Sunday, December 2, 2012

On Site at the 2012 NCHA World Championship Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas.

Equine Motorcoach™ is set up at the Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas for the 2012 NCHA World Championship Futurity through December 15. Take a tour of the only all in one RV and horse transport built in the USA.



Thursday, November 15, 2012



(Louisville, Ky.) - The Equine Motorcoach™ takes off for its final 2012 horse show tour next week. The first stop is the NRHA Futurity, November 21- December 1 at the Oklahoma State Fair Grounds in Oklahoma City. The Equine Motorcoach team sponsored the USEF Reining Championships in 2008 and 2009.

"We are looking forward to the response to our new model that is manufactured in the USA," said Julie Calzone, Equine Motorcoach principal, who will be on site for the event. "We are rolling out our plans for the new Equine Carriage™ that responds to athletes who want living accomodations and the capability to transport larger gooseneck horse trailers. We think both units are ideal for the athletes and horses that show frequently."



Equine Motorcoach moves to Fort Worth, Texas at the completion of the NRHA event. "It's a holiday tour like no other and we hope there are some lucky people who a gifted with an Equine Motorcoach or Equine Carriage," said Calzone. "I have the gift cards ready!"

Monday, November 12, 2012

One of the many NRHA events we will be at with our Equine Motorcoach.

Schumacher to Drive a Reining Horse for the 4R Performance Horses Hometown Heroes Slide

By Christina Brezack – German seven-time Formula One™ racing World Champion Michael Schumacher will make an appearance in Oklahoma City, Okla. for the Reining Horse Sports Foundation (RHSF)’s 4R Performance Horses Hometown Heroes Slide & Freestyle Reining during the 2012 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) Show on Friday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m.

Hometown heroes from local police and fire stations will embark in quite the experience aboard some of NRHA’s fast-spinning and smooth–sliding reining horses – all to benefit the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Spectators will be encouraged to cheer on their favorite team in a friendly “firefighters vs. police officers” competition! Freestyle Reining, a crowd favorite where riders are free to express their “style” by performing their own reining pattern to music while both horse and rider are dressed to play the part, also will be part of the competition. At the end of the event, the team with the most points will win the competition and take home bragging rights.

During this year’s Speed Edition, Michael Schumacher will climb in behind the steering wheel of an agile reining horse to take it for a spin as the Master of Ceremonies welcoming Team Fire and Team Police to the competition arena. Schumacher currently drives for the Mercedes team and is widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time.  He tops many of Formula One’s driver records: most championships, race victories, fastest laps, pole positions, points scored, most races won in a single season, earliest world champion, podium places and leading laps. According to the official Formula One™ website he is “Statistically the greatest driver the sport has ever seen.” Intuitive ability to adapt instantly to changing conditions and keen perception on the track will help this gifted athlete to master a reining horse in the arena.

Off the track, Schumacher is involved with several charities especially those for underprivileged children. He and his wife along with their two children live in Switzerland.

DETAILS
Mark your calendars for Nov. 30 and make sure to be in your seat by 6 p.m. at the Oklahoma State Fair Park to cheer for your hometown heroes. General admission is $11 and box seats are $21 – all to benefit the Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation. Members of the military receive buy one, get one free admission with valid Military ID, and children age 10 and under get in free.

Plan on attending the Chili Cook-Off at 4 p.m. as firemen and police officers battle it out to see who has the most scrumptious dish and you get to be the judge. The winner will be announced during the performance.

REINING HORSE SPORTS FOUNDATION
The Reining Horse Sports Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and enhancing the sport of Reining worldwide. The RHSF accomplishes this through their five core programs: NRHA Hall of Fame, Crisis Fund, Research, Development & Education, Youth Programs and International Development. For further information about the Foundation, contact rhsf@nrha.com or 405-946-7400, ext. 122, or visit the RHSF website at rhsf.com.

OKLAHOMA CITY NATIONAL MEMORIAL & MUSEUM
The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum is a state-of-the-art interactive learning museum that tells the story of those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever. By the use of more than a dozen computers and two hours of video, and more than 300 artifacts the Memorial Museum tells the story of one of the largest terrorist attack on American soil. Since opening, the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial has hosted more than 4.4 million visitors and the Memorial Museum has had more than 1.6 million visitors.
The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum does not receive annual operating funds from the federal, state or local government. Museum admissions, store sales, the OKC Memorial Marathon, earnings from an endowment and private fundraising allow the Memorial and Museum to be self-sustaining.

The Memorial staff is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., housed in offices in the Memorial Museum Building, a restored historic building on the National Register of Historic Places. The building, which is adjacent to the Alfred P. Murrah site, also received severe bomb damage on April 19, 1995. Visit the museum online at oklahomacitynationalmemorial.org.

