The Equine Motorcoach is built on a custom chassis engineered by Volvo Trucks North America. The coach is constructed by Lehel Coach Builders in Hungary, and is being marketed to horse show participants.
The pictured unit, which sells fully loaded for $795,000, has space to transport up to six horses. Equine Motorcoach is currently offering units that are custom-built to haul from four to six horses, but a 2-3 horse configuration on a smaller truck is due by the end of this year.
The front of the coach is a comfortable motorhome with living space for as many as six people. The rear of the unit is designed to keep the horses just as comfortable, with an “air cushion” ride, and special flooring, ventilation and lighting systems. The sides and panels are built so that if a horse kicks, the blow is cushioned. The interior is designed to limit outside noise. Cameras allow the driver and passengers to monitor the horses, and there is also a bunk in the horse transport area where a groom could travel.
Every coach is built to the customer’s specifications, including exterior finishes and interior amenities.
Equine Motorcoach was created by Tom and Carolyn Stinnett and Julie Calzone. The Stinnetts own one of the nation’s largest independent RV dealerships, Stinnett RV in Clarksville, Indiana. Calzone owns a national advertising and public relations firm. For information about the coach, visit www.equinemotorcoach.com.