How do dressage horses get to Olympics?

Much like the athletes, the horses travel to the Olympics by plane. They are loaded into stalls which are then levered up to the plane, and loaded on. Two horses have to share a stall – though normally it would be three. They get special allowances for being Oympians.

How do they get the horses to Tokyo?

The horses in Tokyo, like their riders, arrived by airplane after being quarantined for a week before their travels. They are placed into stalls on the ground and then transported by huge cargo jet.

How do dressage horses travel?

Horses travel in stalls, often in pairs, which are then loaded into cargo holds of large cargo airplanes. There’s no duty-free trolley service available but luckily for horses making the trip to Tokyo their stall is equipped with hay and water for them to snack on.

How are horses transported to Tokyo Olympics?

A whopping 19 airplanes and 185 truck journeys were commissioned to transport the top-flight equines to their own Olympic village in Japan. To ensure their comfort, the horses were afforded luxuries such as business class accommodations, in-flight meals, snacks, and grooming.

How much does it cost to fly a horse to the Olympics?

International transport by air for your horse will cost somewhere between $2,000 and $10,000 for a one-way flight.

Do they fly the horses to the Olympics?

Like their athletes, horses travel to the Olympics by plane. They actually receive passports at their birth, which details information like their health history, markings and size. Horses are loaded into stalls at ground level, and are then transported onto a plane.


Videos

Behind the Scenes: How do you get a Horse to the Olympics? | Rio 2016

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