Ravins Equine Transport (RET), a horse transport company, has been in business since 2004, and is proud to haul for some of the horse world’s finest riders and farms. RET employs experienced horsemen and haulers so that the company’s two trucks and the four and six horse trailers can transport up to ten horses at a time. The trucks and trailers are meticulously maintained to assure that clients receive safe, reliable service.
David Ravins is the founder and owner of RET. He started riding horses at the age of six, and soon began showing and Eventing. At age 13, David started fox hunting, and earned his colors at age 18. In college, he rode bareback broncs and bulls for the Cal Poly San Luis Obisbo rodeo team, ranking respectively top six and top 25 in the nation (1980/81). He has competed in numerous steeplechase and point-to-point competitions.
After college David went to work at Hurricane Hall Stud, a breeding farm in Lexington, Kentucky. Thereafter he joined the Irish National Stud, in County Kildare, Ireland, studying all aspects of horse breeding management. Also in Ireland, he worked at the Kildangan Stud Farm in Count Kildare in the foaling unit, and trained and showed show-jumpers and hunt horses for Tom Roche Garland, owner of the Ballyfinneen Stud in County Clare He competed throughout Europe.
Back in the United States, he became a member of the Director’s Guild of America before returning to the equine world to begin his career in horse hauling.
David has volunteered to evacuate dozens of horses throughout Southern California when barns and residences were threatened by fires. Providing this service for free is David’s way to show his gratitude to the horse world that provides for his livelihood. He currently resides in West Los Angeles, and is a board member of the Sullivan Canyon Preservation Association.