Saturday, March 24, 2012

Greetings from Holland

Terry and I are in Amsterdam today, having delivered horses here yesterday and waiting for a flight to Riyadh with another group. Yesterday's flight went very well and the weather is beautiful.

We were delighted to have the opportunity to meet Toni and Bjoern Kurzrock at Schiphol Airport when they came to pick up their new mares. We have talked on the phone so many times, but this was the first time we got to meet one another face-to-face! Thank you, Toni and Bjoern for sharing your horses with us!

Black Wish is on his way to Spain where his new owner, Alvar Vinyars of Kashi Arabians, is waiting for him. Such a nice stallion! I was sad to say goodbye to him, but I know he will have a wonderful life in Spain. Thank you, Alvar, for sharing him with us.

We have had some unexpected delays with the flight to Riyadh, so it looks like we might have a few extra days in Holland!

Last night our friend Leonie Prins joined us for dinner. It was so nice seeing her again and catching up on all the news.

We are starting a new quarantine group next week. Let us know if you have a horse to ship and we will be happy to get to work for you!

Monday, March 12, 2012

A Wonderful Visit to Saudia

Terry and I returned to the ranch last night after a wonderful trip to Saudi Arabia, where we delivered a dozen horses for Ahmed and Saleh. Thank you, gentlemen, for the opportunity to ship your horses for you.

Unfortunately, Ahmed was not feeling well on arrival day, so he did not come to the airport to see his new horses.

The weather in Dammam is perfect at this time of year. However, a big wind storm came along just at offloading time. You can imagine how much fun that was - twelve spirited Arabian horses that are eager to get out of their shipping containers on a crisp and windy morning. Happily, it went well and all horses and humans came through the adventure without any injuries.

After we said goodbye to Ahmed's and Saleh's horses, we took a taxi to Dhahran where we visited with our clients and friends, Saaed and Hamad. It was so nice seeing them both and spending some time catching up with each other's news. Saaed treated us to dinner at a very nice restaurant at the Saudi Aramco Compound in Dhahran and before we knew it, it was time to return to the airport for our flight back to the USA. Thank you, Saaed, for a very nice break in our day.

Tomorrow, three horses go to Amsterdam, accompanied by our friend, Phil Pelch.
Thank you, Naser and Mariska for sharing your horses with us.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Precious minis to the UK today

Tanner and 3 adorable miniature horses are winging their way to Prestwick, Scotland today. Although the departure was slightly delayed, everything went smoothly and they will be arriving in just a little while.

We are currently gathering horses for upcoming quarantine groups and have space available for Luxembourg, Kuwait and Dammam, Saudi Arabia. If you can use any of these spaces, let us know and we will book them for you.