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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan. 30, 2011

    Default Where is the ceiling?

    Just out of curiosity I was looking at what Carl Hester's Uthopia stud fee was going to be for 2012. But after seeing the 3,000 pound price tag roughly $4,700 plus shipping, etc. (3 doses included, one at a time, no splitting straws.) Not bad, but I know I will not be the first to jump on his band wagon. Like with Totilas, or any freshly approved stallion I will sit back... Wait...

    But then again there is always the exception.

    My question for the public is, How much are you willing to pay for a breeding. Proven or not? Do you prefer fresh or frozen? And do you think the extreme trends of young stallion .vs competition proven stallions are going to continue to drive breeding fees up?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov. 28, 2003


    I prefer frozen, and I start getting a bit of cold feet around $2000/dose. Doesn't mean I won't do it, but I want PROVEN for that. And I mean proven producer and proven semen. That being said, I will/would go higher, for something like Diamant de Semilly or another stallion that is similiar in quality. Luckily, for jumpers, you can get really great stallions for less than 2k/dose.
    Already excited about our 2016 foals! Expecting babies by Indoctro, Diamant de Semilly, Zirocco Blue and Calido!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr. 2, 2006


    The higher the risk on the mare side the cheaper the semen has to be.

    No way would I risk anything above 1k/dose on a frozen ET breeding.

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