Name 2018 Westfalen NA Stallion Service Auction
Auctioneer Westfalen NA
Type Online-Only Auction
Date(s) 2/21/2018 - 3/4/2018
9 AM Eastern Wednesday Feb 21st, 2018 through 8 PM Eastern Sunday March 4th, 2018
Preview Date/Time 2/15/2018 - 2/20/2018
Checkout Date/Time 3/5/2018 - 3/12/2018
Location Westfalen NA P.O. Box 429
Murdo, SD 57559
Buyer Premium No Buyer's Premium Charged
Welcome to the 2018 Westfalen NA Stallion Service Auction. Bids Open at 9 a.m. Eastern Wednesday Feb 21st and close at 8 p.m. Eastern on Sunday March 4th, 2018. Opening bids are set at $500 for Warmblood stallions, $300 for Stallions available with 1 dose of Frozen Semen, and $250 for pony stallions, and the bidding will go up in $25 increments. Each Stallion's listing has important information regarding the terms of the stallion service donation - whether Fresh Cooled Shipped semen or Frozen, Collection and Shipping fees, etc. Please make sure to read carefully through all of the Stallion's information before bidding and visit the stallion owner's website/contact the stallion owner with any questions before you bid. Register to bid by clicking on Login/New Bidder at the top right of the page, or you can also click on the green Bidding button, and that will bring you to the sign-up screen. You will then select "Click Here if You are a New Bidder" and follow the instructions on the screen to set up your username and password. If you've already registered to bid for one of our auctions just enter your username and password. If you need help signing up or have any questions please contact the Stallion Service Auction Manager Ann Daum Kustar at 1-605-685-3089 or email Bids can NOT be retracted, so it is imperative that you are sure of your bids before they are placed. Note - The auction lots begin closing at 8 p.m. Eastern Sunday March 4th. Each lot closes 1 minute after the lot before. Each lot is set to finish with a Soft Close - which means that if a bid is placed on a stallion in the last 2 minutes of the auction, the time on that lot will extend by another 2 minutes. This is to discourage automated sniper programs, which swoop in with a bid in the last seconds of an auction, faster than human reaction time. Remember you can place a Max Bid by highlighting over the next bid amount and entering the amount you are willing to pay for the stallion service. The program will bid only up as far as it has to to keep you the high bidder - just like in Ebay. Other bidders won't see your maximum bid. Winning bidders will be notified by e-mail at the close of the auction. Please check your e-mail for notification of a win or loss. You must then make payment via paypal, credit card, check or money order to Westfalen NA within seven days from the end of the auction. The Westfalen NA is auctioning a donated stallion service contract provided by the Owner shown. Bidders are hereby notified to direct inquiries about this stallion service and any contract issues to the Owner listed. The winning bidder agrees to abide by terms of the stallion owner's Breeding Contract. Make sure that you familiarize yourself with the specific details for the contract of the stallion you are interested in. If you have any questions about the stallion himself, the additional fees, the duration of the contract, etc., contact the stallion owner directly. Be sure that you know exactly what you are bidding on. Stallions are all activated for the 2018 season with Westfalen NA unless otherwise noted. Stallions which are not activated require an additional fee for foal registration at time of inspection. All stallions Stud Book status are listed as either Stud Book I, II or IIA (eligible for upgrade into Stud Book I after performance results). The Westfalen NA registry represents the Westfälisches Pferdestammbuch e.V. in North America. The breed-name for foals registered with us in Germany as well as in North America is Westfalen or Deutsches Reitpony. Foals registered with Westfalen NA get German passports. For More Information on Westfalen NA's registration papers and brands visit:
PLEASE READ THE COMPLETE CONDITIONS OF SALE BEFORE BIDDING - A copy of this contract will be emailed to you following signup for bidding. Please keep a copy for your records. You will be bound by these Conditions whether or not you have read them. These are General Terms and Conditions that apply to all auctions affiliated with the Westfalen North America registry (herafter WESTFALEN NA). AGREEMENT: a) I represent and agree that I am of legal age to form a binding contract. b) I (hereinafter, referred to as Buyer) agree to these terms and conditions, and swear that all the information furnished is true and correct. c) Buyer agrees to be responsible for any purchase made or actions taken by an Agent authorized by me to act on my behalf, d) Buyer agrees that this registration to bid is not assignable without the express written approval of WESTFALEN NA. e) Buyer agrees that if they have the winning, final bid the Buyer has entered into a binding agreement to purchase the stallion service. f) Registered bidders who contact the auction house will be put in touch with the stallion owner for additional information or questions. BUYER'S RESPONSIBILITY: By placing a bid in this auction Buyer is indicating they have examined or researched an item to their satisfaction. Prior to Bidding, Buyers may a) ask Seller for additional information, b) make an appointment with Seller to examine the item at Seller's property, c) hire an agent or professional to inspect and evaluate the item. ABOUT PAYMENT: Listed Stallion Services will sell to the highest bidder. By bidding on a stallion service you are entering an agreement with the WESTFALEN NA to purchase the stallion service for that amount. You will be notified by email when you are the high bidder, or if you have been outbid. Payment may be made with Wire Transfer, PayPal, Money Order/Certified Check, or Credit Card. All