Stud Terms & Conditions
All mare owners/breeders using stallions from the EU-approved studs Paul Schockemöhle (D-KBP-087-EWG), Helgstrand Germany (D-KBP-188-EWG) or Helgstrand Dressage Denmark (DK 01-EQU-SCC-0002) accept the following conditions for all present and future business relationships between them and Deckstation Paul Schockemöhle Pferdehaltung GmbH.
The breeding season begins on 1/1/2021 and ends on 15/08/2021.
The contract partner is Paul Schockemöhle Pferdehaltung GmbH.
Please place your order by telephone (+49-5492 960-100), fax (+49-5492 960-111), email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or using the semen order form on our website (www.schockemoehle.com) by 10 a.m. at the latest!
Any orders received after this time may not be processed the same day.
The following information must be provided in conjunction with semen orders:
- Stallion's name
- Name and full address of the mare's owner/breeder
- Exact shipping address, if different from the mare owner's/breeder's address
- Mare's details (name, UELN, copy of breeding)
(the semen which is supplied can only be used to inseminate the mare specified in the order)
- Details of the inseminating veterinarian/user
- Breeding association membership number so that we can register the mare's insemination (Breeder’s certificates must be sent at the beginning of the breeding season)
- Whether embryo transfer is desired (available from 15/03/2021 to 15/08/2021)
Stallions, and particularly young stallions who are in their first covering year, will only be registered in the first-class stallion book after completing and passing their stallion performance test. Only then is the full registration of the foal possible. If the stallion cannot be registered in the first-class stallion book, the breeding associations will only issue birth certificates. The risk shall exclusively be borne by the owner of the mare.
Further information is available on the Internet website https://www.hengstleistungspruefung.de/en and can be viewed at the stud.
You can collect semen every day (including Sundays).
Semen can be sent every weekday (including Sundays and bank holidays at higher prices).
The shipment of semen during weekends from stallions based in Denmark is subject to restrictions and therefore only possible upon prior request.
The semen shipping costs shall be borne by the owner of the mare and may be requested separately. We would like to expressly point out that that the shipping costs for stallions who are not or only partially standing in Mühlen (such as Big Star, Fürst Jazz, etc.) may be significantly higher.
For the most popular stallions, the stud reserves the right to limit the delivery of semen per heat/mare and to give priority to the mares inseminated at the stud in Mühlen and Lewitz.
In Germany, we send fresh semen, as a matter of priority. However, if a stallion becomes unavailable at short notice during the breeding season for any particular reason (competition, sickness etc.), we will offer you frozen semen, if possible, or an alternative stallion of your choice. In this case, you will only be required to pay the stud fee of the last stallion used.
Liability for transport damages is excluded. Complaints must be reported in writing on the day of the delivery.
The stud fee is due prior to the first insemination. The semen shipping costs shall be borne by the breeder and may be requested separately.
The covering certificate will not be issued or forwarded to the respective breeding association until the stud fee and all other costs incurred (veterinary, livery and shipping costs, etc.) have been settled.
The announced breeding fees are net prices plus the idividual value added tax. For stallions based in Germany its 7% VAT.
For stallions based in Denmark and where the semen is delivered to customers based outside Germany the VAT is 25%.
If the mare owner carries out an unauthorised use of the semen or unauthorized use is carried out with his consent (e.g. insemination of unregistered mares, non-notification of successful embryo transfer, etc.), a contractual penalty of € 2,500.00 will be due in all cases.
In principle, the contracting party is the owner of the mare. If our services are not used and/or paid for by the mare owner but by a third party, it is mandatory to notify us of this prior to the first use of services, providing full details of the name and address.
For Payment in EUR from european countries:
Landessparkasse zu Oldenburg
BIC: SLZODE22, IBAN: DE21 2805 0100 0090 4719 62
Credit balance rules
If the mare does not conceive or resorbs, we will issue a credit of half of the stud fee that has already been paid, the following year (except for stallions that are exclusively available in frozen semen, such as Big Star, etc.), subject to veterinarian confirmation of the mare not being in foal being provided by 1st December of the same year. Without this confirmation we are not able to issue a credit note. Mares which are inseminated for the first time after 1st July and do not conceive will be fully exempted from the stud fee in the following year. Please remember that veterinary confirmation of the mare not being in foal must also be provided in this case by 1st December of the same year.
The credit balance is attached to the contracted person and to the stallion. It is not transferable. Changes are only possible with prior agreement. There is no entitlement to a refund of the stud fee. We expressly point out that credits are valid for 5 years and cannot be used after that period.
All stud fee discounts, including discounts if the mare does not take, volume discounts as well as credit notes from the previous year and vouchers cannot be combined.
Discount scheme for stud fees:
Discounts are granted with prior agreement as follows:
From 2 to 4 mares, 10% discount.
From 5 to 9 mares, 15% discount.
From 10 to 19 mares, 20% discount.
From 20 to 30 mares, 30% discount.
Certain stallions such as All Star, Big Star, Danciano, Foundation, Totilas and Vivaldi are excluded from the discount scheme.
The discount is subject to timely payment of all costs incurred in connection with the inseminations. If the invoices are not paid on time, any discounts that may have been agreed shall lapse. The stud fees are then to be paid in full!
Livery at the studs in Mühlen and Lewitz
Mares will be stabled in Mühlen and Lewitz at the risk and expense of the owner. Our daily livery charge is € 10.00 for mares and € 12.00 for mares with foals. If a shavings stable is required, we charge €15.00 per day. As soon as the mare has been successfully inseminated and the pregnancy has been confirmed by the veterinarian, the daily livery will go up to €20.00 for mares, €25.00 for mares with foals and €30.00 for shavings stables. (All prices are net and do not include Value Added Tax).
