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  1. Guest

    Karratha & Surrounds

    Hi All, I have searched around the forum for info on Karratha but most of it seems old. We are contemplating a move to WA early next year and not sure what to do about living... Will we base ourselves in Perth and FIFO? I doubt it, I would love the desert living in Karratha so I's say we'll all go straight there regardless of costs, besides I don't think I could leave himself for a month at a time:no: I have read up about schools, weather issues and the 'lonesome' living but one thing I didn't see mentioned anywhere is horses... Do they have them up there? (That sounds awful but I'm sure you know what I mean!) I'm big into horses so would be an easy decision if they were easily accessible up there. Next step is to look into work for me.... maybe :wink:
  2. ODIN20123

    FAQ How To Take Your Horses To Australia

    We will move to Australia in Oct. 2012 and our beloved horses will come with us. Since I found it very difficult to gather information on this slightly exotic topic, I want to share my findings with everyone who is interested at PIO and the Internet. How to transport your horse or horses to OZ/ FAQ on horse transportation Formalities / Transportation / Vaccination and Health Requirements / Quarantine guidelines and rules based on current regulation 03/2012: 1. Your horse can only be transported to Australia from one the following countries: Japan, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, UK, USA 2. If your horse originally came from a country not on this list, it must have stayed in one of the authorized countries for approx. 180 days (variations exist depending on origin and export country) before starting of pre quarantine. 3. Horses can only be imported via Sydney airport where they have to stay in post quarantine for approx. 2 weeks (based on horses gender and agent procedures), so you have to arrange transport via landroute to your final destination afterwards. There are a couple of vendors which offer scheduled weekly land transports from Sydney to all major cities. Costs are aprox. 1000 AUD per horse. These are easy to find via google. 4. It is very important to have a valid EU horse passport with complete identification for every horse. Furthermore you need a vaccination pass, if this is not integrated in your EU horse passport 5. You horse has to spent approx. 14 - 28 days (depending on if it is a stallion, mare or gelding and on agent procedures) in pre-quarantine within an authorized quarantine stable in your home country. You can´t do it yourself :-( 6. Here you can find all the horse health requirements and pre + post quarantine + transportation procedures of AQIS, the relevant OZ goverment authority: http://apps.daff.gov.au/icon32/asp/ex_QueryResults.asp?Commodity=Live+horses&Area=All+Countries&EndUse=All+End+Uses 7. It is terrible to read, but the most important ones for horses in the EU are the test for Equine Infectious Anemia (Coggins) + Equine Piroplasmosis (B. Caballi, T. Equi) (ELISA or IFAT Test). I would do them upfront as soon as possible, as a positive result will rule out any transportation... :-( It is important to understand that your horse could have this disease and NOT show symptoms. The tests are approx. 100 € per horse and your VET can help you with them. The remaining procedures deal with rather standard health requirements and deal with the exact transport and transit procedures. This will all be handled by your transportation agent during pre and post-quarantine and during transport. 8. If you own a mare or a stallion or a young foal together with its mother, additional tests for sexually transferable diseases apply. These can also be found in the above document. Since we have geldings I did not bother reading them... As far as I can see a couple of further tests are neccessary in these cases. In the special case of a pregnant mare, she has to stay in quarantine until giving birth. 9. Furthermore you need to vaccinate your horse with the ProTeq Flu vaccine against Equine Influenca. The intervals for vaccination must be 100% matched from the beginning. The base vaccination (2 shots with interval) has to be done before the pre-quarantine starts. The horse has to be given an additional booster shot of this vaccine approx. 90 - 21 days before the pre quarantine period, no matter if it would be neccessary based on the normal intervals. It is VERY IMPORTANT not to take shortcuts on this vaccination, as this disease is the main reason for the strict OZ quarantine regulation for horses. If anything is not done by the book with this one, your horse will not be allowed to board its flight! How are horses transported? / What agents are there? / How do horses cope with flying? / Can my horse be put down during flight? / Can I visit my horse during quarantine? / Can I accompany my horse during flight? 1. Normally you will not be able to visit your horse during pre and post quarantine due to strict sanitation procedures. All agents offer full care based on your specifications for your horses during pre and post-quarantine and the actual transport. 