Terms & Conditions Chilled Semen

NB: Full T&C’s for stallions standing at Belmont House Stud (BHS) can be viewed on our website.

Ganesh Hero Z – €1000

Kassanova Hero B Z – €800 first mare or €700 each for multiple mares

Mr Quincy B – €800 first mare or €700 each for multiple mares

Stetter – €800 first mare or €700 each for multiple mares

Quicksilver B – €600 first mare or €500 each for multiple mares

NB: Booking/admin fee of the above is considered 1/3 of the fee, the pregnancy fee is 2/3 of the fee.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: We would like to make people aware that for this season all semen bookings must be completed by the owner/agent online our online ordering form telephone bookings will no longer be accepted.

The online form must include correct mare and owner details and you will need the name and registration number of the mare at time of booking. All semen will have to be prepaid before or at collection. The stud fee is a combination of booking/administration and pregnancy fee. To avail of a credit note (2/3 of the prepaid fee) for the 2020 season, it is the mare owner’s responsibility to supply Belmont House Stud with a veterinary certificate by 1.10.2019. Certificates issued at a later stage will not be accepted.

NB: The online semen order is only definitive after confirmation with Andrea Etter by mail, text or by phone.

We offer a ‘Live Foal Guarantee’ 48 hours after birth for our resident stallions. Abortion or death of foal needs to be certified by a qualified vet in writing within 3 days after foaling/abortion. Where a stallion is not available the following season, a substitute of our resident stallion list can be arranged. All stallions standing at BHS are available by artificial insemination, chilled semen. Where a mare owner wants to avail of the discount price (multiple mares) the first stud fee is charged at the full price and the following mares offered at the discount price.

Chilled semen can be shipped directly to any address within the Republic of Ireland by courier/post and is also available for collection. Courier/Post charges are typically €30. Semen can be ordered daily until 10am. For optimum results we advise clients to collect the semen. The stud fee includes up to six deliveries of semen (for one mare only) per season/year. Extra semen will be charged at extra cost. Cooling containers will be charged at €20.

If stallions have a heavy breeding or competition schedule, Belmont House Stud reserves the right to send a maximum of 1 insemination dose per oestrus.

The breeding season starts on 27.3.19 and finishes on 15.9.19

By ordering and buying semen, the mare owner declares to have taken note of the conditions and declares to fully agree with these service and payment conditions, as well as with the stud fees.

The stallions are normally available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, sometimes Saturday.

Terms & Conditions Frozen Semen Celtic Hero B Z

Celtic Hero B Z €1000 – Non refundable booking/stud fee. This fee is giving the mare owner a maximum of three attempts in 2019 (on one mare) at a veterinary practice designated by Belmont House Stud.

Visiting mares:

Livery and veterinary charges must be paid at collection of the mare. Stud fees to be paid before first insemination. Livery of mare without foal €10 per day, mare with foal at foot €15 per day. All visiting mares must be vaccinated.

We do not accept liability for mares or foals kept at the ‘out farm’ or at Belmont House Stud.


Additional to printed version:

Covering certs:

The covering certificate will not be issued or forwarded to the issuing breeding association until the stud fee and other cost such as livery, veterinary and shipping is paid in full.

Frozen semen:

For more information about the sale of frozen semen please contact Andrea Etter.


Mare owners intending to do ICSI have to specify so when ordering semen. Special conditions apply to ICSI treatment of ovum with chilled and frozen semen from our stallions. Please contact Andrea Etter for further information.

Embryo Transplantation (ET) and freezing of Embryos:

Mare owners intending to do ET and/or freeze embryos have to specify so when ordering semen. Special conditions apply for the use of chilled and frozen semen from our stallions for ET/ freezing of embryos. Please contact Andrea Etter for further information.

If no embryo(s) is(are) found, new semen (for a maximum of three cycles) may be ordered for this mare, provided that a veterinary declaration from the embryo centre is submitted that confirms that the embryo flush after the previous insemination turned out negative. For orders for a fourth cycle, a new advance becomes payable. If the embryo flush turns out positive, a new deposit will become payable for a next semen order for this mare.

If from one insemination more than one embryo is flushed and or frozen, the additional stud fee will be charged when the transplantation turns out positive.   


Belmont House Stud accept no liability whatsoever for damage, sickness or injury to people, animals, transportation or otherwise.

Stud fees are non reimbursable!

Attempted fraud committed by a mare owner is punishable by an unconditional fine of €2500 per attempt, irrespective of the also payable stud fee.

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Contact Info

Belmont Ireland
Belmont House Stud
Co. Offaly

Andrea Etter
Mobile ++353 (0) 86 2516142

Office Opening Hours
Monday to Friday
8.00am – 6.00pm
-1 Std. CET

Müntschemier Schweiz
Etter Sportpferde AG
Reiterweg 1
3225 Müntschemier

Phone ++41 (0) 32 3129797
Fax ++41 (0) 32 3129710