About Vantage Trailer Sales

Having owned an equestrian centre for many years, we understand from personal experience that choosing the right trailer can be a daunting task. It is challenging to balance what you want and need with what you can afford.

Finding a company that you can trust and that makes you feel valued doesn't always seem possible. This is exactly the reason why Vantage Trailer Sales came into existence.

Since that difficult search for our first living quarters trailer many years ago, we've helped over 3,000 customers find a trailer that suits their needs. You too can experience the peace of mind that comes from driving away with the confidence you have made the right choice!

Meet the Vantage Team

We are committed to providing you the same level of service before, during, and after the purchase. You deserve to make the right decision to buy the right trailer for you.

Els Van Hierden

Owner | Vantage Trailer Sales

Els’ expertise in the trailer industry comes from over thirty years’ experience as an Animal Health Technologist, Certified Equine Body Worker, and operating a multi-discipline equestrian facility.

It is this experience, combined with care and concern for the customer, that makes her passionate to serve you for the long haul. In her spare time, Els enjoys riding, reading, and, on occasion, traveling to distant places.

Ed Van Hierden

General Manager | Vantage Trailer Sales

As the General Manager at Vantage Trailer Sales, Ed puts his lifetime of entrepreneurial and management experience to work. He ensures that every company interaction embodies Vantage’s three core values: service, honesty, and excellence, and believes that Vantage should be a place where employees thrive and customers are valued.

He has a deep commitment to serving the customer through a streamlined buying process. On the weekends, Ed can be found maintaining the Vantage property, or, in the winter, reading business books by the fire with a glass of wine.

Julian Van Hierden

Finance Manager | Vantage Trailer Sales

As the financial service manager, Julian enjoys helping customers attain the most affordable finance solutions to suit their budget.

Eight years of working in the various areas of Vantage Trailer Sales has helped him understand all aspects of trailer sales. He is passionate about providing customers with an enjoyable purchase experience.

Julian and his lovely wife, Aleisha, spend their free time in the mountains in the summer, hunting in the fall, and snowboarding, and ski-doing in the winter.

Dutchie Ahlbeck

Sales Representative | Vantage Trailer Sales

Dutchie is not only passionate about selling products that he loves but also about connecting and developing long-lasting relationships with his clients.

With forty years of experience in the ranching industry and more than thirty years in trailer sales, Dutchie truly believes that the customer comes first.

As Vantage Trailers Lethbridge’s sales representative, he recognizes that customers expect honesty and loyalty in the buying process. Whatever trailer you need, Dutchie is the right person to help you. If you can’t reach him on his cellphone, he’s either gone fishing or flying!

Matt Rasmussen

Lethbridge Service Manager | Vantage Trailer Sales

Matt is driven to constantly provide quality service and superior customer support to every client who passes into the Vantage Shop.

With his Journeyman status, Red Seal welding ticket, and two decades of trailer manufacturing, repairs, and welding experience, Matt is the perfect fit for Vantage Trailer Sales.

Matt's goal is to ensure that all clients have a well-serviced trailer to pursue their equestrian passions safely. Family orientated, Matt spends his spare time with his wife and kids or completing welding projects in his garage.

Ryan Schlecht

Lacombe Operations Manager | Vantage Trailer Sales

Ryan is passionate to help his customers find the perfect trailer at our Lacombe location. Raised on a mixed farm, he spent time manufacturing firetrucks and designing stainless steel manifolds, followed by thirteen years in the trailer industry, designing, repairing, and selling trailers.

Ryan maintains a deep commitment to his customers and is always ready to do what it takes to give great personal service. He has been married to his lovely wife, Lorisa for 17 years. His three sons and daughter keep him, busy on the weekends coaching football, and various other sports.

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