Mare Services

Care of Your Mare

Your mare is guaranteed excellent care, throughout their stay. Karen Raine owner & manager is a B.H.S.A.I. & B.H.S. Intermediate Stable Manager. As well as N.V.Q. qualified assessor. All mares are treated as individuals & any special feeding or care can be organised. Unsound mares, mares on box rest, mares on medication, mares recovering from lameness or surgery can all be looked after by our team of qualified staff & vets. Where required mares can go on our Horse walker either for exercise, to keep fit, or for rehabilitation.

A.I Services

We have a minimum of two fully qualified A.I Technicians who will ensure that all of the semen is handled and processed correctly prior to insemination. This ensures the best chances of pregnancy.

You don’t have to use our stallions to take advantage of our excellent facilities and experience. With our very competitive A.I/Vets packages mares are taken for A.I with fresh or chilled semen to any UK or EU stallion of the owners choice. We can advise on contracts and delivery arrangements for any prospective stallions. We will liaise with the stallions owner to take the hassle out if it for the mare owner. Our packages also include all of the correct paper work required to ensure your foal can be registered for a verified parentage passport.

By using A.I it provides a much safer environment for your mare as she will never meet the stallion reducing the risk of injury. A.I also allows smaller mares to be put to larger stallions. Fertility rates are increased as semen is evaluated and inseminated accordingly.

 These are charged by the stud per cycle. In order to enable A.I to be carried out at the optimum time for the best chance of conception A.I is performed by one of the stud’s qualified A.I technicians rather than having to be timed round vet visits.

A.I to an on-site or walk in stallion £30

A.I to an off-site stallion £60- this includes all the liaising with the Stallion owner, checking  semen health tests and fertility.

Vets Packages

Fresh / Chilled Semen Package £265   Unlimited cycles during the 2017 stud season

Frozen Semen Package   £375     For one cycle only. (Subsequent cycles charged at £300)

Included in Stud Packages:

  • All scans leading up to insemination
  • A prostaglandin injection to bring your mare in to season if required
  • A hormone injection or implant to facilitate the timing of ovulation if required
  • A post insemination scan
  • One saline flush of the uterus and single antibiotic treatment if required
  • Management of twin pregnancies if required
  • Up to three pregnancy scans
  • All routine veterinary visits

Not included in Stud Packages:

  • CEM swabbing and EVA blood testing prior to breeding
  • A.I is NOT included this is charged by the stud
  • Treatment of fertility problems such as chronic uterine infection
  • Treatment of persistent uterine fluid (if more than one uterine flush is required)
  • Sedation (which is sometimes required for safety reasons)
  • Treatment of any non-breeding related issues
  • More than three pregnancy scans
  • Surgery to improve poor vulval conformation
  • Any routine vaccinations
  • Livery fees, semen shipping charges and stud fees for your chosen stallion

Mares for foaling

We have over 25 years experience in the breeding industry and over that time have foaled hundreds of mares. Offering superb facilities and experienced staff for mares which are due to foal. We recommend mares come to us 6 weeks prior to foaling as this will allow enough time for the mares colostrum to become accustomed to the new surrounding and give the foal the best start possible. Aldingtons veterinary practice provide foal health checks and will IgG blood test to ensure sufficient immunity has been passed through the colostrum (at an extra charge).  In their time here foals will have experience with daily handling and also farrier procedures during their stay.

Foaling facilities

Mares are taking for foaling and are guaranteed the best of care, the facilities we offer are:

  • CCTV over the foaling boxes to monitor progress without interrupting
  • Foaling boxes which are of 12 x 18
  • Night watches to ensure we are with your mare for foaling
  • Foaling alarms
  • Mare and foal fields
  • Nursery paddocks
  • Stocks and veterinary examination area
  • Superb post & rail grazing, with separate mare & foal paddocks

Any special requirements can be catered for. We are always happy to discuss your individual requirements


Price List

Grass Livery                                                                                                                 

Barren Mare £7.00

Mare & foal  £9.00

Plus hard feed using our Stud Mix +£2 per day

Full Livery

Barren Mare £12.50 per day

Mare & Foal £16.50 per day (stabled at night)

Mare & Foal stabled 24hr £18 per day

Mares coming to the Stud for foaling, these must arrive a minimum of 4 weeks before their due date (We prefer 6 weeks) This is so that the colostrum is of adequate quality to protect the foal

Mares for Weaning and FoalingMare and foal keep fees are applicable

Foaling Fee £225                                                                                                           

Weaning Fee £50

Keep Charges are per day so you only pay for the number of days you use. These charges are plus VAT apart from Grass Livery Charges