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The Department of Agriculture and the Revenue Commissioners have removed the need for a guarantee for the temporary admission of horses in particular circumstances, the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Association (ITBA) announced via presser on Friday.

With the waiver, pure-bred horses for sporting events, breeding, training, grazing, or for performance of work or transport will no longer require a security deposit on import. Horses participating in sporting events will require proof of the scheduled attendance at the race meeting/sporting event to qualify for temporary admission.

Bloodstock entering for breeding, training, grazing, or work/transport will require an agreement or contract which includes a passport or identification number; names and addresses of both parties to the agreement or contract, service location, length of time, and signatures from both parties. The release also included that if a nomination contract or a training agreement were amended so as to contain all of the above information, it could be used to allow temporary admission.

“I want to acknowledge the tireless efforts of the equine breeding industry and the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association (ITBA) in pursuing this issue,” said Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture Martin Heydon T.D.

“Since I first raised the need for a change around the treatment of horses imported for breeding and training purposes, it has been a long road to arrive at this breakthrough but this important change is finally over the line. I am confident that it will be a significant boost to the sector and that the removal of the need for a security bond will help attract more British mares to Ireland for covering by stallions here.”

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