Mare Breeding Services
All prices are inclusive of GST
Paddock - $25/day
Stabled - $50/day
Mare w/ foal at foot:
Paddock - $30/day
Stabled - $55/day
Mares are paddocked individually and will be provided Dunstan Fibre Grow (up to 2.5kg/day prior to foaling, up to 5kg/day after foaling) plus hay and/or balage.
Stabled pricing is applicable in cases where the owner requests yarding or stabling for part or all of the day/night; or when required for the health of a mare/foal such as foals requiring confinement for leg issues.
Handling - $20/scan dry mare, or $30/scan mare w/ foal at foot
Semen pick up (airport) - $175
Insemination - $75 (by Georgia if desired to save on a vet visit)
The stallion owner/stud master will be kept up to date with the progress of the mare and semen ordered once ready. All required drugs will be administered as necessary.
Frozen semen: Incoming frozen semen handling fee & storage - $150 for up to three doses. All remaining straws must be returned to their appropriate storage facility prior to Georgia heading back to Palmerston North at the end of February each year. Additional storage costs may apply if no other frozen semen is being stored to cover nitrogen expenses. Return transport costs are dependent on where straws need to be returned to and how many other doses are being delivered at the same time.
Foaling Down fee: $600
Mares will be assisted where needed during the foaling process and monitored until all milestones have been achieved. The mare will be milked initially for the colostrum quality to be tested, and the foal will receive a full bottle.
A vet examination will be arranged for a general check-up and the vet can draw blood for an IgG test if desired.
Handling fee: $4 per five minutes, per handler; for any additional handling required by the mare or foal beyond the standard services above.
Foal Halter Training: $50/session - highly recommended for all foals staying longer than one week (ie mare being rebred)
Additional costs may be charged at the discretion of Rose Flats Equestrian for mares needing further feeding above the usual rates in order to maintain condition.
Terms & Conditions
By dropping your horse off for agistment you agree to the terms & conditions listed below.
1.1 The Client must pay the relevant fees to Rose Flats Equestrian for providing the services.
1.2 Invoices will be emailed weekly and payable within 5 days via bank transfer. The foaling down fee will be invoiced and due for payment prior to arrival.
1.3 Full payment for all previous invoices must be received prior to the horse being removed from the property.
1.4 Shoeing or trimming costs will be billed to the owner if using our farrier.
1.5 Any damage to the property caused by the horse shall be charged to the Client at repair or replacement cost.
1.6 In the case of non-payment interest of 10% per month overdue will be payable.
1.7 Payments overdue by 60 days will be referred to Baycorp or another suitable agency for collection. Any fees incurred in collection/legal costs on overdue accounts will be the clients’ responsibility
2.1 Rose Flats Equestrian agrees that all confidential information with regards to the Client and the Clients horse(s) shall be kept private.
2.2 Any photographs and videos taken by Rose Flats Equestrian of the Clients horse are for business use only to record condition of the horse or progress being made by the horse, and will not be shared unless with consent from the Client.
3.1 Rose Flats Equestrian will not be responsible for any injury, illness or death to the mare or foal whilst in their care.
3.2 The Client shall be liable for any damage caused by the Clients horse to any equipment, fencing or infrastructure during its stay.
3.3 Should it be determined that Rose Flats Equestrian has a liability then the maximum liability under or in connection with the agreement, whether in contract, tort, breach of statutory duty or otherwise, must not exceed the fees paid and/or payable by the Client.
3.4 Except for the Client’s liability to pay the fees, neither party is liable to the other for any loss of profit, business, revenue, and/or goodwill, or other indirect, consequential or incidental loss or damage arising under or in connection with the agreement.
3.5 The Client agrees that the horse and any belongings will be left at the agistment property at his/her own risk. It is the Client’s responsibility to insure the horse and belongings against all risks while they are on the property if desired.
HEALTH AND SAFETY:
4.1 The Client acknowledges that Rose Flats Equestrian is classified as a workplace and all Health and Safety procedures must be strictly adhered to by the Client when on the property. A booking must be arranged if wanting to come visit your mare and foal.
REQUIREMENTS OF THE EQUINE:
5.1 Horses must be appropriately trained and well behaved to handle on the ground. Any behavioural or handling issues must be disclosed in writing to Rose Flats Equestrian prior to arrival.
5.2 Horses coming onto the property of Rose Flats Equestrian must be up to date on tetanus and strangles vaccinations. Mares arriving for foaling down must have received the full course of pneumabort vaccinations at 5, 7 and 9 months gestation. Proof must be provided by the client if requested.
5.3 Horses must have no contagious diseases, viruses or skin conditions. If Rose Flats Equestrian believes the horse has any of these conditions then they have the right to refuse their services.
5.4 If Rose Flats Equestrian deems that a treatment or service may be detrimental to the horse or that the horse is not safe to handle in any way, then they reserve the right to withhold service as they deem necessary.
6.1 It is the mare owners responsibility to ensure the stallion service contract is signed and paid for prior to the mare arriving for breeding services.
6.2 All stallion related costs are the responsibility of the mare owner.
6.3 The mare owner accepts that per-rectum ultrasound examination carries a risk of inadvertent injury to the mare which may be fatal. The mare owner will not hold Rose Flats Equestrian or the applicable veterinarian responsible.
6.4 Rose Flats Equestrian does not accept responsibility for semen shipments failing to arrive at the ordered time and therefore compromising the insemination schedule.
AUTHORITY TO ACT:
7.1 The Client gives Rose Flats Equestrian the authority to engage a vet as necessary to protect the mare & foal. Any veterinary expenses incurred by this mare and/or foal whilst on the property of Rose Flats Equestrian will be billed directly to the owner's vet account.
7.2 Rose Flats Equestrian is authorised to transport your mare, and/or foal at your expense to Vet Associates (Karaka) to receive emergency medical care or surgery as deemed necessary.
7.3 Rose Flats Equestrian is authorised to put down your mare or foal with a Veterinarian in attendance upon their diagnosis to prevent further pain and suffering when all other options have been exhausted.
8.1 The owner has the right to terminate this agreement at any time if in his/her opinion the health and welfare of the horse is being compromised by the implementation of the agreement, however outstanding fees must be paid in full before the horse may leave.
8.2 Rose Flats Equestrian has the right to terminate this agreement at any time and to send the horse back to the owner if the horse is deemed unsafe to handle, is causing damage to the property or has vices that were not previously declared prior to arrival.
8.3 Please keep Rose Flats Equestrian up to date as possible on your plans regarding date of departure after foaling or breeding. If you intend on keeping mare with us through to 14 day pregnancy scan (or later) please be sure to let us know that at the time of booking.