BLOCK CREEK FARM BREEDING CONTRACT

This BLOCK CREEK FARM STALLION BREEDING CONTRACT made and entered into on this ________day of ________, 20____, is by and between Block Creek Farm. (hereby further referred to as the farm) and Harriet McCord (hereby further referred to as stallion owner), and___________________________________, hereinafter designated Mare Owner. Mare Owner agrees to breed the Mare_________________, Breed __________Reg #___________, to the Stallion ___________________________, for the Stud Fee of _____________, for a live foal, subject to the following conditions:

A booking fee of $150.00 and the $________ stud fee must be paid prior to the mare being bred. The booking fee and stud fee are non-refundable. The Stallion Owner or Stallion Manager requires 48 hours advance notice when the Mare Owner wishes to remove his mare(s) from the farm.

Mare care will accrue from the date of mareís arrival at the rate of  $15 per day.

It is recommended mares be wormed within 30 days and vaccinated within 60 days of entering the farm.

The State of Texas requires a current negative Coggins test on all mares.

The Mare Owner shall agree that each mare offered for breeding shall be in sound breeding condition and free from infection or disease. An Endometrial swab and cytology culture will be required before the mare arrives at the farm - unless otherwise agreed.  Any mare certified by the stallion owner not to be, in her opinion, in sound breeding condition shall not be bred. A Mare Owner may not substitute another mare within that breeding season unless specifically approved and entered into in writing by both mare owner and stallion owner or manager.

The Stallion Owner and/or manager, agrees to diligently try and settle the above named mare and shall have sole discretion of determining the best method of breeding such mare (live cover or AI). If, however, the mare does not settle, the Stallion Owner and/or manager shall be held harmless. If the mare fails to settle, the mare may be brought back the following season or another mare may be substituted with written approval from the stallion owner. No refunds are given. There will be no guarantee of a live foal for any mare leaving Block Creek Farm before being checked ďin foal" or checked by mare owners vet within 18 days of last breeding date.

This is a Live Foal Guarantee. A live foal is described as a newborn foal that stands and nurses without assistance. If the foal will not stand and suck, and death occurs, the Mare Owner will be entitled to a free breeding during the season of the foaling year only, and to the same Mare unless otherwise agreed to substitute another mare.. This guarantee does not include death from injury to the foal. Only the Stud Fee is free, all other fees apply, and are the responsibility of the Mare Owner. This Guarantee will apply only if Stallion Owner is notified within 7 days from the time of death of the foal. This notice must be accompanied by a statement from a licensed veterinarian. The Mare Owner must pay any board, and/or veterinary charges if Mare returns for a re-breeding. Mare Owner agrees that Stallion Owner and/or Manager does not make any guarantees as to the quality, or conformation of the foal nor that the foal will be free of any infirmity, conformation defect, disease, or inherited trait.

The breeding season for this contract shall begin January 1, close July 31 unless other arrangements have been made.

It is further agreed that should the above named Stallion die, or become unfit for service, or, if the above named mare dies, during the breeding season then the Mare Owner may substitute another mare, breed the above named mare to another stallion on the farm that is agreed to by both the Mare Owner and Stallion Owner.

A breeder's certificate will be issued to Mare Owner after ALL expenses have been paid in full and upon notification of the birth of the foal and visual or photographic proof of foal with mare is provided to Block Creek Farm.

Waiver of Liability. It is understood that Block Creek Farm., and its owners, employees, veterinarians, and guests shall not be liable for any injury, escape, disability, or death of any horse on its premises. The above named Mare Owner, whose horse(s) are under the care of Block Creek Farm., will not be liable or responsible for any damage, injury, or death to the breeding farm stallions, employees, veterinarians, or other animals In the care of Block Creek Farm, whether or not caused by his horse.

This contract is non-assignable and non-transferable.

ENTIRE AGREEMENT:
This Contract constitutes the entire agreement between the parties hereto and may not be modified except in writing and signed by all participating parties. This Contract shall not be assigned, sold or transferred by any parties hereto without the consent of the others. If the original designated mare is to be replaced by a substitute mare then approval of substitute mare by Harriet McCord is required and a new contract will be issued forthwith by both Harriet McCord and the Mare owner.

Mare Owner's (or authorized agent's) Signature__________________________________

Mare owners Name:_____________________________________

Phone (+area code):______________________

Wk/Cell #______________________________

Address:______________________________________________________________________

City, State, Zip:_______________________________________________________________

Email address: _______________________________________

Stallion Owner's Signature___________________________________________________

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  RULES FOR STALLION SERVICE

Please Read Carefully!! If you do not understand something please ask us to explain!!

A. The Stud Fee for ______________________ is $________. The Booking Fee of $150.00 is due with the signed STALLION SERVICE CONTRACT. Mares should be booked early. A Copy of the MARE'S REGISTRATION PAPERS (both sides) must also be included with the signed Contract.

