Our Facilities

  • DEFRA Approved for export to the EU
  • Our on-site A.I technicians ensure that all semen is checked for quality & processed correctly prior to dispatch, ensuring the best possible chance of conception.
  • Guaranteed overnight delivery of chilled semen
  • Indoor collection and serving area
  • Laboratory
  • Stocks & veterinary examination area enables all veterinary work to be carried out safely with the minimum of stress to your mare
  • Dummy mare for semen collection when you need it
  • Shower room & solarium
  • Horse Walker – which can be used to keep competition mares fit whilst they are here
  • Separate mare & foal paddocks
  • Indoor exercise areas as well as nursery paddocks
  • Numerous post & rail paddocks for visiting mares
  • C.C.T.V covered foaling boxes

Defra Approved

We are a DEFRA approved semen collection centre for EU export.

Our export number is UK-9046-EC

WE ARE ONE OF THE FEW STUDS TO OFFER NFFR TERMS ON CHILLED SEMEN

Usually chilled semen terms are 3 insemination doses, with our NFFR terms it means that we will provide as many insemination doses as it takes to get you mare in foal, This enables vets to order a second delivery of semen for one cycle if necessary to ensure timing with ovulation, This unlimited supply of semen greatly enhances your chances of getting your mare in foal. It also carries forward to the following year as with any NFFR Terms.

We offer a superb overnight delivery service for chilled semen from any of the stallions ( except Nocona Shaimar) The quality of the semen is guaranteed, it is processed on site in our own laboratory by qualified A.I Technicians ensuring it reaches your mare in optimum condition to produce conception.

We have one of the quickest turn around order times in the UK for chilled semen. Semen ordered by 10.30am one morning (Mon – Fri) will be delivered by 9am the following morning. This makes it much easier than a 48hr order service for your vets to time insemination with the mare’s ovulation. Same day delivery or pick up can be arranged for Sunday, Monday & Bank Holiday insemination. We can collect at weekends and Bank Holidays to cater for any mares with difficult timings.

When using chilled / frozen semen it is very important that you use a vet / A.I centre which regularly A.I’s. If your own vet does not do this, or you do not know where does please contact us, we have an extensive list of Vets/A.I centres all across the U.K which we have successfully dealt with in the past, this list is available by email or post.

Qualified AI Technicians

Karen Raine stud owner & manager is a qualified A.I. Technician. (we have 2 qualified A.I. Technicians) and a laboratory on site for the preparation and assessment of semen. This enables us to guarantee the quality of both the semen sent out for A.I as well as a strict quality control on the semen used for AI & natural service on site. Karen is also a N.V.Q. qualified assessor & Specialist Stud Assessor, she is also the Stud Assessor for Myrescough College with whom the stud have very strong links. Our staff hold N.V.Q. Specialist Stud Unit Qualifications as well as B.H.S. qualifications and Equine Science degrees

Indoor Collection & Serving Area

Our purpose built indoor collection, serving & teasing area ensures a high degree of health & safety to mare stallion & handlers. The rubber flooring ensures as antisplit & hygienic surface reducing uterine infection from covering on a dusty school or paddock. It ensures collection teasing or service can take place away form outside hazards or weather.

Laboratory

We are constantly adding new equipment to our laboratory enabling us to keep up with the latest technology & offer an even better service

Our on site A.I technicians ensure that all semen is checked for quality & processed correctly prior to dispatch, ensuring the best possible chance of conception.

Dummy Mare

Our dummy mare ensures we can collect semen anytime without the need of a mare in season which means that we can guarantee you delivery when you need it.

Stocks

Our stocks & veterinary examination area enables all veterinary work to be carried out safely with the minimum of stress to your mare

Other facilities at the stud

Shower Room & Solarium

Horse Walker – which can be used to keep competition mares fit whilst they are here.

Separate mare & foal paddocks & indoor exercise areas as well as Nursery Paddocks

Numerous post & rail paddocks for visiting mares which enables them to be turned out in small groups to reduce continual ‘pecking order’ changes.

A block of foaling boxes, which are covered by C.C.T.V. This also means that when mares are taken for foaling we can video the event for you, See Keep Charges page for fees & facilities

Veterinary Services

Our main aim is to get your mare in foal as easily & quickly as possible for you & we have excellent veterinary back up to help us do so. All work at the stud is carried out by Aldington Equine Vets Ltd & is billed direct to the client. We can take care of everything from swabbing to scanning, or if preferred mares can just come for a few days to be served. We suggest clients take advantage of the excellent value vet packages available from Aldington Equine Vets Ltd. These packages are optional, mares can still be billed on a per scan etc. basis.

All vets fees are subject to VAT

A.I. PACKAGES

As well as A.I. using stallions on site semen can be obtained for A.I. from any stallion of your choice. if your mare is not liveried here you can use our vets packages and stocks which will incur a charge

A.I. using stallion on site or Walk in :- relevant above vets package ( one off payment) plus £30 per cycle

A.I. using outside stallions :- relevant above vets package( one off payment) plus £60 per cycle, this includes a fee for liaising with the relevant stud & all paperwork for the insemination.

N.B. A.I. mares do not need swabbing unless specified by the stud supplying the semen.

WALK IN STALLIONS

These are stallions which stand with us but are not permanently resident here at the stud, they come to collect when needed. Mares for these stallions come under the Terms & Conditions of the Stud. There is no VAT on the stud fees for Walk in Stallions or any Stallion not owned by Country Farm Stud.