Breeding Services

Friesian Breeding Details

Warmblood Breeding Details

Service Fees & Discounts

Service Cooled

Service Cooled Details

Service Description
Equitainer Deposit: Fresh Chilled Semen
$300

We must have either a check or credit card number on file prior to shipment. 

Fed Ex USA - Fresh Chilled Semen
$345

Our cooled semen service includes semen collection, analysis, processing, packaging, weekday delivery Priority Overnight FedEx, and a 3-day FedEx return
air bill.

NO COOLED SEMEN AVAILABLE FOR CANADA 

FedEX Domestic Saturday Delivery
$361

Same as above for Friday collections being delivered on Saturday.  

FedEX Domestic Overnight
$480

 Same as above for domestic with a guaranteed AM delivery time dependent on the zip code the semen is being shipped to.

FedEx First Overnight - Saturday
$505

Same as above for Friday collections being delivered on Saturday, AM delivery. 

Airlines, Domestic Weekday
$480

Semen for same day delivery can be picked up by courier from ISF in PA and shipped weekday via airlines. The mare owner is responsible for all charges related to returning the Equitainer to ISF. ISF will not pay for the return of the Equitainer after an airline shipment. A domestic FedEx return airbill can be included for $45.

Client Pick Up
$238.50

Applies to mare owners picking up the Equitainer themselves from the Iron Spring Farm breeding offices in PA. Semen can be picked up during normal business hours, preferably between 12-4 p.m. The mare owner is responsible for all charges related to returning the Equitainer to ISF. ISF will not pay for the return of the Equitainer after a scheduled client pick up. The pick up fee is $225 + $13.50 PA tax.

Cancellation Fee
$150

Applies to all orders that are canceled the morning of collection. This fee will be charged unless we are collecting the stallion for other mares. 

Equitainer Late Fee
$25 per day

ISF requires the Equitainer be returned within 5 days after receipt. If you do not return the Equitainer by the due date you will be charged a daily late fee of $25 or ultimately, forfeiture of the container deposit. If the tank is delivered to your veterinarian or mare management facility, it is still your responsibility to ensure the container is returned on time. Use the FedEx prepaid air bill included in your shipment to return the container. Please note ISF will not pay for expedited shipping or reimburse charges on client accounts.

State Sales Tax

All fees are subject to state sales tax were applicable.  Contact the office for details.

PDF Fees Schedule

Breeding and service fees for Friesian and warmblood stallions.

2019 Fee Schedule for Friesian Stallions 2019 Fee Schedule for Warmbloods

Service Frozen

Service Frozen Details

Service Description
Container Deposit: Frozen Semen
$1000

We must have either a check or credit card number on file prior to shipment.  

Distribution Fee - Fed Ex Domestic
$345

This covers a single shipper containing up to 20 doses of frozen semen from a domestic single stallion, the container rental, handling fees, FedEx Priority Overnight Delivery,and FedEx 3-Day Return of the SBS container. If more than one stallion is included in the container, add $45.00 per stallion. Saturday delivery is an additional $15.00.

Frozen Semen - Fed Ex Canada
$580 +

This covers a single shipper containing up to 20 doses of frozen semen from a single stallion, the container rental, handling fees, FedEx Priority Overnight Delivery and FedEx 3-Day Express Saver Return of the SBS container. If more than one stallion is included in the container, add $45.00 per stallion.

Fees include preparation of the health certificate, round-trip FedEx of the health certificate to the USDA and the USDA fee for endorsement. USDA fees are subject to change.
Fees Include:
Distribution Fee - Canadian $370.00
Processing Fee - Canadian $205.00*.

*Duties and Taxes on Canadian shipments will be charged directly to the mare owner's credit card after the shipment is complete and vary in total based on the values of the breeding fee. 

Customs Inspection Fee
$35

Shipments are subject to random Customs inspections. If your shipment is selected the fee incurred will be charged to the mare owner's credit card.  

Frozen Semen Rush Fee
$75

Shipment request forms MUST be received by 1 pm EST to ensure shipment the same day. When a request is submitted late we will try our best to accommodate you if at all possible. However, a rush fee will apply. 

Client Owned Container with FedEx
$205 Domestic / $240 Canadian

Fee includes loading and handling and one-way FedEx Priority Overnight Delivery. Also included is recharging the container with nitrogen and testing the container to ensure it will hold the charge for a sufficient amount of time. 

Client Owned Container - No FedEx
$45

Includes tank check, loading and handling. Client pays FedEx fees directly. A signed waiver is required for client owned tanks.

Client Pick Up
$125

Applies to mare owners picking the tank up themselves from our Select Breeders Services Inc., office in Chesapeake City, MD. Semen can be picked up during normal business hours, preferably between 12-5 p.m. Excludes all FedEx fees, therefore mare owner is responsible for fees associated with returning tank.

