Shipping - Importing a horse

Shipping - Importing a horse

Post by Nocturn » Tue, 07 Dec 1999 04:00:00


Hello everyone,
I am importing a horse for the first time (from Europe to the United
States).  I have the over-seas shipping part of it taken care of with
the help of the William J. Barnes agency.  But now I need to have the
horse shipped from New York (where the plane is landing) to Texas (where
I live).  I was curious who you all have used to do long-distance
shipping.  The only company that I know of is Equine Express.  The cost
for shipping from NY to Texas will be approx. $800.  Has anyone had any
experience(s), good or bad, with Equine Express (or the William J.
Barnes agency) that you could tell me about?  Does anyone know of any
other companies that are good that could ship a horse for NY to Texas?
Thanks a lot.
Lacey
 
 
 

Shipping - Importing a horse

Post by Jane H. Kilbe » Tue, 07 Dec 1999 04:00:00

(snipped parts)

Quote:
> Has anyone had any
>experience(s), good or bad, with Equine Express (or the William J.
>Barnes agency) that you could tell me about?

I as well as several of my clients have used Equine Express. I rate them highly.

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Post by Robert Johnson, Jr » Tue, 07 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Equine Express used to overnight at our barn, in Little Rock.  If you go
that route your new pony might spend the night at my barn!  Let me know if
possible and I'll feed him some carrots and give him some scritches for you!

Robby

Quote:

>Hello everyone,
>I am importing a horse for the first time (from Europe to the United
>States).  I have the over-seas shipping part of it taken care of with
>the help of the William J. Barnes agency.  But now I need to have the
>horse shipped from New York (where the plane is landing) to Texas (where
>I live).  I was curious who you all have used to do long-distance
>shipping.  The only company that I know of is Equine Express.  The cost
>for shipping from NY to Texas will be approx. $800.  Has anyone had any
>experience(s), good or bad, with Equine Express (or the William J.
>Barnes agency) that you could tell me about?  Does anyone know of any
>other companies that are good that could ship a horse for NY to Texas?
>Thanks a lot.
>Lacey


 
 
 

Shipping - Importing a horse

Post by Robert Johnson, Jr » Tue, 07 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Also, is there any way you could import your horse into the port of New
Orleans?  Just curious.  Why is New York the only quarantine for horse
shipping in the US?

Robyb

Quote:

>Hello everyone,
>I am importing a horse for the first time (from Europe to the United
>States).  I have the over-seas shipping part of it taken care of with
>the help of the William J. Barnes agency.  But now I need to have the
>horse shipped from New York (where the plane is landing) to Texas (where
>I live).  I was curious who you all have used to do long-distance
>shipping.  The only company that I know of is Equine Express.  The cost
>for shipping from NY to Texas will be approx. $800.  Has anyone had any
>experience(s), good or bad, with Equine Express (or the William J.
>Barnes agency) that you could tell me about?  Does anyone know of any
>other companies that are good that could ship a horse for NY to Texas?
>Thanks a lot.
>Lacey

 
 
 

Shipping - Importing a horse

Post by Dotne » Tue, 07 Dec 1999 04:00:00

New York isn't the only quarantine station -
I know of one in Florida and another in
California. I've imported two horse using
Barnes and both arrived safe and sound.
I live in Mass, so we picked them up
ourselves.
Dot
 
 
 

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Post by Ros » Tue, 07 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
>Also, is there any way you could import your horse into the port of New
>Orleans?  Just curious.  Why is New York the only quarantine for horse
>shipping in the US?

It's not, there's a quarintine barn in every state. However, it's easiest to
fly horses into JFK or Laguardia and then ship them elsewhere.
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Post by Margi » Tue, 07 Dec 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
> Also, is there any way you could import your horse into the
port of New
> Orleans?  Just curious.  Why is New York the only quarantine
for horse
> shipping in the US?

It's not. The main ones are New York , LA  and Miami.  Different
countries of origin have different quarantine requirements.
IIRC, they are 3 days for most of Europe, 7 days for South
America and 30 days for Africa and Spain?

The main facilities are the only ones set up for the longer
quarantine.

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Post by Charles A. Hal » Tue, 07 Dec 1999 04:00:00

I believe Chicago has facilities, and I've been told that Miami has
facilities as well.  However, NY may be the place of choice depending on
where the horse is coming from.  Most flights to places like
Ireland/UK/Western Europe seem to go out of Kennedy, so why not the horses?

Diane

PS, Robby, you never answered me regarding whether you consider Fla. a true
Southron state.



Quote:
> Also, is there any way you could import your horse into the port of New
> Orleans?  Just curious.  Why is New York the only quarantine for horse
> shipping in the US?

