It is with excitement that we send GREEN ACRES APPOLLO to his new home in Arizona today! Thank you Nicole King for listing him with IArabians LLC. We are excited to keep up on his future with his happy new owner! Thank you to his trainer, Katherine Rich-Elzig.
I am excited to announce the sale of this beautiful black straight Egyptian Al Maraam daughter to the Middle East! This lovely mare,, is in foal to Baha AA for 2017. Very excited to see that foal! Best of luck! Sold for Inga Applequist by IArabians LLC.
This beautiful ROL Intencyty filly has a new home! Congratulations to the new owners of DEENA DIAMANTE who is headed to a new show and breeding home in the Middle East. Best of luck!
Considering I do a lot of sales overseas, these buyers can only buy off of what you show them. They cannot fly out to see the horse for themselves to make their buying decision. Here are some recommendations and examples on how to close that International deal.
When it comes to taking an initial sales video, I recommend a video that is edited to music, with a title page and pedigree. Several clips of the horse trotting, stopping, standing and blowing. I also recommend that this be in 60% slow motion. In hand footage is nice, but not required, but a great loose video is what tends to get our overseas buyer’s attention.
Your sale video needs to be within the last 4 months TOPS. If your video is a year old, even if you feel the horse looks exactly the same, a newer video will be needed.
Once myself or whomever agent you’re working with, or maybe you’re working with a buyer directly, is interested off of your initial video, most likely, they will ask for a phone or “raw” video. This needs to be close enough for the buyer to see details of your horse and needs to be without music and preferably with the natural sound left in it. You can do slight edits if you have long bouts of cantering as it’s best not to include a lot of that as they want to see the horse trotting and blowing and playing.
Now, if you can, I also recommend giving your horse a face and ear clip. If you don’t know how, I can recommend someone in your area who can, or if you know an Arabian barn around you, they can probably help you! You cannot expect to get decent money for your horse if you aren’t willing to put in the effort to make your horse look it’s best.. Again, these buyers are buying SOLELY off of the photos and videos that are provided to them.
Here is an example of a GREAT video to send to overseas buyers. This stallion was not in training, but was at his owner’s home. He is in adequate weight and good shape. The owner had him clipped and had someone take a nice video of him. This video did sell this beautiful stallion overseas for good money.
Aside from video, I would highly recommend doing conformation shots. They can be stood up, but don’t have to. I would consider doing photos, as well as some video. The buyer needs to see all four sides, the head and the legs/feet. It would be a good time to take these on the day of the video since your horse will be clipped and ready for presentation. I have these asked for on overseas sales 90% of the time.
Here is another example of an adequate video that is completely unedited.
If you have any questions, please email me at info@iArabians.com.
The success of your sales, domestically and internationally, help drive the Arabian horse market up.. and that’s good for everyone!
Congratulations to the new owner of HK ETHERIA! This gorgeous *El Nabila B daughter is in foal to PS Echo Domani (By Ajman Moniscione). We look forward to you receiving this beautiful mare overseas and having her foal very soon! Thank you to Falah Hussain and Rodrigues Training Center for your assistance in this sale.
I am excited to announce yet another sale to the Middle East (but not quite our final sale of the year!) of the GR Psyches Rey daughter, TREYSURE LR! This lovely mare is in foal to JP Obsession for 2017. We look forward to getting her shipped early in the New Year! Best of luck with this mare and her in-utero foal. Sold by IArabians LLC for Jack Perry.
In association with Jones Training Center, it is with excitement that we announce the sale of the American Saddlebred mare, THUNDER WOMAN, to Sherman Ranch (Jill & Marty Sherman) of Pleasanton, California! Already producing a gorgeous Saddlebred filly, they will now breed “Ellie” to the best Arabian stallions to produce some incredible Half-Arabians. Congratulations on your purchase of a very special mare!
Congratulations to the Scottsdale Equestrian Academy, Inc on their new academy mount, ELECTRICK! “Ricky” will continue his ways with teaching the academy kids in this wonderful program. Looking forward to seeing lots of new riders enjoying this sweet gelding.