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.

2020 UK Bank Holidays

10th April (Friday)

13th April (Monday)

8th May (Friday)

25th May (Monday)

31st 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.

 

10th April (Friday)

13th April (Monday)

1st May (Friday)

21st May (Thursday)

1st June (Monday)

3rd October (Saturday)

 

France Public Holidays

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

10th April (Friday)

13th April (Monday)

1st May (Friday)

8th May (Friday)

21st May (Thursday)

1st June (Monday)

14th July (Tuesday)

15th August (Saturday)

 

The Netherlands Public Holidays

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

10th April (Friday)

13th April (Monday)

27th April (Monday)

5th May (Tuesday) 

21st May (Thursday)

1st June (Monday) 

 

Denmark Public Holidays

Studs affected: Blue Hors, Helgstrand Dressage

9th April (Thursday)

10th April (Friday)

13th April (Monday)

8th May (Friday)

21st May (Thursday)

1st June (Monday)

 

Belgium Public Holidays

Studs affected: Van De Heffinck, Zangersheide

13th April (Monday)

1st May (Friday)

21st May (Thursday)

15th August (Saturday)

 

Sweden Public Holidays

Studs affected: Lövsta Stuteri

10th April (Friday)

13th April (Monday)

1st May (Friday)

21st May (Thursday)

6th June (Saturday)

20th June (Saturday)

31st October (Saturday)

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