Animal welfare legislation requires that those who transport horses as part of an economic activity MUST hold a Certificate of Competence, such as a Level 3 Award in the Principles of Transporting Horses by Road on short Journeys.
For a journey under 8 hours which involves a vehicle carrying horses in connection with an economic activity (i.e. a business), the driver must hold a Certificate of Competence. Any additional passengers who have a role or responsibility with regards to the horse(s)’ welfare during transport must also hold a Certificate of Competence.
For further information on the legislation:
· DEFRA 'Welfare in Transport' Helpline - 0845 603 8395
· Visit the DEFRA website www.defra.gov.uk
Level 3 Award in the Principles of Transporting Horses by Road on short Journeys.
For those transporting horses on journeys over 65kms and under 8 hours achieved by examination only
Click here for more information about the qualification.
Download an application pack or contact us on 01638 675922 or firstname.lastname@example.org