4R PERFORMANCE HORSES
The RHSF is grateful to event sponsor 4R Performance Horses and the many volunteers who’ve given their time and resources so generously to make this fund-raiser come true. 4R Performance Horses is owned and operated by Dwaine and Judith Rivers, together with their two daughters. They are located just minutes north of San Antonio in Boerne, Texas and specialize in raising, showing and selling reining horses. They have paid special attention to selecting top-quality broodmares with NRHA show records and earnings and stallions that are proven performers with some of the best bloodlines the industry has to offer. 4R Performance Horses can be found on the web at 4rperformancehorses.com.

Incorporated in 1966, the National Reining Horse Association is the standard-setting body for the sport of Reining. NRHA, with their International Headquarters in Oklahoma City, is responsible for promoting the sport of Reining and working to ensure the highest standards of competition. To learn more about the NRHA, its programs and family of corporate partners, visit nrha.com.
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Photo from http://www.michael-schumacher.de

Friday, October 26, 2012

Alltech National Horse Show - Here we come!

(Lexington, Ky.) - Equine Motorcoach™ is returning to its roots with an appearance at the Alltech National Horse Show in Lexington, Kentucky, October 30 - November 4. The all in one RV and horse transport that is now manufactured in the United States debuted at the National Horse Show in 2007 when it was held in Wellington, Florida. "A lot has changed since we started manufacturing these transports," said Tom Stinnett, designer and co-owner for Equine Motorcoach. "Our transport is now completely manufactured in the United States and the price point has dropped considerably. We have added several new features: Saddlematic 180, a separate bedroom, solar panels, heated floors, hay pods and user friendly controls. We are building 2, 3 ,4, 5 and 6-horse vehicles as well."
Kent Farrington and Up Chiqui from the 2007 National Horse Show in Wellington, Florida. 2007 United States Equestrian Federation Show Jumping Champion sponsored by Equine Motorcoach. This year’s show will offer over $600,000 in total prize money, including a huge Open Jumper division. The Open Jumpers will feature $420,000 in total prize money, including the $250,000 Alltech Grand Prix. In addition, this year’s show has been designated CSI-W 4*, with the Alltech Grand Prix being an all important FEI East Coast League World Cup qualifying event. $100,000 in prize money is up for grabs for the Junior and Amateur Owner Jumpers Division. $175,000 in prize money will be offered in the AA rated Hunter Division. Each of the hunter divisions hosted during the Alltech National Horse Show will offer an incredible $10,000 – $20,000 per division. This year’s divisions will include Junior Hunters, Amateur-Owner Hunters, and the High Performance Hunters, Green and Regular Working Hunters and the Conformation Divisions. Each year, the top hunters from around the country are invited to compete during the National Horse Show. “The Alltech National Horse Show had a fabulous debut last year,” said President Mason Phelps, Jr. “The show was ranked as the number one show in the United States by the North American Riders Group (NARG) and voted Horse Show of the Year by the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame. We are excited to once again showcase the best our sport has to offer in one of the most beautiful settings in the United States.”

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

U.S. Arabian & Half Arabian National Championship Show

Tulsa, Ok.) - We are having an amazing experience at the U.S. National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show this week. Our Equine Motorcoach™ has been well received and we are honored by all of the positive comments from horse enthusiasts that are touring the all in one RV and horse transport. We will be here through Saturday, October 27. Our next stop is the Alltech National Horse Show in Lexington, Kentucky next week. U.S. National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show The U.S. Nationals ranks as the most prestigious North American championship in the Arabian show horse industry. As always, this flagship event will offer Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses while both amateur and professional riders or handlers compete in halter, native costume, reining, working cow, cutting, trail, show hack, sidesaddle, park horse, driving and english, western and hunter classes. But U.S. Nationals is so much more than a horse show. World-class shopping, elaborate barn decorations, and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to get up close to some of America's most famous Arabian horses await you. Ticket Information: Admission to U.S. Nationals is free, Oct. 19-24. Tickets for Oct. 25-27 are $10.00 for adults, $7.50 for seniors and students and FREE for kids under 12. Sylvia Zerbini performances are included in the price of admission.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Busy schedule.

Busy schedule: Arabian Nationals (10/19-27); Alltech National Horse Show (10/29-11/3); NRHA Futurity (11/21-12/1); and NCHA Worlds (12/2-12/15). What's your schedule like?

Friday, October 12, 2012

Horse Show Showcase Tour Continues for Equine Motorcoach.

Equine Motorcoach™ continues on its busy show schedule heading from Oklahoma City to Tulsa, Oklahoma next week. The all in one RV and horse transport vehicle is currently showcasing at the Morgan Nationals & World Championships at the Oklahoma State Fair Grounds. "The response to our Equine Motorcoach continues to be enthusiastic," said Julie Calzone, co-owner and marketer for Equine Motorcoach. "It is the cornerstone of our product line that continues to expand as the company grows. Manufacturing in the United States has given us the opportunity to design and engineer a variety of floor plans, tow transports and trailers for our customers."
The Coach moves to the U.S. National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show at the Expo Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma for October 19-27 once the Morgan show wraps up tomorrow. The U.S. Nationals ranks as the most prestigious North American championship in the Arabian show horse industry. As always, this flagship event will offer Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses while both amateur and professional riders or handlers compete in halter, native costume, reining, working cow, cutting, trail, show hack, sidesaddle, park horse, driving and english, western and hunter classes. But U.S. Nationals is so much more than a horse show. World-class shopping, elaborate barn decorations, and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to get up close to some of America's most famous Arabian horses are at the show. 

