Performance and pleasure horse flight transportation through the Calgary International Airport were pioneered and developed by Bob Thompson. In 2008, When Mr. Thompson was retiring, a new ownership group purchased the company and re-launched as Overseas Horse Services, which is now the premiere horse transportation company in Canada.
OHS’ operations manager, Kimberly Hoover, has a lifetime of experience in horse riding, jumping, handling and stable management. She is very passionate about horses and their well being. Prior to working for OHS, Kim was a professional show jumper and she groomed, managed and rode horses for Olympic riders including: Johnathan Asselin and Stone ridge. She is well versed in polo, hunter riding and cross-country horse riding. Kim’s main goal is client service and ensuring that our high standards of service are met at all times. To do so, she regularly flies with the horses and makes sure that they arrive safe and sound.
Our Stable Manager, Ron Boisvert, is a 25-year veteran of the Calgary Police force. He and his wife, Marg (also a police veteran), own a farm in Cochrane where they have kept and ridden horses their entire lives. After retiring from the police force, Ron and Marg chose to expand their business and they have been running the OHS (and previously for Overseas Horse Transport) quarantine stables at their farm for over 10 years. During this time, they have transformed their stables into a highly efficient quarantine facility with indoor and outdoor stables. With Ron, clients receive dedicated and experienced care.
Martha Worts, OHS’ Toronto Operations Coordinator, has been involved with horses for as long as she can remember. In 2010 she decided to take a serious step in the direction of her passion and moved to the GTA to pursue an education, and hopefully a career, in the horse business. She quickly found herself right at home as she learned about stewarding horse shows, ground transportation, and various other facets of the horse business. Martha is now the Co-Owner at Equine Business Solutions in Uxbridge whose team manages the office administration for various businesses of the equine variety and coordinates the Trillium Hunter Jumper Association’s annual Championship Show. Martha is also an Equine Canada Steward.