We did not forget our experience with Miriam back in 2012. Her knowledge of the Iberian horse was impressive, she was super efficient at communicating, as was her determination to get that perfect match. This was alongside all the support she gave us, ensuring that, when we had made our choice, the process of importing Orgulloso really was very straightforward. BUT all of these things were overshadowed by the most important quality that a client wants a ‘horse finder’ to have which is honesty. And where honesty is found, trust follows.
So for a second purchase a decade later, even though there is now a plethora of ‘horse finders’ on the internet it had to be Miriam who was going to make this happen for us. That trust that was instilled in us in 2012 allowed us to acquire 4 year old Niquel without visiting him in Spain. We looked at the numerous video updates Miriam sent us, and when she said he was a good horse, we believed her. When he arrived at our stables in Wiltshire, UK, less than 24 hours had passed and we could see that he was in fact the perfect horse. Superb temperament in the stall and under saddle, as well as being a promising future prospect for competition success. He arrived in July, was gelded in August. Time off in the paddock and brought slowly back into work. British Dressage Lusitano Preliminary Champion by the end of November.
If you are looking for an Iberian horse Miriam is the one to reach out to. It is a mistake not to make this the first thing on your to do list when you are ready to
If you are looking for a Spanish import, Miriam is your go-to! Her experience, knowledge and wisdom are invaluable when making such a special decision. I have just purchased my second horse through Miriam and her attention to detail and ongoing communication are wonderful.
She makes what seems like an onerous process, straightforward and efficient, carefully guiding you through all the details. Miriam has helped me to find some incredible dressage partners and we have continued to stay in contact over the years. Many thanks again Miriam, Biberon (and Yunque) are doing really well and I look forward to keeping you posted on our progress!!
Miriam Frenk is one of the most professional, caring equestrians I have ever had the honour to work with. I am originally from Manchester in the UK and have worked and lived out in the Middle East for over 30 years, in the healthcare profession.
Having ridden since I was 12 years old, and owned many horses, as an adult expat, I took a huge risk “horse shopping” on the internet. I literally ‘happened upon’ Miriam’s website among many, many others out there on the (scary) WWW, and sent a few enquiries out to many random “horse finder / export specialists.”
Miriam responded to my enquiry, where I had let her know what (I thought!) I was looking to buy. Her 24/7 communication and dedication to making sure I find exactly what I am looking for was truly exemplary.
She soon worked out via perfect real-time communication that what ‘I thought’ I wanted to buy (although certainly the much more expensive option!) was not necessarily what would suit me nor the horse! I have never, ever been treated to such careful guidance – she genuinely cares that the horse and rider are perfectly suited for each other – with no ‘hidden agenda.’
A long story short, when she meticulously attended to every minutia of detail; ranging far above the pre-vet checks, videos upon videos from her visits to the horse she thought ‘best suited’ my needs, recommended custom-made saddle from the local saddler (which is the most amazing saddle I have ever seen), the insurance, the road travel, the airline, the export / import procedures… the list was endless but painless. She managed to get the most divine 6-year-old, chestnut PRE stallion from Spain through France to Belgium. Quarantined, onto the flight into Bahrain… and he arrived to me in excellent healthy condition in May 2022.
There is absolutely no way on earth I could have personally managed to navigate through the whole process; from selection to safe delivery, if it was not for Miriam Frenk.
I am absolutely overjoyed with the services, suggestions, and navigation from A-Z and stand to testify that she is arguably the best “horse finder” you will ever be privileged to work with…. Not to mention that my stallion is, dare I say, “The Envy of Bahrain.” May he have a long, happy and healthy life here in his new stables.
I could go on and on and on…. But will finish by stating that if anyone has any doubt at all about Miriam’s trust, recommendation, honesty, sharp eye, wit, sense of humour and candor – and most of all, CARE about horses – I am happy to be contacted (via Miriam).
Miriam – thank you – from the very bottom of my heart.
The level of expertise and professionalism offered by Miriam Frenk in orchestrating the many moving parts of this process, is simply unparalleled. She represents honestly and accurately, communicates quickly and clearly, and thoroughly prepares her clients by outlining every detail of the purchasing and export/import process in advance.
Simply put, this woman is a dynamo and I consider myself lucky to have benefited from her many years of equine experience. I now have a stunning, healthy and highly educated PRE companion in my barn, and Miriam to thank. Not only would I not hesitate to recommend her, I would insist on her!
I want to thank you for everything you’ve done to me you are very professional and reliable. buying a horse online is very difficult but you made it easy for me…you have been very patient and reliable advisory all the way.
Not only you helped me find the horse of my dreams but also you followed up with transport procedure and made sure I receive the horse sound and safe.
you are the best, I wish you all the success and advise every one to buy from you because you are %100 real in all aspects.
Best move I’ve ever made !!!!! Through Miriam Frenk and her honest guidance and expertise, I finally found the horse that was meant for me. His name is Ritmico and he is everything Miriam said he was. Even when I doubted her, she continually encouraged me about this horse. Ritmico is kind and endearing, interactive, talented, and handsome !!!! He has made my life horse happy again !!! ❤️. Big thanks to you Miriam !!!!
