ATA carnets can be described as a passport for goods but we entirely get that racehorses are not goods. They are often loved and valuable, living individuals, who deserve professional attention when they travel.
This includes the paperwork to support their journey, which should be prepared with care. Having an equine specialist in house helps us with this, as does experience of working with leading trainers and equine transport companies.
Our objective is to ensure that your ATA carnet is flawless before you leave and plays a part in bringing all involved a smooth journey.
Keeping to schedule counts when travelling for an overseas race. Part of the meticulous preparation trainers provide, to ensure their horse arrives on time and the journey has not damaged chances of winning.
Whether in a shared, or individual crate, they will have the support of a groom and generally a vet, to bring trouble free travel. Having this interrupted, or delayed by unfit documentation is not an option.
The journey is in any event the culmination of what can be months of planning and even the days before need to be well managed. From preparing tack well in advance, to allowing for quarantine, or other medical requirements if they apply.
Whilst flying is the predominant form of transport, alternatives need to be understood. Beyond taking part in races, a racehorse may be travelling for breeding purposes, the timing will again matter.
The company supplying your horse’s ATA carnet should be aware of and work with your schedule, or what should be an aid can become self defeating.
Supporting A Passion
Whoever you wish to win, where would Cheltenham be without Irish horses and a few from further afield. Ascot, Epsom and other leading flat meetings can include fascinating competitors from the US, France, or Australia.
As a leader in the field of horse racing, the UK sees horses leave their shores to compete globally. This can be to take part in long established events, or at newer but still important venues in the Gulf.
International competition is an enthralling part of modern horse racing, enabled by the trainers, jockeys, grooms and owners who make this possible. Ours is in comparison a tiny role but we do share your passion.
A Tailored Service
Whether you send dozens of racehorses overseas each year, or the plan is new to you, our staff will offer the time you need. This can be helping to plan a complex journey, or advising on the best way to add tack to an ATA carnet.
You are welcome to see further details on ATA carnets for horses, there are core aspects which apply across differing types of equine journey.
All your team can be assured that our staff will work with them, to see essential requirements in place and to meet individual needs. Your horse’s travel experience is about more than customs clearance but all the better if that aspect is covered.