May 2016 Issue - page 6

Page 6
May 2016
Penn Vet’s New Bolton Cen-
ter has a new equine ambulance
for use at local events.
The ambulance purchase
was made possible by Applestone
Farm, EBY Horse Trailers, and
Willowdale Steeplechase. New
Bolton Center’s previous equine
ambulance, 20-plus years old,
was retired at the end of the 2015
eventing season.
“The new ambulance is a
much-needed upgrade,” said
Dr. Barbara Dallap Schaer, New
Bolton Center Medical Director.
“We are grateful to our generous
donors who make it possible for
New Bolton Center to support
our local equine community with
a state-of-the-art trailer.”
Penn Vet provides the
trailer and driver free of charge
to several local equine events
throughout the year, including
Willowdale Steeplechase, Radnor
Hunt, Plantation Field Horse
Trials, and Winterthur Point-to-
Point. The new truck-and-trailer
combination made its debut at
the Cheshire Hunt in March. The
presence of an equine ambulance
is required at equine events.
“Eventers can take comfort
in knowing that their horse is
receiving the best care possible
from the second it enters the
trailer to when it arrives at New
Bolton Center,” Dr. Dallap said.
Penn Vet’s ambulance will
transport horses from the events
only to New Bolton Center,
and is not offered as a general
New Bolton Center’s new
ambulance trailer features:
• A height of 8 feet with a
custom back door to minimize the
incline, and a side walk-off door
for easier exit
• A center partition on a roll-
er so the stall can be a full width
of 7 feet, 6 inches, or smaller,
using the partition to support the
• A remote-controlled winch,
which can handle up to 8,000
kilos, located on the front wall
for easier load-in
• Two standalone batteries
for use with the winch and the
water pump
• A 30-gallon water tank to
hose down overheated horses
• Temperature-controlled
ceiling fans, and a privacy screen
• Ability to pass through
rocky terrain.
New Bolton
New Equine
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