By Stefaan Ghijs

The passion for racehorses is very engaging. Competitions take place in different countries, so there is a lot of traveling involved. Losing many hours by taking a flight with a traditional airline can sometimes seem to be the only solution. But no! Fly Aeolus tells you more about the common points between a private plane and a top horse.

The Netherlands and Belgium are seen as leading suppliers of top horses for foreign countries. From abroad there is an increasing demand for foals from famous top horses.

Buying a top horse is not easy. It is in the interests of the animal and of yourself to evaluate all aspects linked to the purchase of a horse. One person sees the equestrian sport as a nice hobby, the other purely as an investment.

If you wish to purchase a horse, take expert guidance with you. The expert takes into account your personal wishes and assesses whether the purchase is a good “investment”. These experts are often leading, internationally oriented sport horse dealers. They specialize in the purchase, sale and training of sport horses at all levels and in all disciplines.

It is clear that people spend a lot of money on a good horse. This is apparent, for example, from the fact that American singer Bruce Springsteen came to the Dutch province of Limburg to buy a horse for his daughter. His daughter; the 26-year-old Jessica Springsteen is a jumping rider for Team USA. She has been competing for years in the top of the American jumping. To watch a horse Bruce made a quick stop at Maastricht Aachen Airport with his private jet. After this fast deal he flew straight to Manchester where he had to give a performance that same evening.

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What do top horses and private jets have in common?

The fact remains that top horses are not bred in an urban environment. Often horses are bred in a more rural environment outside the big cities. Since airports often have connections with larger cities it is difficult to quickly travel out and back aiming to visit a horse or stable. This is the reason why more and more people use a private jet or air taxi.

When using a private jet or air taxi you can land closer to your final destination. Hence you do not lose time in traffic jams to a large airport or in the long security and check-in queues at major airports. A private jet awaits the passenger and not the other way around. If the horse sale is closed or the inspection of the breeding is finished, you can immediately leave again.

Heading to Europe’s biggest horse shows by air taxi

We have selected some of the biggest horse shows in Europe that take place every year.

NamePlaceTime period
Baden ClassicsOffenburg, GermanyFebruary
Spoga HorseCologne, GermanyFebruary
Flanders Horse ExpoGhent, BelgiumFebruary
EurohorseGothenburg, SwedenFebruary
Cavaliada KrakowKrakow, PolandFebruary- March
Equitana Open AirEssen, GermanyMarch
Salon du Cheval de la LouvièreLeuven, BelgiumMarch
Horse & RiderHerning, DenmarkMarch
Horses-HevosetTampere, FinlandApril
For HorsePrague, Czech RepublicApril
BEA- ChevalBern, SwitzerlandApril
Royal Windsor Horse ShowWindsor, United KingdomMay
Pferd WelsWels, AustriaMay
EquitaineBordeaux, FranceMay
Helsinki Horse FairHelsinki, FinlandOctober
Equita’LyonLyon, FranceNovember
FieracavalliVerona, ItalyNovember
Cavaliada WarszawaWarsaw, PolandNovember
Salon du Cheval de ParisParis, FranceDecember
The London International Horse ShowLondon, United KingdomDecember

Search now for the air taxi flight that will take you to the horse show that matches your dates and location of choice.

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