Terms & Conditions

Chilled Semen

Please be aware that all semen bookings must to be done by the owner/agent online via www.belmonthousestud.com, phone bookings will not be accepted.

The online form will require owner details and owner/agent must provide the full name and registration number of the mare at time of booking. All semen must be prepaid in full before or at collection with no exceptions.

The online semen order is only definitive after confirmation with Andrea by mail, text or by phone.

IMPORTANT NOTE: By ordering and buying semen, the mare owner is agreeing IN FULL to the BHS terms and conditions as laid out in this document and is declaring to fully agree with these service and payment conditions, as well as with the stud fees.

Stud fees for stallions standing at Belmont House Stud (BHS) 2021:

Livello €1200

Mr Quincy B €900 first mare, €800 for second mare.

Qui Vive des Songes Z €900 first mare, €800 for second mare.

Stetter €600 first mare, €500 for second mare.

All stallions standing at BHS are available by artificial insemination, chilled semen. Where a mare owner wants to avail of the discount price (multiple mares) the first stud fee is charged at the full price and the following mares offered at the discount price.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Booking/admin fee of the above is considered 1/3 of the stud fee, the pregnancy fee is 2/3 of the stud fee, without exception.

We offer a ‘Live Foal Guarantee’ 48 hours after birth for our resident stallions. Abortion or death of foal needs to be certified by a qualified vet in writing within 3 days of foaling/abortion.

Where a stallion is not available the following season, a substitute of our resident stallion list can be arranged.

To avail of a credit note (which will total 2/3 of the prepaid fee) for the 2022 season, it is the mare owner's responsibility to supply Belmont House Stud with a veterinary certificate by 1.10.2021. Certificates issued at a later stage will not be accepted.

Credit notes are valid for the following season only and will be issued solely for the same mare as the original contract was made (unless otherwise agreed with Andrea).

Credit notes are only valid for use on resident stallions (excl frozen semen stallions).

Chilled semen can be shipped directly to any address within the Republic of Ireland by courier/post or can be collected at Belmont House Stud on a day specified by BHS. Courier/Post charges are typically €50. Semen can be ordered daily until 10am. For optimum results we advise clients to collect the semen. Taxi service for same day delivery can be arranged via booking form. The stud fee includes up to 8 doses of semen (for one mare only) per season/year. Extra semen will be charged at extra cost.

Cooling container's will be charged at €20 each.

If stallions have a heavy breeding or competition schedule, the Stallion Owner/Agent reserves the right to send a maximum of 1 insemination dose per oestrus.

The breeding season starts on 1.4.21 and finishes on 15.9.21.

All resident stallions are normally available on; Monday, Wednesday and Friday, sometimes Saturday.

Livello according to demand, check with Andrea.

2021 Terms & Conditions - Frozen Semen

Celtic Hero B Z €1200.*

*This stud fee is giving the mare owner a maximum of 3 attempts in 2021 (on one mare) at a veterinary practice designated by Belmont House Stud. If the mare is not in foal after the 3rd attempt, you may switch to our available resident stallions by chilled semen (free of charge for) to try and obtain a pregnancy. Livello is excluded from this offer.

Visiting mares:

Livery and veterinary charges must be paid at collection of the mare. Stud fees to be paid before first insemination. Livery of mare without foal €10 per day, mare with foal at foot €15 per day. All visiting mares must be vaccinated.

We do not accept any liability for mares or foals kept at Belmont House Stud or at the ‘out farm’.

BHS staff reserve the right to refuse engagement with any client displaying aggressive or threatening behaviour.

Additional to printed version:

Covering certs:

The covering certificate will not be issued or forwarded to the issuing breeding association until the stud fee and other cost such as livery, veterinary and shipping is paid in full.

Frozen semen:

For more information about the sale of frozen semen (pregnancies achieved with frozen semen) please contact Andrea Etter.

ICSI:

Mare owners intending to do ICSI MUST specify so when ordering semen. Special conditions apply, please contact Andrea Etter for further information.

Embryo Transplantation (ET) and freezing of Embryos.

Mare owners intending to do ET and/or freeze embryos MUST specify so when ordering semen. Special conditions apply for the use of chilled and frozen semen from our stallions for ET/ freezing of embryos. Please contact Andrea Etter for further information.

If no embryo(s) is(are) found, new semen (for a maximum of 3 cycles) may be ordered for this mare, provided that a veterinary declaration from the embryo centre is submitted confirming the embryo flush after the previous insemination was negative.

If from one insemination more than one embryo is flushed and or frozen, the additional stud fee will be charged when the transplantation is positive.

General:

Belmont House Stud accepts no liability whatsoever for damage, sickness or injury to people, animals, transportation or otherwise.

Stud fees will not be reimbursed! Clients will be offered a credit note or alternative stallion as stated clearly in terms and conditions.

Attempted fraud committed by any mare owner or agent will incur an unconditional fine of €2500 per attempt, in addition to the outstanding stud fee to be paid in full.