How do they get the horses to Japan for the Olympics?
Much like the athletes, the horses travel to the Olympics by plane. They are loaded into stalls which are then levered up to the plane, and loaded on. … The horses are fed a special type of hay with increased water content, and given buckets of water, to ensure they do not get dehydrated.
How were the horses transported to the Olympics?
Like their athletes, horses travel to the Olympics by plane. They actually receive passports at their birth, which details information like their health history, markings and size. Horses are loaded into stalls at ground level, and are then transported onto a plane.
How did they get the horses to Tokyo?
For the Tokyo Olympics, horses from around the world were sent to Europe for 60 days of health surveillance followed by seven days of strict quarantine. They were then flown on 19 Emirates cargo flights from Liege, in Belgium, to Tokyo, via Dubai.
How do the horses get to Japan?
Turns out, the horses travel by plane, but not just any plane — Air Horse One.
Do horses travel to the Olympics?
Nine U.S. athletes will compete in the Tokyo Olympics across the three equestrian disciplines, in addition to three athletes at the Paralympics. But the horses don’t travel alone; with them comes a team of people to get them Olympics-ready.