Liege Airport. Flying Horses Don't Come Cheap. December 2014. A documentary of the LA Masters Grand Slam, the third leg of the world's most prestigious show-jumping competition. Many of the 51 competing European horses travel by trailer to Liege, a preferred hub because of its central location and specialization in equine transport. The horses’ custom-designed stalls are loaded onto pallets and moved into the main deck of the aircraft by hydraulic lift--about a three-hour process before the flight begins the 5,700-mile trip to LAX. "The most difficult part of the transport is the loading and off-loading," says Filip Vande Cappelle, whose company handles travel logistics. "The containers make noise and there's no suspension, so if they're not used to it, horses might get scared."