The shipping agent will send an export application to the Stud Book when your horse is exported. The Stud Book fee to issue a clearance is included in your payment to the shipping agent:

  • $450.00 incl. GST – first departure
  • $150.00 incl. GST – horse leaving NZ second or subsequent times

If a broodmare is being exported, all returns must be up to date before a clearance can be issued. The Document of Description/Passport is endorsed by the Stud Book and sent to the authorities in the country of destination. 

In the case of a racehorse, a clearance is also sent to the Stewards/Authority in the destination country to confirm the horse is free from embargo, and to advise the race record and any gear worn.

For racehorses visiting Australia, the person responsible for the horse must take the NZ Certificate of Registration with them and present it to the Registrar or Stewards for endorsement as soon after arrival as possible.

More information is available at: http://www.racingaustralia.horse/RoR/RacingOverseasHorses.aspx

Clearances for un-named horses are sent to the Stud Book or Racing Authority in the destination country.