CROSSING THE BORDER
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency permits the entry of horses into Canada from the United States for either permanent or temporary stay. For a temporary stay, you won’t need to pay a duty or sales tax. You’ll need to show that your horse will be in Canada temporarily, such as proof of your Horse Country Campground reservation. The best place to cross the border into (and out of) Ontario is the Ogdensburg-Prescott Border Crossing that connects the cities of Ogdensburg, New York, and Johnstown, Ontario. You’ll cross the Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge, a 1½-mile suspension bridge over St. Lawrence River. You’ll pay a toll to cross the bridge. To bring your horse into Canada (and back to the United States), you’ll need an international health certificate and negative Coggins test for equine infectious anemia. (For more information, go to cbsa-asfc.gc.ca.) You’ll also need to obtain an Export Certificate issued by the United States Department of Agriculture (VS 17-140 or VS 17-145). To obtain this certificate, go to the Animal Plant Health Inspection Service Web site ( https:www.aphis.usda .gov/aphis/home/), and search for VF Forms. Obtain an Export Certificate from New York, the state from which your horse will be exported.