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Reputable dealers in Europe to buy young horse from

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  • ladyj79
    Nicole Pavitt (uk) has a five year old gelding I think she just listed. I know her well and would buy from her in a minute of I were looking Video is on her fb page. She and her family always have young horses.

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  • etk
    I have nothing but wonderful things to say about RD - bought 3 awesome horses, all sales were excellent experiences and professionally handled. Other people that I know who used RD are also satisfied with their purchases (including some top US riders). I’ve been to many barns with RD with clients in tow and was impressed with her connections, service and knowledge. In my experience the unhappy buyers are those with unrealistic expectations.

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  • Willesdon
    Thought of another. DHI Performance Horses owned by the Woodheads who not only produce top horses but also have two daughters who are international competitors in eventing and dressage.

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  • Miss Dior
    Agree to avoid RD from personal experience and Supreme has sent some very unusable horses here. Sadly it is hard. You could try HW warmbloods as she seems only interested in video sales but at least has good references

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  • GraceLikeRain
    I know two people who had very disappointing outcomes with Supreme Sport Horse.

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  • cardinale
    Don't know whether you've already seen this but a lot of sellers advertise directly here:

    There are a lot of dealers, too but at least you can get an idea of domestic pricing. Major caveat emptor caution, of course.

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  • Lucassb
    I know you said you did not want to work with an agent, but I have gotten my last two youngsters through Amy Doran at Supreme Sport Horses and it was an excellent experience both times. My newest guy is the one in my profile pic here. They were honestly represented and reasonably priced.

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  • Roni4444
    I had a bad experience with an agent called Lottie Chatterton

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  • Critter
    I can tell you to stay away, far, away from RD Horses (Rebecca Dudley) in Holland. If you want more information, feel free to PM me. If you are buying off video and something goes wrong and you buy in Europe, you have no protections. I went in person, and did all the right things and still had a horrible situation out of it.

    If you are willing to stay in the US...KC Dunn at Timbach Farm. After my horrible experience, I decided to stay in the US for the next horse. I found KC when looking for a very specific mare line...I have a 4yo and 2yo from her breeding program and I absolutely adore both of them...I would buy another from her except that 2 babies are more than enough work right now! She has super youngsters (though you may have to look at younger than 3 or 4)...great movement and brains. There are several other amazing US breeders...Rolling Stone Farm and Maplewood Warmbloods come to mind as they usually have some 3-4 yos.

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  • Willesdon
    Bolesworth Elite sales coming up soon: Nina Barbour has an excellent reputation. Billy Stud run by the Funnells, both Olympians, excellent horses. Mount St John has a few foals. All in UK and on line.

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  • SAB
    started a topic Reputable dealers in Europe to buy young horse from

    Reputable dealers in Europe to buy young horse from

    Hi all -

    I had planned to use the FB groups to connect with breeders/dealers in Europe to import my next young horse. I'm likely going to be buying a 3 or 4 year old off video, and am obviously looking to get as much horse as I can. Does anyone have great contacts to share? I'm not opposed to US either, but I'd want to buy direct from breeders - I'm really not looking to pay the middle person mark up from someone else importing. Thanks!