Horse Transport Europe (and Express Equine Europe) are based in Ireland, but we travel to many European destinations.
We offer a specialist service for people who want horses moved from collection point to delivery point with NO delays and NO unnecessary mileage.
We travel regularly to UK, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Spain, and Portugal.
- A BHS qualified groom travels with your horse throughout the complete journey. All staff hold a Certificate of Competence (known as ACET in the UK)
- All documentation arranged.
- We will travel to anywhere in Europe. Regular trips to France, Spain and Portugal.
- DEFRA approved (T2 uthorisation)
- All horses must have passport to be allowed to travel.
View the vehicles
Express Service is in a Theault 2 horse lorry
The great Flo-Jo Loaded up and ready to head for Germany. The lorry allows plenty of space for the horse to travel, and we have easy access to check.
The lorry is fitted with CCTV cameras, and also has a direct peep-through window from the cab.
Lorry is fitted with fans
Horses travel rear-facing
The 4 horse lorry is forward facing.
Fitted with fans and CCTV
Photo of the large lorry (taken during a night stop in Sweden)
On air suspension
Fully fitted with fans
We set up this service in response to the many people who need to have a horses transported quickly to and from anywhere in Europe. Many customers also asked for a service where their valuable horses could travel without coming into direct contact with other horses - risking possible infection.
We guarantee that horses will be delivered between Ireland and the UK within 24 hours from pick up time to delivery time.
Care of your horses in transit
Horses being transported for long distances are given frequent rest breaks. We have many lairage yards where we can stable horses in transit through Europe.
Horses are stopped every 4 hours for a rest break, and stopped and stabled after 8 hours. Feed and water intake is closley monitored.
If possible we like to carry some of the water that your horse is used to. We find that horses in transit are much more likely to drink properly when the have a supply of familar water. We feed best quality haylege - but do not give grain feed to horses when travelling.
Horses that stop in our own yard are given free exercise in the arena each day that they are with us.
All horses coming to our yard MUST have up to date vaccinations.