Questions and answers

How much does it cost to fly a horse across country?

How much does it cost to fly a horse across country?

However, on average, hiring a licensed equine transport company will cost around $0.75/mile to $3/mile, while bringing your horse overseas by air will cost somewhere between $2,000 and $10,000 or more for a one-way flight.

Can a horse travel by plane?

Horses cannot travel in the usual planes that you and I would travel in – they have to travel in cargo planes, and not all cargo planes can carry horses – so moving from A to B is not as simple as it is for humans. So to send a horse to country A might have a very different procedure than sending it to Country B.

How much does it cost to fly a horse domestically?

To fly domestically, the cost is much cheaper—ranging from $3,000 to $5,000. You can also FedEx your horse, although the company would not tell CNBC the cost, only saying they charge by the pound.

How do you travel internationally with a horse?

For international travel with large jets, horses are loaded directly into their traveling stalls on the tarmac. These stalls, which are on pallets, are then raised by a platform lift to the level of the plane, slid inside the open doorway and secured into the pallet system that is locked down on the floor of the plane.

Are horses sedated for air travel?

Despite what some might think, most competition horses are very good flyers – some even nap on the flight! However, horses are not sedated as they need to remain alert enough to balance on all fours.

How much does it cost to fly a horse to Tokyo?

A check of several websites finds the cost can reach up to $30,000 per horse for an overseas flight. There are various makes and models of cargo planes that can do the job. reported in 2019 that a Boeing 747-400 cargo plane can transport up to 87 horses per flight.

How many horses can fit on a plane?

Once onboard, horses are loaded into specially built stalls that can be arranged two or three across inside the airplane. While the owners of some “celebrity” horses may charter the entire plane, Air Horse One can carry 18 to 20 horses per flight.

Do horses get jet lag?

In addition, horses are able to take naps throughout the journey, so they are unlikely to have jet lag when they arrive in their new home.

How long can you haul a horse without stopping?

In general, a horse should not be hauled more than 18 hours without being unloaded and given a extended rest period. When traveling great distances, plan your stops, and make sure the overnight location you choose is safe for unloading and loading.

Do Olympic equestrians take their horses?

Well yes, they can if they’re Olympic athletes! The first Olympic flight out of Europe saw the horses travelling from Liege in Belgium, where there’s even a special airport horse hotel, flying on an Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777-F to Dubai, a 90-minute refuel and crew change and then on to Tokyo.

How much does it cost to fly horses?

On average, however, hiring a professional equine transport company will cost between $0.75/mile and $3/mile. International transport by air for your horse will cost somewhere between $2,000 and $10,000 for a one-way flight. As you can see, there are significant costs associated with transporting a horse.

How much does it cost to fly a horse overseas?

Overseas travel for a horse average from $8,000 to $30,000 depending on several factors. These factors are the travel class, the departure/ final destination of the horses, and what airline operates from your closest airport.

What’s the best way for a horse to fly?

Owners can opt for coach, business or first class for the precious four legged cargo. The smaller horses can fly three to a container, and the larger show jumpers will fly “business” with some extra leg room.

Who is the person who flies with horses?

Flying frequently with the horses is Mary Elizabeth Kent, business manager and director of Laura Kraut LLC. Ms. Kent states that it is quite comfortable for smaller horses to ship three to a container, with the larger horses fitting nicely in a two stall.

Is there a plane that can transport horses?

Horses can travel in style on a Boeing 727 run by Kalitta Charters, H.E. Sutton’s partner. The aircraft has a custom interior and is dedicated solely to transporting horses. Courtesy of H.E. Sutton Forwarding Co. Custom designed walk-on ramps ensure that the horses never have to set foot on the tarmac.