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We have been working closely with Government departments, vets and leaders in the equine industry to ensure that riders, owners and support staff have the latest information on how to best prepare for Brexit.

The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. There is now a transition period of eleven months until 31 December 2020, during which time all horse movement processes and requirements will stay as they are.

During the transition period, the UK and the EU will negotiate a free trade deal, and detailed aspects of the UK's future relationship with the EU will be decided during these talks. Information about what will happen from 1 January 2021 if a trade deal is agreed can be found here 

Movement of horses

The UK Government will use these pages to provide updates on rules for exporting horses and other equines, including ponies and donkeys, and rules for importing horses and other equines from 1 January 2021.  

Travel for humans

During the transition period until 31 December 2020, all travel requirements will stay as they are. 

From 1 January 2021, travel may well change and so the Government has provided further guidance on visiting Europe and a series of guides...