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About European Horse Trade

Founded in 2002, European Horse Trade helps clients primarily from the U.S. and Canada discover the perfect horse in Europe and bring it home. You focus on meeting and selecting the ideal horse, while we make all of the arrangements for you.

These arrangements include:

  • A fair price for your new horse, which is typically 25% lower than in the U.S.
  • Horse farm pre-visits
  • Local Dutch contact to plan and discuss your trip
  • Visit only the horses that meet your requirements
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Veterinary exams
  • Quarantine and travel arrangements for your new horse

Sarah Smit, founder of European Horse Trade, was born in Holland and started riding at the age of 5 and has been riding ever since. She moved from Holland to the US in 2005, bringing with her an in-depth knowledge of the European horse market. She also arrived with a large network of Dutch trainers and barns.

Sarah oversees the horse selection process and coordinates the travel arrangements. She also handles the finances and schedules shipping the horse to the new owner. Currently, her riding consists primarily of training young horses. Sarah lived in Weston, MA for five years, followed by Dubai for 5 years, and she now lives with her husband and children in Groningen, The Netherlands. Sarah enjoys dressage and bringing horses back into shape!

Sarah and Nelson competing in Dubai

Sarah and Nelson competing in Dubai


A local Dutch contact to plan and confer with!

In Holland  Miranda focuses on finding the perfect horses for you! She does all the pre-visits to the stables and will be your guide during your trip.

Miranda is showing at the national level and trains young jumpers and hunters. She’s been selecting European horses for the International market for years and knows the difference between a hunter, equitation horse or show jumper! She has also competed through 4th level in dressage and is an all round instructor. With our extensive network of breeders, owners and trainers we will make sure you go home with a horse that perfectly meets your requirements.


Sarah B., Sarah S. and Miranda at the Dubai World Cup, March 2011

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