Are you thinking about buying a Belgian Draught horse? The info at this website will give you a headstart! If you have more questions, don't know where to start, want to visit some breeders,... don't hesitate to contact us!
At online marketplaces, general websites, traders,... lots of drafthorses are for sale. We can only advice to find someone trustworthy to trade with, especially when you're not in the possibility to come to Belgium yourself to look for a horse.
Tip : Before buying: ask (or search at the studfarm website) for pictures of horses related to the horse (mother, sisters, offspring,...) and try to get a complete image of the horse. At our website a lot of show results can be found, if show quality is important to you.
At this website our members have the possibility to add their horses which are for sale. Click here to view the current classifieds.
Prices go with the market. In general, in the Belgian Drafthorse breed :
Before export the horse needs an official and complete passport and a microchip. If the horse is registered in the stud-book it receives an official passport from this organisation.
For export to foreign countries, it's always obliged to have official export documents from the Belgian governmental services. These need to be requested shortly before the export and are only valid for a few days. The cost for these arrangements are mostly charged extra to the buyer.
The rules for export/import are different in all countries. It's possible you need extra paperwork from your governmental services as well before the transport (and import) of the horse to your country is possible.
Depending on the country of destination it might be necessary that the horse goes in quarantine before the export.
If you're far away from Belgium, a transport by air might be the only way. Transport by air is expensive... a few tips:
In the future we are thinking about organising guided tours and/or courses for foreign breeders/amateurs of the Brabant Draft Horse. Click here for more info.