Posted on 29th January 2020

Equine Transport and Transporting Equines

Below you will find various templates and other associated documents and information sheets all on the topic of maintaining equine transport (horseboxes, trailers) and information as to guidance and legislation for the transport of Equines. These are free to download and have been sourced from leading equestrian companies, charities, and associations.

A new EU Regulation for transporting animals was passed on 5 January 2007. If you transport animals in the course of your livery business, you should make sure you know about the
rules and procedures that affect you. These rules are intended to improve the welfare of horses and ponies during transport. The rules came into force on 5 January 2007 and apply to anyone transporting live vertebrate animals in connection with economic activity. There are a number of specific points that anyone transporting horses and ponies for any form of remuneration needs to take account of:

Transport Legislation

Welfare of Animals Transport Order 2006- WATO (DEFRA)

UK Animal Transport Certificate

Guidance Notes on Transport Authorisations (DEFRA)

The requirement for Towing Trailers in Great Britain (UK Gov)

 

Transporting Equines

Loading and Transporting Horses (Blue CRoss)

Transporting Horses by Road 

Travelling Safely with Your Horse or Pony (NFU)

Essential Guide to Towing (Nissan)

 

Vehicle Maintenance

Getting Through the Annual Test (VOSA)

A Guide for Horsebox and Trailer Owners (VOSA)

 

Equine Welfare in Transportations

Equine Transport and Travel (Redwings)

Practical Guidelines to Assess Fitness for Transport of Equines (WHW)

Welfare of Animals During Transport (DEFRA)

Transport of Horses and Implications on Animal Welfare (UOS)

Getting Through the Annual Test (VOSA)

An Initial Review of Horse Transport Safety (BARTA)

 

IMPORTANT

This information and templates as provided above are intended to provide guidance only. Anyone proposing to enter into such written agreements, or to undertake action based upon the information herein should take consideration and their own legal or professional advice as to their particular circumstances.

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