Highly recommended (& I will recommend to everyone, particularly getting a youngster safely delivered). Ilona was brilliant. Let me load Indy (2 yr old that had never travelled) by myself until he was safely up the ramp, then quietly helped get his bum round. No stress, no clicking, or interference. Indy was on in a couple of minutes and Ilona drove away so carefully. Ilona was happy to take hay and water that he was used to too. I got updates throughout the journey from France to UK. Ilona Lang merci!! - Sarah Williams, Haras de La Rose, France
I was very impressed with the standard and preparation of the transport and Hampshire Horse Transports understanding and patience of loading a youngster for the first time. - Diana Scott, Brendon Hill Stud
Said a sad goodbye to this lovely mare today . Molly has gone home to Shropshire to retire. She’s been fabulous and not so fabulous in equal measure ! We’re so lucky to have had her in our lives . The end of an era for Olivia and me but we’ve had a wonderful time together with horses.
Want to thank Ilona Lang at Horse Transport Hampshire for a wonderful service and taking her safely to her new / old home. - Marie Antrobus Curtis
Couldn't recommend highly enough. Last minute booking and it was made quick and easy. I was regularly updated throughout his journey and the best care was taken of my boy! Thank you so much! - Lily Appleton
Ilona came highly recommended and totally lived up to it. Responsive, efficient, quiet and competent, and reiterated by some very knowledgeable people too. A brilliant first journey for a yearling. Thank you Ilona! - Rebecca Dobson
Fantastic service from start to finish.
This was for a yearling who had never travelled before and Ilona was knowledgeable and sensitive to his needs. I was kept updated on his long journey, which was great because I am a worrier.
Thank you for delivering Mr Darcy to me safely - Emma Svrevhic
My mare had only been in a box twice. Lovely safe secure box and she travelled well. Kept updated and photos sent. Highly recommend. - Charlotte Hardy
Great service, very friendly and professional and kept me updated. Would highly reccomend. - Charlotte Kelly
Ilona was great! She quietly let me get on with loading Jasmine and drove steadily so that my horse arrived calmly and unloaded well. This set us up for a great clinic!
The lorry was spotless and roomy and the partition sturdy.
Many thanks team! - Vicky Scott
Excellent service - Would definately use again. - Harriet Hammond
Excellent service provided,
Had to get a horse to hospital late on a Saturday night
Highly reccomend Ilona and her lorry
Thank you Horse Transport Hampshire - Mandy Prowting
Ilona is fantastic. Arrived bang on time, helped me put my bits and bobs on the lorry!! My boy is fairly okay at loading once enticed with feed ( he is only a baby at 4 years old ) and she let me do my thing without getting too involved which I love! He is a sensitive boy. I knew if I needed help I could just direct her and she would be there. He travelled well and wasn’t at all stressy being unloaded at the other end! The lorry was immaculate - exactly how I expected after all this EHV marlarky! Ilona is friendly, knowledgable, fairly priced and was able to sort my Transport with only a few days notice. I would 100% recommend her for a stress free ride! Thank you from both Corky and I ! - Maddy Holder
Superb experience when using Horse Transport Hampshire. Mare and very young small foal were delivered in immaculate condition after a long journey. I was kept informed very regularly and even sent photos of the journey. Would highly reccomend. Many thanks Ilona ! - Anna Cayzar
Excellent service when transporting my 2 Haflingers to the national breed show - I would highly recommend and will be using again, thank you! - Petra Ingram
Thank you for the outing today and your help was really good to be able to take both my horse's thanks again See you soon. - Sarah Cook
Fantastic service and I was kept updated every step of the way, thank you - Sophie Donaldson
Thank you to Ilona who transported my Mare from Hampshire to her new home in Kent last month. Was very accommodating to our dates and made everything so easy! Lovely lorry and our mare travelled so well, can’t recommend enough. Thank you! - Claire Fundrey
We recently purchased a three-year-old and needed a way to get her home safely to Wiltshire. I felt totally confident sending Ilona at Horse Transport Hampshire to go and pick her up. I knew that Ilonas' experience and ultra-safe truck would get her home safely - and all in time for Christmas. - Kelly McCarthy-Maine
Can highly recommend Horse Transport Hampshire. Knowledgeable horse owner/rider and experienced transporter. - Mandy Blonde James
Ilona was lovely and professional. She moved a little pony for me, who despite being nervous travelled well. Would definitely recommend. - Jade Cox
Really recommend. Moved two of my ponys today and one decided to get their foot stuck in the haynet and be a bit of a pain traveling but Ilona was very calm and helpful! And best of all very fairly priced and very professional! Thanks again. - Jodie Wilkinson
Why have I never done this before! Daughter loads him at one end I receive him at the other, totally stress free and Ilona is wonderful, thank you so much. - Jemma Smith
Great communication, made my yard move easy! Highly recommend. - Helen Riley
Ilona took me and my green horse to our first BE event today and she was so excellent and patient even when he was quite “quirky” in the box. She was also really helpful as a groom during the event. 100% recommend her. - Tabby Cook
Excellent, friendly, caring and careful service! Thank you so much for bringing Tia to her new home this morning Ilona and at short notice! - Sam Cope
Fantastic service moving my ponies today, really took care of them while on the road. Would always use again. - Claire Snooke
Lovely lady... excellent service and great value for £. Prompt and reliable ! In safe hands x - Theresa Mulberry
Precious cargo this week indeed! Thank you for your thoughtfulness in giving Flo a comfortable, safe and stress free journey . - Kelly McCarthy-Maine
We were one of the first horse transporters to get operating straight after Brexit in 2021, after the rules and regulations proved to be difficult for many to work out. We had a lorry back on the road in Europe by the end of January 2021. Although we are a small company, since Brexit we have successfully transported over 100 horses between the UK and Europe to date.
We have an excellent system for getting both registered and unregistered horses processed quickly and efficiently through the French Border Control vet and customs checks at both Calais and Caen. Elsewhere there have been incidents of horses being kept waiting for clearance for as long as 8 to 10 hours. With us in 2021, thanks to our small private loads and carefullness, none of our horses ever had to wait more than 3 hours for clearance; and by the end of 2022 we had horses cleared to leave in under 45 minutes.
We are one of the minority of horse transporters that has never had a horse turned back to the UK after entering France. This happens because there are mistakes on the paperwork. Our agents check through the vet and customs papers very carefully before the horse even leaves the UK, so that any mistakes can be quickly rectified before the horse arrives in France.
We have our own stabling and grazing available in a small private yard which is just 35 minutes from Portsmouth International Port; this is a good resting point for the horses travelling via the Portsmouth - Caen ferry crossing. We have an excellent export vet available to do the export health papers, who is very efficient.
Alternatively; we have stabling available in Dover and Newmarket, with professional export vets on hand to do the export health papers.
We operate private loads only, to and from the EU ; this allows us to ensure that all the customs and vet paperwork is 100 % correct before the horse even leaves, and allows each horse to travel from their home, direct to their destination.
A small number of horses also ensures that we have the time to really look after each horse,and to ensure that each horse is delivered in the best possible condition. We keep their owners updated throughout their journey, by sending regular photos and videos via mobile phone.
We can transport just 1 horse in our small horsebox; or up to 7 horses in our large horsebox.
We do not provide large group horse transport with a mix of clients - this would cause multiple detours and delays for the horse, and put each horse at risk from catching infections or diseases, and exhaustion.
Please bear in mind that when asking for a quote ; that we do private loads only, so the costs will be very different from those offering large group transport.
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