C. The Stud Fee, is due before mare is bred and the remaining fees (veterinarian, board, etc.) must be paid in full before the mare leaves the farm. Block Creek Farm will provide a detailed written list of all the fees that may have occurred. MARE WILL NOT BE RELEASED UNTIL ALL FEES AND CHARGES ARE PAID.

D. For your convenience, we do accept all major credit cards through Paypal.com.  There is a 3% surcharge to use this service.

E. Live Foal Guarantee: If the Mare does not produce a live foal, a rebreed will be allowed for the same mare or a substitute mare for the following season only.

F.   Mare (and foal, if applicable) will be periodically vaccinated and wormed as deemed necessary by our Veterinarian or barn manager at Mare Owner's expense. Every effort will be made to insure that your mare (and foal) receive the best care possible. (See appendix 1 below)

Appendix 1 - MARE CARE and BREEDING ON PREMISE:

Please Specify: Mare to be bred is a "Maiden Mare?" Yes ____________ No _____________

Name and Telephone Number of Mare Owner's Veterinarian with whom an established patient-client relationship exists: (this information) may be helpful in the event our Veterinarian wishes to consult with him/her regarding your mare):

Vetís Names & Address: ________________________________________________________ Office Telephone: ____________________

HANDLING of MARES and FOALS on PREMISES:

Mare Owner is advised Block Creek Farm will not accept mares for breeding on premises that are not halter-broken and/or cannot be tied or placed in Breeding Stocks. Mare Owner authorizes Block Creek Farm and/or, if specifically requested, a licensed Veterinarian to breed their mare/s and will be responsible for any veterinary expenses deemed advisable or necessary with regard to breeding the mare, including the cost of diagnostics such as palpation and/or ultrasound examinations as well as any emergency treatment due to illness or injury of the mare and/or her foal. (cost of procedures requiring the services of a Veterinarian will be billed for the Veterinarian directly to the Mare Owner.) Purchaser also understands and agrees that the mare be tranquilized for breeding purposes in the interest of her safety or Staffís, if deemed reasonable or necessary by attending personnel. Staff also requests that foals be halter-broke before arrival so they may be kept under control during all required breeding diagnostics or insemination of their dams.

ON SITE MARE/FOAL CARE & LIABILITY RELEASE:

Board for on site dry mares is $12.00 per day. A mare with foalís board will be $15.00 per day. Mares with foals are housed separately from other on site horses. All due diligence and personal observation are exercised in taking quality care of on-premise mares and/or foals. Mare Owner stipulates and agrees, however, to hold Harriet McCord, Block Creek Farm, its agents and employees harmless from any and all damages, injuries and/or loss associated with the mare/s and/or foals. Purchaser authorizes Staff to take immediate appropriate action in treating and caring for any animals in their care should Purchaser be unavailable for urgent consultation at the time a dire emergency might arise. Clients are urged to advise Block Creek Farm of their exact location and telephone numbers should they plan to be away from a permanent residence or normal place of business for an extended period of time while their animals are left in the custodial care of Block Creek Farm. If applicable, Purchaser agrees to notify. Block Creek Farm name and emergency telephone number of any new Insurance Company to whom their equine policy may have been transferred after the execution of this Breeding Contract.

NEGATIVE COGGINS, VACCINE PROGRAMS, WORKING, BREEDING SOUNDNESS, ILLNESS, ETC.:

No mare/s can be accepted on premises who have not received a Negative Coggins Report within 3 months  prior to date of their arrival. All vaccinations, including West Nile Virus, and working programs should be current. Mare Owners are also urged to have their mareís cultured (if applicable) and/or checked for breeding soundness prior to arrival.  We require that all mares have shoes removed and feet trimmed prior to arrival at Block Creek Farm.  We strongly suggest mares be put under lights in December of the year prior to their scheduled breeding in order to avoid unsuccessful "transitional" heat cycles.  Any animals delivered to Block Creek Farm who exhibit illness, nasal discharge, etc., will not be accepted upon arrival. The goal is to have client horses arrive healthy and remain healthy while on Block Creek Farm premises, as well as our own.


FEED PREFERENCES, ALLERGIES, ETC.:
ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION:

The horses in residence at Block Creek Farm are fed high-quality feed and high-quality Coastal Bermuda hay twice per day. If Purchaserís mare/s require a different diet, such as alfalfa rather than Coastal Bermuda, please discuss this preferences with Harriet McCord and make the necessary arrangements prior to delivery of the mare/s. Due to the diet sensitivities of some horse, it is suggested that Mare Owners bring a 3-day supply of their animalís usual diet in order to make any transition in feed or feeding schedules less stressful. If the mare/s and/or foal/s are known to have any allergies to drugs, topical sprays, etc., please advise Block Creek Farm  of that information upon delivery of the animals.

SIGNED AND AGREED TO BY:

Mare Owner Date____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Stallion Owner Date__________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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