Import Services
The beginning of the Fell Pony breed in North America started one pony at a time.
It has taken well over 20 years , largely through the efforts of dedicated breeders,
to establish the breed here as we know it today.

As of the end of 2021 registrations, we have finally seen the Fell Pony surpass 800 animals here on the continent.  Although we may be at a point where the breed can sustain itself genetically without adding new bloodlines, there is still a benefit to breeders willing to make the investment in quality ponies that may suit their herd's diversity and expansion.

Additionally, individual owners, many times those looking for a mature, trained riding pony, can expand their pool of eligible candidates by shopping overseas.  Older, experienced Fells very rarely come on the market here in the U.S., making the search quite difficult.

Dream Hayven has been importing for over 20 years, and over that time, has established a trustworthy network of connections in Europe and the UK.  Importing can be nerve-wracking, confusing and full of anxious moments, but it doesn't have to be! I have nearly a decade of experience offering import services to clients who want a hassle-free experience, as well as the best value possible.

To date, I have completed well over three dozen imports for myself and clients, all successfully! Please contact me via email for inquiries regarding the process, pricing and more!

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Quick FAQ's About Importing
  • Equine importing is accomplished via air flights from Europe, on modified aircraft suitable for freight & human 'cargo'.  Horses are attended throughout the entire process, usually without any distress.
  • There are 3 places in the US equine may land: New York, Miami & Los Angeles
  • All equines, regardless of age or gender, must complete a mandatory USDA quarantine, 3 days in length.
  • Additionally, mares & stallions over 2 years of age are required to complete an additional CEM quarantine, typically lasting 3 weeks for mares, and about 5 weeks for stallions.
  • Costs? Recent average prices (2021):
                Airline ticket, per animal in a standard size box (1/3 stall): $6,500
                USDA Quarantine costs: $3,500, each (JFK)
                CEM Quarantine costs for mares: $2,500, average (East Coast)
                CEM Quarantine costs for stallions: $10,000-$12,000 or more (depends on outcome of testing)
                Ground transport to your farm: ??
  • The above costs are all in addition to the purchase price of the pony you have selected.  Also, prices are greatly affected by currency exchange rates, as there are often costs being paid in Euros, British Pounds, & US dollars.