Horse and riding testimonials

Deanna Briggs, Montana USA

We have just started eventing Esmée (Westpoint Elwenda) last September and she has won most of her competitions!

 She won the Area Vll Championships, at the Training Level, this past September. We just moved her up to Preliminary at Woodside in CA, she was in first with the lowest score in dressage,  for the whole competition. She has done very well. She just competed at her 2nd Preliminary, 2 weeks ago at Galway – in CA. She placed 2nd. She will spend 2 months in Ocala Florida, this winter. We will see about moving her up and she will likely compete in FEI competitions this coming year, at minimum, 2* maybe more, if she qualifies. She is doing amazing! 

Summer Lutgen, Minnesota USA

After purchasing and importing 6 horses via European Horse Trade/Sarah, I could not be any happier. I told Sarah what I was looking for in each horse and my budget and she couldn’t have found better fits. Each horse not only met my standards, but as time goes by, each one continues to exceed my expectations in very big ways.

On top of finding me the perfect horses, EHT made the buying and import processes a total breeze. Every detail door to door was taken care of for me and I was kept updated the whole time. I can’t say enough good about EHT and Sarah, I appreciate and am so grateful for her and the incredible horses she found for me.

Amanda Cvetich Gorra Minnesota, USA

When I chose to work with Sarah and Miranda, I had only known them for a few months and hadn’t met them in person. When I landed in Holland to start trying horses, I was very comforted by their honesty and dedication. They found me the horse of my dreams and I’d send any of my friends to horse shop with them (and I already have).

They helped me throughout the whole process and they take a very honest and transparent approach to matching riders to horses.

Daniela Celentano, Italy

PEPPER female dressage – Thanks to Sarah and Miranda who, always attentive to customer needs and through a wide selection of fabulous horses, have made my dream come true: Pepper, Super mare of the highest quality! Delighted with my choice!

Wilson Oliveira Florida, USA

I traveled to Europe many times and purchased horses with my trainer, Sarah and Miranda. All of my daughters’ European horses were found by these two and they always exceeded expectations in every way. I always felt I was with people I could trust and they showed me many quality options. They made sure we were well take care of from first try to when the horses arrived in the USA. Thank you!

Sally & Marcello Barros Florida, USA

To anyone looking at buying horses in Europe I cannot recommend anyone above Sara and Miranda. Over the past ten years we have purchased dozens of horses with their help. As professionals we have come ourselves to purchase sales horses, we have come with clients and shown them sales horses, and we have come without clients and with Sara and Miranda’s help, picked out perfect matches every time. 

With their help we are taken to good European families, horse owners and breeders’ stables and shown horses that maybe never are seen by American buyers. They help us get to the good horses with the good prices. Chaperoning us throughout Holland, Belgium and Germany we feel a level of comfort and honesty that you wouldn’t be guaranteed if shopping alone. From economical budgets to top quality, we have found many good options each trip, and the struggle is to choose which one?… because you cannot take them all! (or can you?)


10 yr old bay Dutch dressage mare, Certus x Souvenir, 4th level 

I got to ride Perle for the first time last Sunday. She is absolutely wonderful and has a great amount of potential. She is currently at my trainer’s farm in Millbrook, New York so he can figure her out and then train me to ride her properly. He gets a lesson each week from Lendon Grey and he rode Perle in his lesson.Lendon felt the horse could probably go Prix St. George by the autumn and that she has potential to go to the highest levels.

I couldn’t be more pleased with Perle. Her movement is excellent when she starts to come through her back and she shows a lot of power. I am glad she has settled in well at the new farm and is very happy. She is turned out all day with a retired mare who is very calm.

Thank you for the sheet. It is perfect and I really needed a bigger one for her. It fits her well.

I am very happy with my purchase and felt I got a really exceptional deal for such a good horse. Thank you for making my dream come true.

Owner Lisa Mrosek
Simsbury, CT

Euro K

7 yr old Dutch hunter / equitation gelding by Whinny Jackson 

I just rode Euro K and gave him a bath. He was absolutely incredible. He is happy and grazing in a pasture as we speak. Thank you so much for this AMAZING HORSE!!!! Love,


Euro is the greatest horse in AMERICA!!!! My trainer is in absolute love with him and he is the barn favorite. Everyone loves his disposition and the way he moves. I walked him around at a horse show on Sunday and he was absolutely fantastic. I show him for the first time in the 3’3″ equitation classes on Saturday! CANT WAIT TO SEE HOW IT GOES… I am taking him to his first away show next week. My trainer gave you a thumbs up!!! Will keep you posted!
Ashley & Euro K WON THE MINI MACLAY MEDAL ON SATURDAY!!!!! It was their first time out together in a show ring and they were amazing!!!! They were meant to be together. I think he loves her as much a she loves him!!! They were so proud. He not only was performing for the first time in the USA but the poor guy had to go out under lights, in the dark, with huge generators ringside powering the lights making loud noises. He just melted in her hands & away they went. It was beautiful. They had to compete in 1 – over fence & 1-flat = mini maclay medal. There was 16 competitors. They WON!!!! “Ashley Regan riding Euro K taking the BLUE Ribbon”. There is no stopping them now!!!
I can’t thank you both enough for introducing us to such an elegant gentleman…

Lynn Regan
Farmingdale, NJ


10 yr old Dutch dressage gelding by Balzflug, PSG / YR.

