Wednesday, November 28, 2012

This Week's Flight

Megan Moos, our manager, had her first opportunity to fly horses to Amsterdam this week.  She  reported today that everything went very smoothly for horses and humans alike.

Thank you Sonja, Pene, Claudia, Dan and TeAh for sharing your horses with us.  It was a pleasure working with each of you and your horses.

Next week we are off to Dammam, Saudi Arabia and then back to Amsterdam in mid-December.

We currently have space available for one horse to complete a shipment to Kuwait, so let us know if you have one ready to go.  We are also gathering horses for upcoming shipments to Amsterdam, Luxembourg, Qatar and Dammam. 

Remember that we have a best price guarantee.  If you get a lower bid from another shipping company, we will match the bid, item for item.  Our promise to all our clients is to provide the best possible service for the lowest possible price.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

United Kingdom, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, France ... and on to Qatar!

We have had another busy week at EZ 2 Spot Ranch.  The weather is perfect and it is a great time for flying! 

We had the pleasure of sending seven horses to Amsterdam ... and then on to their respective homes in the UK, Spain, Belgium and France on a KLM flight this week.  Thank you Lisa, Marije, Veronica, Hannah and Eliane for sharing your horses with us.  Thank you, also, to David and Katrin for flying for us and taking such good care of the horses along the way.

Another flight this week was to Doha, Qatar.  Thank you Haytham, Saud and Hamad for sharing your horses with us.  And thank you to our groom, Henry, for accompanying the horses to Doha and making sure that they were safe and well. 

Thanksgiving is coming up this week and we will share this very special American holiday with Quinten Wiersma, the young man from Holland who has been helping out at the ranch for the past three months.  The day afer Thanksgiving, it is time for Quinten to go home.  It has been such a joy having him with us.  The time has gone by so quickly!

And speaking of "Thanksgiving", we want to take this opportunity to say "Thank you" to all our clients and friends around the world.  You are all very greatly appreciated!

Next week we will fly horses to Amsterdam and  Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

And we are gathering horses now for our next shipments to the EU and Saudia.  Spaces are available in both groups, so contact us if you have a horse ready to fly.  Spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Happy Thanksgiving to All!
Dianne & Terry

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Nurturing the Next Generation

Terry and I had a great opportunity yesterday to share some of our experiences with a group of up and coming new equine professionals.  Dr. Clay Cavinder, professor at Texas A & M University is teaching a class on equine marketing, with an emphasis on international trade.  He invited us for the second semester in a row to talk with his students.  So we made the lovely drive to College Station, Texas and enjoyed spending some time with these bright young equine professionals.  It gave us such a good feeling to see the enthusiasm in their faces and answer their questions about our work. 

Some of the students in this class also took a field trip to Houston last week where they could observe an actual shipment in progress.  They saw us preparing the shipping containers and loading the horses.  They also had the opportunity to speak with Guillermo of the Texas Department of Agriculture who told them some of the history of the TDA Airport facility.  Dr. Soroko of the USDA was also available for some questions.

Thank you, Clay, for inviting us to speak with your students.  And students, thank you for your attention and interest.  Best of luck in your future endeavors.