About Us

Yiannis Vassiliou has been with horses since 1983. He competed in National Show Jumping competitions in Greece and was Greek Junior Champion in 1987.

In 1989 he went to England to study Sports Science.

In 1994, he began working with the Hellenic Equestrian Federation for six years. His main duties being organizing shows, course building and responsible for the organization of all the horse transport for International events.

Gradually demand for the transport of racehorses, show jumpers, leisure horses and dressage horses to and from Greece increased as did Yiannis business. The trips abroad doubled and so did Yiannis fleet of lorries.

In 2001 he founded his two companies, Hellenic Equine Services based in Greece and Yiannis International Horse Transport based in Belgium.

In 2003 we transported 1200 racehorses from the old racetrack in Athens to the new venue down in Markopoulo on behalf of the Greek Jockey Club. This project was undertaken over a period of three weeks.

In 2004 the company was in charge of transporting the Olympic and Paralympic horses that arrived by air to Athens for the 2004 Olympics. As well as transporting the horses for the Modern Pentathlon also competing in the Olympics.

We have regular trips to/from United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Spain, Poland, Denmark & Sweden, France, England, Ireland, Greece, Cyprus and other European countries. We are present at all major bloodstock sales in England, Ireland and France.

Many rescue organizations throughout Europe have trusted our service for transporting horses, donkeys and dogs in need of help.