Update – 15/02/2016 – This Course has been postponed until further notice.
We will hold a training evening for a Certificate in Equine Transport.
The course will consist of a 2 hour theory on Wednesday evening 17th February, 7pm-9pm in Renvyle, Co Galway.
The course costs €150. Please contact our office on 095 43486 or the Pony Society Office on 095 21863 if you would like to avail of this opportunity.
Details of course below;
Certificate in Equine Transport
It’s the Law From 3rd January 2008 any person who drives a vehicle carrying horses on journeys over 65KM in distance in connection with an economic activity will have to hold a Certificate in Equine Transport
The course covers the principals and will equip you with the knowledge of the requirements concerning the protection of horses during transport and related operations
Type 1 and Type 2 Authorisation
This course will Cover you for Type 1 Authorisation (for journeys over 65KM and up to and including 8 hours in duration within Ireland and Northern Ireland. Type 2 Authorisation covers journeys over 8 hours within and from Ireland.
Transporters must carry their Transport Authorisation Certificate or a copy of it whenever they are transporting horses.
When you complete this course with the Gill Group, the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine will issue you with the Certificate in Equine Transport. This cert is valid for ten years.