Orpheus is the best horse that I’ve ever had. He is so smart, willing and personable. My daughter loves him and our trainer Cindy Ishoy thinks they will be able to do YRs this season. I will send you pictures when we get organized. Thanks again! He was certainly worth the wait.

In the horse world with so many disreputable agents you certainly are in a class of your own and I would use your services again in a heartbeat and recommend you to friends.

Betsy Bishop
Toronto, Canada


9 yr old Dutch dressage mare by Ed King Hill, 3rd level

We made it to Holland and back in one piece. We loved the country and had an adventure into Amsterdam. European Horse Trade was great finding all the horses in various parts of Holland.

Thanks for your work. We had a great time.
Laurel took Pippi to a clinic with Albrecht Heidemann, the Canadian junior trainer, from Germany and he thought Pippi was very high quality.
Thanks for all you efforts!!

BJ Hutton
Toronto, Canada


6 yr old German approved stallion by Raijko, 3rd level

Thank you so much for your time and thank Miranda for us as well. We are very excited. Thanks for all the good work!
He is truly a dream come true!!!

He is truly a dream come true!!!
I have attached a photo of Romeo and I (he is such a love that we changed his show and barn name). He is everything and more that you told us about him. What a fantastic animal!

Vicky Neave
Charlotte, NC


8 yr old Belgian warmblood by Ahorn, hunter

I had a great time and we absolutely loved Holland. 

The horses are fabulous and I would definitely shop their again and may do so in the
future. The people from European Horse Trade were a pleasure to work with.

Sharon Chaput
Nottingham, NH


6 yr old German dressage mare by Akribori, 3rd level

I am so pleased with European Horse Trade. My trip to Holland was well organized. This was due to all their hard work before hand.

They listen to my wants and needs and set up an amazing agenda of fine, quality athletic horses to be seen. I plan on continuing to work with these professionals for my equine business. And I highly recommend them to help with your business or to find that special equine partner.

Orintha Silva
Pepperell, MA


6 yr old Dutch dressage gelding by Cabochon

Well I thought I would send off a photo of my new horse! Long story
short, I went to the Netherlands last weekend and found a new
boyfriend. He is a 6yo, 16.3 hh, plain bay, Dutch Warmblood. He is very
sweet and very bombproof!

I hope to have him home by mid April. I can’t wait to start training again and he will be a great teacher. Once home, I will get some good photos. He was a very lucky find. I worked with this great group that searched for the perfect horse for me. We saw him the first day.

Mary Craig
Rehoboth, MA


7 yr old Dutch dresage gelding by Gribaldi, 4th level

Kees is soft as butter in the reins…he is easy to sit…he has the most even-tempered temperment…not spooky at “anything”!!!!! Mirrors in the arrena, long-horn cows, deer…nothing so far seems to bother him!!!!

And he’s easy off my leg so I can finally do a half-pass correctly!!! I’m soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo pleased!!!! IF you find another one, that is JUST like him….let me know…I may have to do another one in my barn soon! He was EXACTLY as you described to the tee! I will send photos! I hope to acquire my Bronze Medal this year on him! Thanks soooo much for everything!

Bobbie Pollard
Austin, Texas


11 yr old Dutch dressage gelding by Variant, 2nd level

Our trip to Holland to find a horse was terrific! We loved the country, we loved the horses, we loved Tiny and her husband.

Nike, our Dutch Warmblood gelding, has proved to be everything we hoped he would be, and more. He has changed our lives, and all for the better!

Marcia Donaldson & Julia Hefferan
Co-owners of the handsome and talented “Nike”
Manchester, NH

True North

5 yr old Dutch hunter by Athletico

Dear Sarah,
Thank you so much for all your help and support in helping me in finding a wonderful new horse. I will be sending pictures later of his new house.

Only three weeks after he came home, True North won his hunter class in an A-circuit recognized show!! Take care! Owner Gail Lynam Fontana, WI

Fergie and Tibor

Dutch dressage mare and Dutch all round gelding

Dear Sarah, I cannot thank you enough for the amazing experience you showed myself and my client in Holland.

With our limited budget and time constraints I honestly was skeptical that we would find what we wanted. The large selection you provided us in a long weekend was something I could never do here in the states. The horses we purchased were exactly what were looking for and more. I would highly recommend your service to anyone.

Johanna Husta
Bushwood Farms, Stone Ridge NY


17 yr old German GP dressage schoolmaster

The horse is a blast to ride and has taught me more in 2 weeks then I have learned in 2 years. The benefit of having a calm, trained horse is the rapid growth and feedback you get in your riding.

