Vermont hosts numerous equine competitive events each year that draw horses into the State from the New England region and beyond.  The Rules Governing the Importation of Domestic Animals, Including Livestock and Poultry explain the general requirements that must be met in order to import horses into Vermont, which include a negative Coggins test within 12 months of importation and a health certificate completed by a licensed accredited veterinarian within 30 days of importation.  The documents below provide additional information for horse owners about these importation requirements and the protocol for obtaining an Exhibition Permit from the Agency of Agriculture’s Animal Health office, which lessens the owner’s cost burden associated with the movement of competition horses into Vermont.


Equine Importation FAQ for Horse Owners
Obtaining an Equine Exhibition Permit
Federal Animal Disease Traceability Rule Requirements for Equine