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Delivery on Bank Holidays


UK Holidays

This affects all stallions, as UK couriers cannot deliver on UK Bank Holidays. The Elite Stallions office is open on Bank Holidays, so semen can still be ordered and dispatched from the EU for next-day delivery on these days, providing there are no corresponding EU holiday dates where your chosen stallion stands.

Where a UK Bank Holiday falls on a Monday, frozen semen cannot be dispatched, but you can personally collect semen from them in Shropshire or Devon if required, or a same-day driver can be arranged for an additional cost.

2022 UK Bank Holidays

3rd January
15th April
18th April
2nd May
3rd June
2nd June
29th August
25th December
26th December


EU Holidays

Semen cannot be sent from studs in Europe on these days, but can be delivered in the UK provided there is not a corresponding public holiday, and the semen is ordered the previous day.

Where an EU Bank Holiday falls on a Monday, the earliest the semen can be delivered to the UK is the Wednesday of the same week.

The EU stud season runs from January to August; German studs will close their breeding stations at the end of July, and we stop shipping from mid-late August. If semen is required on EU Bank Holidays, please contact us to check if we have frozen stock in the UK, as frozen can sometimes be supplied on chilled terms in this case.


Germany Public Holidays

Studs affected: Böckmann-Pferde, Deckstation Schockemöhle, Dressurpferde Leistungzentrum (Lodbergen), Ferienhof Stuecker, Gerd Sosath, Gestüt Birkhof, Gestüt Bonhomme, Gestüt Famos, Gestüt Sprehe, Gestüt Vorwerk, Gestüt Westfalenhof, Helgstrand Dressage Germany, Hengststation Schult, Johann Hinnemann, Klosterhof Medingen, Ludger Beerbaum

Germany has several regional bank holidays in addition to national holidays. Please check if your stud is affected on the regional holidays by calling the office on 01837 880100 to confirm.

1st January
15th April
17th April
18th April
1st May
26th May
6th June
3rd October
25th December
26th December


France Public Holidays

Studs affected: Beligneux le Haras, GFE Web, Haras de Brullemail

1st January
17th April
1st May
8th May
26th May
6th June
14th July
15th August
1st November
11th November
25th December


The Netherlands Public Holidays

Studs affected: Ad Valk, Stal Brinkman, De Dalhoeve, De Wiemselbach, Team Nijhof, Van Uytert, VDL Stud

1st January
15th April
17th April
18th April
27th April
26th May
5th June
6th June
25th December
26th December


Denmark Public Holidays

Studs affected: Blue Hors, Helgstrand Dressage

1st January
14th April
15th April
17th April
18th April
13th May
26th May
5th June
6th June
25th December
26th December


Belgium Public Holidays

Studs affected: Van De Heffinck, Zangersheide

1st January
18th April
1st May
26th May
6th June
21st July
15th August
1st November
11th November
25th December


Sweden Public Holidays

Studs affected: Lövsta Stuteri

05th April (Monday)
13th May (Thursday)


Please do not hesitate to contact us at any stage with any queries or for further advice and information.