Buying and Selling

Marcel van der Burgh FEI warmblood sales in Florida Located in South Florida, the winter equestrian capitol of the United States, Marcel van der Burgh has access to a pool of eager buyers and talented sale horses that few trainers or brokers can match. But his contacts are not limited to Wellington, Florida, his roots in Europe make him a well a respected buyer/exporter of prospects and finished sport horses alike. Marcel is experienced in helping clients through the difficult process of finding and buying a sport horse or arranging the sale of a horse.


Marcel is the go-to person for many top trainers that are looking for just that perfect mount for themselves or their clients. From top dollar international level horses to more modestly priced amateur horses there is always an option that Marcel can offer in your budget and at your level for dressage, hunters or jumpers. His reputation for honest plain speaking about a horses positives as well as negatives have earned him level of respect few people in the often murky horse world can boast. Marcel prides himself on helping to match riders to horses that will excel together for years to come. His longevity in the equestrian business is partly because of an amazing ability to tell which type of horse complements which type of rider. It is not uncommon for riders in all disciplines to seek out Marcel’s opinion before buying a new horse here or on overseas buying trips. His uncanny talent makes him an asset not only for a buyer but also for a seller wanting a new home for their horse.

Florida Buying Trips

In winter season the horse world comes to Florida: dressage, hunters and jumpers. If you dream of coming to Wellington, Florida to find your next horse Marcel is happy to help, his extensive network can be put to work for you. Season is busy so call ahead to coordinate your trip in advance and so you can speak to Marcel about the exact specifications for your shopping trip.


When it’s time to sell it can be bitter sweet, and trusting a trainer to help your horse find a new home is stressful. Marcel always present his sale horses in the best light: happy, healthy and well-kept. The time Marcel takes getting to know his sale horses ensures that they are sold to the right buyer and have successful futures in the show ring and beyond. He will market your horse on your behalf, supervise the horse’s daily training and show the horse to potential customers. Managing the sale process from beginning to end including transportation arrangements and vet checks.

Selling Difficult Horses

Selling problem horses is a specialty of Marcel’s. His classical dressage training helps him work on a horse’s issues, increasing its value, while his reputation as a source of quality horses helps market the rapidly improving horse. It is the combination of sales and training that makes Marcel unique. Where many agents fail to successfully sell problem horses Marcel has a track record of results.

Lease – When you Aren’t Ready to Buy

Marcel often has lease horse available, they range from young to FEI schoolmasters.  Many of these horses can be leased on or off site and offer an opportunity for a rider that is not ready to commit to purchasing a horse of their own yet. Availability of these horses changes often so contact Marcel to see if he may have your prefect horse for right now.

Current Sale Horses

View the current listing of horses for sale at Empire Marcel