Trying to find a Spanish Horse here in the US proved very disappointing and expensive, so as I started looking into importing my own, as a “backyard” horse owner it was overwhelming. I found Miriam from her website and we started communicating about six months ago. Now I have a beautiful PRE with a wonderful temperament who has settled into my little backyard herd quite nicely. He is extremely well mannered, very friendly and easy for me.
In a world (at least in the US) where customer service no longer exists, it was quite refreshing to work with Miriam. It’s as though you are the only client she is working with. Only an email or phone call away, she was always available to guide me through this process. Amie was a great help, also a client of Miriam’s, so I didn’t feel alone doing this by myself. We had some challenges along the way and I couldn’t believe how Miriam can get things done in spite of some difficult circumstances, with professionalism and excellent communication. The quality of horses she has access to, the people and veterinarians she works with and the quality of service she provides is like nothing I have ever experienced! You will not be disappointed if you decide to go through this journey and will end up with something very unique and beautiful!
Feel free to use me as a reference,
Amazingly, you were found my horse within a day or two, sent great pictures and videos, and arranged for vetting, X-rays and piroplasmosis test in advance because I did not want to waste a trip if the horse wasn’t qualified. All fees were reasonable, and the vet you recommended even spoke perfect English, having worked at a very famous clinic in Lexington, Kentucky. William SS was exactly what I had asked for, so much so that l declined to look at any of the other horses you had lined up. Even my pro agreed it was not necessary since we had found just the right one! Your patience and understanding in answering my many questions during and after the import process was remarkable. I now have the perfect horse, now settled in Wellington, because I had the perfect agent! Thank you so much for all your hard work; you have made a friend for life, sincerely.
With warmest regards,
Words cannot even describe the many emotions i have. First, as you know, being a professional horse person, i had major trust issues. The whole thing, finding, you going to visit, videos, pictures, arranging vetting, arranging all the transport issues. YOU AND YOUR TEAM ARE AMAZING! This 6 month journey has been one of anxiety, and excitement. You have encouraged me to trust you, and i did, and i am so thankful we met. You found the perfect horse for me, he is “real”, and he is here, safe and sound.
Of course, i would be a reference for you and your company, till the end of time! I will stay in touch and keep you aware of our progress. Again, Miriam, you did all the right things, you made me feel comfortable, and we will be forever friends. Please, if you come to the States, come stay here in the Adirondacks of New York!
Best Ever Regards,
He travels in the horse trailer with Ali with no fuss and they get on very well together. It has been very useful to have Ali show him around and give him confidence when we go to different places on the island.
Last weekend we did our first dressage show and he behaved so nicely and went very well, I could hardly believe he had only been here a month. We won both classes we did and got 68 % in both tests. He was behaving as though he was born to do it. I was very proud of him and the judge was very complementary. My friends all agreed that I am
extremely fortunate to have found such a lovely horse. I tell them all who found him for me!
What a day! Azul has arrived!! Poor horses and drivers got held up in Calais because of this weather. But arrived safe and sound and he immediately made himself at home.
He is very settled, but a tired boy who needs to catch up on some sleep.
Everyone thinks I’m mad to buy a horse without seeing them but I believe I first contacted you about 8 or 9 years ago so thank you for bearing with me but when I see the right horse I tend to know. Not one person doubted me when he walked off the lorry.
I must admit you have been a pleasure to communicate with and nothing has been too much trouble.
Your reputation in the Spanish horse world is very well deserved.
I will update you once he is started back to work, think he is due a mini break to acclimatize
Thank you again, you have made a dream come true
Я хочу искренне поблагодарить Вас за помощь, благодаря которой я купил коня своей мечты Consentido!
Ваш профессионализм, искренность и доброжелательность трудно переоценить – Вы одна из лучших в своем деле!
Несмотря на то, что у меня не очень хороший английский и полностью отсутствовал опыт покупки лошади в Европе –
Вы организовали все просто великолепно! Огромная работа проведенная Вами до моего визита по подбору коней,
соответствующих моим запросам, видео, рентгены, резервирование коня до моего визита – все быстро и четко.
Я провел с Вами два великолепных дня в прекрасной стране, приобрел лошадь своей мечты, увидел много интересного
и нового. Благодаря Вам мне не пришлось ни о чем беспокоится, начиная от встречи в аэропорту и заканчивая отправкой
лошади в Россию. Благодаря Вам я познакомился с достойными людьми – настоящими профессионалами своего дела,
людьми, которые как и Вы, реально делают для нас возможность обладать лучшими лошадьми в мире!
Огромное спасибо за Ваш профессионализм и искренность.
I just wanted to thank you again for all your efforts getting me the best horse there is 🙂
I cannot tell you enough how pleased I am with Floro, what a magnificent horse he is, and how happy I am that I contacted you to get him.
