IRT is the most trusted international horse transport company in the world and has been transporting livestock around the globe since 1972. IRT has steadily built its broad, but intimate global network ever since.
Today IRT is called upon to move all sorts of horses, to every corner of the globe... from competition and racing horses, to rare, special breeds, and family pets.
On average IRT has at least one horse in transit, for every hour of the day!
With offices in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and USA, IRT's international coverage means that its professional and experienced staff can better facilitate your shipments all around the world - through day or night.
To find out more about shipping your horse, please contact your nearest office contact your nearest office.
For a general overview of the IRT shipping process, you may like to check out the IRT DVD,
IRT offers one of the industry's most comprehensive worldwide services, priding itself on handling every single detail required to ship your horse safely, in full compliance with local laws and as quickly as possible to your chosen destination. IRT uses regular scheduled cargo carriers or consolidated charters and our service includes the supply of:
- Shipping Containers
- Accompanying Certified Grooms
- Road Transport
- Customs Clearance
- Health Certification
- Blood Testing
- Registration Transfers
Detailed quotes, along with the international health conditions involved can be supplied promptly
Quarantine ServicesQuarantine is one of the major bureaucratic hurdles when transporting any animal across international borders. IRT has long-standing and valuable experience in dealing with many of the world's quarantine authorities, to see that the horses in our care meet the wishes of both local regulators and the horse's owner.
Our service includes:
- Farms with suitable facilities and locations.
- Inspection & approval of these farms by appropriate authorities.
- Grooms to supervise handling, feeding and specialised individual needs.
- Equine veterinary practitioner "on call".
- Clipping where necessary.
For exports we use a series of strategically located farms near ports of departure providing competent care and facilities
As requirements for every country differ significantly for both imports and exports, we always recommend that you contact your nearest IRT office for specific information.
Having a global network of offices provides IRT with the capability of obtaining information on Customs requirements worldwide. Depending upon the destination and circumstances of each shipment there are also VAT (UK & Europe) and/or GST (Australia, New Zealand & Canada) implications to consider.
Your nearest IRT office will be familiar with regional needs as well as the requirements on any of the customary routes. We will also be happy to obtain further information in respect to any particular worldwide destination of interest to you.
Suite 1501, 401 Docklands Drive, Docklands Victoria 3008 - Australia
Ph: (03) 9643 3000
Fax: (03) 9643 3030
IRT UK & Europe
Godolphin House - 2 The Avenue - Newmarket - Suffolk CB8 9AA - UNITED KINGDOM
Ph: (01638) 668 003
Fax: (01638) 665 534
PO BOX 73089 - Auckland Int'l Airport - Auckland - New Zealand
Ph: (09) 275 4002 or (09) 275 3111
Fax: (09) 275 7757
1525 Kautz Road, Suite 1600 - West Chicago IL 60185- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Ph: +1 630 513 0312
Fax: +1 630 513 0412
IRT Los Angeles
Suite 520/8055 - W Manchester Ave - Playa-Del-Rey CA 90293- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Ph: (310) 306 0262
Fax: (310) 306 2003