Eric Gillie Ltd was formed in 1975 by Eric and Jane Gillie, with one second hand horsebox. As the business progressed and workload grew, an additional vehicle was added. The business is now into its 2nd generation of family and for 2020 we will be celebrating our 45th anniversary in the transportation of horses nationwide.
In 1987 we had our first new Oakley horsebox bespoke built to our design enabling us to transport the equines in the most safest and reliable way. Knowing of Oakley’s reputation in horsebox design and build we could not go past them and now after many years we still have our horseboxes built by them knowing we will have peace of mind with the product they supply!
The business is still very much a family affair with Eric and Jane still heavily involved in the day to day running of the business,and with sons Michael organizing loads and Alan driving one of the flagship vehicles,daughter Philippa who lives in Co Tipperary, Southern Ireland runs the Irish side of the business organizing weekly trips to and from all parts of Ireland. A new state of the art American Barn at her premises built in 2015 enables horses and ponies to be stabled to break the journey. At the Kelso yard daughter in law Karen and works in the office and also keeping a watchful eye of in transit horses/ponies on the yard. We also employ drivers Alistair ,Clive & Chris who are all very experienced horsemen and have been with us for some years now making them feel part of our family business.