Laura Tomlinson on Brexit problems and whether Tokyo should go ahead
With Brexit now a reality, travelling horses to compete in Europe has become an expensive, severe pain, with ridiculous hoops to be jumped through. British Equestrian has estimated that travel costs have increased by 220 to 320% depending on whether you use the Eurotunnel or the ferry.
The journey time to Europe is also hard to plan at the moment as it depends how quickly one gets through the multiple checks. One has to plan far ahead as horses’ bloods need checking in advance and the paperwork needed seems to require a diploma in itself. There have also been issues with taking feed and bedding abroad if the relevant paperwork was not provided.
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