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  • Best importers from Europe to deal with?!

    Ok seasoned importers, I need your info! I've found my critter in Europe and am trying desperately to get him here ASAP. (Turns 2 end of April). Who is the best you have dealt with communications wise??
    I've had some email corespondence with two, but neither is quick to get back to me. I'm on a tight timeline and need to get things cracking!! Lol!!

    Any thoughts?? Would be shipping to NY likely as there is not enough traffic to Canada to likely make it here on time (if I have a hope in he11 of that).

    Thanks folks!!!
    www.muskokalakesconnemaras.com
    Wonderful ponies for family or show!

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    Maybe try posting in the hunter jumper forum.
    You don't scare me. I ride a MARE!

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    • #3
      It depends on from where you are going to import.
      Names that are always mentioned are Klatte, Peeden etc. No need to go to hunter Forum, here should be enough people to share experiences. There have also already been quite a few threads on this in this forum. Search for Import.
      I am not responsible for spelling misstacks - just my PC
      www.hannoveranerzuechter.de
      2017: Lissaro - SPS Don Frederico - Prince Thatch and Finnigan - Sandro Hit - Rouletto

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      • #4
        The gelding that came to us from Holland a year ago, our one and only import to date, was shipped via Horseflight. The seller arranged it. All was very smooth, through Miami.

        http://www.horseflight.com

        In the past I have spoken to the folks at Dutta, who were cordial and most importantly prompt to get back to me. While they come well-recommended, I haven't personally used them.

        http://timdutta.com

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        • #5
          Where is your horse located? I know a few reliable shippers and can ask them to act quickly.

          Harrie

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          • #6
            We used Dutta to import our Irish Sport Horse. Very professional; horse arrived in super condition. Highly recommend.
            "Horsemanship is not merely a matter of bodily skills, but is based on scholarship and, therefore, is a matter of the mind and intellect." Charles de Kunffy

            http://www.equiimages.com

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            • #7
              Global out of NY goes 2 x a week from Europe to NYC and are wonderful to deal with. Dutta is a top class shipper as well. Both are international and go many places
              Maryanna Haymon- Marydell Farm - Home to Don Principe & Doctor Wendell MF
              www.marydellfarm.com
              2012 USDF Champion Breeder! 2007, 2011 USEF Champ Breeder
              2009,2010,2011 USDF Res Breeder of the Year!

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              • #8
                Have used and would recommend:

                Mersant
                http://www.mersant.com/

                IRT
                http://www.irt.com/

                and

                Peden
                http://www.pferdetransporte.org/home_uk.php
                Nani Lio Farm, LLC
                www.naniliofarm.com

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                • #9
                  i used dutta and was very happy even sent me a pic in quart.
                  Draumr Hesta Farm
                  "Wenn Du denkst es geht nicht mehr, kommt von irgendwo ein kleines Licht daher"
                  Member of the COTH Ignorant Disrepectful F-bombs!*- 2Dogs Farm

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                  • #10
                    Klatte/Dutta

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                    • #11
                      where are you located? Lupe Marquez at Apollo Equine (LAX) can get it done and she'll get you a good price. I've gotten the quotes myself before & she's beat the best quotes I found independently (even from same shippers!).

                      Even if you're not going thru LAX, she can get it done.

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                      • #12
                        oh and congrats on your new boy!

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                        • #13
                          Second Klatte and Dutta. Also consider HFR International

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                            #14
                            Thanks guys! Pony in question is in Ireland at the moment. Have avail shipping to Amsterdam when needed. Would be coming through NY to Canada.
                            www.muskokalakesconnemaras.com
                            Wonderful ponies for family or show!

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                            • #15
                              http://timdutta.com/flight-schedule/
                              Draumr Hesta Farm
                              "Wenn Du denkst es geht nicht mehr, kommt von irgendwo ein kleines Licht daher"
                              Member of the COTH Ignorant Disrepectful F-bombs!*- 2Dogs Farm

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by MuskokaLakesConnemaras View Post
                                Ok seasoned importers, I need your info! I've found my critter in Europe and am trying desperately to get him here ASAP. (Turns 2 end of April). Who is the best you have dealt with communications wise??
                                I've had some email corespondence with two, but neither is quick to get back to me. I'm on a tight timeline and need to get things cracking!! Lol!!

                                Any thoughts?? Would be shipping to NY likely as there is not enough traffic to Canada to likely make it here on time (if I have a hope in he11 of that).

                                Thanks folks!!!
                                Oliver Cooper at Eddie Brennan Ltd got our three here; he was incredible! Kept me UTD on everything, handled all the paperwork, hauled them to the airport and even sent a video of their box being loaded into the plane! Shoot me an email, I still have his cell #.
                                Fade to Grey Farm
                                Eventing, Foxhunting & Connemaras
                                *NEW* website:www.fadetogreyfarm.com

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                                • #17
                                  I have imported 3 horses from Holland. I dealt with Horse Service Int for the shipping and I was very satisfied and they shipped from Amsterdam to Toronto. You could contact Peter at 011-31-773984545. There is also an agent in Toronto at 1-800-208-9409 that could help you out: Carolyn.

                                  There is also European Horse Service but I didn't use them. Their number is 011-32-50626247

                                  Good luck
                                  Suzanne
                                  bloomingtonfarm.com
                                  Breeder of Royal Dutch Sport Horse

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                                  • #18
                                    I have brought a half dozen horses from Ireland in the past 6 mos with Global, into NY and Miami. NY was a little less money. Ask for Wayne.
                                    Positive Step Farm

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                                    • #19
                                      Another vote for Dutta here.

                                      ETA: If your horse is flying into NY, are you quarantining at the facility in New Jersey? I was a little surprised at the bill for that, although it could just be the going rate.
                                      It stands for "First Time Mare Owner"

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by FTMO View Post
                                        ETA: If your horse is flying into NY, are you quarantining at the facility in New Jersey?
                                        Sounds like the OP is trying to get her colt flown in before needing the CEM quarantine. Thus the urgency.
                                        The virtual "woodshed" seems the only remedy for willful fools .

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