Horse Transport Stats: Exported Racehorses 2015

The horseracing industry is huge. Since its official beginnings in the 17th century, it has grown into one of the most popular sports in the world. It is the second-biggest spectator sport in the UK and involves thousands of owners, tens of thousands of horses in training and millions in prize money. All these high numbers make it extremely important for horse transport providers to safely and comfortably deliver the horses where they need to be, when they need to be there.

The UK and especially Newmarket, is a hotbed for horseracing talent. Britain is home to some of the world’s most successful owners, trainers and jockeys, but it is also home to some of the greatest breeders and Europe’s largest bloodstock auctioneer, Tattersalls. Therefore international horse transport is very important.

This breeding talent from the many exceptional stallions that call the UK home draws in buyers from all over the world and once the horses are bought, they need to be transported to their new homes.

Take a look at the below horse transport stats showing the top 15 destinations for exported horses in 2015 and the total number of horses transported, incorporating mares, fillies, colts, geldings and horses (source: British Horseracing Authority).

1. France – 1,149
2. USA – 422
3. Italy – 317
4. United Arab Emirates – 243
5. Germany – 224
6. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – 135
7. Qatar – 129
8. Hong Kong – 91
9. Sweden – 89
10. Australia – 86
11. Spain – 69
12. Japan – 51
13. Greece – 48
14. Bahrain – 35
15. Czech Republic – 28

Total: 3,116

As you can see, the bloodstock industry is big business in the UK and with so much money at stake, racehorse owners need a horse transport provider that they can trust.

International Horse Transport from NRT

We have been providing international horse transport services for over 30 years and our team of highly-experienced experts really know their stuff.

Are you in the market to buy at the next Tattersalls sales and need a trusted horse transport provider that can get your investment where you need it to be as quickly, comfortably and safely as possible?

If so, give us a call, we are right next to the famous auctioneers and know it very well indeed. We can transport horses by road, sea and air across Europe and the world.

Call today to discuss your requirements on 01638 663155, or click here for more information.


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