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Something About Us

Our Story

We are a professional international horse transport company. The Cooper family have been in the horse business for over 200 years as dealers and shippers. When we started in the horse business the mechanically propelled vehicle had not yet been invented, all the horses at that time were walked and ridden back from the fairs, sales and farms throughout Ireland to our yard in Dublin or one of our outfarms outside the city awaiting shipping.

The arrival of the trains and their stock carriages created greater efficiency and of course less tiring for horse and man, later of course saw the introduction of road and air transport.

Yes we have been in the business of shipping horses a long time, but that is not to say we haven’t moved with the times. Today we operate Ireland’s newest and most modern fleet of purpose built horse transporters, we have established contacts with all the major airlines who carry horses and have a network of trusted agents worldwide.


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As has always been the case the vast majority of horses that leave Ireland do so through Dublin port or airport . We are the only shipping company with their own purpose built stabling and shipping facility in Dublin. Almost adjacent to Dublin airport and a very short drive to Dublin ferry port, this facility has enabled horses to be truly rested before they step onto their flight or are driven onto the ferry UK or Europe bound. Your horses welfare and wellbeing is always priority with Cooper International Horse Transport.

Horse transport & shipping by Land Sea & Air. We are trusted by many of the leading Owners, Trainers, Stud Farms, Producers, Dealers, Agents and Competitors to handle all their transport and shipping requirements.

By road & sea.

  • – Ireland
  • – UK
  • – Europe

By Air.

  • – UK
  • – Europe
  • – Worldwide Service
  • – Scheduled & chartered flights, always attended by experienced professional flying grooms.

With offices at Tattersalls Ireland, Goffs,  Newmarket and Doncaster  Sales, from the “fall of the hammer” we can attend to all of your horses requirements, from wind testing and veterinary to tack, care and feeding prior to and during it’s journey to it’s destination.

We can arrange all necessary shipping formalities, paperwork, veterinary, bloodtests, quarantine and customs

We can offer extremely competitive  rates on the major ferry crossings

We provide a complete professional service , with emphasis on providing your equine with the most direct routes, the highest standards in road & air transport and our around the clock personal attention.

We operate Ireland’s newest and most modern fleet of purpose built horseboxes.

From 2 stall to 11 stall trucks our fleet comprises of a truck suitable for all requirements.

Our trucks are temperature controlled, have CCTV monitored horse areas, travel on front and rear air suspension and are built to our specifications to ensure comfort and the best of safety for our equine passengers.

Our trucks have the capability of carrying additional passengers in the comfort of our purpose built grooms area.

Our trucks are completely cleaned and disinfected after every journey and are always noted for being pristine.

Our trucks meet the latest Euro 5 emissions standards.

Our trucks are Irish Dept. Of Agriculture approved.

We are members of the Racehorse Transporters Association.

We are licensed hauliers.

Let’s Connect

Cooper International Horse Transport
Castlefarm, Kilsallghan, Co. Dublin, IRL

00353 1 8077771

Phone number

00353 1 8407556

Fax number


Email Address

00353 87 8390265

Gavin Cooper

00353 86 2558024

Oliver Cooper

00353 86 3288165

Warren Cooper

Castlefarm Kilsallghan Co. Dublin, IRL

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