The Horse and Saddle Trailer Bar
The Horse and Saddle trailer bar evolved from an idea we had after attending a wedding fair back in 2016. Sophie’s impending marriage meant we visited a few of these fairs and after seeing other converted trailers, the idea soon turned into a realistic vision and we started to make plans.
Our family heritage goes back over 35 years with the Ifor Williams brand so it was only natural we went with this make as the donor trailer and we also know of no other Ifor Williams HB505R horse trailer that has been converted in this way.
The original side panels were removed due to decay and replaced with a phenolic resin bonded plywood and we used a router to put some horizontal grooves into the panels to give the trailer a more country style affect. Keeping with the vintage and country theme, we chose a classic green exterior to finish the panels, cream wheels and mudguards and fitted handmade oak fillets into the trailers body hoop sections.
We wanted to make this bar as multi-functional as possible so the rear ramp can be left up leaving just the two side opening hatches to be used, or the ramp dropped down so that a bespoke wooden bar can be installed to give you much more room. You can add an optional large roof mounted parasol that swings round and covers the rear bar shielding customers from both the sun and light rain.
The trailer is fitted with a lockable triple fridge that’s capable of storing up to 190 330ml bottles, a vintage style butler sink with brass mixer tap, hot and cold running water, solid oak worktops, solid oak coasters and chopping boards, numerous electrical sockets, USB charging points, 2 wall mounted bottle openers, optics for up to 8 bottles, internal vintage style lights that hang from a reclaimed antique ladder, an external fisherman’s style light, storage for various size bottles and glasses, 2 large external black boards, optional front bar in oak that extends over the trailer drawbar, 2 piece outside step to go beneath both side opening hatches and 3 optional leather saddle topped bar stools that give the whole thing a unique look.