Certificate of Competence in the Welfare of Transporting Horses
Animal welfare legislation requires anybody who transports horses for the purpose of economic activity (which is for any business purpose, regardless of whether the business makes a profit) to hold a Certificate of Competence* for the handling and transporting of horses. Both drivers and handlers (‘attendants’) are required to undertake training to ensure that they understand the required elements of animal welfare whilst transporting horses.
We are proud to be a leading supplier and recognised centre for delivery, of the 1st4sport Level 3 Awards in the Principles of Transporting Horses. These accredited qualifications ensure the welfare of horses during transport on either short or long journeys*.
Please see below for more details of the courses we run.
- Useful Links - Transporting horses post Brexit
We have put together some useful links focused on transporting horses post-Brexit.
*Please note: The UK Certificate of Competence will remain compliant post-Brexit for transporting horses within the UK but not for transporting to the EU. Please check individual EU country rules when you plan your travel outside of the UK.