Swabs/Blood Tests All mares visiting for natural cover must have a veterinary certificate stating that the mare is free from infection (including CEM, Klebsiella and Pseudomonas Aeruginosa), and EVA-negative on blood test.


Farrier Before arrival mares should have their back shoes removed. If removed here a charge will be incurred. Once here mares will be trimmed as necessary during their stay.


Mare Passports It is a legal requirement that mares are accompanied to the stud with their passport.


Equine Influenza/Tetanus It is highly recommended that all mares are up to date with vaccinations.


Worming Mares will be routinely wormed on arrival (or a worm count taken, according to the owner's instructions), and thereafter every eight weeks.


Unsound Mares must be accompanied by a veterinary certificate stating the cause of unsoundness and confirming that the mare is fit to carry a foal.


Vets Fees All expenses incurred for visits, examinations or medicines will be payable to the veterinary surgeon. It is recommended that the mare is scanned at 18 - 21 days, not only to verify conception, but to check for twins, which can be dealt with at that stage.


Stud Fees

Natural cover: £400 Kyzyl Double or Quits, £200 Xanadu. Stud fee  and keep are payable prior to the mare leaving. No Foal, Free Return. (The free return may be tansferred to another approved mare if necessary.)

Fresh/chilled AI (Kyzyl Double or Quits only): £400 + £100 for each collection/transport.

Please note that semen may only be shipped Monday- Friday for arrival Tuesday-Saturday. In addition there is no shipping available on a Bank Holiday.

It may be possible to arrange weekend collection, but semen would have to travel by private courier.


Live Foal Guarantee If a mare fails to take, aborts or produces a foal that lives less than 24 hours, she or a substitute may return the following year with no further stud fee. However, in the second year a fee of £50 per mare's season will be charged towards the fee of the stallion handler in the case of natural cover. For fresh/chilled AI the usual collection/transport fee applies.


Frozen AI  Frozen semen for Kyzyl Double or Quits is held at Stallion AI Services, Twemlows Hall. Carriage charge for 2015 is £120 + VAT standard charge, extra if semen required before 12 noon or over a weekend. This is payable in advance, together with the stud fee of £250 for frozen AI. Twemlows recommend that three doses be sent. For unsuccessful insemination, 50% of the stud fee is returnable provided that a veterinary certificate is supplied by October 1st stating that:

1)  Insemination has been attempted on at three occasions AND

2)  The mare is not in foal.

Unused doses of semen may be kept and used, and a second resulting foal registered at a cost of half the stud fee, payable at time of registration.



Kyzyl Double or Quits: Covering certificates are issued by the Anglo-European Studbook and the foal registered/passported accordingly.

Xanadu: Foals are eligible for registration with VNIIK (the All-Russia National Institute for Research and Horsebreeding), which holds the Akhal-Teke "mother" stud book. EU-compliant passports may be obtained with the help of Akhal-Teke UK (


Keep Fees £20 per week grass livery (£3 per day), £30 part-stabled (£4.50 per day), £40 full livery (£6 per day). Please note paddocks are usually fenced at least in part with electric fencing.


All fees must be paid before the mare leaves the yard. Payment may be made in cash or by a cleared cheque.


Insurance I accept no responsibility for visiting mares and foals and do not carry insurance cover; it is the owner’s responsibility to provide their own insurance cover.


Mares will receive every possible care, attention and supervision, but no responsibility can be taken for accident, theft, loss or disease, however caused. In the absence of the mare owner, whilst every reasonable effort will be taken to contact that owner, I reserve the right to call upon veterinary assistance when deemed necessary and ensuing fees will be charged to the owner in the case of accident or illness. All elective veterinary work to do with fertility or covering will be agreed with the owner in advance. All mares are served at their owner’s risk and no responsibility can be accepted while trying or serving a mare.