Since they changed the TRACES application system in October 2021, this step has become a headache for everyone…
And as if that were not enough, in Spain, depending on the Community in which you request it, you will have more or less problems, and it can take up to 1 week to get it, so it is a very important point to be taken into account before reserving the transport of the horse.
This permit must be applied for electronically or in person (at the regional office of the seller) and the seller, buyer and carrier must be registered in the system.
Are you already registered ?
If so, great. Send me the contact details you registered with so I can find you when I apply.
You are not registered yet ?
So go ahead and do it now because you are going to need it. It's free and quite fast if you find the right person.
If you are in France, make your request by contacting the official DDPP veterinarian.
If you are in another country, ask your veterinarian who can tell you who to contact.
Fortunately, I am an operator at TRACES, so I can speed up the process and prepare everything so that the office operator only has to validate it.
Once the request has been made and less than 48 hours before the trip, an official veterinarian from the regional office will check that the horse is in perfect condition and can travel without problems.
If everything is in order, the transport permit will be issued and the horse will be allowed to travel.
WARNING ! Transporting the horse without this document means a heavy fine for the seller and the buyer during a police check.
You must therefore take this into account, even if you are the one picking up the horse with private transport.
When the transporter you hired delivers the horse to you, he must also give you the horse's papers and the TRACES transport document.