EHS recieves IATA CEIV Live Animals

March 29, 2023


Dear EHS Friends,


We are thrilled to announce that European Horse Services (EHS) is the first equine shipping agent in the world to receive the IATA CEIV Live Animals certification for excellence in logistics. This certification reinforces the company’s commitment to the highest standards of animal welfare, safety, and care.

EHS is a leading equine logistics company based in Belgium right in the heart of Europe. We have over 30 years of experience caring for and transporting horses all over the world. With this certification EHS is guaranteeing the highest standards for the transportation of your horse. Shipping horses is not only our business, it’s our passion.

Filip Vande Cappelle, Founder of EHS: ‘When it comes to equine welfare, we feel there should be no comprises at all; only the best is good enough.  The safety and wellbeing of the passengers we ship has always been our number 1 priority.  This is why we decided to join IATA’s CEIV Live Animals Certification program.  It has helped us to bring our standards and procedures even to a higher level which will benefit the four-legged friends we ship.” 


Brendan Sullivan IATA's Global Head of Cargo:  “We congratulate EHS on achieving CEIV Live Animals Certification. The audit validates that EHS complies with applicable standards, regulations and guidelines with regard to their facilities, equipment, operations, and staff. EHS’s customers can be confident that their precious cargo is traveling in safe and healthy conditions,”


The Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Live Animals is a program developed by IATA to ensure the safe, humane and ethical transportation of live animals by air. It is a globally recognized certification program that sets the standard for animal welfare before, during and after air transportation.