Friday, November 18, 2011

Horses to Amsterdam and beyond

Six lovely horses left Houston on Wednesday afternoon for their flight to Amsterdam. Thank you, Hans Silvius and Florence Pierreaux, for accompanying these horses to Schiphol and for sharing your lovely mares with us.

Barlnk Tuffys Coosa, IBA Fantasy and J Los Secret, three gorgeous paint mares,went home to France with Florence. We have heard from her that they arrived safely and are doing well.

Shes Finally Famous, a beautiful QH mare, has arrived safely at home with her new owner, Bjoern Lauer. We have heard from Bjoern and are happy to report that all is well with her. Thank you, Bjoern, for sharing Lila with us!

Brego, a sweetheart of a QH gelding, went to join his family who moved from the USA to Switzerland. We have heard from Tammy Boron that he is home now and all is well. Thank you, Tammy, for sharing Brego with us.

And Abilene PCF is on her way to her home in Italy. She should be arriving very soon to meet her new owner, Giovanni Pietrarelli. Thank you, Joao and Giovanni, for allowing us to be a part of Abilene's journey. She is a beautiful mare and I know you will enjoy her.

It was a pleasure for us to work with each of these horses and we appreciate the opportunity to work with their owners, as well.

We will be starting our next quarantine for shipping to the EU on November 28th and we have spaces available ... so let us know if you would like to add your horse to that group. They will fly in early January.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Horses arrived safely in Dammam

I am happy to announce that our latest shipment to Dammam arrived safely and all the horses are now in their new homes. CargoLux was delayed - again - but other than that, everything went smoothly with this shipment. Thank you, Osman, Mohammad, Saeed and Ahmad for sharing your amazing horses with us. It was truly a pleasure caring for them and working with you. Thank you, also, to our groom, Henry Quintanilla, for your flexibility and willingness to go the extra mile when faced with unexpected challenges.

We are gathering horses now for our next shipment to Dammam, so let us know if you would like to add your horses to this group.

And on a personal note, Happy Birthday to our darling granddaughter, Madison Elizabeth Jurek, who is 11 years old today. We love you so much, Maddie, and can't wait to see you when you are back in the USA!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Free transport from APHA World Show

We are very excited to announce that we will be providing free transportation to our quarantine facility for all overseas horses that are purchased at the show, currently going on in Ft. Worth, TX. Megan and Tanner will be at the Will Rogers Center all day tomorrow, so give them a call on the ranch phone +210 861 4191 and let them know who to see about picking up your new horse.

We are starting a quarantine group next week for a flight to Amsterdam on December 19th ... and we have a few spaces still available in that group. Spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so don't delay! Your new horse can be home for Christmas!

If you have any questions, give me a call at +210 861 0269 or Terry at + 210 244 3404 or drop us a line at

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

News from an old friend

We received this email a few days ago from Monique Stam of Holland. We always will remember Monique and Scout. She had fallen in love with him while attending a riding camp in California. Her parents helped arrange to buy him for her and we had the privilege of taking him to Amsterdam for her. It was such fun for us to see the look on her face when she was reunited with her equine friend at Schiphol Airport back in 2008.

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I’m not sure if you remember me but I’m the girl who took the great pinto Scout to Holland in 2007-2008.

I hope you are doing fine! I just read an message on a Dutch Horse forum that somebody got 2 pinto’s out of Texas and I asked her if she had done that with you. And she did! How great is that!

So I just thought, maybe you like a short update…

I had such a great time with Scout! I never noticed that Scout have done a big trip around the world. He was just to Holland like he always has live here. We had some great years together.

We did a lot of riding in the forest and dressage. We won 3 dressage competitions and one includes a cross country! Everybody loved him and asked where he came from. I always said he came all the way from California to Texas and then to Holland. I always mentioned that you guys did a great job ;)

Unfortunately a year ago he got lame. We went to the vet and the discovered that he had a serious way of bone spavin/arthritis in both of his hind legs. Normally they can give him an injection but his case was so serious that it wouldn’t help. So we put him in the pasture for almost a year and hope with rest and just some walking he could live with it. In May this year it got more serious and when he tried to canter in his pasture (I was running and playing with him) he just stopped and couldn’t move one of his legs. At that moment I knew it was over. We went to the vet and he took x-rays again. The bone spavin/arthritis was more serious that the year before and the vet said it was the worst case of spavin he ever saw. So we took him home and in the weeks after we said goodbye. We took some beautiful pictures with him and in July we put him down. I stayed with him to the end and he was so calm, like he would say, it’s okay.

I still miss him so so much!!! He was sooo special! I think I never get a horse like he was!

I’m now looking for his bloodlines etc. just to get more information about him. I’m even wondering if there are any filly’s of him walking around somewhere…

Well, just want to let you know how this beautiful fairy tail ended. Unfortunately not the way it should but having him here with me the last few years were like a dream come true…

Hope you are doing great !! I attached three pictures of him, the first 2 were made a week before we put him down, the other one I think from 2 years ago.