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Equine Motorcoach Headed to the Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show

(Oklahoma City, Ok.) - All eyes in the Morgan horse world will once again focus on Oklahoma City, Oklahoma as the city showcases some of the best athletes of America's first breed.   Competition begins Saturday, October 6, with three shows daily through Saturday, October 13. Show times will be at 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. each day. Admission is free throughout the week with a nominal charge for weekend performances.   Equine Motorcoach™ is part of the commercial exhibit at the national and world championship show. “These championship shows that combine performance breeds and disciplines are a good place for us to showcase Equine Motorcoach,” said Tom Stinnett, designer and co-owner of Equine Motorcoach.   “We continue to evolve our product to respond to the needs of our customers and the market that supports horse enthusiasts,” said Stinnett. “These events have always been a central core of our sales and marketing efforts over the past several years. They have also been a good way for us to take the ideas people have and turn them into innovations that make our vehicles even more useful.   For more than 35 years The Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show has represented the pinnacle of achievement in the Morgan Horse world.  It is held mid-October each year in Oklahoma City to permit equal access for exhibitors from all parts of the country.  More than 5,000 Morgan enthusiasts attend the show at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds. This year, the show will offer over $300,000 in prize money and awards to the owners and exhibitors of the over 1,000 horses competing from 45 states and 4 nations.   The first Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show was held in 1973 in Detroit, Michigan. The show was held in Detroit again in 1974. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma became the current home of the show in 1975.   About the Morgan Horse   The beauty of the Morgan horse lifts the heart. The breed exists solely because it pleases people. It is their heritage.   The Morgan is easily recognized by his proud carriage, upright graceful neck, and distinctive head with expressive eyes. Deep bodied and compact, the Morgan has strongly muscled quarters. The intelligence, willingness, zest for life, and good sense of the Morgan is blended with soundness of limb, athleticism, and stamina. In addition, Morgan thriftiness and longevity have made this breed a good bargain for more than 200 years - easy to love and affordable to own.   The Morgan horse is free moving and calm under western tack or elegant and aristocratic ridden in English style. A tractable temperament allows the Morgan to excel when driving in single or multiple hitches. Companionable and comfortable on a quiet pleasure ride anywhere open skies beckon, working as a sensible partner in a long day of ranch work or endurance riding, waiting alert and ready to enter a show ring, or performing in formal riding disciplines, the Morgan is a versatile horse within a versatile breed. The Morgan horse agreeably adapts to his owner's life style. This first American breed can be found worldwide. Reliable, loyal, tireless, and versatile, a Morgan becomes one with people of all ages and walks of life, sharing the mutual enjoyment in every equine pastime.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Arabian Horse Celebration Next Week in Louisville, Kentucky.

Equine Motorcoach™ is a commercial exhibitor at the Arabian Horse Celebration that will take place on September 19-22, 2012 at Freedom Hall, Louisville, Kentucky. The Celebration team is made up of owners, breeders, trainers, amateurs, professionals and just plain lovers of the Arabian horse, with one common goal. They want to put on an event that promotes the Arabian in a positive and fun light. In addition to a horse show, the Celebration will feature an extensive program of seminars and demonstrations which will be interesting, educational and promotional for the breed. "This is a good audience for us," said Tom Stinnett, co-owner and designer of Equine Motorcoach. "Our Coach is built for horse enthusiasts who show and enjoy their horses. We can't wait to see their reaction to our Equine Motorcoach and all of its amenities." The Celebration will include all of the following and much more: -Showcases -Breeding Classes -English -Western -Hunter -Reining -Driving -Costume -Specialty Classes -Junior, Amateur, and Open Classes -Education -Demonstrations and Seminars -Breeding and Stallion Presentations (Stallion Row)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Here's where we are at the World's Championship Horse Show at the Kentucky State Fair.

