Once your horse has been paid for, we will schedule the import. A vet will go to the stables where your new horse is located to do the international health papers.
You will be sent an invoice and wire instructions to pay the import agent, this payment must be made at least 1 business day prior to your horse getting on the plane. It usually takes 7 to 10 days to get your horse on a flight, depending on flight shares and quarantine space.
Geldings: Geldings have a mandatory 3-day quarantine and then they are free to be transported to your farm.
Mares: Mares have the mandatory 3-day quarantine and then an approximate 15-day CEM quarantine.
Stallions: Stallions have the mandatory 3-day quarantine and then an approximate 30-day CEM quarantine.
Your new horse’s passport and ownership papers will go with him during import and will be mailed to you by the import agent. If required, we can arrange for the ownership papers to be mailed to you by the seller, but the passport MUST go with the horse.
We have an import agent that we normally use and have used since 2000. While you are free to use any import agent you wish, if we are making the arrangements for you, the horse will be shipped using our agent.
Unless you tell us in advance that you have made other arrangements, ground transport from quarantine to your farm will be arranged at the same time and will be paid through the import agent with the rest of your import costs. We have found that this is the easiest and least expensive way to go.
If you need basic mortality insurance for the trip, it is available through the import agent for a small percentage of the insured value. If this is something you would like, please let us know when we schedule the import.
Ultimate Equine does not make money arranging import or ground transportation, it is simply done as a favor for our buyers to help to make the buying a European dressage horse easier.