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 and where Jaguar Mail is standing, cannot dispatch any chilled or 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.

2018 UK Bank Holidays

30 March (Easter Friday) - no next-day orders can be processed on 29 March 

2 April (Easter Monday)

7 May (Monday)

28 May (Monday)

27 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 Holland in mid 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, Gestüt Peterhof, Hengststation Schult, Johann Hinnemann, Klosterhof Medingen, Ludger Beerbaum, Zuchthof Klatte 

30 March

2 April

1 May

10 May

21 May

31 May

15 August

 

France Public Holidays

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

30 March

2 April

1 May

8 May

10 May

21 May

14 July

15 August

 

The Netherlands Public Holidays

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

30 March

2 April

27 April

10 May

21 May

 

Denmark Public Holidays

Studs affected: Blue Hors, Helgstrand Dressage, Katrine Lund

29 March

30 March

2 April

27 April

1 May

10 May

21 May

5 June

 

Belgium Public Holidays

Studs affected: Van De Heffinck, Zangersheide

2 April

1 May

10 May

21 May

11 July

21 July

15 August

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