Equine Air Transportation During COVID-19: What You Need To Know
Califon, N.J. – Mar. 20, 2020 – With the winter competition season coming to an early halt in many parts of the world, an already busy travel season for horses is beginning with a number of new unanswered questions for many equestrians. Unfortunately, shipping arrangements for many equines may need to be altered given the widespread postponements and cancellations of competitions. As seasonal exhibitors across the country will ship competitive horses home or elsewhere and sales prospects will be traveling to new owners, how should horse owners react to COVID-19, also known as “coronavirus,” as it affects the world? Wherever in the world your horse needs to go, do you know how to prepare and what to expect?
EquiJet‘s Molly Smith sat down with Phelps Sports to answer some of the equestrian industry’s most frequently asked questions regarding equine air travel and the spread of COVID-19.
How should horse owners respond to COVID-19, and are the shipping companies proceeding?
Can horses contract the virus?
If a border to a country is closed, can horses still travel in and out?
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