests in you"

When you buy an EquiSpirit horse trailer, you are buying it directly from the company, not from a dealer. Buying a horse trailer direct from the company instead of indirectly through a horse trailer dealer (middleman), makes a huge difference when it comes to customer commitment. Since horse trailer dealers indirectly represent the lines they carry, not only do their selling motives vary, their interests in making sure you're safe and happy with a particular line are not often a priority during and after the sale.

We've eliminated the middleman (dealers)

All EquiSpirit's sales, warranty, and after-the-sale service is done directly by the EquiSpirit company Horse Trailer companies may come and go over time, but we'll always be here. Being happy with your EquiSpirit horse trailer is imperative to our wellbeing as well as yours.

EquiSpirit's Bonded Trailer Delivery System

If a driver has an accident delivering your new horse trailer, are you liable? It's possible, if the dealer you buy from is not knowledgeable about insurance regulations. Our delivery specialists are bonded and insured for your protection. They are also trained to introduce you to your new trailer, and will spend the time needed to answer all your questions. Learn more about our Long Distance Delivery Experts.

EquiSpirit's No Hassle Price

EquiSpirit's advertised price is the real price. There is no "call for pricing" and no need to waste your time shopping the country for the best deal. EquiSpirit's pricing is listed on our web site and in our brochures for your convenience. One shop pricing protects your future equity value, and gives you peace of mind, knowing you got the best deal. Click on the links below to calculate each model with options.

About Us

Tom Scheve
Developer/Designer of EquiSpirit

Neva Kittrel Scheve
Author, Horse Trailer Designer, Instructor and Consultant

Tom and Neva have dedicated their professional careers to horse trailer safety. After entering the retail horse trailer business in 1983, Tom and Neva saw the need for safer designs and tougher construction. By 1987, they were designing horse trailers for such manufacturers as Merhow, Trail-et, and McQuerry. By 1988, they had created their own line, EquiSport, and went on to develop ThoroSport, EquiBreeze, and EquiSpirit. EquiSpirit is the only horse trailer to be given an award by an independent horse trailer publication for safety and construction. EquiSpirit is a culmination of all their past brands, research, and experience and continues to be a work in progress.

Neva, along with husband Tom, has authored three books on horse trailers: Hawkins Guide: Horse Trailering On The Road, Equine Emergencies On The Road with Jim Hamilton DVM, and Neva's nationally recognized textbook on horse trailers, The Complete Guide To Buying, Maintaining, and Servicing A Horse Trailer.

Since 1997. Tom and Neva have written and have been interviewed for numerous articles in national magazines on the entire subject of horse trailer safety. Some of the more recent articles that Tom and Neva have written and/or contributed to in are:

  • The Equine Chronicile (2011): Horse Trailer Myth- Asking The Experts- Gooseneck vs. Bumper Pull. Interview with Tom Scheve.
  • Equus Magazine: The Latest Trailer Gadgets and Features .Tom Scheve interviewed on the latest features that promote horse trailer safety.
  • The Horse: Trucks and Trailers. The steps to take in choosing the right trailer.
  • Chronicle of the Horse:Horse Trailer Series. A series of nine consecutive horse trailer and tow vehicle articles about safety for their website.
  • Trail Blazer Magazine: Staff writers for all their horse trailer safety articles and source for horse trailer and tow vehicle questions
  • Horse Illustrated Annual USA Magazine: Trailer Tips. Interviewed about tow vehicles, rigs and safety in hauling.
  • USRider E-magazine: Hauling Hints. Staff writers for USRider’s online E-magazine.
  • Equine Wellness Magazine: Road Trip. Article on how to choose the right trailer.

Neva on her ponyNeva has been involved with horses for more than 40 years. She competes in dressage and carriage driving and has also been involved in the western and hunter disciplines. Besides writing, she gives horse trailer clinics across the country at such events as Horse World Expo, Equitana, Equine Affair, National Pony Club Annual meetings, Pony Club Festivals, and at various colleges that offer equestrian programs.

Tom and BarbaraNeva is also a member and co-developer of the Moore County, North Caronlina Equine Emergency Response Unit which has developed one of the few county-wide emergency plans in the country. With her husband Tom, she developed an equine ambulance which is in use in horse rescue in North Carolina. She has also served on the Veterinary Medical Assistance team (VMAT), which is affiliated with AVMA and FEMA, and she was part of the search and rescue team sent to Eastern North Carolina during the 1999 flood. It is this enduring concern for the well-being and welfare of horses that has been the driving force behind EquiSpirit. When you purchase an EquiSpirit, you are not just buying a horse trailer, you are taking possession of a product solely designed for the safety of you and your horses.

Real Value "Setting You Apart - Keeping You Safe"

There is real value in the prevention of accidents and injuries both in dollars and in peace of mind. Here are some of the ways in which EquiSpirit's standard safety features saves you money and stress by keeping you and your horses out of harm's way:

Composite Built

Using today's strongest and most technologically advanced materials to help protect your horses in a minor or major accident.

Standard Safety Ramp

Full height rear doors with windows along with a spring loaded ramp secures the horses behind tough, durable doors so you can put the ramp up and down with no worry of you, or the ramp, getting kicked. This feature also puts a solid structure behind your horses that together with the ramp, helps protect them in a rear collision.

Quick-hitch Butt Bar Safety Latches

Get your horses secured in seconds, thus getting you out from behind your horse's legs quickly.

Quick-release Breast Bars

The Quick-release breast bars can be released under the weight of your horse if he accidentally gets straddled over it.

Horse Door Safety Latches

Standard equipment on our trailers designed to secure all horse doors from popping open, or getting kicked open.

Horse Proof Interior Door Latch Guards

Keep horses from playing with latches. Standard weight distribution snap-up brackets on all tag-alongs to encourage use of a weight distribution system which boosts the rating on your hitch, and provides greater control over your rig.

Self-Adjusting Brakes:

All trailer brakes need to be adjusted periodically. EquiSpirit’s trailer brakes automatically continually adjust themselves for optimum braking.


Two low, two mid, and two high in the rear allows any size/height vehicle following you to see them. An additional one on each fender, which are visible from the driver’s seat, let’s those on the side of you know you are switching lanes. Additionally, we exceed Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements by providing 2 times the amount of LED running/clearance lights along the roofline.

More Horse Trailer Safety Information

We are often asked numerous questions regarding traveling with horses and horse trailers. There are so many critical issues and it is important that you get the right answers when transporting your precious cargo. Click here for a list of some of the most frequently asked questions regarding horse trailer safety.