The Horse

SEP 2018

The Horse:Your Guide To Equine Health Care provides monthly equine health care information to horse owners, breeders, veterinarians, barn/farm managers, trainer/riding instructors, and others involved in the hands-on care of the horse.

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25 September 2018 THE HORSE most will be flying in from abroad. If you think air travel is a hassle, what with doffing your shoes and cramming liquids into quart-sized bags, then you've never seen what's involved in transporting horses to a WEG. It makes catching the 8:15 flight to Dallas look like calling an Uber. Here's what's in store for the Tryon- bound horses, all in the name of horse health, equine welfare, and a safe and equitable field of play. A Meticulously Choreographed Production A WEG is tightly scheduled with open- ing and closing ceremonies, competitions for each of the FEI's eight disciplines, and myriad other activities. But the horses won't all be in Tryon at the same time—endurance, dressage, reining, and eventing take place Week 1; jumping, vaulting, para-equestrian dressage, and driving Week 2. And so the FEI has set a timetable for each discipline that includes flight arrivals, transport from post-arrival quarantine (PAQ, required for all nondo- mestic horses) to the TIEC stables, arrival of the domestic horses, horse inspections ("the jog," during which veterinary of- ficials determine whether each horse is fit to compete), and departures. Arranging horses' flights to a WEG is considerably more complex than brows- ing Expedia and cherry-picking your desired itinerary. Two equine-transport agencies—Peden Bloodstock, in Germany, and The Dutta Corporation, in the U.S.— are the designated "travel agents" han- dling the logistics for Tryon. Flights must arrive at one of four designated points of entry: Greenville-Spartanburg Interna- tional Airport, in South Carolina; Miami International Airport; Chicago O'Hare International Airport; or New York's John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport. The European Union (EU) horses will travel aboard charter flights from Liege, Belgium, to Greenville-Spartanburg. A fast-growing equestrian epicenter in a North Carolina hamlet prepares to host the 2018 World Equestrian Games

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