Stoeterij Zangersheide


Amendment 07/04/2020 : amendment general conditions concerning support for breeders in connection with the Covid19 pandemic.

From 07/04/2020 onwards orders of semen from stallions Adonis Butterfly Z, Air Jordan Alpha Z, Aktion Pur Z, Asca Z, Caesar Z, Codex Diaz Z, Colorit Z, Comilfo Plus Z, Cumano Alpha Z, Kazan Z and Querido Z will be processed without invoices to breeders for the purchase- and gestation fee in 2020. The full stud service fee (purchase + gestation fee) will be invoiced after registration of the birth of a live foal born from insemination with this semen in 2021. Stud Zangersheide NV introduces this rule to give breeders more breathing space during these financially insecure times due to the Covid19 pandemic. In case a live foal is born from the purchase of this semen in 2021 the breeder is held to report the birth to Stud Zangersheide NV within 48 hours. In case the breeder fails to report the birth of his live foal to Stud Zangersheide NV he will be charged a fine of € 2500 as a surcharge to the amount due for the stud service fee.

Costs for transport of the semen and possible costs for issuing health certificates for mares that are not inseminated in Belgium are at the expense of the breeder.


Stud Zangersheide - Lanaken

Breeding Season 2020 service fees and conditions


I.    Registration of mares


The mare to be inseminated should be identified to Stud farm Zangersheide!

Single (free) registration of the mare will be realised by providing Stud farm Zangersheide with a clear copy of the ancestry papers of the mare. Registration for mares already registered with Studbook Zangersheide is not necessary.



II.    Breeding season


The breeding season runs from 15 February to 1 September 2020.



III.    Procedure SEMEN


1.    Semen from stallions stationed at Studfarm Zangersheide is obtainable in fresh semen.  The semen can be collected or dispatched. When no fresh semen is available, frozen semen is similarly available while stock lasts, after consultation.


2.    For every dose of semen delivered, the mare owner will receive a semen certificate / insemination certificate which has to be completed and signed by a veterinarian and send back to Stud farm Zangersheide as soon as possible.


3.    Per mare semen for a maximum of three cycles is supplied. If the mare is not in foal after three cycles, another stallion must be chosen, without having to pay a new deposit provided that this is a stallion with a similar stud fee. If the fee is higher, the difference should be settled. When you choose a stallion from a lower fee there will be no settlement of the difference.   


4.    A dose of fresh or frozen semen for a next cycle can only be obtained after the deposit of the payable stud fee has been paid. In case of frozen semen just one dose pro cycle can be obtained.


5.    The mare owner must send the last insemination certificate back within 90 days of the last insemination, stating on it whether the mare is in foal or not. Non-gestation statements can only be made by veterinarians.

    In the event that a breeder fails to report his mare not in foal, the gestation charge will automatically be due.


6.    Payment of stud fee.

    The stud fee should be paid as follows:

-    the deposit must be paid upon first insemination;

-    the gestation charge is payable if the mare is pregnant 90 days after the last insemination. The gestation charge = stud fee of last chosen stallion.


7.    By ordering and buying semen, the mare owner declares to have taken cognizance of these conditions and declares to fully agree with these service and payment conditions, as well as with the stud fees.


8.    Attempted fraud commited by a mare owner is punishable by an unconditional fine of € 2500 (ex. 21% VAT) per attempt, irrespective of the also payable stud fee.



IV.    Service certificate


The mare owner must send the last insemination certificate, stating the last date of insemination, to the office of Stud farm Zangersheide in Lanaken (B).


If the mare is in foal and after payment of the gestation charge, the mare owner can request a service certificate/birth notification which states the last date of insemination.



V.    Frozen semen


For more information about the sale of frozen semen per dose please contact our secretariat.


Attention! Special conditions apply to ICSI treatment of ovum with frozen semen from our stallions. Please contact our staff for more information.



VI.    Embryo Transplantation


In the event that the owner wants the mare to have an embryo flush, Stud farm Zangersheide should be so notified upon first ordering semen.

If no embryo(s) is(are) found, new semen (for a maximum of 3 cycles) may be ordered for this mare, provided that a veterinary declaration from the embryo centre is submitted that confirms that the embryo flush after the previous insemination turned out negative. For orders for a fourth cycle, a new advance becomes payable. If the embryo flush turns out positive, a new deposit will become payable for a next semen order for this mare.


If from one insemination more than one embryo is flushed, the advance will be charged as yet when the transplantation turns out positive.   


The gestation charge shall become payable per successfully transplanted embryo if the mare is in foal for 90 days. Note well: The mare owner shall provide Stud farm Zangersheide with a survey, drawn up and signed by the veterinarian or the embryo transplantation centre, of the number of flushes and the number of (successfully) implanted embryos per mare.  If the transplantation of the embryo was not successful, such a survey will count as a statement of non-gestation.