Artificial insemination and veterinary treatments (cervical swabs, gynaecological examinations etc.) will be performed by the stud veterinarian and will be invoiced to the breeder separately.
The contract veterinarians are not vicarious agents of the stallion station. The owner of the mare also agrees that a veterinarian and farrier may be called in by us in his/her name and at his/her expense, if we deem this necessary and expedient.
Mares will only be inseminated after a follicle check by the stud veterinarian. Please remember that all mares must have a cervical swab in advance, except for 3-year-old maiden mares and fillies.
In order to ensure the best protection of all horses stabled with us, we reserve the right to make the livery of mares dependent on certain conditions due to current developments. Mares will be stabled in Mühlen and Lewitz at the risk and expense of the owner of the mare.
For the conditions of embryo transfer in Mühlen or Lewitz, please see pages 120-121?
If the embryo transfer is not carried out by us, we require the flushing and embryo collection records of the veterinarian carrying out the transfer, as well as the unique identification numbers (life number or micro-chip) of the recipient mares. This information must be submitted to us at the latest with the semen use certificate after the embryo transfer has been carried out. This submission obligation applies regardless of the success of the embryo transfer.
In the case of embryo transfer, the stud fee is due for each embryo per recipient mare scanned in foal after 60 days. If the embryo transfer remains unsuccessful during the entire breeding season, only the stud fee of the last stallion used is due. If a change of stallion takes place after a successful embryo transfer, a further stud fee is due irrespective of the success.
If several flushes are successful, our stud fee discount system applies.
Frozen semen will be invoiced per mare and includes up to two insemination doses. After this, another stud fee is due, without any deduction or entitlement to a credit due to non-pregnancy. The purchase of individual doses is not possible. One insemination dose will be delivered per heat. Before the frozen semen is sent, a user agreement for the frozen semen signed by the owner of the mare must be sent to us by fax or email. The frozen semen will only be dispatched after receipt of the signed user agreement.
The frozen semen remains the property of Paul Schockemöhle Pferdehaltung GmbH. In case of non-use, the semen must be sent back. The semen must not be passed on to third parties or be used on other mares.
The shipment containers, which are the property of Deckstation Paul Schockemöhle Pferdehaltung GmbH, must be sent back to the station within seven calendar days after receipt. Otherwise, from the eighth calendar day, a fee of €25.00 per day will be invoiced.
The non-return or loss of the container will be charged at the full rate.
If the private container of the breeder is used, we assume no liability.
The proof of use documents included with the delivery, filled in and signed by the veterinarian/insemination technician, as well as the empty straws, must be sent back to us immediately.
The frozen semen may only be used for conventional artificial insemination or for embryo-transfer. The use of the semen for ICSI or other advanced breeding techniques is only permitted after prior agreement and conclusion of a separate contract of use.
As of 2019, the new EU Animal Breeding Regulation prescribes genetic tests for WFFS for all stallions used in breeding. The Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome (WFFS) is a hereditary weakness of the connective tissue. The affected foals are not viable. Of course, all our stallions have been tested. You can find the results on our website www.schockemoehle.com or we can give them to you over the phone. However, we would like to point out that there is no reason to panic!
Throughout Paul Schockemöhle's breeding career, well over 10,000 foals have been bred at the Lewitz stud, excluding the foals of our customers. Not a single one of these foals has WFFS, so the probability is very low. And so insignificantly low that Paul Schockemöhle is also offering a compensation payment of over 10,000 euros to any breeder who loses a foal due to WFFS and it is scientifically proven by a veterinary school. This amount must not be considered as compensation for damages. It should rather express that the impression created by the extensive reporting in the media that it was almost an epidemic and that WFFS-carrier stallions should be excluded from breeding is completely exaggerated.
We are of course at your disposal for any questions you may have. Feel free to contact us!
All prices specified in the covering conditions exclude VAT which will be added as necessary at the prevailing rates.
Place of jurisdiction
If the client runs a business, and if the contested business relationship can be attributed to his commerce, the stallion station can sue the customer at the court of competent jurisdiction for Paul Schockemöhle Pferdehaltung GmbH (Vechta/Oldenbourg). Paul Schockemöhle Pferdehaltung GmbH can only be sued by these customers at the court of competent jurisdiction for Paul Schockemöhle Pferdehaltung GmbH (Vechta/Oldenburg).
All rights and obligations arising from and in connection with the contractual relationship shall be governed by the non-uniform German law, namely the law of the BGB (German Civil Code)/HGB (German Commercial Code). The UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG: United Nations Convention on Contracts of the International Sale of Goods of 11.04.1980) shall not apply.
Notice of defect
Companies must notify the insemination centre of obvious defects of the delivered semen immediately upon receipt of the goods; otherwise the exercising of warranty claims is excluded. The timely dispatch of the notice of defects or notification shall suffice to comply with the deadline. Section 377 of the German Commercial Code applies to merchants.
Retention of title
In the case of consumers, Paul Schockemöhle Pferdehaltung GmbH retains ownership of the goods until full payment of the purchase price. In the case of companies, Paul Schockemöhle Pferdehaltung GmbH retains ownership of the goods until all claims arising from an ongoing business relationship have been settled in full.
Limitation of liability
The stallion station Paul Schockemöhle Pferdehaltung GmbH is only liable in cases of intent and gross negligence. The exclusion of liability does not apply if personal injury is concerned which is based on a minimum of negligent breach of duty by Paul Schockemöhle Pferdehaltung GmbH or its vicarious agents. It also does not apply to other damages which are based on a grossly negligent breach of duty by Paul Schockemöhle Pferdehaltung GmbH or its vicarious agents.
Special agreements are only valid between Paul Schockemöhle Pferdehaltung GmbH and the customer if they are agreed in writing.