Delivery on Public Holidays

UK Holidays

This affects all stallions, as UK couriers cannot deliver on UK Bank Holidays. The Elite Stallions office is open on Bank Holidays, so semen can still be ordered and dispatched from the EU for next-day delivery on these days, providing there are no corresponding EU holiday dates where your chosen stallion stands.

Where a UK Bank Holiday falls on a Monday, Stallion AI Services, where our frozen semen is stored, cannot dispatch any frozen semen, but you can personally collect semen from them in Shropshire if required, or a same-day driver can be arranged for an additional cost. We also have semen from some stallions which can be collected from our base in Devon.

2019 UK Bank Holidays

19th April (Easter Friday) - no next-day orders can be processed on 18th April 

22nd April (Easter Monday)

6th May (Monday)

27th May (Monday)

12th July (Northern Ireland only)

5th August (Scotland only)

26 August (Monday)

 

EU Holidays 

Semen cannot be sent from studs in Europe on these days, but can be delivered in the UK provided there is not a corresponding public holiday, and the semen is ordered the previous day.

Where an EU Bank Holiday falls on a Monday, the earliest the semen can be delivered to the UK is the Wednesday of the same week.

The EU stud season runs from January to August; German studs will close their breeding stations at the end of July, and we stop shipping from mid-late August. If semen is required on EU Bank Holidays, please contact us to check if we have frozen stock in the UK, as frozen can sometimes be supplied on chilled terms in this case.

Germany Public Holidays

Studs affected: Böckmann-Pferde, Deckstation Schockemöhle, Dressurpferde Leistungzentrum (Lodbergen), Ferienhof Stuecker, Gerd Sosath, Gestüt Birkhof, Gestüt Bonhomme, Gestüt Famos, Gestüt Sprehe, Gestüt Vorwerk, Gestüt Westfalenhof, Helgstrand Dressage Germany, Hengststation Schult, Johann Hinnemann, Klosterhof Medingen, Ludger Beerbaum

Germany has several regional bank holidays in addition to national holidays. Please check if your stud is affected on the regional holidays by calling the office on 01837 880100 to confirm.

 

19th April (Good Friday)

22nd April (Easter Monday)

1st May (Wednesday)

30th May (Thursday)

10th June (Monday)

20th June (Thursday)

8th August (Thursday)

15th August (Thursday)

 

France Public Holidays

Studs affected: Beligneux le Haras, GFE Web, Haras de Brullemail 

19th April (Good Friday)

22nd April (Easter Monday)

1st May (Wednesday)

8th May (Wednesday)

30th May (Thursday)

10th June (Monday)

15th August (Thursday)

 

The Netherlands Public Holidays

Studs affected: Ad Valk, Stal Brinkman, De Dalhoeve, De Wiemselbach, Team Nijhof, Van Uytert, VDL Stud 

19th April (Good Friday)

22nd April (Easter Monday)

30th May (Thursday)

10th June (Monday)

 

Denmark Public Holidays

Studs affected: Blue Hors, Helgstrand Dressage

19th April (Good Friday)

22nd April (Easter Monday)

1st May (Wednesday)

17th May (Friday)

30th May (Thursday)

31st May (Friday)

5th June (Wednesday)

10th June (Monday)

 

Belgium Public Holidays

Studs affected: Van De Heffinck, Zangersheide

22nd April (Easter Monday)

1st May (Wednesday)

30th May (Thursday)

10th June (Monday)

15th August (Thursday)

 

Sweden Public Holidays

Studs affected: Lövsta Stuteri

19th April (Good Friday)

22nd April (Easter Monday)

1st May (Wednesday)

30th May (Thursday)

6th June (Thursday)

Please do not hesitate to contact us at any stage with any queries or for further advice and information.