A show of real horse power at The ARK at JFK


On Saturday, June 16 The ARK at JFK, the world’s largest privately-owned animal reception terminal and quarantine, released its single largest equine shipment of 22 horses from three-day quarantine.

Originating from various regions throughout France, including Bordeaux, Côte d’Azur and Normandy, all 22 horses had arrived early Thursday morning, June 14 to JFK for the equine quarantine at The ARK. The standard-bred race horses are headed for weekly harness racing events commencing August 5 at Yonkers Raceway. The horses were released from The ARK on Saturday after a successful three-day quarantine in The ARK’s state-of-the-art quarantine facility to start their US training at various locations including Yonkers Raceway, Mount Hope Training Centre, Mark Ford Training Centre, Gaitway Farm in New Jersey and others. All 22 horses from “Adagio de la Tour” to “Very Very Fast” are lucky enough to have “green cards” and will become permanent residents of the USA.

The horses were transported by shipper, Global Horse Transport, while the Standard Bred Owners Association of New York sponsored the selection, transport and quarantine.

Approved by the Board of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as JFK’s exclusive provider, The ARK is a comprehensive facility that includes animal handling services and kennel accommodations, 3- and 7-day equine import quarantine and equine export center, aviary quarantine, veterinary medicine, and in-transit bonded area for live animal cargo.