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Equine Motorcoach Announces Former RV CEO Ben Yates as National Sales Manager

For Immediate Release
Media Contact:
Julie Calzone
(337) 235-2924 ext 18
Equine Motorcoach Announces Former RV CEO Ben Yates as National Sales Manager

(Louisville, Ky.) –Equine Motorcoach™, known for its all in one RV and horse transport, has steadily been increasing its product line and market reach in the horse industry since 2007. The company has added Equine Carriage™ horse trailers and Equine Carriage ST trucks and RVs to tow horse trailers to its product line.
“Our main marketing effort requires staging our transports at horse shows throughout the United States,” said Tom Stinnett, co-owner for Equine Motorcoach. “My wife Carolyn, my partner, Julie Calzone, and I have been staffing shows since the inception of Equine Motorcoach. We have done this while running our other businesses that brought us together in this project. We looked far and wide for the right person to represent us and are delighted to announce that Ben Yates has been hired as National Sales Manager.”

Ben Yates, National Sales Manager, and Tom Stinnett, Equine Motorcoach Principal

Ben Yates met Tom Stinnett in May 2005 at his Stinnett RV dealership in Clarksville, Indiana. Yates was CEO of the Caravan, RV & Accommodation Industry of Australia (CRVA), the top national tourism association for over 4,000 Caravan and RV related businesses. He connected with Stinnett who serves as Co-Chair of the national GoRVing campaign and the RVAC Chairman of the RV Dealers Association (RVDA). This industry information exchange for mutual benefit grew into a strong friendship.
Yates developed a strong bond with the Stinnetts including hosting them at the annual Australian CRVA National Convention in 2006 and attended the Louisville RVIA Show later that year and a number of years thereafter. 
It was at a dinner during the Louisville event with the Stinnetts and Calzone that Equine Motorcoach was a hot topic of discussion. That began Yates interest in the exciting venture that launched the next year.

Yates is charged with the responsibility of growing the business across America that has already proven to be a hit with horse owners and enthusiasts.  “I am an extremely self-motivated, dynamic results driven person that has a strong history of growing businesses as evidenced by increasing revenue at the CRVA by over 1500% and industry membership by over 1250%,” said Ben Yates. “More recently I established the worldwide sales strategy for the attraction of funds into new hotels and tourist attractions for Tourism Australia.”
Yates grew up in an automotive family. His father had award winning car dealerships with Mercedes Benz, Nissan, Toyota and BMW products. Yates expresses excitement in working the RV sector in the U.S. He is especially pleased to be aligned with one of the largest independent RV dealership owners and industry leader, Tom Stinnett. “It is exciting to be in the heartland of horse country working on such an innovative first class product as Equine Motorcoach. It was the reason he made the decision to move to America.
“Ben’s RV international experience in the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand and Australia is a major plus for us,” said Stinnett. “We have inquiries from all over the world for our USA manufactured transports. He can help us navigate those markets along with representing us on the road in the USA. We have 3,000 miles coast to coast, hundreds of disciplines and horse shows to cover. The time has come to have someone doing this full time. There is no better person than Ben to take the reins.”
Yates home country of Australia is known for its horse industry. It has developed several World and Olympic champions. Australian bred horses are sought after worldwide.
Yates will be attending the National Horse Show and the USDF National Finals at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky in November.
Equine Motorcoach is the one of a kind all-in-one RV and horse transport company. The all in one RV and horse transport features two, three, four, five and six-horse configurations with fully loaded amenities on the interior and exterior. The interior has a spacious full bath, complete kitchen and multiple sleeping accommodations. The horse transport area has air ride suspension and European slant load configuration to provide our horses the best possible ride.
The Equine Carriage™ ST is part of the tow vehicle and transport line the company is growing. The tow vehicle is built on a Freightliner M2 106 350 hp Cummins with an Allison automatic transmission. The interior features a full shower, bath and kitchen area along with ample living and a high-end entertainment system.
Equine Motorcoach is also manufacturing Equine Carriage horse trailers and truck based RVs that tow horse trailers.

For more information visit www.equinemotorcoach.com.


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