I did some searches but haven’t found much current info. I have some family going to Portugal soon and had the crazy idea that maybe I’d tag along and shop for a Lusitano dressage prospect. Three questions:
Can anyone recommend a good agent over there? Through Google I have found Lusitano World and Lusitano Horse Finder…they both have some pretty pictures and videos but I would love a personal recommendation, though I might be able to find someone more local through family connections.
Any PPE vet recommendations? Seems like a long shot but figured I’d ask.
What are the costs and process of importing from Portugal? I assume the horse has to be shipped elsewhere within Europe first and fly from there. I’m guessing cost for a gelding would be around $10-12k. Does that seem right? I submitted quote requests to Dutta and EquiJet but haven’t heard back yet. This is super last-minute so I’m trying to gather a lot of info as quickly as possible.
I have imported before and do know about the potential risks, including the need for a negative Piro test. Just hoping for some info specific to Portugal. Thanks!