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Exports for upcoming international events

Posted: 5/7/2009, 11:47

Dear Exporter,

 

Reports of suspected cases of AHS have stopped and it appears that the risk of an outbreak in South Africaís export zone is now over. This paves the way for South Africaís elite competition horses to participate in next yearís important equestrian events:

  • Dubai International Racing Carnival, celebrating the grand opening of Meydan Racecourse
  • Endurance World Championships in the Middle East
  • Various Polo tournaments in the UK
  • World Equestrian Games in Kentucky.

 

Maintaining South Africaís export status is partly as a result of the co-operation of the greater equestrian community in observing movement restrictions imposed by the South Africa SA Veterinary Services during the high risk period of the year. Racing South Africaís strategic partners, the Equine Research Centre and the AHS Trust, also play a major supporting role in allowing the State Vet to make the right decisions and this goes a long way towards building confidence with South Africaís trading partners.

 

A reminder of the dates of the August 2009 shipment from Kenilworth Quarantine Station:

Start Free Zone Residency (20 days):         15 June 2009

Start Pre-export Quarantine (40days):        05 July 2009

Departure for EU:                                       from 14 August 2009

 

There are limited spaces available in this shipment and given the anticipated demand for quarantine space later in the year, booking for this shipment is strongly recommended.  Please note, horses that are resident in the AHS Free Zone can be accommodated up until the start of pre-export quarantine, 5th July.

 

To make a booking please contact your preferred shipping agent or for general information about Kenilworth Quarantine Station, Dr Koos Neuland

Tel:      +27 (0) 21 761 8338

Mob:    + 27 (0) 84 656 6599

Email:   quarantine@telkomsa.net

 

For the latest information regarding movement controls into the AHS Free Zone, please contact Dr Gary Burhmann, Chief State Vet Boland:

Tel:      +27 (0) 21 808 5026

Mob:    +27 (0) 83 642 0602

Email:   garyb@elsenburg.com

 

Regards

 

Peter Gibson

CEO

Racing South Africa

P.O.Box 40

Durban

4000

Tel: +27 (0) 31 314 1799

Fax: +27 (0) 31 314 1402

Mob: +27 (0) 83 406 4881

Email: horsetradesa@mweb.co.za

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