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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Why we use Select Breeders Service

It has come to our attention that there may be some misconceptions about the fees and practices of Select Breeders Service  (SBS from here on out).

To start with, we happily pay our storage, collection, shipping and handling fees to their establishment, because like many things in the industry - you want a high percentage success rate - then you get what you pay for [in our experience]. Our stallions have thrived in their experienced hands and are quiet, well mannered, respectful horses both in and out of the breeding shed. SBS goes above and beyond the industry minimum to ensure the mares are receiving pathogen-free material that should result in a healthy pregnancy. They have all the tools, equipment and a strict protocol for their staff that ensures a better success rate (translation - pregnant mares), so in a nutshell - that's that.

But for those who like hard facts and numbers, here you go -

Standard Next Day Delivery via FedEx - $315
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   which includes a 10 day rental, round trip fee
Proper packaging with detailed thawing, insemination protocols and documentation of motility
Semen is guaranteed free of pathogens and above the post thaw minimum 30% progressively motile morphologically normal (healthy) sperm

Each shipment is verified/double checked by 2 SBS technicians prior to going on the truck. The right stallion, the correct number of straws for that stallion, for that client...everything is double checked from top to bottom.

Now we have also used SBS over the years for the collection and storage of our own stallions. For the semen that is stored with SBS - each tank is checked weekly to be sure that proper nitrogen levels are maintained. Think of it as having your stallion (living or deceased) being kept in the prime of his fertility under the best care imaginable. Should anything happen to the actual stallion - not to worry - the semen is safe! We own a vapor shipper that is checked each year to be sure that it is in good working order (no leaks or damage). We have heard horror stories of deceased stallions remaining semen being missed by a scheduled delivery - either at home or at a "facility"...and that results in the complete loss of all the semen. Our imported frozen semen was taxed and paid for in it's entirety upon arrival in the United States. Each month we pay for the storage and maintenance of the existing inventory. The level of sanitation, standard of quality and meticulous protocols for safety, superlative care and technical expertise are unmatched in our experience. We have had a higher rate of success with frozen semen using SBS, their protocols and methods than any other. I'll stop now - it's been a long day (albeit good with super rides).

But don't take our word for it! If you personally have any questions about SBS, their fees, storage policies, semen quality - PLEASE get in touch with them personally. Email is  or you can contact them via phone, fax or mail -

SBS World Headquarters

  • Select Breeders Services Inc.
  • 961 Cayots Corner Rd
  • Chesapeake City, MD 21915 USA
  • P: (410) 885-3202
  • P: (877) 658-3328
  • F: (410) 885-3206

It's not quite winter yet but temperatures are dropping!

We're having an Inventory Sale on our in-stock frozen semen! 
Buy 1 dose at the regular price, get a second at 1/2 off! 

Prices are as follows - 
Adamant $450
Again and Again $450
Avebury WF $300
Dressage Royal $850
Showtime WF $200
Waldaire $400
Wizard WF $300

The per dose contract is available HERE

The AIS starts today (9-24-14) and runs through October 15th! Contact us ASAP to make arrangements as quantities are limited!!