Most longtime horse show competitors can recall days when they got themselves to the showgrounds crammed in the backseat of a rickety sedan coated with a flurry of barn dog hair. The horses, of course, always traveled in more refined ways. Now, however, the options are even more glorious for shipping horses to shows. A new horse transport vehicle, boasting the perfect blend of traditional craftsmanship, luxury fitting and the most modern vehicle technology, is making its way to the United States.
The concept for the Equine Motorcoach was envisioned at Great Britain’s Royal Windsor Horse Show in May 2006. A trio of Americans, who shared a love for horses and British society, combined with firsthand knowledge of the RV industry in the United States, fell in love with a Lehel Horse Box. A “horse box” is the British term for what Americans call a horse trailer or van, but this was something special. Made in Lexington, Ky., by Lehel Coach Builders, the British version was changed somewhat to reflect more “Americanized” tastes and is now being offered to the horse-owning public. Well, to the discriminating horse-owning public. The Equine Motorcoach combines the latest in a Volvo chassis with the yacht-finish of Lehel Coach Builders. In other words, you can now sail to your competitions in style, charting a course on the highway to a berth at the next showground. Indeed, this is a horse trailer with human living quarters taken to a luxurious extreme. Dog hair, however, is optional. For more information, visit /redirect.php?location=http%3a%2f%2fwww.equinemotorcoach.com.