Monday, August 13, 2012

All Set Up For The World Championship Horse Show

(Louisville, Ky.) - Equine Motorcoach™ is a part of the world's richest and most prestigious show, the World Championship Horse Show! The show is set for August 19 - 25, 2012 at Freedom Hall in the Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Kentucky, This exciting and prestigious event, held annually in conjunction with the Kentucky State Fair, crowns world champion Saddlebreds in different divisions each year. The show attracts people from all across the country and the world including more than 2,000 horses competing for over $1 million in awards. The American Saddlebred Horse Association and the American Saddlebred Registry, the oldest breed registry in the United States for an American breed of horse. CLICK HERE to view a video of what these amazing horses can do. Check out testimonials including William Shatner and Carson Kressley here. By the late 1700s, the American Saddlebred was being recognized as a unique and individual horse type, referred to as the "American Horse." With the continued addition of Thoroughbred blood to easy gaited horses, breeders saw they were creating a distinct breed. In the 1880s, breeders of this unique type of horse began to call for the formation of a breed association and registry. Charles F. Mills began compiling pedigrees and formulating rules for a registry. Shortly thereafter, The Farmers Home Journal, a newspaper in Louisville, Kentucky, called for a meeting on April 7, 1891. Thus, on that day, the American Saddle-Horse Breeders’ Association was established in Louisville, Kentucky. Under the leadership of the first Association President, John B. Castleman, the objectives of collecting, recording and preserving the pedigrees of saddle horses in America began. In 1908, after years of discussion, the Association formally acknowledged Denmark F.S. as the sole Foundation Sire of the American Saddle Horse. However, in 1991, after careful review of bloodlines, Harrison Chief 1606 was also named a Foundation Sire for his contribution to the formation of the breed. As time went on and the registry grew in numbers of horses and members, the name American Saddle-Horse Breeders’ Association no longer reflected the expanding functions of the Association. Therefore, on April 22, 1980, the registry’s name was changed to American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA). In 1985, ASHA headquarters moved from Louisville, Kentucky, to the new American Saddle Horse Museum building, located at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. ASHA was the first breed registry to call the Kentucky Horse Park home. The move in location also brought the establishment of innovative promotional and educational programs for the further development of the American Saddlebred horse.  About the American Saddlebred American Saddlebreds have their origin in the horses of the British Isles during the Middle Ages. Because roads were so difficult, the most popular mounts were those which "ambled," or performed a comfortable, four-beat gait. Later imported to the American colonies and bred to Thoroughbreds, the prototypical Saddlebred, called an "American Horse," was developed. It was distinctive for its inclination to perform the four-beat gaits, having inherited the ability from both sides of its pedigree. The breed type was set by the time of the American Revolution and developed throughout the nineteenth century, eventually including strains of Standardbred and Morgan blood. The American Saddlebred typically stands between 15 and 16 hands (five feet to five feet four inches) tall, measured at the withers, which is the point where the neck meets the back. The Saddlebred weighs between 1,000 and 1,200 pounds, and comes in all colors - most are chestnut, bay, brown or black. The breed is known for its athletic ability and elegant conformation - a long, fine neck, well-sloped shoulders, flat croup and long, lean legs.

Monday, July 16, 2012

We're Set Up at Young Riders.

Great spot right next to the main arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. Come see us.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Equine Motorcoach On Site At The Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships - July 17-22, 2012

(Lexington, Ky.) – Equine Motorcoach™ will be on site and open for tours for prospective customers at next week’s FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC). The annual event is set for the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, July 17-22, 2012. The all in one RV and horse transport in now manufactured in the United States and is experiencing good sales with new floor plans and innvovations like the Saddlematic 180 and Haypod storage system. “These young riders represent the future for equestrian disciplines and for our product line,” said Tom Stinnett, designer and co-founder for Equine Motorcoach. “It is especially useful when the whole family wants to travel and stay together.” NAJYRC is the premier equestrian competition in North America for junior and young riders, age 14-21. Young equestrians come from the United States, Bermuda, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean Islands to vie for team and individual FEI medals in the three Olympic equestrian disciplines of show jumping, dressage, eventing and the FEI World Equestrian Games disciplines of reining and endurance. The competition is run under rules of the FEI (Federation Equestre Internationale), the international governing body for equestrian sport, and is the only FEI championship held annually on this continent. The NAJYRC began in 1974 as an eventing challenge between the United States and Canada. A dressage championship was added in 1981, and show jumping was added in 1982. The first complete Young Riders championship was held in British Columbia, Canada in 1982. The Championships were expanded to officially include a championship division for juniors in 2006. The discipline of reining was added to the official schedule in 2008, endurance joined the championship for the first time in 2011.  

Thursday, July 5, 2012

We're at the Kentucky Horse Park this week.

Visit us this week at the Bluegrass Morgan Classic at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Next Stop on the Tour.

USEF A RATED MORGAN HORSE SHOW AMHA FOUR STAR HORSE SHOW USEF CUP COMPETITION 2011 HORSE WORLD PEOPLE'S CHOICE CHAMPION ( Non Regional Horse Show Division ) July 4-7, 2012 Kentucky Horse Park Lexington, Kentucky Bluegrass Morgan Classic to be live streamed Go to www.totalhorsechannel.com and select Bluegrass Morgan Classic from the option menu.

Monday, June 4, 2012

The Egyptian Arabian Horse Show at the Kentucky Horse Park This Week.

We all set up and ready to show and sell. In a great spot. You can't miss us.

Monday, May 21, 2012

More Horse Shows on the Schedule.

