FedEx Express successfully transported 60 show jumping horses by air from Liège, Belgium, to the prestigious Longines Global Championship Tour 2014 in Shanghai, China, which was June 6-8. FedEx has also provided the return journey one week later. As the Patron and Exclusive Logistics Sponsor of the world-class show jumping event, FedEx used its extensive global transportation network to ship the horses in two FedEx MD-11 aircraft.
The horses travelled in stalls specially designed according to their weight and gender to ensure maximum in-flight comfort. With a specialized air-conditioner, the FedEx aircraft provided the jumpers with a consistent optimal temperature of 15-25 degrees Celsius throughout the duration of the flight. Throughout the journey, groomers and veterinarians cared for and closely monitored the horses to ensure they had sufficient hay and water.