An initiative of Horse Sport Ireland

Transport and Insurance

Once you have found your ideal horse or pony through the Irish Horse Gateway (IHG) you will then need to arrange transportation and insurance for your horse or pony. IHG have listed transportation companies below with a track record for transporting horses from Ireland to other countries.

Horse Transport Companies

Cooper International Horse Transport

Cooper International Horse Transport is a professional international horse transport company. The Cooper family have been in the horse business for over 200 years as dealers and shippers. When we started in the horse business the mechanically propelled vehicle had not yet been invented, all the horses at that time were walked and ridden back from the fairs, sales and farms throughout Ireland to our yard in Dublin or one of our outfarms outside the city awaiting shipping.

Contact Cooper International Horse Transport

Cooper International Horse Transport, Castlefarm, Kilsallaghan, Co. Dublin.

Tel: +353 1 8077771 (Office) +353 86 2558024 (Oliver Cooper) +353 86 3228165 (Warren Cooper) +353 87 8390265 (Gavin Cooper)


EIS Equine International Shipping

Equine International Shipping Ltd. (EIS) is a professional worldwide horse transport agency with many years of experience in the transportation of horses by road, sea and air.We specialise in flights for horses to numerous destinations around the globe. We pride ourselves on providing a first class A to Z service that incorporates innovative and cost effective shipping solutions to suit your horses’ individual requirements.

Contact EIS
Andrea O’Brien
EIS Ltd., Carnisle, Kildalkey, Co. Meath
Tel + 353 46 943 5690
Fax + 353 46 943 5692
Mobile + 353 86 823 6100 (Andrea O’Brien)

Jackson International Horse Transport

Jacksons have been transporting horses safely since 2002. All our drivers and grooms hold a competence certificate.

We are quality horse haulers and have been transporting horses safely for over ten years. We use quality modern wagons which are fully licensed and insured. Our aim is to provide a stress free horse transportation service in the knowledge your horse is safe and secure. All our drivers and grooms are knowledgeable and comfortable around any horses from racehorses to shires or stallions, mares and foals. All our horseboxes are fully equipped for all your horses needs.

We also work for the main insurance companies who we can invoice direct, as well as most major breakdown companies. We transport anywhere in the UK and Ireland with single horse or shared loads. Up to eight horses with overnight stabling if required.

Contact Jackson International Horse Transport
Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal
Tel +353(0)87 2609448


Horse Transportation Insurance

It is strongly recommended that you insure your horse or pony during transportation. Most equine transport companies will assist you with such a policy.

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