For horse owners who prefer to travel in an all-in-one Recreation Vehicle and horse transport there is the Equine Motorcoach out of Louisville, Ky.
“Some of our customers are the top equestrian athletes” says Tom Stinnett, Equine Motorcoach’s managing partner, “but most are families who show horses and enjoy their horses with their families and friends on the road.”
These combined class A motor home-horse transports come in two, three, four, five and six-horse configurations with fully loaded amenities on the interior and exterior. Horse owners “can also tow a car, truck or another trailer if they want to do so,” adds Stinnett. These rigs are capable of easily towing a 20-foot horse trailer.
The designer interior has a spacious full bath, complete kitchen with full size residential refrigerator, and can sleep up to seven people. “It is spacious,” says Stinnett. “Most people who see it for the first time say it looks like a house.”
However, one cannot lose sight of the primary reason to buy an equine RV — the safe transport of horses. Important features for the comfort and safety of the four-legged passengers include air ride suspension and a slant load configuration to provide horses with the best possible ride.
Other options include: Reversing, side and horse view cameras; electric driven self-storing hay pod; hydraulic ramps; and air conditioned lounge and horse sections.
“I have been driving them to equestrian events for nine years,” says Sinnett. “I have helped several people load their horses into the transport. I have yet to see a horse have a problem loading for the first time. They seem to love it. It is amazing how easy this transport is to maneuver and drive.”
The Equine Motorcoach price runs between $359,000 and $560,000 depending on size, number of horses it hauls and options.
Photo: (Top) The four-horse Equine Motorcoach is an all-in-one recreation vehicle and horse transport that is capable of easily towing up to 30,000 pounds. Bottom: Living area features a spacious full bath, complete kitchen and multiple sleeping accommodations. (Courtesy: Equine Motorcoach)