We have spent years developing relationships with other Canadian Horse breeders both in the US and Canada. If one of our horses doesn't fit the bill, we can help you find your perfect mount as well as assist with finding and importing horses from Canada.
We charge a modest flat fee to find prospective horses. If you are interested in using our services, please email or call us 978-697-7910. We will need the following information:
- What is your budget? Be sure to factor in your vetting, border crossing costs and transport, whether you hire a transporter or do it yourself. Some breeders also charge tax, so ask.
- What is your level of experience? Are you a newbie? Life long rider? Highly trained?
- What are your looking to do? Trail ride? Compete? What discipline?
- Do you have any preferences for age, height, color or gender?
We charge a modest flat fee to find prospective horses.
Crossing the border from Canada with your new horse isn’t as intimidating as you might think. The first thing to do is decide which border crossing you will be coming across. Any animal coming permanently into the states from Canada must be inspected by a federal vet at the border. Not all crossings have vets; and not all crossings with vets have a vet everyday. Here is a list of the border crossings that have vets on staff and when with their contact information.
Once you decide on your new mount, you should have a vetting done. Time this vetting within 30 days of your border crossing; you will be asking for a federal health certificate and it is only good for crossing the border for 30 days. If the horse hasn’t had a negative EIA in the last six months, you will also need to do a Coggins test (Coggins are good for six months for crossing the border). Be sure to tell the vet you are bringing the horse across the border. They will then arrange to have your certificate signed by the Canadian federal vet.
A few days before you cross, contact the border vet and let them know when you are coming. Some border vets will let you fax the paperwork to them ahead of time, which will decrease the amount of time spent at the border, so ask!
When you pick up your horse, the owner and/or the vet should have all your paperwork ready. Make sure you have several copies of everything as the border vet keeps your originals. Also, make sure all the required signatures are completed. If they aren’t you won’t be crossing the border. I also suggest having a copy of your signed purchase agreement and a copy of the horse’s registrations papers.
When you get to the border, tell them you have a horse coming across the border and ask where to find the vet. Sometimes they may want to check or search the trailer and/or your vehicle. This is normal. Head over to the vet and let them know you are there. You may have to wait some time as livestock trucks frequently cross. Be patient and prepared! Have plenty of water, hay, blankets, etc. If its hot, you can open the side doors or windows but DO NOT UNLOAD YOUR HORSE. I’ve had border crossing where I was waiting two hours and others where I was on my way in 20 minutes.
The vet will review and sign your documents and you’ll have to pay a fee. S/he will then check the animal in the trailer. Then… you’re on your way!
Check this website for both temporary and permanent border crossing information. And remember YOU NEED A PASSPORT TO GO IN AND OUT OF CANADA! If you don’t already have one or yours has expired, plan well in advance as getting a new passport can take weeks!