Merry Christmas and a hope for a prosperous 2014. I wanted to give you an update on Dominante. He arrived in Austin Texas on August 8th and has acclimated very well. He is in training with Barbie and I ride him four days a week. I am planning to show him at Prix St. George in Houston the weekend of January 18th. Dominante is absolutely the most athletic horse I have ever ridden. It is hard to believe he is only 7 years old. I have really bonded with him and he waits for my truck every evening at the barn. Miriam, my experience with you could not have been better. You found quality horses for me to ride. The travel arrangements made the trip very efficient for Barbie and me given our tight travel schedule. I very much appreciate that you wanted me to have 3 horses as top picks. This ensured after vetting I would have a horse to import into the United States and not be in a situation where I would have to travel back to Spain. The arrangements for import and travel to Texas went well. You know as banker for 20 plus years, I wanted to eliminate all risk related this sale and receipt of the horse. You accomplished this for me. I am available as a reference should have prospective clients considering a PRE purchase and/or a trip to Spain. I will send you show pictures from the Houston show. Please keep in touch.
I first came into contact with Miriam approximately 5-6 years ago when I was looking to purchase some PRE horses and Miriam conducted herself with the utmost professionalism and integrity.
During the past 5 years or so, I have had many experiences with a number of Spanish horse agents, some good and some bad.
The person I have ALWAYS returned to, sometimes only for advice and assistance (with other people’s problems!) is Miriam Frenk. Her knowledge and experience know no bounds.
It is interesting that Miriam is the only Spanish horse agent who is granted membership of the BAPSH (British Association for the Purebred Spanish Horse) and subsequently allowed to advertise in the Association’s magazines etc. This, I personally feel, speaks volumes about the high regard in which she is held by the British Association.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Miriam’s services to anyone wishing to purchase a Spanish horse. She is totally trustworthy, honest and professional and I would be more than prepared to confirm this personally should it be required.Yours faithfully
I have been assisted in the past 2 years by Miriam Frenk in the acquisition of PRE horses from Spain. I have found her to be of the utmost sincerity and to display a degree of ethical behavior the likes of which are wonting for the most part not only in the horse business but in business in general.
Miriam assisted me initially in my acquisition of my breeding stallion by providing a myriad of different stallion options and giving me her educated opinion. She helped me, a relatively new PRE breeder, by providing video via the internet so I could find some stallions I wanted to view on my trip.
After deciding which stallion I wanted to purchase Miriam facilitated and coordinated all aspects of the transfer, from paperwork for the Cria Caballar to arranging insurance and finally transportation.
After my initial interaction with Miriam and subsequent purchase of my breeding stallion, I felt so comfortable with her that I have purchased a number of mares with nothing other than small video and her recommendation.
It is my opinion that one ought to go into any large capital investment with their eyes open (I am in the investment business). Having said that I feel strongly that Miriam not only opened doors for me (an American) with her contacts but lent credence to my offers. Also she validated or refined my search criteriae, that allowed me to find my dream horse.
I highly recommend her. I cannot say enough about her skills and ethics. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the market or just “talk horses” Feel free to call me at anytime.
How are you? I finally met Snoopy today. His character is exactly as you described, very calm and very cute! I haven’t had a chance to ride him yet. We have bonded the minute we met, at the paddock he followed me around. He was admired by many people. I want to say thank you for your help finding me ‘the horse’. I will highly recommend you to anyone who looks for spanish horse. Thank you again, Snoopy says hi from the tropic!
It’s hard to believe that we initially connected about a year ago, how time flies! I hope you and your families are well.
Yunque is doing superbly, I just love working with him – he is such a quick learner and is incredibly talented. We participated in our second clinic this past weekend, I have attached a short clip of us working on the walk-canter depart – I hope you are able to view it.
Urdi is doing well also. I’ll let Emma provide an update on his progress. I hope to get a picture of the 4 of us soon (maybe in some snow if we ever get any this year…)
Wishing you both a happy and healthy holiday season and prosperous New Year!
Ich wollte mich nochmals bei Dir für DIAMANTE von Ovelar bedanken, er ist in den Wochen die er in Österreich ist ein Prachtpferd geworden! Er wird nächstes Jahr im August seine erste Show laufen im Juni werden Pressefotos von Frau Slawik gemacht – wir werden Dir auf jedenfall die Fotos von Diamante zukommen lassen – Du wirst ihn nicht mehr erkennen :)! Vielen Dank für Deine damals kurzfristige Unterstützung!
Mit lieben Grüßen aus dem sehr kalten Österreich!
Nico arrived yesterday and we have welcome party for him. He is gorgeous and much nicer than on pics and videos. I am in love with him. He was very relaxed ,he laying very calm , and accept us and environment perfectly. Also food !
Equipment is also very good so I want to thank you and tell you that you are profesionalist. Pls we can start to seek same horse for Baku my partner.
I will keep you informed about him and send you more better pics !
Kindness rgds !
Thanks for mail. I was also notified by the transport firm. I´m looking so much forward to have him home!!! It has been a very pleasant experience to buy this horse trough you. I´ve felt very well treated, your level of information is high and everything has contributed to the impression of professional and skilled handling. I´ll gladly give you my best recommendations to anyone searching for a Spanish horse. I´ll call you next time I´m out to buy a horse J!!