Experience and Kris Killam places 4th in Ocala in a field of 40+ horses.
Cannot recommend Helene and her business Top Horses LLC enough. We have had some back luck with horses in the past so I was adamant about getting a young one for long term that was easy enough for an amateur to bring along with a "dumblood" mentality AND a clean clean vetting. Basically a non-existent unicorn unless you had six figures. Before we had gotten to the horse Helene found us, we had already vetted horses stateside, in Canada, and abroad in Europe and nothing had worked out. We had exhausted all of our contacts and brokers and it wasn't looking promising. After six months of searching and coming into winter I was honestly hopeless, never believing I would be able to find something for the budget, especially figuring in vetting and import for those outside of the country. It took one Facebook message to change all of that. I figured Helene's horses would all be way out of the budget so I never contacted her before but that was clearly a mistake. She responded right away and immediately sent me a couple of options that all were reasonably priced and top quality. But like I said, I was super picky. So after telling her what I liked most about the few she sent she came back a few days later with what would become my horse. From age, to movement and type, breed, size, and vetting, the horse checked off every box AND we rang in under our max budget including vetting and import. Helene was there for all of my pre-flight anxieties when my horse was coming in and there to answer my plethora of questions from his breed registry to what to give him after a lot of traveling. Additionally she sent out a wonderfully thoughtful care package with great quality products that really work! And even after the sale she's been extremely helpful and wants to know how we are progressing, again answering all of my queries. Honestly I was about ready to give up until we found Helene who found us a horse and got him home to us in under 3 weeks from our first contact. The process itself couldn't have been easier and she will always be where I go for future imports, even though I'm hoping for a very long and exciting partnership with my new boy! We've had him just under a month now but each ride is a treat and he's the young green horse you could trust an amateur on with a great head on his shoulders. Cannot beat a good brain (or a thick tail and lovely forelock). Thank you Helene, you truly found my elusive unicorn!