He really fits my learning needs and I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to own him. He is the perfect AA horse. I was very impressed with the ease in which he settled in and I am fortunate that he has accepted his new life and new “job” with grace and compassion.

Training with Nancy Later has also been very rewarding and I will miss her when she goes to Florida. Could you talk her into leaving in November? Nancy will use Marcel at the Bear Spot dressage fund raiser in October. A young rider will get an opportunity to ride him and have a lesson with Nancy.

I do hope to meet you in person and fill you in on my Marcel moments.
Thanks for finding this great horse.

Your friend in Marcel,

Sally Cadman
Hollis NH

EUR – Honor

5 yr old Dutch Hunter by Indoctro

Hi Sarah and Miranda! I just wanted to let you know that my new Holland horse is AMAZING! Vindoctros’ new name is Eur-Honor. And he loves his new home. Eur-Honor is the best horse ever! From the second he walked off the trailer and into his new farm in New Jersey, he has been such a gentleman.

Nothing bothers him. He has such an easy going attitude towards everything! Eur-Honor went to his first horse show last weekend. I showed him in the 3? ft mini medal and mini mcclay classes and he was so perfect! He is the best horse I have ever ridden and it is all thanks to Miranda and Sarah! Traveling to Holland was the best experience I have ever had. And now I have a new best friend and show companion for many years to come. I can’t thank you guys enough for this amazing horse!

Hope to see you soon!

LOVE, Allie

Allie Walsh
Morganville, NJ


15 yr old German PSG schoomaster by Feinbrand

Dear Sarah, Just a note to let you know that Freibitter [Zoltan] arrived safely today at Dry Water Farm. He was in quite a good humor for such a long ordeal, and I’m already in love. ;>) He was happily eating carrots, and apple, and his hay when I left him tonight.

Thank you for calling me today to let me know Zolli was on his way, and generally, thank you and European Horse Trade for all of your help with this purchase. I would warmly recommend you to anyone who wants a horse. Relay this message to Tiny and to Miranda for me, if you don’t mind. Those ladies were tremendous!

Thank you for everything! Of course I will keep you posted on Zoltan’s [and my] adventures. As you can see, it’s 4am and I can’t sleep, I’m so excited. Am enclosing two pictures we took today on his arrival. I want to learn as quickly as I can so that I can be a good rider for him. He has a wonderful nature – cuddly – quietly confident and forgiving.

I couldn’t ask for more.

Linda Jiorle-Nagy
Sharon, MA

Prince William

10 yr old Hanoverian cross by Weltmeyer, 3rd level Testimonial Hello Sarah, Just to let you know that I am more than delighted with my Willy (Prince William) I could not dream of a better match. He is fun, joyful and knows his job, besides such a cute mover when we are on. Starting with you I have met the most wonderful prfessional and kind people in my quest for an equine partner.

I am back in a traditional learning experience and I enjoy every minute of it. Nancy Later at first and then Lena Wedenmark are fulfilling my dreams of what dressage instruction should be : kindness and respect for the horse first and then rigour in a clear and gentle way for the rider.

Nancy guided me all the way after having met her through your company. We went from finding the horse to trying him twice, she took care of arranging the vetting, the insurance and took me to her barn for a 2 weeks of training getting to know my equine partner and establishing a routine before he would go to his permanent stable. The experience was one of the most enjoyable time many thanks to you because you initiated it in such a professional manner. I will always be thankful. Willy is a pure treasure.

Again thank you and all the best wishes for you and your business.

Nane Doll-P, FL / VT

Durant B.

I found Sarah by chance as I was contacting warmblood stud farms in Europe and a lady in Spain forwarded my email to her and Sarah contacted me. She said she was a dealer and I told her my budget which was certainly not very high, as I still had flights etc to Zimbabwe. Just to add to that I told her I wanted the best breeding and a horse that will jump in World Cup Qualilfiers or do PSG!!!!

What she found me may not be the best bred three year old in Holland, as that would have cost me €300’000 but I certainly got a stallion who I believe will jump the top in South Africa and will be a top competition dressage horse there too, if I chose either career for him. It is early days and sure he has to prove himself but at the moment he is showing all the potential. I bought him from a video of him trotting loose around an arena, a free jumping video and on his breeding. He also had clean x rays for soundness and obviously breeding purposes.

Sarah has been completely honest, efficient and 100% trustworthy.  She treated me as though I was buying a horse for hundreds of thousands of Euro!! Maybe next time Sarah! She put in so much time and effort into finding me the right horse and never got impatient with me if I was fussy about colour, markings, potential height, more importantly the exact breeding i wanted, conformation etc.  She thought about everything.

She found me a stunning stallion.   I could not believe what I was looking at when he stepped off the crate onto the airport Tarmac in Zimbabwe.

I can honestly recommend her and wish you the best of luck with your new purchase.

Best regards,
Renee Booth, Harare, Zimbabwe

3 yr old stallion by Warrant

Durant B with his new owners in Harare