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New Zealand Horse Ambulance Trust

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Given by 5 generous donors in over a year

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

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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.

Visit our website for more detail.

About us

The New Zealand Horse Ambulance Trust was established in 2016 for the sole purpose of funding, procuring and operating a national fleet of horse ambulances. We invite you to become a welfare partner and support our activities for race day deployment.

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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Latest update

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Sixth ambulance delivered to Auckland  5 July 2020

Posted by: New Zealand Horse Ambulance Trust

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

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