The history of European Horse Services begins with the ambition of one man, Filip Vande Cappelle. After working many years as a leading figure in the transportation industry, he wanted to widen his horizon by combining his years of experience in transport with his childhood love for horses. That is how in 1991 European Horse Services came to be. Even though initially EHS was working from small-scale basis, it has nowadays grown into a specialized logistics company. With a team of experts who have been loyal to the same principles and values that can be traced back to EHS’ foundations, we are able to say:
“Shipping is not only our business, it is our passion.”
European Horse Services France was born in 2022 as a collaboration between two horse enthusiasts – Filip Vande Cappelle and Anna Gance-Kubik.
30 years after having founded EHS in Belgium, Filip Vande Cappelle crosses his paths with Anna Gance-Kubik, who just like him has been immersed in the equine world ever since her childhood and who after 10 years of professional experience in the field of international horse transportation wishes to open her own company that will be innovative, reactive and offering to its clients the highest level of service.
They know straight away that it's a perfect match between two professionals that share the same values and same vision - work with passion to guarantee the highest security and confort for the horses during their journey.
European Horse Services (EHS) is your reliable partner for shipping horses worldwide.
We offer full stable-to-stable services and guide you trough all the import and export procedures.
Safety and welfare of your horse is our #1 priority.
Our facility offers 106 boxes for horses in isolation or quarantine, with all modern specification and turnout possibilities. The equestrian center is officially approved of by the Ministry of Agriculture for import and export quarantaine.
106 stables in 13 units
Solarium and washing facilities
5 outdoor paddocks
6 ha grazing area
2 horse walkers
In-house veterinarian and farrier
- Specially designed partitions that can be adjusted to the different types of horses
- Safe and easily accessible front-and-back loading ramps with lowered entrance
- Satellite navigation system
- Onboard computers for efficient communication
- Regulation of the temperature directly from the driver's cabin
- Video monitoring of the horses through the screens located in the driver's cabin
- Fresh water and hay supply on board
- Air conditioning / heating for enhanced comfort of the horses
- Rubber and shock-absorbing floors
- Drivers with years of experience in horse transportation
When transporting your horses by air & road, our absolute priority is the horse's safety and wellbeing. We work only with the best and most reliable airlines so that we can transport your horse from one continent to another in the safest manner possible.
If your horse is traveling for the first time or if he is less comfortable with flying, we recommend to ship him in a double stall (equivalent of the "buisness class"). In this case two horses are put in one airstall side by side.
If your horse is comfortable with flying, then he can easily travel in a triple stall (equivalent of the "economy class"). This is also the most economic solution for you, since there are three horses travelling together in one airstall.
During the flight, the horses are well taken care of and checked regularly by the attending grooms. They make sure there is plenty of water and hay available for our precious passengers. And should any problem appear, they have planty of experience and knowledge to intervene in the right manner.
Our professional flying grooms have years of experience in working with horses and transporting them. That is why we send our own EHS-groom with every shipment of horses so that they can keep an eye on your horse during the flight and ensure his safety.
For shows, events or in case of the transportation of a large number of horses, we can arrange a charter for you. European Horse Services will arrange everything for you, from the transport to the airport, to the required documents for the flight. We work together with the most reliable, first class airlines to guarantee the best and cheapest solution for you. That is why every year, European Horse Services is being chosen as a partner in big sport events (such as the Grand Slam Masters, World Cup Las Vegas) and by diffrent national horse federations.