Equine Safety & Ambulance Program

Sport Horse Ambulance Service

For more than a dozen years, the MSPCA’s Sport Horse Ambulance Service has protected horses competing in events across North America. For all types of accidents and injuries, we help on-site veterinarians provide the most effective, humane treatment possible. 

Approved by Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) veterinarians at the 1996 Olympic Games, our ambulances are equipped with state-of-the-art rescue and medical equipment. Our highly trained staff has played a key role in safety operations at major competitions worldwide, including the Pan American Games, Rolex Kentucky, and Fairhill International. Because of our expertise, the MSPCA has been chosen as the official Equine Safety & Ambulance Service provider for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The WEGs, held for the first time ever in the United States, will draw over a half million spectators and some of the finest equine athletes in the world.

Clients of the MSPCA’s Sport Horse Ambulance Service include:

  • Pan American Games, Winnipeg, Canada
  • Rolex Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Fairhill International, Elkton, Maryland
  • Jersey Fresh, Stone Tavern, New Jersey
  • Bromont Horse Trials, Quebec, Canada
  • Groton House Farm I & II, Hamilton Massachusetts
  • Maui Jim Horse Trials, Wayne, Illinois
  • Stuart Horse Trials, Victor, New York
  • Millbrook Horse Trials, Millbrook, New York
  • American Eventing Championships, Wayne, Illinois
  • Wits End Farm Horse Trials, Ontario, Canada

“The MSPCA has set the standard for rescuing and protecting equine athletes at sport horse competitions across North America.  We simply feel safer competing at events with personnel trained in their FEI-approved techniques and specialized equipment

~ Karen and David O’Connor, U.S. Olympic Equestrian Medalists

“The MSPCA’s services are integral to our event.  We couldn’t put on Rolex Kentucky without them.”

~ Jane Atkinson, Event Director, Rolex Kentucky