DAMROCK FARM, LLC
2019 MARE CARE and FOALING SERVICES CONTRACT
WITNESS THIS AGREEMENT this _____ day of ________, 2019, between Damrock Farm, LLC
hereinafter referred to as "Farm," and ______________________________________________,
hereinafter referred to as "Mare Owner."
WHEREAS, Mare Owner is the owner, owner's agent or lessee of a certain mare(s) specifically identified on
attached Mare Information Sheet(s)
WHEREAS, Mare Owner wishes to have said mare(s) boarded and foaled out by Farm.
IT IS NOW THEREFORE AGREED between the parties as follows:
(A) Mare Owner agrees to pay a non-refundable foaling fee of $350.00 for foaling services within 30 days of
foaling. This fee is applicable to each and every mare foaled out at Farm. Fee is waived if the mare is a
permanent resident at Farm and has been on site for at least 180 days prior to foaling and mare owner is
current on board payments for the specified mare. This payment includes equipment used during a normal
foaling. Should an emergency arise, special services will be rendered to save the mare and/or foal’s life
unless specified otherwise by Mare Owner as indicated on Mare Information Sheet. Veterinarian services are
not included in the foaling fee and will be billed directly through the Farm veterinarian, Hill Equine Veterinary
Services or other veterinarian if needed, for emergency services.
(B) For the foaling service fee of $350.00 Farm hereby agrees to foal out the above described mare
belonging to Mare Owner. This fee applies in addition to regular rate for daily mare care.
(C) Farm shall have a lien against the mare and any foal at side until such time as all charges are paid in full;
said lien shall survive any transfer of possession. No animal may be removed from premises until such time
as all charges and fees are paid in full. Mare Owner agrees to pay all charges and fees when due and should
Mare Owner fail to do so, Farm shall be entitled to recover costs, expenses and attorney's fees expended in
collection in the event collection of Owner's account is placed in the hands of an attorney.
Mare Care and Board:
Board and feed shall be covered by our dry mare board rate of $25/day until foal is born when an additional
$5/day will be added for foal board. Mare board rate is reduced to $23/day for multiple mares from same
owner or agent is boarded at Farm in the same calendar year. Foal board remains at $5/day. Mare care is
due on the first day of the month preceding board until foal is born and due upon arrival if mare arrives after
the first of the month at the prorated amount from that date until the end of the month. Foal board is prorated
to the end of the month in which the foal is born and will be added to the next month's board bill. Thereafter,
foal board is also due on the first day of the month preceding board Mare Owner states that he/she has
inspected the premises of the facility and is satisfied with their condition, upkeep and safety. Mare Owner
agrees that the standard of care to be imposed upon Farm is that of ordinary care of a prudent horse owner
and not that of a compensated Bailee.
Mare Owner agrees to furnish a negative Coggins Test prior to mare's arrival at the farm. All mares shall be
accompanied upon arrival by a health certificate indicating a current vaccination for rabies, equine influenza,
rhinopneuminitis, strangles, tetanus, encephalitis, and Potomac Horse Fever. No mare not accompanied by
proof of vaccination will not be allowed to offload at the Farm. Mare Owner understands and agrees that
upon arrival at the Farm, the mare may be examined by a licensed veterinarian selected by Farm at Mare
Mare Owner authorizes Farm, to engage performance of such other veterinary services, as Farm may deem
necessary for the proper treatment, care and protection of the mare and/or foal at side. This is to be done at
the Mare Owner's expense and will be billed directly to the Mare Owner. Mare Owner agrees to use Hill
Equine Veterinary Services for all routine foaling services unless arranged ahead of time with Farm. Mare
Owner agrees to have current credit card number on file with Hill Equine Veterinary Services to be used in the
case of unpaid veterinary expenses. Mare Owner agrees that Rood & Riddle of Saratoga may be used in a
life threatening emergency that requires hospitalization or mare or foal.
In the event of life threatening illness or injury of the mare ad/or foal, all means available will be utilized to save
said mare and/or foal unless otherwise instructed by Mare Owner, including surgery if recommended by the
veterinarian. Mare Owner shall pay any and all costs in connection therewith. Farm will attempt to contact
Mare Owner via phone prior to any high expense treatments.
Farm shall not be liable for any sickness, disease, estray, theft, death, or injury which may be suffered by the
mare and/or foal at side, or any other cause of action whatsoever arising out of or connected in any way with
the foaling out or boarding of the mare and/or foal. This includes, but is not limited to, any personal injury or
disability which the Mare Owner or Owners may receive while on the premises of the breeding facility. Mare
Owner fully understands that Farm does not carry on outside horses in its possession, custody or control for
breeding and boarding, any public liability, accidental injury, theft or equine mortality insurance, and that all
risks connected with the breeding and boarding of the mare or mares and/or foals are to be born by the Mare
Owner or Owners. Farm strongly recommends equine mortality insurance be obtained applicable to the
subject horse(s) by Owner. If insurance is obtained on subject horses, Mare Owner agrees to disclose this
entire agreement to insurance company and to provide the Farm with the ompany's name, address and
policy number. Failure to disclose information shall be at Mare Owner's risk. The standard of care applicable
to Farm is that of ordinary care of a prudent horse owner and not as a compensated Bailee. In no event shall
Farm be held liable to Mare Owner for equine death or injury in any amount.
Mares that are not halter broken will not be accepted.
Owner agrees to submit a completed Mare Information Sheet upon mare's arrival at the Farm.
Inherent Risks and Assumption of Risk:
The undersigned acknowledges there are inherent risks associated with equine activities such as described
below and hereby expressly assumes all risks associated with participating in such activities. The inherent
risks include, but are not limited to the propensity of equines to behave in ways such as, running, bucking,
biting, kicking, shying, stumbling, rearing, falling or stepping on, that may result in an injury, harm or death to
persons on or around them; the unpredictability of equine's reaction to such things as sounds, sudden
movement and unfamiliar objects, persons or other animals; certain hazards such as surface and subsurface
conditions; collisions with other animals or vehicles; the limited availability of emergency medical care; and
the potential of a participant to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to injury to the participant or
others, such as failing to maintain control over the animal or not acting within such participant's ability.
This contract represents the entire agreement between the parties. No other agreements, promises or
representations, verbal or implied, are included herein unless specifically stated in this written agreement.
This contract is made and entered into in the State of New York, and shall be enforced and
interpreted in accordance with the laws of said State. In the event one or more parts of this contract are found
to be unenforceable or illegal, all other portions hereof shall be deemed in full force and effect.
Mare Owner/Agent ___________________________________________ Date _____________
Damrock Farm, LLC _________________________________________ Date ______________