Hvordan kommer hestene til de olympiske lege i Rio? Med fly selvfølgelig! Den første gruppe af olympiske heste er taget afsted fra London, Stansted Lufthavn den 29. juli på et specielt fragtfly mod Rio.

An Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777-F taking horses to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games takes off from London Stansted Airport. On the flight were 34 horses from 10 of the nations competing in Equestrian at Rio 2016 - 29 July 2016 -Pic Jon Stroud
An Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777-F taking horses to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games takes off from London Stansted Airport. On the flight were 34 horses from 10 of the nations competing in Equestrian at Rio 2016 – 29 July 2016 -Pic Jon Stroud

Det markerer starten på den olympiske drøm for verdens bedste ryttere. Med 34 heste fra ti nationer ombord er lasten flere millioner værd. Hestene blev læsset ind i specialbyggede bokse, hvor de skal tilbringe de næste knap 12 timer – ombord på et Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777-F.

Horses bound for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games are loaded on to an Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777-F at London Stansted Airport. On the flight were 34 horses from 10 of the nations competing in Equestrian at Rio 2016 - 29 July 2016 -Pic Jon Stroud
Horses bound for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games are loaded on to an Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777-F at London Stansted Airport. On the flight were 34 horses from 10 of the nations competing in Equestrian at Rio 2016 – 29 July 2016 -Pic Jon Stroud

Militaryheste fra England, Irland, Canada, Australien, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Brasilien, Japan, Italien og Kina er ombord på fredagens flytur. Det er den første af i alt ni ture, hvor der skal fragtes mere end 200 heste til Rio International Airport, inden turen går videre til det olympiske ridecenter i Deodoro Olympic Park.

Horses bound for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games travel in style and comfort - 29 July 2016 - Pic / Jon Stroud
Horses bound for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games travel in style and comfort – 29 July 2016 – Pic / Jon Stroud

Denne meget komplekse opgave involverer tre lufthavne i Europa og Amerika: Stansted i England, Liege i Belgien og Miami i USA. I alt repræsenterer heste og ryttere 43 nationer fra hele verden i de olympiske discipliner dressur, springning og military.

A horse bound for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games is loaded into its stable for the flight - 29 July 2016 -`Pic Jon Stroud
A horse bound for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games is loaded into its stable for the flight – 29 July 2016 -`Pic Jon Stroud

Mon de optjener bonuspoint?

Fly fakta om afgangen fra Stansted

  • Estimeret flyvetid Stansted-Rio: 11 timer og 40 minutter.
  • Flytype: Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777-F.
  • 17,500 kg hest flyver fra Stansted.
  • 515 kg er gennemsnitsvægten på en militaryhest, mens en dressurhests er 630 kg og en springhests 610 kg.
  • Ombord er der knap et ton rideudstyr, 6 ton foder – foruden det de skal spise ombord.
  • 40 liter vand per hest.
  • 34 heste fra England, Irland, Canada, Australien, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Brasilien, Japan, Italien og Kina.
  • Hver hest har et 112 cm bredt spiltov og de er to heste om at dele en ”flyboks”.
  • Trænet personale samt dyrlæger flyver med hestene, og overvåger deres helbred og sikkerhed.
Horses bound for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games are loaded on to an Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777-F at London Stansted Airport. On the flight were 34 horses from 10 of the nations competing in Equestrian at Rio 2016 - 29 July 2016 -Pic Jon Stroud
Horses bound for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games are loaded on to an Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777-F at London Stansted Airport. On the flight were 34 horses from 10 of the nations competing in Equestrian at Rio 2016 – 29 July 2016 -Pic Jon Stroud

Vidste du:

Tilladt bagage i vægt: Ligesom mennesker har hver hest x-antal kilo bagage de må medbringe – denne vægt inkluderer hesten. Herudover har de hver især brug for vand, 30 kg spåner, vand- og foderspande, udstyrsposer til sadel og hovedtøj, tæpper mm. Til flyveturen må hver hest må have et stort hønet, vand, en spand, en ekstra grimme og et tæppe til hvis det bliver køligt.

Horse luggage is loaded on to an Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777-F at London Stansted Airport. On the flight were 34 horses from 10 of the nations competing in Equestrian at Rio 2016 - 29 July 2016 - Pic  Jon Stroud
Horse luggage is loaded on to an Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777-F at London Stansted Airport. On the flight were 34 horses from 10 of the nations competing in Equestrian at Rio 2016 – 29 July 2016 – Pic Jon Stroud

Måltider: Før afgang får hestene en mash med mange fibre – minder om en grød. På flyveturen får de vand og hø. Nogle putter æblejuice i vandet for at gøre det mere lækkert.

29 July 2016 - Pic Jon Stroud
29 July 2016 – Pic Jon Stroud

Pas: Hver hest har et pas, men de skal også være chippet for at måtte flyve.

Every horse heading out to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games travels with its own passport - 29 July 2016 - Pic Jon Stroud
Every horse heading out to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games travels with its own passport – 29 July 2016 – Pic Jon Stroud

Påklædning til turen: Heste vil som mennesker gerne have en komfortabel rejse. Nogle har måske et tyndt tæppe på. Generelt forsøger man at give dem så lidt på som muligt, så de holder sig kølige og tilpasse. De fleste vil have beskyttende transportgamacher på – ligesom flysokker.

In flight wear - horses travel in comfort and style - 29 July 2016 - Pic  Stroud Media
In flight wear – horses travel in comfort and style – 29 July 2016 – Pic Stroud Media

Hingstene forrest: Hingstene rejser forrest i flyet, så de ikke bliver distraheret af de flotte damer ombord.

A selection of horse carry on luggage bound for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games - 29 July 2016 Pic  Jon Stroud
A selection of horse carry on luggage bound for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – 29 July 2016 Pic Jon Stroud

Flyfakta: Hestene flyver med et Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777-F fly. Det er et fragtfly der er specielt udstyret til at transportere heste sikkert og komfortabelt. Det har specialdesignede hestebokse og temperaturkontrollerede zoner, der skal sikre maksimal komfort og minimal stress for hestene.

On-board snacks are loaded for horses bound for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games - 29 July 2016 -Pic Jon Stroud
On-board snacks are loaded for horses bound for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – 29 July 2016 -Pic Jon Stroud
Horses bound for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games are loaded on to an Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777-F at London Stansted Airport. On the flight were 34 horses from 10 of the nations competing in Equestrian at Rio 2016 - 29 July 2016 - Pic Jon Stroud
Horses bound for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games are loaded on to an Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777-F at London Stansted Airport. On the flight were 34 horses from 10 of the nations competing in Equestrian at Rio 2016 – 29 July 2016 – Pic Jon Stroud

 

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