The Dutch Sportinghorse Traders Association (VSN), founded in 1982, has more than 40 selected members. They are all prominent, internationally oriented sportinghorse traders. They are specialized in the purchase, sale and training of sportinghorses at all levels and in every discipline.
The members of the VSN have formed a collaboration in order to serveit (international) clientele optimally, efficiently and reliably. As a result of their cooperation a high number of sportinghorses can be offered for sale, which increases clients’ options.
Many first-rate international sportinghorses have found their way to all parts of the world via VSN members, varying from jumping horses, dressage horses, military horses and four-in-hand horses. Both buyer and seller know where they stand with the VSN contract of sale and general conditions of sale. Any sales dispute with VSN members anyhow, can be settled by arbitration.
The VSN members have expertise and the necessary contacts for all forms of transport to any country, that will take care of all accompanying export documents.
The VSN mediates in matters concerning the sportinghorse trade and the authorities and public industrial organizations such as the Ministry of Agriculture, the Veterinary Board, the Agricultural Board and the Industrial Board for Cattle Trade. It even acts as a pioneer in the field, as with the Identification & Registration of horses (made compulsary under EC directive). VSN also cooperates with the equestrian breeding organizations and the equestrian sports organizations.
And finally, every autumn, the VSN organises a competition in which three-year-old sportinghorse, registered with the NRPS or KWPN may be entered. The VSN Trophy has gained a permanent reputation amongst breeders, traders and other persons from the equestrian sports world as a good opportunity to display their young, talented sportinghorses and to test their capacities.