Transporting Horses & Ponies
Information about the transportation of horses and ponies, the legislation and welfare of equines.
All horses (this includes ponies, donkeys and other equidae - including zebras, other exotic equidae but not semi-feral equidae residing in designated areas) must have a passport and those which were identified after 1 July 2009, must be micro-chipped before a passport can be issued.
Horses and other equidae must be accompanied by their passport at all times, except when:
Moved on foot and where the passport can be retrieved within three hours
Other legislation is contained below relating to the protection of animals during transport.
Transport of Horses & Ponies - Passports & Welfare
The Welfare of Animals (Transport) (England) Order 2006
Council Regulation EC 1/2005 - DEFRA Guidance
Council Regulation EC 1/2005