P831 NUK This is a Nissan Terrano II horse ambulance. It is four-wheel-drive and is equipped with a 2.7 litre turbo diesel engine with enough power and torque to smoothly pull a heavy trailer over grass.
The rear view of the same car. It is operated by Racecourse Ambulance Services Ltd.
The view of the Terrano and its similarly liveried trailer.
A three-legged mare gets out the back of the horse ambulance after a short journey from the racecourse to the stables.
A first for UK Emergency Vehicles, a quad bike. Clearly this vehicle is used as a rapid response horse ambulance. It is unclear whether the horse sits in front or behind the rider. Quad bikes are an unusual mode of transport for the emergency services, but there are ay least two examples of marked police quads in the UK.
Y36 TRP A Mercedes-Benz horse ambulance unit, on duty at York racecourse (background). The Merc is fitted with blue lights and the trailer with two sets. The blue lights are used on the road, normally with a police escort, but covered up when not on active duty.
The rear view of the car and trailer. The quad bike (above) is transported in the trailer when moving between events.
Y915 TDH A Daihatsu 4×4 horse ambulance car.
Towed by the donated Daihatsu 4×4 is this horse ambulance trailer. Both car and trailer are fitted with blue lights and are used at equestrian events around the country. The trailer opens at both ends to allow the casualty to walk on and off easily. This is probably the only type of ambulance you won’t see at a hospital!