Founded in 2005 European Horse Trade had always make it a priority to buy for the buyer and not sell for the seller.
Our key advantages are:
Sarah Smit, founder of European Horse Trade, was born in Holland and has been an all-round amateur rider all her life. She enjoys slowly bringing horses back in shape and retraining OTTB’s. She also coaches her daughters in their show jumping and eventing careers. As a real amateur she knows how to find horses that both match your (riding) goals as well as bring joy in riding and owning a horse. After 5 years in the US and 5 years in Dubai, she is now back on European soil, bringing extensive international experience to the job.
Miranda is our key horse scout: finding gems – from talented youngsters to seasoned schoolmasters. Both an active show jumper as well as an all-round riding instructor, she had been selecting European horses for the international market for over 20 years.
Both Sarah and Miranda are qualified equine appraisers, which serves as a huge advantage in getting the best for your budget. For those in search of an official appraiser: we follow ASEA (American Society of Equine Appraisers) guidelines to ensure you receive the most thorough appraisal reports.
We value transparency and independence above anything else. We do our homework to the best of our ability so that we have complete information on the selected horses. If you intend to buy a horse that you found online, we offer the same quality in background research and test rides! Our fees are transparent, and our work is fully documented: research, records, contracts, and videos.