Survey – FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions  – Survey   E.& O.E

How do I go into the Survey – Expressions of Interest?
Easy. Just click on this link.  Do it!  We will appreciate your feed-back in the Survey.  Please spend 2 – 3 minutes to complete it. Yes — Promise! It will only take a maximum 3 minutes.Facebook banner photo (7).Movie_Snapshot v2

There is no obligation, but there is an awesome voucher as a thank you to everyone who goes into it.  Positives, negatives or mixed bag to the 4 questions asked. It will all assist us.Even the people who give negative answers to all 4 questions asked. Everyone will receive a voucher. It will be your choice whether you use it or give it to someone else.

 When are you sending the Survey Vouchers?
We will start sending the vouchers by the end of February 2015.
If you are wanting to breed a mare in the Southern Hemisphere we will make you our priority before it gets too late to breed. Autumn foaling is a possibility.

Who is conducting the Survey – Expressions of Interest?
This is conducted under the auspices of the International Spanish Warmblood Horses Association. I.S.W.H.A.

Why do the  I.S.W.H.A. want to conduct this Survey – Expressions of Interest?
Basically, the current studs in this campaign are seeking feed-back from the equestrian public around the world.  It is very simple questions at this juncture.
The survey will give us direction in the future of the Spanish Warmblood Breed.

How soon do I need to reserve the breeding to claim the voucher special?
Each stud will have a limit to the number of breedings to each stallion allocated to this survey/promotion. The vouchers will be either given a yearly allocation or a total in number. We suggest that you reserve your booking as soon as possible with your chosen stud. Please contact the stud as soon as you know your requirements. All studs will require a deposit to keep your allocation.

Who is supplying genetics for the voucher?
All the genetics go back to Yardah Stud which is the birthplace of the breed.  Other studs may have a greater diversity by the time the promotion ends in 2020..

What does the voucher look like?     Here is a sample voucher.                                    Click on image.Survey voucher 3 sample v3 small

What will we need to do if we wish to give the Voucher to someone else?
Each Voucher will be named and coded. If you wish to transfer the voucher you will need to advise the I.S.W.H.A.

Where can I see the Terms & Conditions?
The Terms & Condition for the Voucher here on the I.S.W.H.A. website are a general outline.  However, the voucher holders will need to contact each stud to meet their T. & C.

What differences are there between using a Voucher and a Studs normal T. & C.
As it says on the Voucher you will get one free breeding.  That means that you will get the same conditions for 2 breedings as you would get for for the cost of one breeding.

What is a Positive Pregnancy?
In addition, each stud will offer a Positive Pregnancy.  You must check the T.& C. of each stud.

  • In A.I.
    If the mare does not “click” in 2 inseminations, the stud will provide a further dose as a gratuity.  All the other expenses for the third breeding will be the recipient’s responsibility.  However, you may find that the other mare (the “freebie”) is successful in the first instance and you will be able to use that semen. This would obviate the need to pay further shipping expenses.
  • In Live Cover
    Two cycles will be deemed to be a breeding.  A third cycle will be deemed to be the further breeding as a gratuity with any associated expenses an additional expense.

What is the definition of a Live Foal?
You must check the T.& C. of each stud. Yardah Stud definition is a Live Foal which survives the first 24 hours from birth.

What is a Life Foal Guarantee?
You must check the T.& C. of each stud.The Life Foal Guarantee means that the stud will ship a dose for ONE pregnancy to replace the lost foal.  This does not include any further costs relating to collection, storage or Transport of semen, Veterinary expenses,  hand serving costs or agistment and handling costs of mares.

What does it mean that the Voucher will be valid until 2020?
This voucher will be valid until 2020 and any special conditions will be honoured, even if the studs’ normal T. & C. alter to the current situation. For example, a stud may not offer Life Foal Guarantee in the future, however anyone with a voucher will be eligible for the conditions on the voucher.

