2017 Grants - Details of 2017 grants are shown below and in the spring edition of the SHS magazine.
TURN OUT GRANTS - information & form
þ Health Reward Grant
£80.00 per stallion towards veterinary costs incurred to obtain swabs for submission to an HBLB approved laboratory for their bacteriological culture as recommended by the HBLB Codes of Practice. Contact the Society if you intend to apply. One grant per stallion per year.
Condition: 1. A copy of the in-date HBLB laboratory certificate valid for 2017 must be lodged with the Society by 15th April 2017
£30.00 per mare towards veterinary costs incurred in swabbing. One grant per mare per year.
Condition: 1. A copy of the in-date HBLB laboratory certificate valid for 2017 must be lodged with
the Society before 1st October 2017
þ Covering Grant
For the stallion owner in respect of each registered Suffolk mare covered by Suffolk Horse Society Licensed Suffolk Stallion:
with 6 or more progeny as at 31st December 2016 - £70 per mare.
with 5 or less progeny as at 31st December 2016 - £90 per mare.
Conditions: 1. Stallion owners must complete an annual covering record sheet and return this to the
Society by 1st October 2017. (Record sheets will be sent out by the Society at the
beginning of September 2017).
- Stallion owners must provide mare owners with a covering certificate for each mare covered. Covering certificates are mandatory under EU legislation. The covering certificate must be retained by the mare owner as it will need to be submitted to the Society when any resulting foal is registered.
- Studs whose stallions have each covered the same mare during the year are eligible for only one grant in respect of that mare.
For the owner of a mare covered by a Suffolk Horse Society Licensed, registered Suffolk stallion:
with 6 or more progeny as of 31st December 2016 - £70 per mare.
with 5 or less progeny as of 31st December 2016 - £90 per mare.
Condition: 1. Only one grant payable per mare per year.
þ Listing Grant
£75.00 for placing a licensed, registered, stallion on the list of stallions standing at stud.
Condition: 1. Stallion owners to provide the Society with an up-to-date photograph of their stallion for
publication in the Suffolk Horse Magazine and promotion on the Society’s website.
þ Stallion Breed Promotion Recognition Award
£100 for each registered, licensed, stallion competing in a class at ONE of the following
affiliated shows, Woodbridge Show, Suffolk Show or Royal Norfolk Show.
Condition: 1. Only one grant payable per stallion per year.
þ Stallion Breed Promotion Recognition Award Travelling Grant
£1 per mile outbound, excluding the first 60 miles, for each stallion competing in a class at ONE of the
following affiliated shows, Woodbridge Show, Suffolk Show or Royal Norfolk Show.
Condition: 1. Only one grant payable per stallion per year.
Condition: 2. Owners wishing to claim a stallion breed promotion recognition award travel grant must write to the Society specifying the name and date of the show and the distance travelled. Claims must be received by 1st October 2017 at the latest
þ Reporting Grant
£40.00 for the stallion owner for each reported birth of a foal sired by his or her stallion.
Conditions: 1. The owner of the dam of each foal must report the birth of the live foal to the Suffolk
Horse Society within seven days of it occurring.
- Grants will be paid to the stallion owner for each live foal, foal born dead, or aborted visible foetus and will also be paid if a mare dies and is shown to be in foal by a veterinary surgeon's post mortem report. Each of these events, however, must be reported to the Society's office within seven days.
þ Travelling Grant
Available to mare owners for expenses incurred in travelling long distances to a suitable stallion. Payable at 50p per mile, excluding the first 50 miles out and back, with the horse on board. The travelling grant is predicated upon the journey, not the mare. Therefore the mileage calculation is the same regardless of the number of mares being moved.
Condition: 1. Owners wishing to claim a mare travel grant must write to the Society with details of
the mileage incurred. Claims must be received by 1st October 2017 at the latest.
Available to stallion owners for expenses incurred in travelling to a mare. Payable at £1.50 per mile for licensed, registered, stallions and applies to the outbound journey only. One visit per mare.
Condition: 1. Owners wishing to claim a stallion travel grant must write to the Society specifying the
date of the journey, the name and registration number of the mare, the owner of the mare
and the distance travelled. Claims must be received by 1st October 2017 at the latest
þ Foal Registration Grant Package
£200.00 for mare owners for registering foals before 1st October 2017. This sum to cover the cost of the blood sample and a tetanus inoculation and as a reward for registration.
PLUS an equine passport will be supplied free of charge. (Please note under EU legislation all horses in the UK require an equine passport. A foal must have a passport within six months of its birth or by 31st December of the year of its birth whichever is later.)
PLUS the registration fee of £20.00 will be waived.
Conditions: 1.The owner of the dam of each foal must report the birth of the foal to the Suffolk Horse
Society within seven days of it occurring or the grant may be forfeit.
2) On receipt of the report of each live birth the office will send a registration form to the mare owner for completion by a veterinary surgeon. The completed form must be returned to the office before 1st October 2017 and will be incorporated into the equine passport.
- The owner of the dam of each foal must provide the Society with a covering
certificate for each foal to be registered. Covering certificates are mandatory under
- The foal must be micro-chipped. (Please note under EU legislation micro-chipping is mandatory for all horses issued with a new passport after 30th June 2009.)
- Owners of foals forward for registration must submit a blood sample, which will be held by the Animal Health Trust at Newmarket. Details will be provided with the registration forms.
The Society does not wish to dictate to owners but strongly advises that all horses are immunised against tetanus. It strongly recommends that all foals be given tetanus anti-toxin shortly after birth to provide initial protection before a full immunization programme can begin at around 6 months of age.
The foal registration grant for 2015 has been increased from the 2014 level of £180 in the hope that owners will use the extra grant income to offset against cost of the tetanus antitoxin.
þ Licensing Grant
Licensing requires an examination of the candidate stallion by an inspection team comprising a veterinary surgeon and two Society inspectors.
£200.00 payable to the owner of a colt that reaches a minimum of two years old, is presented for inspection for stallion and achieves license.
Condition: 1. Animals achieving licence must be offered for service for a minimum of 6 months
from the licence issue date.
þ Discretionary Fertility Grant
Owners of mares that have failed to conceive, or had difficulty conceiving, for the last two years may apply for financial assistance, for examination to identify problems. The terms of this grant are that the mare is examined at a centre specialising in horse fertility to be agreed in advance with the Suffolk Horse Society. Each application for such assistance will be considered by the Society’s Breeding Committee.
þ Post Mortem Grant
£200.00 for mare owners to contribute towards the cost of a post mortem of still borns. Check with the Society for more details.
Condition: 1. Professional Report of Post Mortem findings to be lodged with the Society
A The Society will not pay grants in respect of the following close kinship matings:
- Sire covering daughter / Daughter covered by sire
- Son covering dam / Dam covered by son
- Full brother covering full sister / Full sister covered by full brother
B Where a stud owns more than one stallion and uses more than one stallion to cover the same mare during any one year only the first stallion used will be eligible for the stallion owner covering grant for that year.
The return date for documentation required for grant calculations in all categories as set out above is 1st October 2017 (15th April for copies of stallion swab certificates). Owners may forfeit their grant if the required paperwork is not received by specified date.
If registration paperwork is not received until 5th November or later the registration fee of £20 will be levied without exception and a fee of £20 will be charged for issue of the passport. If an animal is registered after the end of the year in which it was born it will need to be inspected by two appointed members of the Society's Panel of Judges and this inspection will be at the owner's expense.