Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture ('DEFA') Agriculture has some involvement with horses/ponies on the Island:
Import Controls – An import licence is required for horses travelling to the Isle of Man together with a self-declaration that the wagon has been thoroughly cleansed and disinfected prior to transporting the horse(s). To apply for an import licence please fill out the Self-certified Horse Import Licence online form.
Strangles - For further information see our Strangles webpage.
For further information on import controls and riding establishments, please contact Agriculture@gov.im
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