Have you ever wished you had a cousin or close friend who lives in the Netherlands that could get you a great deal on a drop dead gorgeous Friesian at their cost? Well that's just like what Legacy Friesians will enable for people who want to buy a Friesian from Holland.
Legacy Friesians does NOT own the horses in Holland that we list (we do own the horses labeled "our horses in the USA"). We are given the photos, videos, and descriptions of each horse from our business partner in Holland. Because we don't own these horses, the purchase contract is between you and our business partner. We, as the agent, enable you to get a better price by going direct to our trusted seller in Holland, but we accept no liability as these horses are not owned by us. You are welcome to go to Holland to try the wide selection of quality horses that our business partner has there.
If there is one thing people have
confirmed in customer referrals over and over again is that I strive to
match the right horse with the right person, and I really only want delighted
customers so I will never try to sell a horse just for the sake of a sale.
So tell me exactly what you want and I will do my best to find an exact
We at Legacy Friesians have extensive experience with importing (we have imported over 100 Friesians in the last 4 years!) and we do make all the arrangements for our customers, so the import process is VERY easy... We tell you the full price of the horse upfront- with NO extra fees! Basically, you don't have to do ANYTHING different when importing a horse than when buying one from a breeder. The only difference is that you arrange for the pickup at the quarantine center instead of the breeder....
When you have decided on a horse, the first step is to complete a purchase contract. Next, our dutch business partner will get your horse a blood and a health certification in Holland and then an export certificate is issued. Once that is complete, we schedule an arrival date into a USDA port of entry (your horse will be flown by cargo jet airline).
We HIGHLY recommend that you protect
your investment by getting insurance. We use Kay Cassell Insurance,
and their number is 800-230-8384.
Your horse will arrive at one of the USDA Quarantine centers in the United States, either New York or Los Angeles. At the USDA Quarantine center, additional testing is performed. On the 3rd calendar day after the arrival date in USDA Quarantine, your horse is released (example, if your horse arrives on a Wednesday, he is released on a Friday). If you import a gelding or a horse under two years old there is no additional quarantine required and you can take your horse home, or make arrangements to have him shipped to his new home.
If you import a mare or a
stallion older than two, your horse is required to be put in additional
quarantine for CEM testing... We like to use Blue Diamond Stables
in Ohio for CEM for mares (14 day CEM is required for mares over the age
of 2). www.bluediamondstables.com
If you buy a Friesian, it is VERY
important that you join FHANA right away, if you want to get the horse
into your name and receive the official FPS paper!!!! Your horse
will come with a PASSPORT, which is a record of all their vaccinations
and it also specifies their pedigree and chip #. We will give you
the original registration paper as well.
good shippers in the NW to use that will give you a free quote are:
American Horse Transport- 800-991-9770
Farms - James Shaw, 831-809-9029. James runs up and down the
west coast a lot but will go anywhere and is very highly reccommended
Equine Limo: www.equinelimo.com (they also have a CEM quarantine center in Stayton, OR)
Equine Express: 800-545-9098
Prestige Horse Transport: www.prestigehorsetransportation.com
Horse Transportation, Inc.