horse movement

Ireland, France Bipartite Agreement At Advanced Stage

A bipartite agreement on the movement of horses between Ireland and France has made advances in recent days, with Britain agreeing to accept EU Documents of Movement for horses across its land bridge. Operators will not be required to separately notify the UK import system and, in order to safeguard animal welfare, Irish operators will not be required to seal vehicles for export of horses to and through Britain. Indications from the UK Government are that a stopover facility will be permitted. Brian Kavanagh, chief executive of Horse Racing Ireland,...

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BHA Publishes Brexit Update

The likely new arrangements pertaining to the movement of horses and people to and from the European Union from the UK beginning on Jan. 1 has been published for the British racing and breeding industries by the British Horseracing Authority. The information covers four key areas: Health Requirements-what checks your horse will require Customs & VAT requirements-what you will need to move horses Transport requirements-how to prepare for the transportation process Changes to free movement-what this means for movement of people A timeline for the requirements for horse movement has...

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Weatherbys Unveils E-Passport

Weatherbys has unveiled details of its E-Passport, which will go live in 2021 and will include stallion, mare and foal registration; pre- and post-racing vaccinations and medications, owner updates and full identification. The E-Passport could have significant implications for the cross-border movement of horses post-Brexit. Elements of the E-Passport are already in use within Britain, Ireland and other jurisdictions. These include the vaccination and movement functionality to support the British Horseracing Authority and Horse Racing Ireland with their 'Return to Racing' protocols. The technology is also helping trace the movement...

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