We'll be attending The Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships Presented by Gotham North July 17-22, 2012 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, USA. The NAJYRC is the premier equestrian competition in North America for junior and young riders, age 14-21. Young equestrians come from the United States, Bermuda, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean Islands to vie for team and individual FEI medals in the three Olympic equestrian disciplines of show jumping, dressage, eventing and the FEI World Equestrian Games disciplines of reining and endurance. The competition is run under rules of the FEI (Federation Equestre Internationale), the international governing body for equestrian sport, and is the only FEI championship held annually on this continent. We are also set to attend the 2012 Alltech National Horse Show. The National Horse Show Association of America, Limited (NHSAA) is pleased to announce that this year’s event will feature a full array of hunter, jumper, and Dr. Pearse Lyons, Founder and President of Alltech, National Horse Show of America, Ltd. President Mason Phelps, Jr. and top show jumping star, Kent Farrington at the Alltech Arena at Kentucky Horse Park equitation divisions. The Alltech National Horse Show will be held October 31- November 4, 2012, at the prestigious Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. This year’s show will offer over $600,000 in total prize money, including a huge Open Jumper division. The Open Jumpers will feature $370,000 in total prize money, including the $250,000 Alltech National Horse Show Grand Prix. In addition, this year’s show has been designated CSI-W 4*, with the Alltech National Horse Show Grand Prix being an all important FEI East Coast League World Cup qualifying event.

Monday, May 7, 2012

The Egyptian Event 2012. June 4-9 - Lexington, Kentucky USA

Our next live tour event in The Egyptian Event,  "Born of the Desert Wind," June 4-9, 2012 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, USA. The event is presented by the Pyramid Society. Since 1969, The Pyramid Society has been a breeders’ organization devoted to the preservation, perpetuation and promotion of the Straight Egyptian Arabian horse. The Egyptian Event is a unique celebration of the Egyptian Arabian horse. Thrilling live auctions, extravagant art exhibits, premium shopping, and a vast array of educational and social opportunities for all ages. HAPPENING THROUGHOUT THE SHOW Showcase Art & Silent Auction - Stop by the Silent Auction area to sign up as a registered bidder and bid often on the 2012 Showcase originals - unique works of art and other treasures from around the world! Happy bidding! Commercial Exhibits & Shopping - Visit a multitude of commercial vendors who line the concourse, adding to the festive atmosphere of the Egyptian Event and offering incomparable shopping opportunities! You’ll be sure to find that perfect memento to take home! “Born of the Desert Wind" Photo Display - View a selection of desert photography from the archives of Nasr Marei and Dick Bryant. Egyptian Breeders' Challenge Auction - The EBC Straight Egyptian Stallion Breeding Auction is held each year at the Egyptian Event. Straight Egyptian and Egyptian-Sired Yearlings resulting from these auctioned breedings, along with their amateur handlers, are eligible to compete in future EBC classes at the Egyptian Event for large purses and international acclaim. This year’s EBC classes will pay out over $100,000.00! Stop by the EBC Auction area for complete information on participating in the Egyptian Breeders’ Challenge!  

Monday, April 30, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

The Product Line Continues to Grow.

(Louisville, La.) - Equine Motorcoach™ has partnered with Tom Stinnett Derby City RV and Renegade RV to produce and sell a towable line of products that fit the horse transport needs for horse owners, trainers and enthusiasts. The towable line included an Equine Transport tow vehicle and Equine Carriage horse transport. A production model will be on site as part of the Equine Motorcoach display at next week's Rolex Three Day event at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. "Renegade is the RV built on a heavier chassis that has the towing capacity to safely and comfortably tow your horse trailer," said Tom Stinnett, co-owner of Equine Motorcoach and Tom Stinnett Derby City RV owner. "Our Equine Motorcoach has positioned us front and center of a wide variety of horsemen and women. We really listened to what their needs are and have worked hard to build out the product line that meets the quality, safety and convenience needs for this market."
The new line supplements the flagship product, Equine Motorcoach, which is capable of easily towing a 20-foot horse trailer.
Sponsor Village & Trade Fair Meet ALL Interests The Sponsor Village and International Trade Fair of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event offer opportunities to meet all interests. Horse-related items are only one part of these two important elements of the Event. Designer and sport clothing and accessories; paintings, prints and sculpture; crafts; jewelry; gift items and souvenirs and many other offerings make the Trade Fair a favorite place for browsing and buying at any time during The Event. More than 175 merchants, corporate sponsors and food vendors will be ready to open at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, April 26, 2012, and each day thereafter. As new Trade Fair Merchants and Corporate Sponsors are added, this list will be further updated. Sponsors are indicated in bold face and underlined listings indicate a website link. www.equinemotorcoach.com

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Equine Motorcoach Exhibiting at 2012 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event and Ariat Kentucky Reining Cup

(Louisville, Ky.) - Equine Motorcoach™ will be on display April 25-29 at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. The 2012 model that is receiving rave reviews from the media and experiencing brisk sales will be showcased by the company that moved its manufacturing to the United States last year. The all-in-one horse transport and RV is helping to transform the horse show and pleasure horse on the the road experience.

