Do the isolation requirements outlined on mean that my horse shouldn’t compete ahead of a move to the EU?

25 Sep 19

In order to comply with pre-export isolation requirements for permeant exports or the temporary export of unregistered horses, owners will need to ensure that their equine is kept apart from other equines not of an equivalent health status for 30 days before export.

Owners are unlikely to be able to know with any certainty whether other equines attending a competition are of equivalent health status or not. You should therefore avoid these situations to ensure that isolation requirements are met and an export health certificate can be issued.

These requirements do not need to be met to temporarily export a horse registered with a national branch of an international body for sporting or competition purposes for less than 90 days.