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    Default How much to import from Australia to US (west coast)?

    Has anyone imported a horse from Australia to the US? The one I am looking at would be from Sydney to Los Angeles, would be weanling (probably a colt).

    Can anyone give me a ballpark?
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    3 years ago Melbourne to the east coast cost about $10K.

    Ring IRT and ask them for a ballpark.



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    Bosses seem to think its closer to 20K to bring into Oz. But i do know that a lot of that is quarantine costs. THose have sky rocketed since the EI outbreak a couple years ago.

    Air fare would be around 10K or so. Not sure what quarantine is these days.

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    It depends.

    Horses go on airplanes in "horse pallets" that hold up to three horses. Two years ago, I heard it cost around 30,000 to fly the pallet from Australia to Europe. It cost the same whether there was three horses or one horse on there. So if you can find two other horses that are flying at the same time, it will be cheaper. If not, think expensive.
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    I have a nice horse for sale in USA!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Lambie Boat View Post
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    Unfortunately I haven't found anything with the breeding lines I am currently looking for in the states. The Ryans in NSW are breeding incredible dressage horses and I am in love with their stallion Jive Magic!
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    for that price you can import a made horse from Europe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alagirl View Post
    for that price you can import a made horse from Europe.
    It costs 10K to import a horse from Europe too, so I don't know if I'd be able to find a made horse for what I could buy a baby for in AU. Plus our dollar goes a LOT farther in AU than in Europe.

    I may just see if I can import some of Jive Magic's best swimmers and find a suitable mare here!
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