To export a horse permanently to an overseas country the owner will need to comply with the following:
1. All horses will need to complete DEFRA required quarantine period and veterinarian documentation.
2. The horse must hold a certificate of ownership in the owners name, if the horse has been or is being sold to a foreign owner then transfer must be completed before any application is made.
3. The horse must be fully DNA profiled (parentally verified to sire and dam.)
4. Be microchipped and in some cases will need to be branded to meet the requirements of the destination country.
5. STAGBI will require an export information pack to be completed before any horse can leave the country this will entail your vet or a STAGBI approved official, at the time of the horse entering quarantine, to identify the horse from its passport or existing records and complete the forms provided. Packs are available on request in writing. This documentation must be completed before the horse is ready to be shipped.
NOTE: STAGBI will not accept such applications if the horse has already been shipped out of the Country.
6. An export fee of £100 is paid to STAGBI.
On completion of the above steps STAGBI will then issue an export certificate directly to the respective regulatory body of the final importing country. This certificate will include the breeding details, registered ownership, earnings, race record and DNA identification and the respective markers. STAGBI will obtain race records from such governing bodies as is applicable to complete the above.
Horses requiring temporary export certificates for racing will need to meet most of the above requirements.