Safely shipping your horses
From booking to arrival, SkyStables will guarantee a safe and comfortable journey for your valuable horses, giving you the peace of mind you require. Using a dedicated equine manager who oversees the handling teams both in the air and on the ground, you can now take advantage of our global freighter network as well as charter services and ship to and from destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, the Americas and of course our home in the Middle East.
Key highlights of this service are:
- State of the art jet stalls
- Veterinarian on call 24/7
- Equine Manager to assist with every question
- All Equine under one roof AMS/FRA
- Groom with horse at all times
- Dedicated Facility in Amsterdam and Frankfurt
- In-house EU Inspection Facilities
Frequently Asked Questions
SkyStables is available on all of our freighter routes across the network
Watch SkyStables in action
We recently shipped a very special consignment of show jumping horses from Belgium to Hong Kong for the annual Hong Kong Longines Masters, an annual event bringing together the world's top showjumping riders and horses.
Fifty two horses were accompanied by eight professional grooms and a veterinarian as they made the return journey from Liège Airport to Hong Kong. The Longines Masters horses were transported on a Boeing 777 freighter equipped with a specially designed ventilation structure and temperature control system, two vital components when transporting horses. It is also equipped with IATA-approved horse “air stalls”. Designed with non-slip floors which are covered with absorbent materials, the stalls are stocked with hay and water for the horses to remain hydrated throughout the flight.
A team of professional grooms and veterinarians handled the horses during loading, the flight – when they regularly visited their stalls to ensure they were comfortable and calm –and on arrival in Hong Kong, where they were transported to a bio-secure facility seven minutes’ drive from the aircraft.
Watch the video below on this special Longines Masters shipment; showcasing the care and work that goes into moving these incredible horses around the world and all the talented teams involved.