"We have had several potential new customers contact us already," said Julie Calzone, co-owner and sales and marketing executive for Equine Motorcoach. "Rolex has always been a productive event for us. The level of excitement has certainly reached a new level with the new model and this international event. We are so excited about being a part of this world-class event."

A record 73 horses are entered to compete in this year's Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Bridgestone, which returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, April 26-29.

An international field of past Rolex Kentucky champions and Olympic veterans includes some of the sport’s biggest names from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand.

The 2012 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, the Western Hemisphere’s only Four Star Three-Day Event, features the 15th Rolex USEF Four Star Championship for the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation Pinnacle Cup. The Event is part of the HSBC FEI ClassicsTM and features the world’s best horses and riders vying for their share of $250,000 in prize money as well as a shot at the $350,000 Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing which is awarded to any rider who wins the Rolex Kentucky, Mitsubishi Motors Badminton and Land Rover Burghley Four Star Events in succession.

This year’s Event also features selection trials to choose the U.S. Eventing team for the 2012 London Olympic Games assuring that the nation’s top horses and riders will be at their best as they compete for places on the team for this summer’s Olympics.

The Ariat Kentucky Reining Cup is also set at the Kentucky Horse Park for April 27 and 28. Tom McCutcheon, Craig Schmersal, Tim McQuay and Shawn Flarida, the four riders who won the team Gold Medal for the United States at the 2010 Reining World Championships, head an impressive list of entries in the second annual Ariat Kentucky Reining Cup, April 27-28 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.

The Ariat Kentucky Reining Cup (AKRC) is held during the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Bridgestone, which runs April 26-29. The AKRC features the $100,000 Concour de Reining International, the only Three Star Reining competition currently scheduled in the United States for 2012, along with the popular $25,000 World Championship Freestyle Reining.

Competing along with the four World Champions will be four-time Grammy Award winner and country music legend Lyle Lovett, as well as Lisa Coulter, Canada’s top ranked Reining rider, Shane Brown, winner of last year’s $25,000 World Freestyle Championship, and local star Lyndsey Jordan of Georgetown, Kentucky, a two-time National Reining Horse World Champion.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Equine Motorcoach is Returning To Ranch Outlet.

Equine Motorcoach is returning next week to Ranch Outlet in Lafayette, Louisiana, April 2-4, 2012. Ranch Outlet is located at 3324 NE Evangeline Thwy., Lafayette, LA 70507- (337) 234-5015

The all-in-one RV and horse transport made its first appearance at Ranch Outlet in 2008. The first edition Equine Motorcoach manufacturing was completed in Europe. The company's principals moved all the manufacturing jobs to the United States in early 2011.

"The response to this transport vehicle has far exceeded our expectations," said Julie Calzone, Equine Motorcoach co-owner and Lafayette, Louisiana resident. "It's always a risk when you create something new, but our years of hard work and refinement of this product are being rewarded with brisk sales." Calzone is partnered with Tom and Carolyn Stinnett. Tom owns Tom Stinnett Derby City RV, one of the nation's largest independent RV dealers. Tom is the Co-Chair of the GoRVing national promotional campaign and he sits on the Board of Directors of the RVDA, the United States' RV dealers association. He was inducted into the RV Hall of Fame.

"The business works because we all bring unique skills and experience to the process," said Calzone. "We have also fulfilled our goals of building a line of horse transport and RV products that meet a variety of consumer needs. We are totally focused in the horse industry.

Equine Motorcoach is debuting its Equine Transport and Equine Carriage product at the upcoming Rolex Three Day Championship event in Lexington, Kentucky at the Kentucky Horse Park. The event is a prelude to the 2012 London Olympic Games and will showcase some of the world's leading event riders. The line includes a C-Class RV that tows a four horse trailer and a larger truck with living accommodations that tows a 8-10 horse air ride transport that can also include living quarters.

Equine Motorcoach is now on display at the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show in Houston, Texas.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Loving This Pin Oak Horse Show.

There are all kinds of horses here - gaited, hunters, jumpers, Fresians, working horse, Andalusians, park horses, driving horses and so many more. This reminds us of the classic horse shows we grew up with on the East Coast in the US.

The show management has been fantastic and the response to our Equine Motorcoach is overwhelming. It is selling itself and we've sold a few.

We have opened a preview of our new lines of products. You can see what's happening HERE.

We will be at Pin Oak until April 1 and then are headed back to Louisville, KY through Louisiana. Might have to make a stop at the Final Four if we are in the Championship spot.

We are definitely set for Rolex at the end of April at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Pin Oak Charity Horse Show

Today is the last day to tour the Equine Motorcoach at Dixie RV in Hammond, Louisiana. The all in one horse transport vehicle and RV has been there all week after a successful stay at the Gulfport Winter Classic.

