1. Engagement/Rebreed Fee: The Mare Owner, Robin Baker, Owner of Full Medal Jacket and attending Stallion Station agree to breed the above mare to the stallion Full Medal Jacket for a Rebreed Fee of $300.00 (or agreed upon amount if Rebreed option is extented for a 3rd year). This contract entitles mare owner to one rebreed in 2023 for Breeding purchased in 2022 that did not result in a live foal. Unless otherwise agreed upon, this contract must be used on the orginal mare booked to Full Medal Jacket and only used the year after Orginal Breeding was purchased. Mare may not be bred to another stallion before returning to Full Medal Jacket. If second year rebreed does not result in live foal, it is up to the dicression of the owners of Full Medal Jacket to honor a third year rebreed and if a subsitute mare can be used with the 3rd year rebreed fee being $500
a. In the event that the mare does not conceive within three heat cycles, Stallion Owner reserves the right to require additional evidence (culture or biopsy) provided by a qualified Veterinarian, that the Mare is reproductively sound.
2. Other Services and Expenses: It is understood that in addition to the above-stated breeding fee, Mare Owner shall pay board expenses as well as all Veterinarian services and related expenses including transportation to a veterinary facility, farrier services, special dietary services, and all OTHER services and expenses reasonable or appropriate to ensure the well-being and breeding of the Mare and/or foal. Full Medal Jacket (or stallion station) will issue monthly statements of all above charges and Mare Owner agrees to pay these charges in full upon receipt. Above mentioned charges shall be paid in full whether or not the Mare is settled. In the event such payments are not received when due, Mare Owner acknowledges and agrees Mare Owner shall pay Full Medal Jacket (or stallion station) a 1.5% monthly carrying fee on the total sum of any amount not paid when due. Mare Owner shall pay all reasonable attorneys’ fees, paralegal fees, accountant fees and any other cost and expenses incurred by Full Medal Jacket (or Stallion Station) in pursuing collection of the sums owed under this Agreement.
3. Shipped Semen Terms and Conditions: Breeding provided by fresh cooled semen will be shipped according to the terms and conditions for shipped cooled semen set forth and fully incorporated herein.
a. Shipping Fees: There will be a $___ fee per shipment if semen sent Fed Ex/UPS. If the semen needs to be sent counter to counter (air) there will be a charge of $___ per shipment. If the mare does not settle on the first shipment each additional shipment will be the same price. Semen picked up at the farm by Mare Owner or courier will be charged $___ per shipment. The charge for next day to Canada will be $___
b. Semen Requests:
Shipped Semen Dates for 2023
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
4. Semen Handling: Mare Owner agrees to assume responsibility for all facets of breeding the Mare and agrees to comply with all breed registry requirements concerning the use and handling of cooled or frozen semen. Therefore, a qualified, experienced licensed veterinarian competent in the use and handling of cooled semen should perform the insemination. Attending Stallion station or Robin Baker, Owner of FMJ may refuse to ship semen if it is believed the insemination is not proper or the mare is not healthy. Attending stallion station or Robin Baker, Owners of FMJ reserve the right to request a negative uterine culture and a uterine biopsy performed prior to shipment of semen. The Mare Owner agrees to comply with all requirements concerning the use and handling of cooled semen. The Mare Owner agrees to perform the insemination within twenty-four (24) hours of receipt of cooled semen. In addition if multiple requests are made for shipped semen for a mare that has failed to settle via shipped semen, Attending Stallion Station or Robin Baker, owners of FMJ reserves the right to insist said mare must be brought to the attending Stallion Station to manage further breeding attempts during the remainder of said year or the return breeding year.
5. Conditions for Acceptance of Mare: The mare shall be in a healthy and sound breeding condition; free from infections, contagious or transmissible diseases. A current negative Coggins Test, a photocopy of registration papers (both sides), health certificate, and any health records must accompany the mare upon arrival. Full Medal Jacket (or stallion station) reserves the right to refuse to accept any mare which is (1) not in proper condition, or (2) which does not have all of the records, tests, and registration documents as required herein. Full Medal Jacket (or stallion station) agrees to provide suitable facilities for the care of the mare and/or foal while on site. If any extraordinary healthcare is required for the mare and/or foal, Full Medal Jacket (or stallion station) shall diligently try to contact the mare owner listed by telephone provided prior to taking any required action. The inability to contact the mare owner does not supersede the breeding manager’s best interest for the welfare of the mare and/or foal. The breeding staff agrees to diligently try to settle the contracted mare and shall have sole discretion of determining the best method of breeding. The Mare Owner agrees to give ample opportunity to settle the mare, through at least two (2) heat-periods. If the mare leaves Facility where Full Medal Jacket is standing prior to confirmation of pregnancy the mare owner will provided Full Medal Jacket with proof of pregnancy by ultrasound prior to the 60th day of gestation to maintain the live foal guarantee. If, however, the mare does not settle, the Mare Owner/Agent will hold Full Medal Jacket (or stallion station)blameless. It is the goal of Full Medal Jacket and said stallion station to get a mare bred as soon as possible after her arrival. However, there may be times during the breeding season when there are more mares in heat with a breeding follicle than can be bred on a given day. During these times Full Medal Jacket and stallion station must give priority to some mares over others taking into consideration multiple factors. The Mare Owner understands that the Breeder will do all that is feasible to minimize lost breeding cycles.
6. Certificate and Multiple Foals: Upon notification of birth of a live foal and full payment of all fees and expenses and the performance of all other obligations of Mare Owner under this Agreement, Full Medal Jacket shall issue one breeder’s certificate to the Mare Owner. Should more than one embryo or foal result from a breeding, Mare Owner shall pay an additional breeding fee, including the booking fee, for each embryo or resulting foal. Such payment shall be due within 60 days of breeding if embryos are flushed from the Mare or within two weeks of foaling in case of twins in order to receive a breeding certificate for the additional foal.
7. Substitution: If the Stallion dies, is unavailable, is sold or becomes unfit for service, and the Mare is not in foal, this Agreement shall become null and void and Full Medal Jacket will work to provide other suitable option to satify breeding. Alternatively, if frozen semen for the Stallion exists and is available, Full Medal Jacket may, at its discretion, make it available to the Mare Owner pursuant to the terms and conditions for shipped frozen semen. If the Mare dies before being settled, (a veterinarian report will be required as verification) another mare may be substituted only upon expressed written consent of Full Medal Jacket for the remainder of 2023.
8. Waiver: The undersigned agrees that Full Medal Jacket (or stallion station) and its agents and employees will not be responsible for accident, injury, sickness or death to the mare or its foal; whether from fire, flood, theft, act of god, negligence by Full Medal Jacket (or stallion station) or any of its agents or employees, or for any other reason. The undersigned agrees to and shall indemnify and hold harmless Full Medal Jacket (or stallion station) and its agents and employees from and against any and all claims, losses, damages, causes of action, suits and liability of every kind. This includes all expenses of litigation, court costs & attorney’s fees, for injury to or death of the mare or its foal arising out of or in connection with the services performed by Full Medal Jacket or attending Station Station under this contract, regardless of whether such injuries or death are caused in whole or in part out of negligence of Full Medal Jacket (or stallion station) or its agents or employees.
9. This contract is non-assignable and non-transferable.
This contract it will then be a binding contract subject to the above terms and conditions. This contract is entered into in the State of Michigan and will been forced under the laws of Michigan.