It was an outstanding experience with a very successful outcome and exceeded expectations on many aspects (e.g. pierogi lessons!) My only regret is I didn’t take more time to shop or sightsee : )
Accommodations: Hospitality at the Inn was 10 out of 10 for me — I felt embraced by Anna and her staff from the moment we arrived at the airport, really. This was one of the most special aspects of the trip. The setting was spectacular, the food was perfection and the people were lovely. I hope I can return some day.
Horse Trials: This was outstanding. The venue, the organization, the presentation of horses was well done. I felt that I had ample time to try each horse and every horse was a top candidate for me. I was never pushed, but supported. I was not subject to any slick salesmanship tactics. This was a fantastic experience. I envisioned trying more horses than I did, but other than one gelding every horse I tried was an appropriate horse for my search, so I feel my time was well spent.
Importation: Mr. Hot arrive in good shape and I was able to trust that Anna was watching over him through the process and all export formalities were handled so I didn't have to deal with it.
Post purchase support. Anna and Stacy have been there for me ever since my purchase to answer questions and help me in my progress with Mr. Hot. There is no question that if I ever again find myself in the position of a search, I will work with Anna and Stacy again.
What I liked most about the trip: What i liked most about the trip was Being in Europe ! The quality of horses presented. Anna's warmth and energy. It’s like baking in the sun!
My relationship with Mr. Hot: We’re entering our 4th season together and he’s been exactly the horse I was hoping to find. I am so proud to compete him and to present him at a clinic. Every day, I can’t wait to get to the barn to ride. I don’t feel I could ever have found a horse of this quality and temperament in the US with such correct training foundation. That has made all the difference. Instead of overcoming training issues, we just keep trucking along in our progress slowly but correctly. I love him.