Verified case study

Broadband internet for equestrian events

by Dominic Scott | 18 November 2016

Broadband internet for equestrian events

Client testimonial

"XCommNet has and continues to go the extra mile in delivering an effective solution for demanding customers in an incredibly challenging environment. We are delighted with the results that their solution based on Viprinet technology delivers for us.

We are very pleased with how the technology has been applied into our horseboxes and we are once again proving to be a pioneer in the equine world by bringing in another market-leading solution into the industry. And it once again highlights our commitment to providing technology additions that really make a difference to our customers"

Jim Barry, Director, Sovereign Horseboxes



Client and market profile

The UK equine market is an incredibly dynamic and developing industry. The British Horse Society estimate that 6% of the UK population have ridden a horse in the last year with the equestrian industry thought to be worth around £3.3 billion annually.

Sovereign Horseboxes are a top tier UK manufacturer of bespoke luxury horseboxes, bringing together cutting-edge innovation, increased functionality and a genuine passion for the Equestrian industry. Each horsebox is meticulously handcrafted to meet each of the customer’s requirements, and their friendly and professional customer service is a hallmark of their service. 


Executive summary

In today’s ever developing and technologically advanced world, being ‘online’ is crucial. Sovereign Horseboxes recognised that one of the big frustrations for riders and their support teams is the lack of high-speed internet connectivity at equestrian shows and events.

Sovereign came together in partnership with XCommNet to develop the required technology to provide an effective solution to these WI-FI issues. They have developed a solution that provides high-speed and uninterrupted internet coverage at home, abroad or on the go at an equestrian show.

The benefits include:

  • Easy to use by owners and passengers alike
  • One stop solution, all components are located in one place.
  • Not tied to any network
  • Round the clock service support to suit your needs
  • Competitive pricing for data usage



Competitors at show jumping events can be on site for several days at a time and it’s not uncommon for upwards of 1000 horseboxes to be present at a single event. However, for the riders, their actual competing time is a tiny fraction of the day, which means a lot of downtime for the competitors and their support team.

Unfortunately, a lot of equestrian events are held in isolated and rural areas, with poor or non-existent WI-FI coverage. This makes it difficult to continue with normal day to day business and personal activities whilst on the road.


Viprinet technology offers reliability and high bandwidth

Research into the usability and potential of cloud internet bonding by XCommNet, has resulted in the conclusion that by ‘bonding’ together all available carrier links, a high capacity, robust and secure connection can be created that enables customers to access high-speed internet, as if they were in a fixed office location.

The solution is based on the revolutionary Viprinet technology to aggregate all available bandwidth from the full spectrum of mobile operators. A bespoke and competitively priced SIM package perfectly fits the usage profile for those in the equestrian market (only used for a number of events per year and for a few days per event). 

 Working with Sovereign Horseboxes this technology has replicated into the Equestrian Industry, ensuring that riders across the continent can now enjoy fast and uninterrupted internet coverage whilst on the road and at equestrian events and shows.





Dominic Scott

We deliver superfast broadband anywhere - including super yachts and transport systems on the move or where the big four cannot deliver fast services. Not only are our services fast, reliable and secure but are cheaper than a leased line and if you are a big user of data, we can reduce your Satellite costs significantly and still give you a superfast connection.