Lynn Palm and Featherlite Unveiling Her New 'Signature Edition' Horse Trailer at World Equestrian Games

CRESCO, Iowa – Featherlite® Trailers, the nation’s leading manufacturer of horse trailers and livestock trailers, and renowned clinician, competitor and trainer Lynn Palm are unveiling a new horse trailer line at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Lexington, Ky., beginning September 25. Designed by Palm, the trailer “is completely unique…designed by a woman especially for women riders,” said Palm, who holds 34 reserve and world championships and four American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Super Horse titles.

The Lynn Palm Signature Edition trailer, a modified two-horse straight load Model 9406 bumper pull, has been in the design phase at Featherlite engineering for months. The first one came off the line this month and was delivered by Featherlite to Palm. It will be on display at WEG.

Among the horse trailer features and conveniences, Palm has included innovations that focus on the safety and comfort of her horses as well as trailer ease of operation. Features include a mechanized air transfer system in the horse area that keeps consistent and substantial airflow circulating around the horses. Light Emitting Diode (LED) interior strip lighting and lined white walls in the horse area keep the space lighter and more soothing. Butt and chest bars are padded and “Air-Flo” saddle racks are installed in the tack area.

“I love the solid build that Featherlite trailers have,” Palm said. “I feel that my horses are always safe. I love the space and air circulation that the horses get, and I always know that their health is not jeopardized. I love how quiet Featherlite trailers are and know that my horse travels in comfort.”

Trailering is made easier on the Signature Edition with electrical tongue lift jack and keyless entry to all camper doors. Halogen exterior load lights and additional clearance lights are included for safety, especially during night travel and loading. 

The Signature Edition has dual colors, a load ramp and double rear doors with windows and pressure latches. The larger dressing room has a cedar-lined wardrobe closet to protect clothing, a padded boot box and full-length mirror.

Customers can pick among individual options that Lynn Palm has recommended for this edition, or choose a special pre-selected package of features.

“There is so much more for women and their horses in the Lynn Palm Signature Edition Featherlite,” Palm said. “All that I have learned trailering horses and travelling the continent to competitions, events and clinics is included in this trailer.”

This year marks Palm’s 40th year as an English and Western horse trainer, competitor and clinician. Palm has been a Featherlite horse trailer owner since 1990 and still owns and uses her first Featherlite trailer. She is one of the few horse clinicians with a proven competition record. Palm was named the Female Equestrian of the Year by the Women’s Athletic Association and was chosen to perform exhibitions during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. In 2007, she was named AQHA Horsewoman of the Year.

Featherlite was named the #1 horse/livestock trailer brand in 2009 by Statistical Surveys, Inc. Featherlite is the official trailer of AQHA, Appaloosa Horse Club and other organizations.

For information on the Lynn Palm Signature Edition and Featherlite horse trailers, visit www.fthr.com/tnews online or call 800-800-1230. For information on Palm Partnership Training™, which Featherlite sponsors, and her television shows on HRTV on Dish Network, visit www.lynnpalm.com.

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About Featherlite

Featherlite, Inc. is a North American leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing high quality aluminum specialty trailers, specialized transporters and custom mobile marketing trailers. Featherlite has highly diversified product lines offering hundreds of standard model and custom-designed horse, livestock, car, utility and recreational trailers through an extensive dealer network in the U.S. and Canada. In addition to its "Official Trailer" status of AQHA, Featherlite is a sponsor of many equine, livestock and motorsports organizations. Featherlite is part of the Universal Trailer Corporation’s family of brands.