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Silver Sire Breeders, Inc.

Revised November 14, 2017

GENERAL RULES


The following General Rules contain the terms and conditions for participation in the Silver Sire Nominations Futurity and Auction Futurity programs. By nominating a mare into the Nominations Futurity, donating a stallion's service to the auction, or purchasing a stallion's service in the auction, you agree to all of the terms and conditions contained here-in.


I. NOMINATIONS FUTURITY


The Nominations Futurity classes will be comprised of purebred foals from nominated mares.

Mares must be nominated to Silver Sire Breeders, Inc. by December 31st of the year they are bred utilizing an official Mare Nomination Form. Late nominations may be accepted (provided the mare has not yet foaled), with a $100 late fee. The Mare Nomination fee is $165 and the late nomination fee is $265.

If a nominated mare loses the foal in-utero, the nomination fee may be credited to the following year, or may be eligible for transfer to another mare. The credit or transfer is only good for one year. To qualify for a transfer or credit, a letter must be sent to Silver Sire Breeders, Inc., requesting the transfer or credit. The letter must be accompanied by documentation from a veterinarian establishing the original pregnancy.

II. AUCTION FUTURITY 

The Auction Futurity classes will be comprised of purebred foals from either (1) stallion owners who have donated a stallion's breeding to the auction (Stallion Owners) or (2) foals from breedings purchased at the auction (Auction Purchasers) who have Right to Show certificates.

A. Right to Show Certificate (Stallion Owners)

A Stallion owner who donates a Purebred Stallion Service to the annual Silver Sire Breeders, Inc. Stallion Service Auction will be issued (upon sale of the service) a Right to Show certificate. The Right to Show certificate allows the Stallion owner one (1) entry of either a yearling filly or yearling colt/gelding (sired by the donated stallion) into the following year's Auction Futurity class. The auction yearling to be shown does not have to be identified until the close of entries.

The Stallion owner's Right to Show certificate may also be transferred to any yearling colt or filly sired by the donated stallion. 

B. Right to Show Certificate (Auction Purchasers)

The purchaser of an Auction Breeding will receive (upon payment in full) a Right to Show certificate. The Right to Show certificate allows the resultant foal/yearling to show in the Auction Futurity class held 3 years following purchase. The resultant foal/yearling does not have to be identified until the close of entries. Eligibility into the separate Nominations Futurity class requires a mare nomination purchased pursuant to Section I above.

If a mare bred, utilizing the auction purchase, fails to produce a live foal the year following the breeding (i.e., 2 years after the auction purchase), then the auction purchaser may request a one-time continuance (for one year only), provided the stallion owner's contract allows a re-breed. A letter requesting the one-year continuance must be forwarded to Silver Sire Breeders, Inc., and be accompanied by a veterinarian's certification that the mare was checked in foal, but failed to produce a live foal.

The purchased breeding Right to Show Certificate may be transferred by the Auction Purchaser to any yearling colt or filly sired by the donated stallion.


C. PURCHASED AUCTION BREEDINGS

1. Payment

Payment is due in full at the time of successful bid (purchase). However, the successful bidder (Purchaser) may also choose installment terms.

Installment Terms: A fee of $100 per installment will be charged for the Installment option. A non-refundable deposit of 1/2 (50%) of the purchase price plus the Installment fee, payable immediately upon successful bid (purchase). Second installment of 1/4 (25%) is due by November 15th of the year of purchase; and the final Installment of 1/4 (25%) is due by December 31st of the year of purchase. If installments are chosen a credit card will be required to guarantee payments by the installment dates. The card will be charged if installments are not made on the above dates. If the full balance (final installment) is not received by December 31st, a late charge of $175 will be assessed. Successful bidder(s) will be contacted within three (3) days of the auction close to process either payment in full or a first Installment via check or credit card.

If Purchaser defaults in payment of the full balance due under the terms of this contract, stallion owner may complete the Purchaser's performance of contract by payment of the full remaining balance; and shall then be entitled to utilize said breeding without any further obligation to Purchaser. Silver Sire Breeders, Inc may also elect to re-sell a defaulted breeding to a third party, without refund or further obligation to the original purchaser.

The purchaser and stallion owner will be notified upon receipt of payment in full and each will be provided with a Right to Show Certificate.

2. Breeding Contract

A copy of the Silver Sire breeding contract must be presented upon delivery of the mare to the stallion owner, and prior to breeding of the mare.

Purchaser must be compliant with the requirements as set forth in the stallion owner’s breeding contract, not limited to health papers, vaccinations, mare care, administrative fees and miscellaneous breeding, collection, and shipping charges.

Silver Sire Breeders, Inc. provides no warranty or guarantee (written or verbal), with regard to the stallions donated into the breeding auction.

3. Stallion Service

In the event that the stallion whose breeding was purchased in the auction is otherwise unable to fulfill this agreement by reason of death, incapacitation, sale/lease or exportation, the purchaser must exercise one of the following remedies:

1) In the event of sale/lease/exportation: If the contract allows and semen (fresh or frozen) is available, the new stallion owner/lessor may honor the breeding, and both the purchaser and new stallion owner/lessor would be eligible to enter a foal into the Auction.

2) In the event of sale/lease/exportation: If the contract allows and semen (fresh or frozen) is available, the original stallion owner may honor the breeding, and both the purchaser and the original stallion owner would be eligible to enter a foal into the Auction.

3) In the event of death or incapacitation: If frozen semen is available, purchaser must utilize this option to fulfill the purchased breeding.

4) In the event that Remedy 1, 2, or 3 will be honored by neither the new nor original stallion owner: Purchaser must provide Silver Sire Breeders, Inc with documentation, signed by the new and original stallion owners’, demonstrating that the stallion breeding is otherwise unavailable. 

In this case, the monies that purchaser paid to Silver Sire Breeders, Inc. may be used as a credit toward the purchase of either another available breeding for that same year, or the purchase of another available breeding during the following year’s Auction. Any available credit may be carried forward for one (1) year only; however, no refunds will be issued.


III. JUDGING, SHOWING, AND PRIZE ALLOCATIONS


A.  All entries in Nominations Futurity and Auction Futurity classes must be registered with either the Arabian Horse Association or the Canadian Arabian Horse Registry.

B.  Entry fees will be charged for all classes at the show.

C. Only entries resulting from mares properly nominated into the Silver Sire Nominations Futurity will be permitted to compete in the Nominations Futurity classes.

D. Only yearlings with a Right to Show Certificate will be permitted to compete in the Auction Futurity classes.

E. Entries may only be presented by an amateur handler; in good standing with both USEF and AHA.

F. Colts/geldings and fillies will be presented in separate classes. 

G. A combined two- and three-year-old class will be offered for fillies and a combined two- and three-year-old class will be offered for colts/geldings. Any horse which was eligible to show in the Auction Futurity or Nominations Futurity classes is eligible to show in the two- and three-year-old classes. 

 H. The scoring system used will be stated in the show premium.

I.  Prize Money for the Nominations Futurity Classes and the Auction Futurity Classes will be comprised of funds separately collected from each of their respective programs and will be allocated as follows:


   CHAMPION ……………………………45%
   RESERVE CHAMPION………………25%
   REMAINDER OF TOP FIVE…………10% EACH