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Client updates, we love em’!

This week we received another photo from a client who bought a 6 year old SF gelding in fall 2015. She sent a picture of them competing in the WEC 1.35m Grand Prix this past week. They had a clear first round and ended up with two unlucky rails in the jump off. Still an amazing accomplishment for the pair!

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Our second update this week came from one of our new clients that made a trip over here a couple weeks ago. Her new 5 year old gelding Cormier arrived safely to his new home and we couldn’t be more excited for them!

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So clients keep sending us your photos! We love em’!

Import a horse? Yikes, that sounds scary!

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Maybe you have experienced this situation…Your trainer suggests that you import a horse, a friend tells you to look at horses in Europe, or you even see your next dream horse located in France, but why would you ever want to import a horse? Doesn’t that costs too much? Isn’t the process incredibly complicated?

Importing a horse can be a daunting thought for many horse lovers looking to buy their next horse. However, we strive to make this process not only very easy, but also affordable. One of the big points to consider is that horses in France are normally priced less than horses in the U.S. that do the same job. Why you might ask, because there is a big supply of horses and not as much demand. The horses in France are also breed to jump higher; therefore the average maximum height a horse can jump is higher than that of horses in the U.S. Hunters are priced less simply because these are not the type of show jumping horse that the French want. Even with the transport on top of the price, prices are more than likely going to be more affordable in France.

But what about the process? We have a document that explains everything in detail to ease your worries and make you aware of just how things are going to work. We are also available to answer any questions and want to make this experience the most rewarding experience for our clients as possible. It is a big financial investment and we understand your reservations, hesitations, and worries. Excel documents are provided with estimations of all costs to keep you aware of your total costs so that there are no surprises. We also work with an exceptional shipper, Equi-Services, who provides clients with very competitive rates and great customer service. Another big part of the mission of our company is to provide clients with fair commission fees (10%) with discounts for multiple purchases and honesty, as clients know the exact amount they are paying us for commission.

So don’t worry, we are here to simplify the process for you and make this an incredible and exciting experience.

For more information visit our website and download Buying a Horse with FHE

 

 

 

Hunters and why buy in France?

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With the new show season upon us in France, Alize and I have been scoping out hunter prospects at the young horse shows that have started. An important thing to remember is that in France and in Europe in general, hunters does not exist. The hunter classes that do exists are, well in my opinion, not close at all to hunters. Therefore, these horses have to be selected at show jumping events and we have to imagine what they would look like after being put into a hunter program. Some might take just a week to adapt, while others a couple months. The videos that you, the clients, see show the horse in a jumper setting, so don’t be alarmed if they look fresh or too fast! It is important to imagine what they would look like with a good lunge and put into a hunter program. France luckily has not caught on to the American hunters. I say luckily, because that means normally most of them are priced lower than some of their jumper counterparts because they simply lack blood for the French riders and are “dull”. There are no programs here to make them into hunters like there are in Holland and Germany, so prices stay more often than not low, which means you will be paying less here than in the U.S. So with that being said, check out some of our new hunter prospects!

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5 year old gelding

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