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Horses fly from Belgium to L.A.

Los Angeles International Airport

The horses, often worth $1 million or more, are shipped in metal containers that resemble horse trailers without wheels. A breed known as warmbloods, the showhorses are bigger than thoroughbreds and can jump over five-foot fences. 

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Longines Los Angeles Masters

Jenny Schildt with horse Farfelu de la Pomme, left, and other horses in a trailer on its arrival at Los Angeles Convention Center. 

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Jenny Schildt, Farfelu de la Pomme

Jenny Schildt with horse Farfelu de la Pomme, left, and other horses in a trailer on its arrival at Los Angeles Convention Center.

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Emma Lovdahl prepares to help transfer horses from crates to the semi-trailer. Experts say that being in close quarters reassures the horses, which are herd animals by nature.

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Longines Los Angeles Masters

Axelle Jeanne is one of the grooms who flew in to help with the horses after their 10-hour flight from Belgium. Here, she greets Davendy S. The horse will take part in Longines Los Angeles Masters.

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