Hanneke- Owner: Harold Williams
Lauro van de Boterhoeve- Harold Williams
Chris uit den Blommendale
Brabant Import Information Sheet updated 11/2016
How it Works
Kelli Miller knows a man in Belgium that will scout horses and make purchases
The purchaser puts together what they want and the scout will find horses and communicate with you
When you find what you want he will purchase the horse and take it to his farm until all of the horses are bought that will be shipped back to the USA
The Scout will do all the associated blood work and testing to get the horses ready to ship
The horses are shipped from Belgium and arrive at JFK airport and are transported to Quarantine in the US.
The horses must be shipped before they get big enough that shipping is prohibitive Normal shipping is 5 per crate 4 if they are large which drives up the cost of shipping.
After Quarantine you must arrange for transport to your farm.
Generally $ 10000 USD depending on the exchange rate and if the cost of the horse is above average
At least $200 for the Scout to look for you finalize with Kelli Miller
Purchase Price for weanling
Board and Feed
Testing for Shipping European $1000
Quarantine USA $2500
Transport to Goshen $300-400
Transportation to you facility
Possible extra Costs
Quarantine on the US side gives 1 day to retest any inconclusive test, then $200-300 per day board
Redo testing costs unknown
Why older horses are not recommended
If you ship an older horse the cost increases tremendously
Stallions must stay in quarantine for 30 days about $5000
Mares also cost extra
Horses beyond weanling increase in cost because they are only the best (not necessarily what you are looking for but what they want) In Belgium horses that dont make the cut are sent to slaughter so a 2 year old meaty draft horse will be rare.
For timeline considerations March (Spring) you need to be ready to pick, The horse needs to shipped before August because they will be too big.
Contact Kelli Miller 574-202-5328