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Horses under the Channel

[ November 7, 2011   //   ]

Eurotunnel has signed an agreement with Equine Travel Agency (ETA), ahead of the World Equestrian games in Normandy in 2014. ETA transports about 5 000 horses a year, is a professional international horse transport company using air conditioned vehicles and experienced staff, holds a DEFRA licence and a Eurotunnel authorisation to transport horses on the shuttles.

Eurotunnel is already working in partnership with British transport companies Peden Bloodstock, Harbour Shipping and John Parker International but ETA will be focus on providing Eurotunnel services to customers on mainland Europe including France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, the Czech Republic and other continental countries.

The Dover based Group can also handle export paperwork and customs formalities.

Chief executive of equine Travel Agency, Graham Eggleton, said: “Our teams will ensure horses travel in all tranquillity and, with the Shuttle, there will be no worry about sea-sickness. The grooms can remain in the vehicle to look after their animal.”