> Robyb

 
 
 

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Post by Nocturn » Wed, 08 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> Also, is there any way you could import your horse into the port of New
> Orleans?  Just curious.  Why is New York the only quarantine for horse
> shipping in the US?

I am just using NY because I want to use the William Barnes Agency, and that
is the only place that they deal with.  Also, from your other e-mail, I don't
know if my horse will be staying at your place in Arkansas or not, but
regardless, thanks for the offer of giving my horse some carrots and
attention!  What a nice gesture!
Lacey
Quote:
> Robyb


> >Hello everyone,
> >I am importing a horse for the first time (from Europe to the United
> >States).  I have the over-seas shipping part of it taken care of with
> >the help of the William J. Barnes agency.  But now I need to have the
> >horse shipped from New York (where the plane is landing) to Texas (where
> >I live).  I was curious who you all have used to do long-distance
> >shipping.  The only company that I know of is Equine Express.  The cost
> >for shipping from NY to Texas will be approx. $800.  Has anyone had any
> >experience(s), good or bad, with Equine Express (or the William J.
> >Barnes agency) that you could tell me about?  Does anyone know of any
> >other companies that are good that could ship a horse for NY to Texas?
> >Thanks a lot.
> >Lacey

 
 
 

Shipping - Importing a horse

Post by Redcat » Wed, 08 Dec 1999 04:00:00

I would suppose that the length of quarantine is going to depend on the sex of
the horse isn't it? I know that when my trainers imported their stallion from
the Netherlands he was at Davis for a month, then trucked to San Antonio. They
went up and got him from the stallion station. I don't remember who flew him
over though or who trucked him from California to Texas. I know he had a good
stay in CA and on the first leg of the trip. He switched drivers in OK and the
second half of the trip he didn't arrive in San Antonio in the best mood or
condition. He had cuts and scrapes on his head and a swollen eye when they
picked him up.
Melanie Coffman
 
 
 

Shipping - Importing a horse

Post by Nocturn » Wed, 08 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> I would suppose that the length of quarantine is going to depend on the sex of
> the horse isn't it? I know that when my trainers imported their stallion from
> the Netherlands he was at Davis for a month, then trucked to San Antonio.

I do know that stallions must stay in quarantine longer.  The horse that is coming
in for me is a gelding, and the length of the quarantine, assuming that all goes
well, is only supposed to be 3 days...

Quote:
> He switched drivers in OK and the second half of the trip he didn't arrive in
> San Antonio in the best mood or condition. He had cuts and scrapes on his head
> and a swollen eye when they picked him up.
> Melanie Coffman

That is horrible!  I wish that you knew what company shipped him.
Lacey
 
 
 

Shipping - Importing a horse

Post by pacific_wat.. » Thu, 09 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> I am just using NY because I want to use the William Barnes Agency, and that
> is the only place that they deal with.  Also, from your other e-mail, I don't
> know if my horse will be staying at your place in Arkansas or not, but
> regardless, thanks for the offer of giving my horse some carrots and
> attention!  What a nice gesture!
> Lacey

Barnes is reputable. They've been in business since I imported from Holland in
the '80's. If they recommend a shipper use them. $800 is reasonable from Newburg
to Texas. Best of luck.
 
 
 

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Post by Robert Johnson, Jr » Thu, 09 Dec 1999 04:00:00

[...]

Quote:
>PS, Robby, you never answered me regarding whether you consider Fla. a true
>Southron state.

Eek!  That's because I thought you were hinting at living in North Carolina!

I consider the Florida panhandle to be pretty Southern but anything East of
Tallahassee is definitely NOT Southern.  Actually, Fla. panhandle is really
only Southern at the annual Mullet Toss at the FloraBama.

If you've never been to the FloraBama, you just don't know what you're
missing!

Robby

 
 
 

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Post by Charles A. Hal » Thu, 09 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Took me almost 9 years to get to Tallahassee, so what the heck is the
FloraBama?  As for mullet, I swear they pick them up from the canals and
ditches to grind into meal for adding into some of the local "feed"
combinations I've seen sold around here for LivestoK (no joking, but that
feed store did go under).

Diane


Quote:

> [...]

> >PS, Robby, you never answered me regarding whether you consider Fla. a
true
> >Southron state.

> Eek!  That's because I thought you were hinting at living in North
Carolina!

> I consider the Florida panhandle to be pretty Southern but anything East
of
> Tallahassee is definitely NOT Southern.  Actually, Fla. panhandle is
really
> only Southern at the annual Mullet Toss at the FloraBama.

> If you've never been to the FloraBama, you just don't know what you're
> missing!

> Robby