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.
Visit our website www.horseambulancetrust.co.nz for more detail.
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.
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.
Thanks Andrew, your support is great!
Thanks Mahesh - your donation is appreciated!
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Thank you for your donation to the horse ambulance trust. Your support is appreciated! Nga mihi nui.