2. Horses are transported in IATA pallets during flight and ground movement, which are similar to horse floats.There is a video showing how horses are shipped around the world: http://www.cavallo.de/videos/video/first-class-wenn-pferde-fliegen.290745.233219.htm It is in German, but should still be interesting to watch for everyone. I have also found a couple of pictures: http://www.cavallo.de/know-how/animal-lounge-frankfurt.288587.233219.htm 3. Horses normally cope well with flying, and all agents very rarely encounter problems. If they encounter them, horses are given a mild sedative and will be fine then. There are a lot of stories on the net that horses have to be put down during flight due to panic, but these are just rumours and there is nothing true about them. No need to worry! Even cases of colic are very rare and are avoided by feeding special feed before the flight. You also do not need to sign an authorization that agents are allowed to put down your horse in flight. These are dumb rumours as well. When you compare a horse float to a plane, the plane is actually much less noisy and far more stable than a standard float. Only the take off and landing is more stressfull. 4. Horses are transported on cargo flights and mixed cargo / passenger flights. Normally pilots take special care during take off and landing and choose very flat landing and starting vectors. Furthermore they try to fly routes with as little turbulence as possible in order to reduce stress for their live cargo. 5. Your horse will be accompanied by professional horse grooms during the flight. I have heard that some agents offer the possibility to take owners as grooms on horse flights. I have read that often these owners are very nervous and are not much of help... :-) We will fully trust our agent with this. 6. There are not many companies who specialize in International horse shipments to OZ. I know of the following ones for UK and Germany: IRT (International Racehorse Transport) http://www.irt.com Peden Bloodstock http://www.peden-bloodstock.com/ Guido Klatte International Equine Services http://www.gklatte.de/ Crispin Bennett International http://www.crispinbennett.com/ 7. Horses will be fed hay during flight and have access to water. Due to quarantine regulations you should only send the bare neccessities together with the horse. As far as I have understood these items will be destroyed at the end of quarantine. So you have to bring new ones when picking up your horse in Sydney. 8. Taking horse items: All other stuff such as tack and saddlery has to be cleaned (do not get me wrong on this one... cleaned means it has to look brandnew :-) ) and shipped with your other household goods. If customs / quarantine agents will encounter any fur or dirt on them, it will get very expensive as they will "professionally" clean them for you. I have read of charges exceeding 100 AUD per item. 9. GST / As long as you own the horses for more than 1 year before export, you will not be charged any import GST as they are regarded as personal belongings. 10. Insurance / You can insure your horses for quarantine risks and standard health issues / death. This will help if any horse on a consignment fails quarantine, in this case you will be covered for the additional quarantine costs until the consignment gets released (200 AUD per day) and standard vet costs if they get sick during quarantine. In the past if somthing like this happended quarantine clearance for the consignment partially took more than 8 weeks (over 11000 AUD additional cost!!!). So this insurance makes a lot of sense and is very affordable. 11. Our agent supplied us with a contact number of the Sydney quarantine grooms, so that we could call them if we wanted an update on our horses. They have been very nice and I trusted them 100%. Prices 1. The cost of transporting 1 horse to Australia is approx. 16K € / 13K GBP per horse. This price includes everything (pre-quarantine, post-quarantine, transport, all grooming activities, feed etc.). Keep in mind that 3 horses can share a container, which will bring down costs to approx. 14K per horse when you have 3 horses in an own container. Furthermore I would set aside approx. 500 € for tests and other stuff. I hope that all this information proves to be useful for you, it took me months and countless phonecalls to gather it :-) Wishing all horse owners the best of luck! CU all in OZ! UPDATE: Our horses have arrived in Sydney safely in October. Everything has worked out just as described above. They have both settled in rather easily and really enjoy the good weather. We had to clip one of them since he already had a full winter coat, but that is the only thing that did not work out to plan. :-) The whole experience of transporting our horses was really excellent and I would not be worried of doing it again! I have been asked how they cope with the heat and until now I have not noticed that they have been struggling. A lot of the more expensive Oz horses are actually imported from Europe (warm bloods) and they all seem to be doing fine as well. I also did some research on this topic and most of the sources claim that horses can adjust easily to temperature and normally feel fine in a large variety of climate zones. Nevertheless if you ship horses from EUR winter to OZ summer, I would make sure that they are clipped prior to boarding their flight and rugging them for the remainder of their time in EUR... :-)
  3. Guest


