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MHAO Stallion Service Auction

MORGAN HORSE ASSOCIATION OF OREGON

Stallion Service Auction

Benefits & Terms

 

Mission Statement: The committee of the MHAO Stallion Service Auction and Breeder’s Cup Futurity is dedicated to the promotion of the Morgan Horse. We strive to support the breeders of the Morgan Horse by offering ways to publicize their programs and to offer access to high quality breeding stallions. It is also our goal to increase the excitement about the Morgan Horse, and to draw the Morgan Community together.  

 

 

BENEFITS TO DONATING A BREEDING 

  • Press releases on Northwest Morgan News, the MHAO Newsletter (Stable Sheet), MHAO website, MHAO Facebook Page & Stallion Service Auction Page, thru HorseShowWire.com, in the Morgan Horse Magazine, Saddle Horse Report, etc.  There is heavy emphasis on advertising for the stallion owner.  
  • The Stallion Auction will be advertised in the Oregon Morgan Classic (OMC) Horse Show Premium booklet, at the show and at promotional events in the area.  OMC is the largest all breed Morgan Horse Show in the Northwest.
  • Flyers are distributed at shows up and down the West Coast.   
  • Flyers appear in the newsletter for the Morgan Horse Club of Washington State. 
  • Full page color ad for each stallion in the MHAO Breeder’s Cup Futurity Booklet.  This booklet is published annually and is distributed throughout the Northwest & at the Morgan Nationals.  Many keep this booklet to use as a reference.  
  • You will receive promotion of your stallion at MHAO events and through other Regional Equine and Morgan organizations.
  • There is a minimum starting bid of $700, or an amount set by the stallion owner.
  • Bidding is open from January 1 to mid-March
  • Futurity Sweepstakes classes have been added to our regular Futurity class line-up and will pay bonus payments to foal owners and stallion owners for the Champion or Reserve Champion foals who are the result of a breeding sold through the MHAO auction.   See Futurity Rules for additional information.
  • Funds from the Stallion Service Auction are used to support the Futurity.
  • MHAO will create & sell a 1-2 year Morgan Horse calendar using photos of the 2017 donated stallions.  This calendar will be sold across the nation.  Contact information for the stallion owner will be included in the calendar unless not desired.  Calendar sale proceeds will be used to support the Futurity.  
 

 

BIDDING TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR 2017

  1. All bidders should understand that all they are acquiring is the breeding contract to the stallion of their choice. The breeding is subject to the specific terms as outlined in the stallion owner’s breeding contract. THE TERMS IN THE BREEDING CONTRACT SUPERSEDE ANY TERMS FOUND IN THIS PROGRAM.
  2. The MHAO Stallion Service Auction is committed to promoting the Morgan Horse Breed by making available to qualified bidders, Morgan stallions whose owners have agreed to donate a breeding to the MHAO SSA for the prevailing winning bid.  Details, photographs, and related documents as provided by stallion owners or their agents are made available for bidder inspection prior to placing their bid. The MHAO SSA expressly recommends and cautions potential bidders to review all available information prior to the bidding process. They are also encouraged to contact the stallion owner directly before placing their bid. The MHAO SSA makes every effort to ensure accuracy in its offerings, but cannot and will not substantiate the details or condition of stallions offered.
  3. Breeding contracts cover such items as collection fees, shipping fees, and attendant arrangements. All arrangements are between the stallion owner and the successful bidder ONLY. The MHAO SSA is an avenue for the purchase of the stallion service, and shall not be held liable for any breach of contract, dispute, or other dissatisfaction. All sales are final.
  4. No service purchased through this benefit sale may be transferred without written permission of the stallion owner.
  5. In the event of a dispute concerning the terms of the auction or breeding contract, all participants agree to accept the decision of the MHAO SSA & Futurity Committee as binding.
  6. Unless otherwise requested by the stallion donor, the minimum bid on all stallions is $700 in U.S. funds.
  7. The highest mail in bid, phoned in bid, or emailed bid will be the current bid shown on the website. In the event of two or more bids for the same amount on the same stallion, the earliest bid shall be the accepted bid. If both are received by mail, the postmark will determine the prevailing bid. If that does not break the tie, the prevailing bid will be determined by the flip of a coin.
  8. The mare owner is responsible for any bills concerning veterinary care, farrier, etc.  In the event of semen transport, mare owners may be subject to collection fees and shipping charges.  Consult the stallion owner on the terms pertaining to the shipment of semen.
  9. Only AMHA registered Morgan mares will be accepted for breeding.
  10. Payment terms are cash (good check) or credit card (Master Card or Visa).  The amount bid is due before the mare is bred or by March 31st, whichever is earlier.  Checks are to be made payable to MHAO. 
  11. If the payment is not good, the bid will be awarded to the prior bidder.

 

 

Morgan Horse Association of Oregon Breeder’s Cup Futurity Classes will be held at the Oregon Morgan Classic Horse Show held in June 21-24, 2017

At the Oregon Horse Center in Eugene Oregon


For questions call Gay Adams, (503) 936-4276
Email:  sunstonemorgans@comcast.net