VII.    Ordering semen


Semen can be ordered by telephone (0032.89.730030), or via our website

If you order via the website, the order is only definitive after confirmation from a Stud farm employee by mail or by telephone.


Dispatch of semen ordered from Stud farm Zangersheide will take place as follows:


On work days in :

Belgium               semen ordered in the morning before 09.00 hours is delivered the same day.

Netherlands        semen ordered in the morning before 09.00 hours is delivered the same day.

Germany              Semen ordered in the morning before     09.00 hours will be delivered in consultation.

France                  via Zangersheide France : 0033 / 231 48 44 55


Other countries:     to be arranged by telephone.


Ordered semen can also be collected from Stud farm Zangersheide between 11.00 and 17.00 hours.


On Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays:

Semen can be ordered until 09.00 hours.

Please contact our office in connection with the delivery.

On Saturday semen can be collected between 10.00 – 12.00 hours, on Sundays and National Holidays after consultation by telephone.  On Sunday a limited offer will be available. Due to the production of health certificates semen can only be delivered in Belgium.


Packaging / containers

Fresh semen is delivered or supplied in an appropriate transport container which remains the property of Stud farm Zangersheide.


Frozen semen will be delivered in an appropriate transport container which remains the property of Stud farm Zangersheide. The Zangersheide container must be returned within 7 calendar days for account of the mare owner. From the eighth calendar day a lease is charged of € 25 per day per container. This lease remains payable also at the eventual return of the container. The return date is always the day at which the container arrives at Zangersheide.



VIII.    Health certificates


For orders abroad Stud farm Zangersheide takes care of the required health certificates. Per cycle the first certificate is for account of Stud farm Zangersheide. If semen is ordered for a mare more than once per cycle, the extra costs will be charged to the mare’s owner.



IX.    Invoicing/payment


Invoices from Stud farm Zangersheide must be paid within 18 days after date of invoice. Payments can also be made during office hours at Stud farm Zangersheide in Lanaken via cash payment, bank card or credit card. In the event of failure to pay within the stated period of payment, the invoice amount will be increased by costs of summons and penalty interest,  as well as with possible judicial and extrajudicial costs of collection.


Xa. Catoki Z


Delivery of fresh semen by Catoki Z is not possible. Mares can be transported to Stud Zangersheide for insemination on site.

Making appointments and reservations for stabling can be processed via our office.


Xb. Dominator Z


In case of Dominator Z only frozen semen is available. For more information please get in touch with our office.


XC.    Levisto Z


If you present your mare at Stud Zangersheide for insemination, a special rate (rate IV) of € 1,200 (ex 21% VAT) shall apply. This amount is exclusive of veterinary costs and stabling, which will be invoiced to you afterwards. Please contact Stud Zangersheide before presenting your mare at Stud Zangersheide


If you wish the insemination of your mare to take place at home or at your veterinarian´s clinic, then rate III will be payable (€ 1400,- ex 6% VAT).


Xd. Comilfo Plus Z & Take a Chance On Me Z


Our Comilfo Plus Z & Take a Chance on Me Z have been tested positive on the ‘Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome’. This is a genetic defect but the syndrome has not manifested itself in both stallions. The syndrome will only be inherited by a small percentage of the offspring in case your mare is also a carrier of the same defect. In order to prevent distress on the part of breeders we take our responsibility and will pay you a once-only compensation in damages of € 10,000 in case your foal dies of this syndrome (*).


If you wish to inseminate your mare with semen by Comilfo Plus Z or Take a Chance On Me Z we offer you the option to have your mare tested at our cost. This can be arranged in consultation with our staff. In case you decide to go ahead with inseminating your mare with semen by Comilfo Plus Z or Take a Chance on Me Z after your mare has tested positive you can no longer lay claim to the above-mentioned compensation in damages.


(*) Payment shall only take place in case a certified animal clinic delivers an official report stating that the foal´s death was caused by the syndrome in question. Autopsy – and other costs related to this shall be at the cost of the breeder.




XI.    Stud fees and other rates


Stud fees

The rates listed below are stated in euros and are exclusive of VAT (6%). Costs of dispatch for semen are invoiced separately.


Rate I         Purchase                  600 €

                   Gestation charge    1200 €


Rate II        Purchase                  600 €

                    Gestation charge    1000 €


Rate III       Purchase                  400 €

                    Gestation charge    1000 €


Rate IV       Purchase                   300 €

                    Gestation charge     900 €


Rate V         Purchase                  200 €

                     Gestation charge    800 €


Rate VI        Purchase                  175 €

                     Gestation charge    625 €


Prices of transport of fresh semen 2020


Other rates

Stabling fee:                15 € per day

Costs of summons:    10 €

Costs of collection:     20% with a minimum of 100 €     per case

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