World Horse Transport




To transport horses from the Netherlands to another country within Europe or beyond, it is necessary for your horse to be inspected and/or certified by the NVWA. These examinations can take place on our stables, where you benefit from a better rate. Of course, we can also have the vet come to your location.


As an additional service we can do the process application for both individuals and companies and apply for inspections at the NVWA (Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority). The vet will check the identity of the horse and whether the animal is fit enough to be transported. Applying for these examinations and/or certifications has become a complicated operation. We are happy to take this off your hands.

Download permits

NIWO Permit

NVWA Permit for transporters

Certificate of approval of the transport vehicle VFN-85-R
Certificate of approval of the transport vehicle VFX-39-N
Certificate of approval of the transport vehicle Q-AKM-305
Certificate of approval of the transport vehicle VGN-09-V
Certificate of approval of the transport vehicle Q-ALK-188
Certificate of approval of the transport vehicle 1-YNZ-464


Approval number



All our transports and vehicles comply with the latest legal requirements in accordance with COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 1/2009 of 22 December 2004 on the protection of animals during transport and related operations and amending Directives 64/432/EEC and 93/119/EC and Regulation (EC) No 1255/97.

Approval number of World Horse Transport BV: 320480.

Our vehicles are RDW-approved and have the relevant RDW-certificates of approval for long transports in accordance with Article 18 of Regulation (EC) No. 1/2009. We are also certified by the following authorities and licensing bodies:


Spanish location
With our Spanish location named World Equus Export we can also apply for inspections for transport from Spain. World Equus Export is just like World Horse Transport part of World Horses. Our Spanish colleagues will pick up your horses in Spain and take care of the inspections and checks prior to transport. For more information about our Spanish location click on the button below.
Member of ATA

World Horses is a member of the Animal Transport Associationan international non-profit organization whose goal is safe and humane animal transport. The ATA is a multi-party organization with a worldwide membership. They serve as a resource for those who care about the humane handling and transport of animals.

Member of VPETN

The foal of the Vereniging Paarden Export en Transport Nederland is to represent the interests and promote the import and export of horses, -sperm and -embryos within Europe and to third countries (outside of the EU). The VPETN is mainly concerned with obtaining and improving export certificates. It is also the contact point for export and transport for interested organisations and the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality and the NVWA.

in touch

+31 (0)318 745 175