Late Container Fee
$25 per day

SBS allows the mare owner to keep the shipping container for 10 days. If the shipping container is not returned by the due date printed on the frozen semen transaction report, the mare owner will be charged a daily late fee of $25 or ultimately forfeiture of the container deposit. SBS will not pay for expedited shipping or reimburse charges on client accounts. If the return air bill is missing from the shipment, please call SBS at 410-885-3202 for further instructions.

Boarding

Boarding Details

Service Description
Mare With Foal
$40.00

Includes stall, feed, teasing and turnout. Veterinarian and farrier fees not included.

Mare Without Foal
$30.00

Includes stall, feed, teasing, and turnout. Veterinarian and farrier fees not included.

Intensive Care
$50.00 per day

Includes incubation stall, hourly feeding and medical supplies. Veterinarian and farrier fees not included.

Additional Charges

Additional charges may be incurred for any horses boarding.

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Breeding Discounts

Breeding Discounts Details

Discount Description
Early Booking Discount
$250

Deduct from stud fee if mare is booked by March 31, 2019. 

Loyalty Program / Return Client
$TBD

See Promotions / Discount Flyer

2019 Loyalty Program
Multiple Mare Discount
$TBD

See Promotions / Discount Flyer

2019 Breeding Discounts
Young & Junior Riders, Pony Club, 4-H Members

 1/2 price stud fee for Florianus II, Uno Don Diego or Sir Sinclair

Keuring Rewards

Awarded to breeders for exceptional FHANA or KWPN-NA keuring results.
Click for reward and qualification details.

Additional Breeding Information

Cooled Semen Shipping Instructions

Cooled Semen Shipping Instructions Details

Initial Call:
Call us the first day of your mare’s heat cycle to alert us of her upcoming breeding.

Order cooled semen by calling the Farm at 610-383-4717, the day before the collection day. Orders must be placed by 8:00 pm (EST) the night before. After office hours please place order with our answering service.

Provide the following information when you order semen:

  • Name on the contract
  • Stallion’s name
  • Mare’s name
  • Collection day
  • Method of shipping - Airlines , FedEx or Farm Pick Up
  • Destination address, phone number and contact name
  • Phone number of someone we can contact in case of questions

Tracking your order: The tracking number or flight information will be emailed to the recipient of the order unless we are instructed otherwise.

Returning Containers: Ship your container back within two business days after you have used the semen. FedEx shipments will contain a Return FedEx Label. No return labels are provided for Airline shipments or farm Pick Ups. Late fees will apply if your containers are not returned on time. The Farm reserves the right to refuse to ship additional semen to you if your containers are returned late more than once or not returned at all.

The container should be taped shut, labeled and returned to us using a Two Day service such as FedEx or UPS. Insure for at least $300.

COLLECTION DAYS

Monday – Friday (5 days)

  • Brend 413
  • Florianus II
  • Meinse 439
  • Teade 392
  • Tjalbert 460
  • UB40
  • Uno Don Diego

Monday, Wednesday, Friday (3 days)

  • Sir Sinclair

Frozen Semen Shipping Instructions

Frozen Semen Shipping Instructions Details

All of our frozen semen is stored and distributed by Select Breeders Service, Inc. Please review the documents regarding the fees, policies, and procedures for the distribution of frozen semen.  2019 Frozen Semen Request Form - SBS and 2019 Order Frozen Semen by the Dose.

  1. Once you have finalized your service agreement with us and paid the stallion service fee, please send us the completed frozen semen order form. We will then fax it to SBS to have them ship your order on the date you have requested for shipping. Under no circumstance will SBS ship semen without authorization from Iron Spring Farm.
  2. You are responsible for distribution charges. We will not ship semen prior to receipt of a container deposit and distribution fees.

PAYMENT IS ACCEPTED IN ADVANCE WITH CHECK, VISA, MASTERCARD

Contracts & Forms

Contracts & Forms Details

Important Note
Canadian Breeders must supply us with a copy of their Import Permit before frozen semen can be shipped. The frozen semen originates from: (Select Breeders Service must be listed as the Producer and Exporter of the semen)

Select Breeders Service
1088 Nesbitt Rd.
Colora, MD 21917 USA
410-885-3202
Email: info@selectbreeders.com

Breeder's Support

Breeder's Support Details

On going professional promotion of the stallions

The more we accomplish and promote, the higher the potential value of your foal.

Sales Assistance
This service is available for all of our current and alumni stallion offspring. Our state of the art website offers free listings in our Client Sales section. When people come to our online sales pages, you know they’re looking for something special. Many clients bought and sold ISF sired horses through these ads. Buyers and sellers communicate directly.

