NZB Standardbred Airfreight

With breeding and racing crossing ever-increasing international boundaries, equine airfreight is now a frequent and necessary part of the standardbred industry. 

New Zealand Bloodstock's experience in airfreighting horses around the world spans many successful years. During that time we have gained a wealth of expertise and have an unrivalled understanding of the need for safety, reliability, frequent and regular flights, quarantine knowledge, superior horsehandling and personal service.
 

We’ll keep your precious cargo safe

"I have been dealing with NZB Airfreight for 32 Years and in that time I have found them to be professional, obliging and always ready to assist. Our clients horses are well looked after and always travel safely." 

— Paul Davies (P W & J A Davies Ltd)

Our adept team has extensive levels of experience when it comes to handling horses of all shapes and sizes, airfreighting every type of horse to major racing jurisdictions around the globe.

Save money and valuable time 

  • Our expert team take care of all the time-consuming paperwork so you don't have to, ultimately saving you both time and money, all whilst ensuring that all of the complex export and import requirements are met. 
     

Fly with care and safety at heart

  • The safety and well-being of your horse are paramount at NZB Airfreight, with the unrivalled care and expertise given by out professional grooms second to none. 
     

Benefit from our experience

  • For well over 55 years NZB Airfreight has provided exceptional service to some of the world's leading breeders, trainers, and owners - ensuring every little detail is taken care of to the very highest of standards. 
     

For further information contact Sharon McDowell or enquire online


Flight Information for Services Departing from New Zealand 

Australia 

New Zealand Bloodstock Airfreight provide a weekly service to Sydney, including from Christchurch and Melbourne. 

We also offer limited charter services to Brisbane and Perth each year upon request. 

Pregnant Mares — Are not permitted to travel more than 300 days from their last date of service. 


UK/Europe

New Zealand Bloodstock Airfreight offer services to London and other European cities upon request. 

Tests — Within 21 days of export the horse(s) are tested for Equine Viral Arteritis (uncasterated males only) and Equine Infectious Anaemia (EIA). 

Pregnant Mares — New Zealand Bloodstock recommends pregnant mares not travel in their last trimester. 


USA

New Zealand Bloodtsock Airfreight offer services to New York upon request. 

The horses for export must not have been vaccinated with a live, attenuated or inactivated vaccine during the 14 days prior to the scheduled date of export. 

Pregnant Mares — New Zealand Bloodstock Airfreight recommend that pregnant mares do not travel in their last trimester. 


Flight Information for Services Departing from Australia 

New Zealand 

New Zealand Bloodstock Airfreight offer a weekly service to New Zealand from Sydney and Melbourne. 

There is no quarantine required for horse(s) that are exported from Australia to New Zealand. 

Tests — Prior to all departures all horse(s) require tests for: 

  • Equine Infectious Anaemia (EIA) within 21 days of export
  • Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA within 21 days of export 


The horse(s) have been treated with an approved long-acting broad spectrum parasiticide effective against ticks and a broad spectrum anthelmintic within 48 hours of export. 

Pregnant Mares — Are not permitted to travel more than 300 days from their last date of service. 


UK/Europe 

New Zealand Bloodstock Airfreight offer services to London and other European cities upon request. 

Pre Export Isolation — The horse(s) will be held in pre-export isolation for at least 30 days prior to departure at an isolation premises approved by DOAWR. 

Tests — Within 21 days of export the horse(s) are tested for Equine Viral Arteritis (uncasterated males only) and Equine Infectious Anaemia (EIA). 

Pregnant Mares — New Zealand Bloodtsock recommend that pregnant mares do not travel in their last trimester. 


USA

New Zealand Bloodstock Airfreight offer services to New York upon request. 

Pre Export Isolation — The horse(s) will be held in pre-export isolation for at least 30 days prior to departure at an isolation premises approved by DOAWR.

Vaccinations — The horse(s) must not have been vaccinated in the 14 days prior to shipment. 

Pregnant Mares — New Zealand Bloodstock Airfreight recommend that pregnant mares do not travel in their last trimester.