Moving your horse to another country?

The team at Shotter & Byers can arrange several aspects of equine exportation. We work closely with transport companies and international governments departments to arrange these services. We export several hundred horses each year to a variety of locations including USA, Hong Kong, Argentina and mainland Europe.

The Process

The process can be time consuming and will vary from country to country with different rules inside and outside of the EU.  Each destination will have specific requirements and plenty of time should be allowed for processing of forms.  Some items that you will need to consider are:

  • Whether you need a Intra Trade Animal Health Certificate
  • An export welfare declaration;
  • Do you need a Export Health Certificate;

Please telephone us to discuss further.

For some helpful information please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/export-horses-and-ponies-special-rules

Meet ourTEAM

Alasdair Botting

BVSc MRCVS

Alasdair is an assistant vet on the team at Shotter and Byers, he graduated from Bristol University before completing a surgical and medical equine internship at Reid and Associates, a full service equine hospital and referral centre in South Florida. He was involved in all aspects of equine practice and learned from and worked closely with boarded surgeons and medicine specialists. The clinic was located close to the Winter Equestrian Festival, the Global Dressage Festival and the International Polo Club Palm Beach as well as being surrounded by a huge resident horse population. This time in America provided an opportunity to observe and practice first-class veterinary medicine and surgery. As a result he gained invaluable experience in surgery, medicine, anaestheisa and diagnostic imaging. Alasdair has a wide range of veterinary interests but particularly enjoys medicine, imaging and wound management.

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