What does “Lock In” the Price mean?
In addition, we will be offering that if people want to “lock in” the price of the breeding, they will be given the option to make a deposit and that will be the price at whatever that particular price is.
i.e.  If the price for 2015 is $950aud and you place a $240aud deposit you will get the the $950 fee even if it has changed at that year.
So, if the fee in 2016 is $1,250aud you will still get it at the 2015 rate of $950 if you have paid a deposit in 2015..
If you do not “Lock In” in 2015 but decide in 2016 to make a deposit of  $310 to “lock in” the price of $1,250 (AND the 2 for 1 deal) even if in 2020 the fee is $3,000.  As taking the “lock in” deposit means that you will enjoy the particular year’s prices and can take the semen whatever year works for you.  Of course, any other expenses such as shipping, etc will be at the current rates. You will need to check the fees from each Stud.  Normally, each Stud will only be able to supply the fees for the coming year in the fee structure.

What Reports are needed from the Vet for Negative Pregnancy and Life Foal Guarantee?
Each stud will have their own T. & C. and have different reports needed from the Veterinarian to support claims for Negative Pregnancy and/or Life Foal Guarantee.  You will need to confirm that you adhere to the T.& C. for the stud you use. As you can see, this amazing offer is generous with special guarantees. There will be meticulous reporting to claim the guarantees.

What if I want to use two different Stallions?
That is possible, but the stallions must come from the same stud..  If there are different fees for the two stallions, it will be deemed that the more expensive stallion is the prime service.  The “Freebie” will be the in parity or less than the other stallion.
ie. For example.  If in 2015 “Mr. Champion” is $950 and “Mr Young Winner” is $850.  “Mr Champion” will be considered to be the “prime” service and the fee will be $950 with the free service to “Mr Young Winner”.  Not the other way round.

What if my friend wants to take one of the breedings?
That is okay, but it must be clearly understood, that this voucher is for one person.  It is your choice to give one of the services away.  However, the I.S.W.H.A. and the relevant stud providing the services will be between the voucher holder and the stud.  The contracts and any discussions in regard to the supply of the semen is with the Voucher holder.

Can the semen be sent to two different localities?
You must check the T.& C. of each stud. We cannot see any problem with that.  There will of course be greater shipping expenses and possible logistic challenges.  We would suggest that the semen is shipped to one veterinarian and then it is distributed from there.

If I chose a stallion now, but when I want to book the breeding the stallion is not available?
Each stud offers the services from its stallion/s in good faith but makes no guarantee that semen from your selected stallion will be available for either AI and/or live cover in the future.

If I have paid a deposit or full payment and the horse is no longer available will I get a refund?
If the horse is not available for any reason a refund will be issued.
If I have chosen a different stallion for the “freebie” will I be given a refund?
If the prime stallion is available but the second different stallion is no longer available, you will be offered the option to choose a second breeding from the prime stallion or an alternate available stallion.  As the second breeding has not been paid for, there will be no refund.

What if the semen is no good?
All semen will be professionally collected, tested and stored under strict laboratory conditions and is certified as ‘viable’ prior to leaving the laboratory.

What if something happens during the transporting of the semen?
Studs are not responsible for the semen after it leaves the laboratory.  We suggest that people insure the shipment.  Using a specialist shipper is important.

Are all the Stallions fertile?
You must check the T.& C. of each stud. All Yardah the stallions standing at stud currently have live foals on the ground and are proven breeders. Not all stallions have been collected and frozen.  They will be tested

What are the requisites to claim a Live Foal Guarantee?
You must check the T.& C. of each stud. Normally, as a condition of the live foal guarantee, breeding contracts require veterinary certificates at various stages during the pregnancy.  The breeding contract requires the mare owner to submit the results of an initial pregnancy check as well as a pregnancy check at 45 days’ gestation.  In addition, a veterinarian must certify that the mare has aborted or that the foal died before 24 hours.  These certificates are required to be submitted within 7 days.  The mare owner must administer any vaccinations specified to the mare at various stages of her pregnancy. If the mare owner does not provide adequate evidence that the vaccinations were administered, A stud may refuse to honour the live foal guarantee.
If the mare fails to produce a live foal from the breeding, the stallion owner will breed the same mare again without charging another stud fee.
If for any reason the stallion is not available for stud services the stud will offer an alternate stallion if possible.
The Live Foal Guarantee does not give refunds.
If you re-breed your mare during the second breeding season and she becomes pregnant the live foal guarantee does not apply.

Who is responsible for the Veterinary expenses, agistment, etc.?
This voucher DOES NOT include any associated costs of breeding.  i.e. Storage of Transport of semen, Veterinary expenses, hand serving costs or agistment and handling costs of mares. We suggest that you must check the T.& C. of each stud.

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