Close to 100 horses heading to the Shanghai leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour between May 3 and 5 were transported under Emirates SkyCargo’s specialised product for the transportation of horses: Emirates Equine.

Precisely 91 horses boarded two Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777 freighter aircraft chartered for their journey from Belgium.

The horses were accommodated two a-piece in specially designed horse stalls, fitted with hay nets, which were then loaded directly into the cargo aircraft. The horses also had access to constant care throughout the flight, as the carrier’s freighter aircraft also has provision for qualified vets and grooms to travel with the horses during the flight.

The air cargo carrier worked with equine transportation company Peden Bloodstock to ensure that the horses were well cared for before, during and after their flights. Post the tournament, the horses returned to Belgium via Emirates SkyCargo flights.