    Hi, We are hoping to move to Perth within the next couple of years and my wife loves horses. She has asked me to find out what I can about riding, owning and keeping them near to Perth. We are looking at settling in the southern suburbs if that helps. Any info will be appreciated. Thanks
  4. kasisalo

    best areas for horses

    hi could anyone give any advice on which areas are the best to live where you could find it easy to keep horses thanks
  5. Hi all I know I am mad it will never make me a fourtune but please someone tell me there are horse related jobs out in Perth !! I have had and worked with horses for many years off and on and they truely are my passion in fact i could possibly go insane if i had nothing to do with them :arghh: Do any of you know of a yard or particular horsey area in perth am i right that they are more into racing and polo overthere i seem to have hit a brick wall when i search all that comes up is kids offering to work in their holidays any help or guidance will be greatly appreciated i am moving over early september (waiting on flight conformation ) Many thanks in advance for some replies :notworthy:
  6. Guest

    Horses & Beachside Living

    Hi, We are looking at moving to areas like Cheltenham, Armadale and Mentone. We have a daughter hopefully going to college in Epping and do not want her to have to commute a great distance. Can anyone please tell me if within these areas it is possible to buy a house not too far from the coast (10 mins) but also get one with land as she is horse mad. If not can anyone recommend some good areas not too far from the CBD as OH will also need to commute. Thank you
  7. Guest

    Darwin - Horses

    We are looking at moving to Darwin probably early Jan. For the last few months my daughters (10 & 9) have had a part ownership of a pony 2 days a week at a local stables. This is quite a common thing in the UK with horse owners leasing out their horses in this way. They love everything to do with horses and obviously if we move would like to continue their involvement with horses. I have seen details of the Wongabilla Equestrian Centre which looks good for lessons etc but does anybody know if there are other stables in the Darwin area and whether leasing/loaning is common in Australia, especially NT/Darwin Any other info/advice regarding horses in Darwin area very much appreciated
  8. Guest


    hi my family and I are seriously considering a move to Oz and my husband is in the final stages of securing his job. So big things to consider can anyone tell me if there are any stables around the Penrith area as he is liking that the area the best so far. My daughters love to ride and currently loan ponies so also enjoy all types of stable work surrounding horses I also enjoy being around horses.
  9. Guest

    Horses in Brisbane

    hey, firstly does anyone recommend any good horse transport companies that will fly 2 horses from the uk to brisbane? and the cost? also could anyone help me with finding some DIY agistment centers that i could stable them at if we were to move to brisbane. thanks :smile:
  10. Guest


    My partner and I are going through the visa application process at the moment. We breed horses here in the UK and we wanted to ask if there are any horse owners / breeders out in Australia and where you are? When we move out we would like to live in an area that has enough fields / grass to keep horses but we have no idea where to start..! Any advice is welcome. Thanks
  11. Guest

    Please help me

    Hi there, can anyone tell me how easy it is to find work with horses in Oz? we're hoping to move to Oz with my partner being the main applicant he works as a water utilities foreman in the Uk so any info there would be great. i have worked/kept horses for 27 years now and would love to find a job related to horses in anyway at all in Brisbane,I've emailed some riding centres but no replies as of yet, please help me
  12. Guest

    moving horses to adelaide

    Hi all. I'm new to this (forums)so not sure what to do but I have been offered a job in Adelaide and I would like to bring my horses with me and was wondering if any one has advice on this. thanx Tracey
  13. Hi All I'm moving to Queensland in August and would love some help nailing down a list of suburbs/towns that meet my needs. I work from home so don't need to commute but am single so REALLY do not want to be cut off from the world... Here are more facts. * I would like to keep 1-3 horses on my property * Would love to be near an equestrian centre, adjistment or Adult Riding Club * I would like to be able to drive to Brisbane CBD within 45 -60 mins * I wish to be in a community with vibrant life, cafes, bars, local shops... * Bush is more important to me than Beach (though both would be amazing) * Would like to live in an affluent environment * No budget limitations * Would be great to be a short drive from a train station (to go out on the town) Many thanks in advance, I can't wait to see your recommendations. Cheers all :hug:
  14. hi to everyone. Can anyone tell me were all the horses are in queensland i am a registered farrier (shoeing horses) and hope to be in oz in about 12 months but i need to find out where the horsey areas are hope someone can help...! all the best to everyone Mck, Lisa ,Morgan & Jacob
  15. Guest

    Transporting Horses???

    Can anyone suggest/recommend a company to ship horses from Uk to Tas? Any idea about costs and time? Thanks
  16. toughspiders

    Rocking Horses

    Well its my daughters birthday soon and we want to buy her a Rocking Horse. A plush (furry) one. My question is would i be able to take it with us,,,,,, are furry things allowed? or will it need quarantining?:yes:
  17. Guest

    moving horses

    Hi, were moving to melbourne and i want to take my horse with me from UK has anybody else done this or know of anyone who has ?? any hints or tips would be gratefully received:spinny:
  18. Guest

    queenland (horses)

    hiya people movin to queensland start of 2009 and i have 2 horses and i was just wondering what it is like over there for horses and if they have shows for horses?:cool:
  19. Guest

    What About Horses In Oz ?

    My daughter has to sell her beloved pony to go to Oz and we have faithfully promised another. What are kids ponys priced like, and how likely is it to find a rental with grazing etc. Anyone who knows any info on the horsey world of Queensland please let me know!