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Our Importing & Exporting Process

Our Importing & Exporting Process

Our Process

Hand Horseflight the reins and we will manage the entire process, but if you would like to be up to date on the rules, regulations, and requirements pertaining to your horse’s origin/destination country, the following details and links provide all the information you need.


Importing to US

Full access to the main details of import requirements and optional links providing further information.


Horses being imported to the US have varied requirements depending on the residency of the horse for the 60 days prior to departure to the US, disease status of the country of origin, and purpose for entry.

Following the below link will allow you to choose your horse’s country of origin from a drop-down menu and show you exact requirements: USDA

All horses traveling abroad must undergo a quarantine period of 3, 7, or 60 days depending on the country of origin (exemptions are US horses traveling between Canada and the US). Horses entering from the EU require 3 days of quarantine which is our most common import.

While in quarantine, horses must test negative for Dourine, Glanders, Equine Piroplasmosis, and Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA).

Mares and Stallions 731 days of age and over require additional quarantine of approximately 17 and 31 days respectively, where they must test negative for Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM). Follow the link for further details on CEM: USDA

Horses testing positive for any of the above diseases will be refused entry into the US.

Vaccinations must not be administered within 14 days prior to exportation from origin country.


Exporting to EU

A resource to help answer questions regarding exports to our most common destination, the EU.

For information on exporting into countries outside of the EU, follow the link below, which provides a drop-down menu of all destination countries and their regulations.


European Union

Austria Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Ireland Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Poland Portugal Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden

Additional Requirements for the EU can be found at the following link: USDA

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