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How to transport animals?

To protect livestock during transit, a number of legal regulations have been created on the manner, distance and duration of travel, and animal species. Farmers are legally responsible for the conditions under which animals are transported. They must ensure that transport does not cause injury or unnecessary suffering.

Horse transport in UK

Legal requirements and transport distance of animals.

Animal transport up to 65 km

If you transport animals over a distance of less than 65 kilometers (about 40 miles), the vehicle does not need to be authorized and the driver does not need to have a certificate of competence. However, ATC is required and drivers must receive appropriate training.

Journeys over 65 kilometres and under eight hours

If your you need to transport livestock further than 65 kilometres where total journey times are less than eight hours, your carrier must hold:

  • a valid transporter authorisation for short journeys
  • valid certificates of competence for drivers and handlers

Journeys total over eight hours

If you are going to transport livestock for journeys totalling more than eight hours, your carrier need to hold:

  • valid transporter authorisation for long journeys
  • valid certificates of competence for drivers and handlers
  • valid vehicle/container approval certificates
For some of long journeys, it’s also required that the vehicle has satellite navigation and a tracking system.

Top horse transport companies in UK

Horse transport in County Derry

Horse transport in Londonderry

Dunlop Horse Transport Ltd

Dunlop Horse Transport 101 Moylagh Road, Beragh, Sixmilecross, Omagh BT79 0UN

Jackson Horse Transport

Cashel, Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal, Ireland


9 Drumaknockan Ln, Hillsborough BT26 6QS

Cooper International Horse Transport

Castlefarm, Kilsallaghan, Dublin, K67 DW99, Ireland

McGarry Horseboxes

6 Straid Rd, Ballycastle BT54 6HQ
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