The Exceptional Experience You Deserve
We have hundreds of repeat clients. They tell us they are amazed at how great the ISF experience is. We appreciate their kind words and hope you agree!

If you have questions about the ISF breeding program, stallions, contracts, or support programs, we’re happy to chat with you. We love it when you take advantage of our experience and allow us to help you reach your goals. You can begin your search for the perfect stallion match by reviewing the information provided in our stallion section.

Stallion Selection

Stallion Selection Details

We offer mare breeding recommendations, which include evaluation of bloodlines, conformation, and breeding goals in order to help you choose the Iron Spring Farm Warmblood or Friesian stallion that best complements your mare. We are also happy to check inbreeding coefficients for Friesian mares.

For assistance with matching your mare with one of our stallions please provide the following information:

  • Copy of her registration papers, if available
  • Linear score sheet, if available
  • Conformation photograph
  • Breeding history
  • Breeding goals

You can begin your search for the perfect stallion match by reviewing the information provided in our stallion section.

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Mare Care

Mare Care Details

Proper mare care is essential for a successful pregnancy. Working with veterinarians who specialize in reproduction, we’ve developed a program that helps keep your mare safe and healthy. All mares are treated as individuals. We do everything possible to make their time at Iron Spring Farm as stress-free as possible. Here are some things you can expect from our program:

  • Mares can be managed for artificial insemination with fresh, chilled or frozen semen, as well as embryo transfer.
  • Our veterinarians at Unionville Equine Associates, have been working with us for more than 25 years. They have the largest breeding practice in our region. They will consult with leading reproductive experts in North America as needed.
  • Maiden or timid mares will be handled with extra care. We will take the time to prepare them and teach them about the breeding process, use of the breeding stocks, etc.
  • Feeding program tailored to each mare’s specific needs. We work closely with leading nutritionists to develop and implement custom feeding programs for mares with special needs.
  • Mares are checked daily for overall health. Any medical issues will be addressed promptly by our veterinarians.
  • Stalls have excellent ventilation, good floors and safe walls.
  • Fencing is safe post and rail that is maintained and checked daily.
  • Foals that accompany their dams will be handled daily.
  • Close monitoring of cycles.
  • Daily teasing by experienced teaser stallion.
  • Mares are checked in safe breeding stocks.
  • Our staff is knowledgeable and experienced in dealing with challenges that arise when breeding older, sub-fertile and Friesian mares.
  • Staff lives on site.
  • Mares are kept in an EVA negative breeding barn. Mares that are being bred with EVA positive semen are bred following EVA positive protocol and are kept in a separate facility.
  • Iron Spring Farm is only 20 minutes from the New Bolton Center at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in case of emergency. Iron Spring Farm can provide transportation to New Bolton Center for a nominal fee of $100.

Testimonials

Kashmir by Sir Sinclair

by Terry Kelly

I can say with 100% certainty, that rideability and demeanor are definitely two of his offsprings most notable traits.

Kashmir by Sir Sinclair Details

Hi, my name is Kelly Terry. I'm from Lexington, KY.  I got curious about a precious 12 year old gelding I purchased in April and found my way to your page.  He is a Sir Sinclair offspring foaled in Minnesota, March 24 of 2006. He has had a few different names over the years but is currently and will always remain registered as Kashmir, barn name Kash.

Since I met him almost a year ago, I have always noticed his personality is larger than life. He has so much and it truly makes him my unicorn. He is willing to go anywhere I point him and truly loves to be working. After watching his sire's videos, I can say with 100% certainty, that rideability and demeanor are definitely two of his offsprings most notable traits. He doesn't have a mean bone in his body and I fall more in love with him every day (if that's possible).  I've attached a photo from our first show.  We may not be the most fancy pair around but he is helping me get us there every day. Thank you!

Sir Sinclair and UB40 Foals

by Dawn Spencer

It is such a huge benefit to have access to these exceptional stallions along with the farm's professional staff. 

Sir Sinclair and UB40 Foals Details

Iron Spring Farm and their staff have become very important to the success of my breeding program.   It is such a huge benefit to have access to these exceptional stallions along with the farm's professional staff. They provide thoughtful advice for matching my mares to the correct stallions, as well as unselfishly answering questions and offering helpful advice.  

Foals by Tjalbert 460 and Teade 392

by Priscilla Sabol

Your stallions have proven to us they are the best of the best. We will breed to your standards again!!

Foals by Tjalbert 460 and Teade 392 Details

Thanks to Priscilla Sabol, who has bred her mare to Tjalbert 460 and Teade 392, for these kind words. "The youngsters have been so great. Your stallions have proven to us they are the best of the best. We will breed to your standards again!"  Priscilla & John Sabol