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TRANSPORTING HORSES

Do you know what is needed to travel a horse on a short journey, long journey or abroad? 

Transporting Horses is the go to guide, explaining the requirements for you as a groom and the person who owns the vehicle. 


WHAT DO I NEED TO DRIVE? 

Do you know what license, welfare qualifications or professional qualifications that you need to drive each type of vehicle?

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DRIVING LICENSES

Depending on which type of vehicle you use to transport horses, you will need one of a variety of driving licences.

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PROFESSIONAL Requirements 

There are some additional requirements for those that drive horses for 'reward'. If you are a groom you are most likely to be driving for economic gain and thus probably must more than just a driving license. 

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VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS 

There are a number of legal requirements that must be fulfilled before a vehicle is allowed to be driven on the road.

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WELFARE QUALIFICATIONS 

Animal welfare legislation requires anybody who transports horses in connection with an economic activity to hold a Certificate of Competence for the handling and transporting of horses. 

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WELFARE REQUIREMENTS 

This page covers regulations and requirements surrounding animal welfare and how it affects you and the vehicle you are driving.

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RESPONSIBILITIES 

There are responsibilities that the driver, groom, attendant groom and the employer or vehicle owner must adhere to. Everything is fine until something goes wrong - so protecting yourself for every 'what if' is critical. 

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TRANSPORTING SAFELY 

Some things are critical to check for both your vehicle and yourself before you transport horses. 

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INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT 

Transporting horses outside of the UK can be complex! There are many rules and regulations that you must adhere to. 

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TRAVELLING ABROAD: YOU 

When transporting horses internationally, it can be easy to get caught up in all the requirements for your horses and forget about yourself.

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TRANSPORT CAREERS 

Some transport horses as part of their day-to-day responsibilities, but others make a career out of it. 

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TRANSPORT CHECKLIST 

What do I need to remember for travelling in the UK and abroad. 

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