The response at Dixie RV has been tremendous as well. "We promise your jaw will drop when you catch eye of this beautiful RV sitting in our showroom. This unique all-in-one RV features two, four and six-horse configurations with fully loaded amenities. The interior has a spacious full bath, complete kitchen and multiple sleeping accommodations," said Dixie RV officials.

Equine Motorcoach is setting up this Monday for a two week stay at the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show, March 21 - April 1, at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas.

The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show has once again been named one of the Top 25 Horse Shows in North America by the North American Riders Group (NARG). Pin Oak has moved up in rank to 9th, placing just behind the Devon Horse Show, The Hampton Classic, Spruce Meadows, and the Pennsylvania National Horse Show.

NARG acknowledges the effort required to produce a world-class equestrian competition. They value and recognize the efforts of top management to offer superb competition to offer superb competition by putting sport first and developing world-class events.

"We are looking forward to meeting more competitors, trainers, owners, families and friends at the Pin Oak show," said Julie Calzone, co-owner of Equine Motorcoach. "There is no better way to market the Equine Motorcoach than to show it at a horse show and we anticipate that the Pin Oak show will be a viable market for us. They have been recruiting us since we started maufacturing five years ago. We are very pleased that we could work out touring schedule out this year."

Equine Motorcoach is based in Louisville, Kentucky with its national dealership at Tom Stinnett Derby City RV. Equine Motorcoach is manufactured in the United States.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Pin Oak Charity Horse Show

We are moving into the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show on Monday, March 19 and will be there until April 1. We are on display at Dixie RV in Hammond, LA through Saturday, March 17.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Next Stop on the Road Trip-Dixie RV-Hammond, Louisiana

We are having a great time at Classic Company's Gulfport Winter Show V in Mississippi. There is steady traffic daily through the Equine Motorcoach and lots of interest from potential customers. The weather has been in our favor. A 90% chance of rain turned into some brief showers Friday morning and we are expecting sunshine throughout the weekend with cooler temperatures.

With over 850 horses stabled on grounds, there are trainers and riders from all over the United States here. We are meeting new people and seeing others from our previous horse show rounds. There are lots of gorgeous horses and good competition.

Our next stop is set for Dixie RV in Hammond, Louisiana, March 12-17, 2012. This is part of our dealer network program and we are excited to have our friends from Dixie RV be the first dealership visit outside of our national dealership, Stinnett RV Derby City.


With 68 acres, 10 manufacturers and over 55 brands, we want you to check out the Equine Motorcoach in Louisiana’s only indoor showroom at Dixie RV. The dealership also features 36 service bays and a RV Collision Center. Get to Dixie RV SuperStores, just off I-12 Exit 35 in Hammond, LA. - 800-299-0321.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Equine Motorcoach On Site at the Gulf Coast Winter Classic Beginning Wednesday - Gulfport, Mississippi

Equine Motorcoach Is Featured At Gulfport Winter Horse Show

(Louisville, Ky.) – Equine Motorcoach™, the all in one motorized, luxury RV and horse transport that just moved its European manufacturing operations to the United States will be on display at the Gulf Coast Winter Classic Horse Show currently underway at the Harrison County Equestrian Center.

Equine Motorcoach is a one of a kind all-in-one RV and horse transport company. The 2012 U.S. version features two, four and six-horse configurations with fully loaded amenities on the interior and exterior. The interior has a spacious full bath, complete kitchen and multiple sleeping accommodations. The horse transport area has air ride suspension and European slant load configuration to provide horses the best possible ride.

“If a horse owner is staying at hotel for a show, generally they are quite a distance from their horses – so they are having to travel back-and-forth,” said Julie Calzone, Equine Motorcoach principal. “Having the RV portion allows you to stay at the horse show, rest between classes, be with your family, and do a night check on your horses. In the morning you can feed your horses, water them, clean the stalls and then go back and have breakfast – all that without having to travel back-and-forth to a hotel.”

The Winter Classic Series is six weeks of United States Equestrian Federation AA Rated hunter and jumper horse classes with two $25,000 Grand Prix Classes, four $35,000 Grand Prix Classes, the USHJA International Hunter Derby and a World Championship Rider Event. Nearly 1,000 horses are stabled on grounds.

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Where: Harrison County Equestrian Center, 15321 County Farm Road, Gulfport, Mississippi 39503-8220

When: March 7-11, 2012
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Operating the ramp. It's so easy.

Tom Stinnett demonstrating the ramp operation.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Equine Motorcoach On The Road and A Rooftop Chalet

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Equine Motorcoach™ will be on site at the Classic Company's Gulfport, Mississippi Hunter/Jumper horse Show March 7-11. The all in one RV and horse transport will then make its way west to the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show in Houston, Texas, March 21-April 1.

"This gives us an opportunity to showcase our 2012 model in new markets," said Tom Stinnett, national dealer and Equine Motorcoach principal. "We have lots of interest and have already started manufacturing Coaches for new customers."

