New Zealand Horse Ambulance Trust

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Given by 10 generous donors in 2 years

To protect and promote the health and well-being of NZ's horses through the provision of a fleet of equine ambulances.


The NZ Horse Ambulance Trust was formed in mid-2016 with the objective of funding a fleet of equine ambulances to help improve the health and welfare of horses across New Zealand.

The Trust comprises members of the NZ Equine Veterinary Association, NZ Thoroughbred Racing, Harness Racing NZ, the Racing Integrity Unit and Equestrian Sports NZ.

The Trust aims to protect the wellbeing of horses competing at race meetings and equestrian events, to assist injured horses, and to promote animal welfare standards.

The equine ambulances have a full hydraulic suspension system, which means they can be dropped right to the ground and then raised again. This is important as it means when a horse is injured on the track it will put far less stress on the animal than having to walk up or down a ramp.

Designed and custom-built in Dunedin by TL MacLean Ltd, the horse ambulance fleet is a world class asset for New Zealand horse racing and equestrian sports, with equine welfare at the forefront of NZHAT’s purpose.

The NZ Horse Ambulance Trust is a registered charity (Charities Services no. CC53589) and donors may be eligible for a tax credit.

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About us

The New Zealand Horse Ambulance Trust was established in 2016 for the purpose of funding, procuring and operating a national fleet of horse ambulances. We invite you to join the mission and support our activities that protect and promote equine welfare.

Use of funds

The funds raised will go towards the procurement, operation and annual running costs of 10 ambulances and towing vehicles; 6 to be deployed in the North Island and 4 in the South Island. Startup cost totalling $1.2m and $30k-$50k annually.

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Sixth ambulance delivered to Auckland  5 July 2020

Read the full story about the deployment of the sixth horse ambulance here 👉

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Latest donations

Robert Henderson
Robert Henderson on 09 Jan 2021
Andrew on 06 Nov 2020
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Thanks Andrew, your support is great!

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Mahesh on 04 Nov 2020
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Thanks Mahesh - your donation is appreciated!

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Mark on 03 Nov 2020
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Thank you Mark! Appreciated :)

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Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 29 Oct 2020
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Thank you for your donation to the horse ambulance trust. Your support is appreciated! Nga mihi nui.

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This page was created on 25 Jan 2019 and closed on 25 Jun 2021.