winning bidders please contact WESTFALEN NA for payment instructions. Payment is due within 7 days of close of auction. TRANSPORTATION FROM SELLER TO BUYER: Buyer is responsible for cost and arrangements for Collection Fees and Shipping Fees of Stallion Semen from Seller to Buyer, as is stipulated in Stallion Owner's breeding contract. RELEASE OF ITEM TO BUYER: Seller shall not release an item to a Buyer until Buyer has made full payment for the item and funds have been verified. Once bidding concludes, and WESTFALEN NA has collected payment from the Buyer, WESTFALEN NA will send to Stallion Owner a Mare Owner Confirmation Email, confirming that the mare owner has paid the WESTFALEN NA for the donated Stallion Service. RISK AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR AN ITEM: Buyer assumes all risk, responsibility and expense for an item at the end of bidding or, if sold pending confirmation by Seller, upon confirmation of selling price by Seller. NO IMPLIED WARRANTIES: There is no warranty expressed or implied by the sales company, sponsors, or Seller, as to the merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose of any item offered, other than those made specifically by the Seller. Winning Bidders will enter into a contract with the Stallion Owner and abide by the terms of such contract. ALL ITEMS ARE SOLD "AS IS" WITH ALL EXISTING CONDITIONS AND DEFECTS, unless stated otherwise in the Terms and Conditions for a specific auction or in the description of an item. ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR REPRESENTATIONS LIES BETWEEN THE STALLION OWNER AND THE BUYER. BIDDING ERRORS: You should make sure to review all bids before and after submitting. We have provided a test stallion for practice bidding. The high bid of the test horse will not be charged to the winning bidder. If you mistakenly increase your own bid, or make a gross error you must immediately contact the WESTFALEN NA. We will try to correct the problem. If you remain the high bidder, the stallion service will then go to the next highest bidder at the close of the auction. PAYMENT BY BUYER - Once bidding is closed an invoice will be emailed to the Buyer. In no case may any part of the purchase price be paid directly to the Seller by the Buyer, as such payment shall not be valid or entitle the buyer to obtain the item. DEFAULT ON PURCHASE - The stallion service in question will then be offered to the next highest bidder if the reserve has been met. INDEMNITY: Buyer releases the WESTFALEN NA, Sale Managers, Auctioneers, employees and its representatives, from any and all responsibilities, liabilities, obligations, claims, law suits, or legal proceedings arising from the sale of this entry. If legal action is initiated against WESTFALEN NA involving this entry, the Seller agrees to fully indemnify WESTFALEN NA. from such suit, including legal fees and costs incurred by WESTFALEN NA Buyer and Seller agrees that WESTFALEN NA may publish sale results including information concerning this sale transaction. LIMITS OF LIABILITY: WESTFALEN NA shall not be liable for lost profits or any incidental, special or consequential damages whatsoever arising out of or in connection with any sale or transaction. In NO event will the total liability of WESTFALEN NA. from all damages, losses, and causes of action resulting from Seller's use of WESTFALEN NA's website or service exceed the largest amount of funds held for your benefit. INTERFERENCE: Buyer and Seller agree not to use any device, software or routine to interfere with or attempt to interfere with the functioning of this online auction. PRIVACY POLICY - By registering as a bidder for this auction, Buyer agrees to the use of Buyer's information by WESTFALEN NA Buyer's information will be used by WESTFALEN NA to contact Buyer and for record keeping. WESTFALEN NA will not sell or give Buyer's information to any entity, except for sponsor or company that provides special services to Buyer. Buyer grants permission for WESTFALEN NA to share contact information with the Seller. In the future we may use email lists to contact Buyers. We may do custom email promotions for customers, advertisers or organizations through our Constant Contact account. If Buyer or Seller wishes to discontinue receiving these emails, contact our office or unsubscribe through Constant Contact.
Your bid must adhere to the bid increment schedule.
Bid Amount Bid Increment
0.00 - 95.00 25.00 USD
95.01 - 5,000.00 25.00 USD
5,000.01 - 7,500.00 250.00 USD
7,500.01 - 97,500.00 500.00 USD
97,500.01 - 9,999,999.99 1,000.00 USD
Currency USD
Buyer Premium No Buyer's Premium Charged
Payment Terms
Stallion Services will sell to the highest bidder once the Starting Bid has been met. By bidding on a Stallion Service you are entering an agreement with the Westfalen NA to purchase the Stallion Service for that amount. You will be notified by email when you are the high bidder, or if you have been outbid. Payment may be made with Wire Transfer, PayPal, Check, or Credit Card. A 2.9% fee applies to payments made by Credit Card or Paypal. All winning bidders please contact Westfalen NA for payment instructions. Payment is due within seven business days of close of auction. Once Payment is complete both stallion owner and winning bidder will be notified by email. At this time the winning bidder may contact the Stallion Owner to request a Stallion Service contract. All further agreements are between the Winning Bidder and the Stallion Owner. All collection and shipping fees are to be paid to the Stallion Owner or Stallion Owner's representative, and Winning Bidders agree to abide by the terms of the Stallion Owner's Stallion Service Contract.
Buyer is responsible for cost and arrangements for transportation of an item from Seller to Buyer. All Collection, Shipping and Shipping Container Deposits (if applicable) are the responsibility of the Buyer, to be paid directly to the Stallion Owner.