The made in the USA Equine Motorcoach process has given the transport company an opportunity to innovate with new and first generation models. "All things are possible now," said Stinnett. "We have engineered 2, 4 and 6-horse models to meet customers' specifications and our Coaches reflect the many needs and wants of our customers."

Rooftop chalet engineered and installed on a first generation Equine Motorcoach at Tom Stinnett Derby City RV.

The RV and horse transport company has also rolled out a production model of its towable line. Branded as the Equine Carriage, the line has an Equine Transport tow unit that can include living accommodations or the living accommodations can be created in the Equine Carriage or both. This line responds to the need to transport up to 8 horses.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Safe Travels.

Trailer safety an important consideration in hauling horses

by Natalie Voss/Business Lexington

Lexington, KY - As breeding and foaling season resumes in central Kentucky, the roadways will soon be dotted with equine motorcoaches and private trailers.

Safety features are a prime consideration for horse owners and commercial haulers alike to ensure breeding, racing and show horses reach their destinations across the state.

Equine Motorcoach LLC expanded safety features to a luxury level when producing their 2012 model, which recently d├ębuted at the Recreation Industry Vehicle Association trade show in Louisville.

One of the more high-tech features of the Equine Motorcoach is a GPS tracking system for the vehicle, allowing location pinpointing for owners who may not be traveling with their horses, as well as a collision-alert system. It also includes a navigation system that allows drivers to avoid low bridges and difficult routes and to locate equine vets and layover accommodations for long trips.

"Whether (or not) you're in our all-in-one equine motorcoach, those are things you can integrate into vehicles," said Julie Calzone, spokesperson for Equine Motorcoach LLC.

The trailer component of the coach has a forced air system and finely tuned ventilation to prevent respiratory illness that is common during long trailer rides. It also has a surveillance camera system, which includes a red-light system for use at night, to allow the driver to watch for signs of illness or other problems with his charges.

The trailer section is also set up for horses to face the rear of the vehicle, the opposite of the typical set-up in slant-load vehicles, where horses are standing diagonally across the width of the trailer. Calzone said studies have shown that transport stress is reduced for horses facing a static landscape.

Transporting horses poses many other unique challenges, she said.

"The difference between transporting horses and regular cargo is that horses are actually moving cargo. They can move, and you want to be sure that your vehicle's stable enough … If you have a 1,300- to 1,400-pound horse that decides to move in the back of the trailer, you want to be sure that you and the rig are not being moved by the horse," said Calzone.

One of the key components to ensuring that stability is having a professional install the hitch and maintaining it to prevent rusting, she said.

Pricing at $499,000, the Equine Motorcoach is the high end of horse-transport vehicles available for private purchase.

"This is how people want to haul their horses," said Calzone.

But Trent Buchanan, co-owner of Wise Choice Tack and Trailer in Lexington, is quick to point out that more basic safety considerations are just as important for customers with a significantly smaller budget.

"Trailering's not really a complex thing, as long as you follow a few certain steps," said Buchanan. "Most of the time, people have problems because they get in a hurry or they didn't check something."

Buchanan stresses the importance of matching the right trailer to the vehicle used to haul it and getting state inspections done as mandated, not just to meet legal requirements but also to ensure brakes, wheels, tire pressure, axles and more are in appropriate condition. He also said that when considering a used trailer, checking the floor is an important consideration.

Trailer safety can also be a training issue for the horse.

"If you have a hard loader, I recommend getting with your trainer and going through the steps to introduce your horses to the trailer, to prevent forming problems as you go," said Buchanan.

Both Calzone and Buchanan agree that having a plan for what to do in an emergency, as well as having a series of checks of locks and bolts before departing, are great safety measures.

"It's just like anything else in life: have a plan," reiterated Calzone.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Made in the USA. More Models and More Options.

The 2012 Equine Motorcoach™ is being well received by horse enthusiasts and RVers. The new model debuted at the RV Industry Trade Show at the end of November 2011. The demonstration model is a 4-horse, but we are also building 2 and 6-horse transports. The new model has more amenities like climate controlled horse transport area, heated floor in the living area, solar panels, easy electric, water and septic systems and more - all for $250,000 less than the original model.

Floor plans are available on request. Most requests for customer floor plan options can be accommodated. Email julie@equinemotorcoach.com or call Stinnett RV at 812.282.7718.

We are developing a smaller transport as we build out our product line. We have a towable that transports 8-10 horses depending on the configuration. This Equine Carriage is towed by an Equine Transport that has iiving accommodations. Our production model is pictures below.



The 2012 Equine Motorcoach is on display at Stinnett RV in Clarksville, Indiana, just across the river north of Louisville, Kentucky. Trade-in options and financing are available.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Now on tumblr and Pinterest

We've added to our social media and outreach into the digital world. It is all part of our marketing efforts.

Check us out on Pinterest and tumblr. So many ways to connect with customers and horse enthusiasts. A great way to spread the word about what we're doing and producing.