Fall Schedule For Equine Motorcoach Horse Show Tour
RELEASE: September 9, 2008
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Bob Wiegand
Equine Motorcoach continues its exhibition tour of North American horse shows. The updated schedule reflects the diversity of the North American equestrian market. Equine Motorcoach has sponsored or exhibited at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL; the Olympic Show Jumping Selection Trials at the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows in Lexington, KY; Ranch Outlet Anniversary Celebration in Lafayette, LA; East Coast Dressage Championships in Raleigh, NC; National Reining Horse Association Derby in Oklahoma, City, OK; the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships in Parker, CO, and the Reichert Celebration in Tulsa, OK.
“There is a variety of disciplines and breed enthusiasts along with a very large geography for us to cover here,” said Tom Stinnett, Equine Motorcoach Principal. “It is the primary reason we chose to bring this concept to North America. The potential market is very large.”
According to a 2005 American Horse Council study, there are 9.2 million horses in the U.S., including horses used for racing, showing, competition, sport, breeding, recreation and work. This includes horses used both commercially and for pleasure.
There are 4.6 million people are involved in the horse industry in some way, either as owners, employees, service providers or volunteers. This includes two million horse owners, of which 238,000 are involved in breeding, 481,000 in competing, 1.1 million involved in other activities, 119,000 service providers and 702,000 employees, full- and part-time and two million family members and volunteers. That means that one out of every 63 Americans is involved with horses.
The only luxury all-in-one motorized RV and horse transport made its debut in the U.S. earlier this year. The company owners report interest from throughout the U.S. and strong interest from Canada. The primary marketing effort is to bring the Coach to the competitors by exhibiting at horse shows.
“There is no substitute for experiencing this vehicle in person,” said Stinnett. “Most people are amazed that this could even be done and we educate them on how this is the normal mode of horse and people transport in Europe.”
Up to six horses ride comfortably in a stylish mobile stable. In just seconds the versatile lounge converts into a queen suite fit for royalty. A combination of upper bunks and a full size bed over the cab bring the sleeping accommodations up to six. The larger standard table makes dining an elegant experience. Waterford Crystal, engraved china, and sterling silver flatware enhance the luxury and elegance of Equine Motorcoach.
Fully equipped with an AM/FM/CD player complete with an iPod port, satellite TV, and Xbox 360, Equine Motorcoach continues to make an extended stay pleasant and enjoyable. Wine storage, stainless steel sinks, dishwasher, electric cook surface, convection microwave and built-in television are just the beginning of what can be expected from Equine Motorcoach.
The following schedule was recently posted on the Equine Motorcoach website. Updates to the schedule can be viewed at www.equinemotorcoach.com/wheretofindus.php
MSEDA DRESSAGE AT THE PARK
National Young Horse Championships
September 12-14, 2008
Poplar Place Farm Horse Trials*
September 19-21, 2008
8191 US Hwy 27
Hamilton, GA www.poplarplacefarm.com
*Private showing only-contact Bob Wiegand, (502) 664-7108
Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show
October 4-11, 2008
Oklahoma State Fairgrounds
Oklahoma City, OKwww.morgangrandnational.com
Arabian U.S. Nationals and Youth Judging Contest
October 17-25, 2008