During the covering period beginning on January 1st 2020 and ends on August 1st 2020, the following stallions are stationed at Burghof Brodhecker at the following fees:
For visiting mares (including mares with foals), boxes can be provided at a daily rate of € 10.00.
The time of covering/insemination and follow-up teasing is determined by the stallion owner in agreement with the contract veterinary surgeon. In addition, a covering/insemination will only be carried out after a follicle check by the contract vet.
A copy of the mare’s proof of origin and mating certificate must be provided on delivery of the mare to Gestüt Burghof.
If stallions are switched during the covering period, the higher stud fee is payable in every case.
As a stud, Gestüt Burghof is not in a position to exercise visiting mares. Depending on weather conditions, mares may be turned out to an outdoor pen or paddock. The stud is not liable for any injuries.
If an urgent necessity arises (e.g. an emergency or colic), the stallion owner or their representative is authorised to call in a vet at the breeder’s expense and without prior consultation. The breeder will be notified as soon as possible.
2. Covering hygiene
Only mares for which a veterinary certificate of non-objection (swab sample) is produced will be admitted for covering. This includes mares with foals at foot and maiden mares. If the mare returns to heat twice and/or there is a switch of sire, a new swab sample is required.
The following mares are usually not admitted for covering:
The veterinary certificate of non-objection in accordance with paragraph 2.1 must not be more than one month old at the time of covering/insemination. After consultation with the stud farm management, mare owners can use the services of Burghof’s experienced specialist veterinarian for an additional charge.
3. Shipment of semen
Fresh and frozen semen will be dispatched by parcel service solely on request and against payment in advance. Shipment will be charged separately at the breeder’s expense.
Shipment of semen will be commissioned only if the insemination contracts signed by the breeder and inseminating vet as well as copies of the proof of origin of the mare to be inseminated have been produced.
Semen must be ordered by 10 am Monday through Friday. Orders must be placed by 9 am on Saturdays; there are no shipments on Sundays or bank holidays.
The stallion owner is not liable for errors or omissions on the part of the transport company.
On the breeder’s side, only specialised veterinary surgeons or approved AI centres are authorised to carry out the insemination. The stallion owner is not liable for errors or omissions on the part of the breeder’s insemination experts.
4. Liability of the stallion owner Dressurhengste Schleier GbR | Gestüt Burghof
The stallion owner is liable only for damage caused by the stallion owner or its vicarious agents, either intentionally or due to gross negligence. Liability for consequential damage applies only if the underlying deliberate or grossly negligent infringementwas responsible for the consequential damage.
The stallion owner’s liability for damage caused by third parties is excluded as a general rule. This applies in particular to damage caused by other mare owners or horse keepers or their vicarious agents.
Place of performance and place of jurisdiction
The place of performance is the place of business of the stallion owner.
For all current and future claims arising from the business relationship, the place of jurisdiction is the place of business of the stallion owner.
Is due immediately after the first covering.
Is due only after it has been proved that the mare is in foal. Proof that the mare is not in foal must be provided by the breeder in the form of written confirmation by the treating veterinarian until September 1st 2020 at the latest.
Per paid stud fee 1 portion of frozen semen will be send directly to the contractual veterinarian. Frozen semen will be invoiced per mare and includes up to two additional doses of semen, if the mare is not in foal after the first insemination. After this, another stud fee is due.