Travel & Transport
Information about transport of horses within the U.K. and travelling abroad.
TRANSPORT OF HORSES WITHIN THE U.K.

WATO - Welfare in Animal Transport Order

WATO information page

 
TRAVELLING ABROAD
The process of moving horses between the UK and the EU, including Ireland, has become much more complicated. For further information and resources relating to travelling horses between the UK and other EU countries, please visit the Brexit page on the British Equestrian website. This includes a pre-travel checklist for registered horses. The most recent government guidance is available here.

Moving horses to the EU – what’s the situation?
 BEF update: 17 Feb 2021
BEF update - moving horses to the EU   PDF

Brexit: Different Certificate of Professional Competence required for grooms travelling to the EU 
The Certificates of Competence in the Welfare of Travelling Horses, which previously covered UK grooms travelling to the EU, are no longer valid outside of the UK. Instead, if you’re a groom who’s planning to travel with horses to the EU, you now need a European equivalent.
BREXIT - grooms travelling to EU   PDF

Website link to British Equestrian:
BEF Brexit information page
Website link to GOV.UK:
Export horses to EU from 1 Jan 2021

DOCUMENTS TO DOWNLOAD:
Brexit: what we know about travelling horses to Europe
BREXIT - What we know  PDF
British Equestrian - Pre-travel checklist for FEI horses travelling to the EU
Pre-travel CHECKLIST   PDF
BEF - Guidance for importing and exporting horses and other equines from Britain to the EU
HORSE IMPORT/EXPORT GUIDANCE   PDF
 
MOVING AN FEI HORSE TO THE EU  PDF
 
BEF guide: Post-brexit travel  PDF

In previous years, British Carriagedriving have negotiated discount rates on P&O Ferries.

PLEASE CONTACT THE BC OFFICE TO CHECK THE CURRENT TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

We have 2 accounts with P&O, depending whether you have a GB number plate or a European number plate.

If you have a GB number plate, use Account 111646. It is a cash account which can either be booked and paid for in advance, or booked and paid for at the port. See the P&O website for the sailing schedule: www.poferriesfreight.com

To make bookings in advance, possible up to 14 days prior to travel, please call +44 (0)1304 863875 during office hours Mon to Fri 08.00-17.30. Outside these hours, the Dover freight office can be contacted 24hrs a day: Tel. 01304 862539, email: freightops.dover@poferries.com

You will need to quote the account number 111646, the vehicle registration and the vehicle length along with the payment method. Bookings must be prepaid over phone or at the port. If paying at the port, please email vehicle registration number to the relevant freight office prior to arrival so that the vehicle can be authorised under the account.

If you have a European number plate, use Account 111631. The Euro Account can only be booked in Calais and must be paid in Euros. They have a Bunker charge which includes the fuel surcharge and the low sulphur charge. See the P&O website for the sailing schedule: www.poferriesfreight.com

To make bookings in advance, possible up to 14 days prior to travel, please call +44 (0)1304 863875 during office hours Mon to Fri 8.00 - 17.30. Outside these hours the Calais Freight office can be contacted 24hrs a day: Tel +33(0)3 21461020 Email: freighttops.calais@poferries.com

You will need to quote the account number 111631, the vehicle registration and the vehicle length along with the payment method. Bookings must be prepaid over phone or at the port. If paying at the port, please email vehicle registration number to the relevant freight office prior to arrival so that the vehicle can be authorised under the account.

If you are unable to find the information you need, please contact British Carriagedriving office