2017 NEDA Stallion Service Auction

 

  Opens: January 23, 2017 ~ Closes: February 21, 2017 at 9pm EST


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Bidding Agreement

The 2017 NEDA Stallion Service Auction shall be governed by the following terms and conditions:

1. Bidding opens Monday January 23, 2017 at 9am EST. Bidding is done Online only. Online bidding closes Tuesday February 21, 2017 at 9:00 PM EST.  NEDA will not be responsible for non-receipt of bids, delays in service and or network or computer processing delays. NEDA reserves the right in its sole discretion to change the end date of the auction in the event of any such outage or delay in order to treat all bidders fairly and each bidder agrees that this is a condition of the auction.
 

2.
The minimum bid shall be Five Hundred Dollars ($500) unless otherwise stated.
 
3. Bids can not be retracted, so it is imperative that you are sure of your bids before they are placed. Minimum bid increments are $25. Bids are binding and cannot be withdrawn after auction closes. No refunds will be given.
 
4. The winning bidder will be notified via email, web site or phone within 3 working days after the auction closing. The auction software determines the winning bidder.  If a bid is placed within one minute of the end of an auction, that auction will be extended 5 minutes past the auction end time in order for all bids to be recognized. Winners will be advised on how to make payment.
 
5. Payment on winning bids may be made with credit card or in the form of a Check or Money order payable to NEDA. Payment on winning bids MUST be received within ten days of the end of the auction or the winning bidder forfeits his bid and the next highest bidder will then be declared the winner. Stallion owner will not ship semen or service any mare until they have been notified that payment has been received by NEDA.
 
6. Winning bidder must then enter into a breeding service contract supplied by the Stallion Owners. The winning bidder agrees to abide by terms of the stallion owner’s Breeding Contract, and to pay for any additional fees or charges including but not limited to booking fees, per day mare care, veterinary expenses, cost associated with frozen or fresh semen collection and shipment, foal registration fees etc. Registration of the foal resulting from this breeding is subject to all the established rules and regulations of the stallion’s Breed Association. Bidders are strongly advised to obtain a copy of the stallion owner’s Breeding Contract prior to submitting a bid.
 
7. Should the stallion owner deem winning bidder's mare unfit to enter into the breeding service contract, the bidder has the option to substitute an acceptable mare, or forfeit the bid and receive a refund. In the event of a forfeiture, the next highest bidder will then be declared the winner; they will be notified within (3) days of the forfeiture of the winning bid, and has 10 days to enter into a breeding service contract and forward bid payment to NEDA.
 
8. The stallion services being offered are for the 2017 breeding season. Should a stallion become unfit for service, die or be gelded prior to servicing the winning bidder’s mare, only money paid to NEDA for the auctioned stallion service will be refunded and shall constitute payment in full for any damage that may be incurred by the bidder and/or his agent.
 
9. The bidder agrees and acknowledges that he/she fully realizes and accepts that there is a possible danger of injury, sickness, or death involved in the breeding of horses and the attendant care of the mare. The bidder voluntarily assumes all risk of accident, injury, sickness or death to said mare and specifically releases the New England Dressage Association, Inc., its directors, officers, employees and agents from all liability for any and all injury to, disability suffered by, or sickness or death of the mare or foal from any cause whatsoever, and specifically waives any and all claims resulting from such injury, disability, sickness or death.
 
10. The bidder specifically acknowledges and understands that the New England Dressage Association, Inc. (NEDA) is acting only as a clearinghouse in providing the Stallion Service Auction to breeders and that the stallion owner in turn has agreed to contribute the purchase price of the stallion service fee to benefit the activities of NEDA. NEDA assumes no liability for disputes that may arise between bidders and stallion owners. There are, specifically, no guarantees of conception or delivery of a live foal.
 
WARNING: UNDER MASSACHUSETTS LAW, AN EQUINE PROFESSIONAL IS NOT LIABLE FOR AN INJURY TO, OR THE DEATH OF, A PARTICIPANT IN EQUINE ACTIVITIES RESULTING FROM THE INHERENT RISKS OF EQUINE ACTIVITIES, PURSUANT TO SECTION 2D OF CHAPTER 128 OF THE GENERAL LAWS.