Breeding Memo

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The purpose of this memo is to acquaint our customers with the procedures, which will be in effect at Hanover Shoe Farms, Inc., Hanover, PA, for the 2019 breeding season.

Breeding Days

Our breeding season will open February 18, 2019 and will continue through July 5, 2019, stallions will be collected on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Cantab Hall will not be collected on Saturdays


  • We will not accept Saturday semen orders for mares that were booked on Friday
  • Mares will be bred two times per heat cycle, our ability to service mares for the third time on the same heat cycle will be determined by how many other mares are booked to the particular stallion that day. Mares being bred for the first or second time have preference over those being bred for a third time

For all stallions – Please call before 11:00 AM (Eastern Time) on breeding days. To breed a mare on Saturday, you must call us Friday by 3pm to put her on Saturday’s list.
There will be no calls received on Saturdays to cancel or confirm breeding.

Call in times will be STRICTLY enforced and are non-negotiable.

Shipped Semen

Overnight shipment is permitted to all locations with restrictions as noted below:

  • - Shipments will be done within the United States and Canada and will be shipped via Federal Express and UPS

  • - Shipments will be done on MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, AND FRIDAYS ONLY! (If you use Federal Express please contact them for the exact Priority delivery time in your area and the availability of Saturday deliveries.)

  • - Same day shipments are done but you are responsible for all expenses and for making all the necessary arrangements for courier pick up and air flights.

  • - A valid Federal Express or UPS account is mandatory. Transportation charges must be paid via Federal Express or UPS account number. These charges will be billed directly by the carrier. No Credit Cards!

  • - NOTE: If your mares are being boarded at a farm other than your own, please be sure that they are notified of the above schedule.

Insemination of Transient Mares

Transient breeding, as in previous years, may still be done. That is, the mares are trucked to our breeding shed and inseminated by us.

Semen Pickup

Mares may also be bred by semen pick up. That is, a representative of the farm where the mare is located arrives at the breeding shed to pick up semen. (A suitable container should be brought when semen is picked up, or one will be provided by us at the owner’s expense). The semen is then delivered to the farm for insemination.


$90.00 Transient breeding. That is, the mare is trucked to our breeding shed by the owner, and inseminated by us.

$90.00 Pick up of semen at Hanover Shoe Farms for first two breedings per heat cycle. $150 for 3rd pick up on same heat cycle.

$150.00 Overnight shipment of semen for first two breedings per heat cycle. Charge will increase to $200 for overnight shipment of semen for 3rd breeding of same heat cycle (Please be advised that we do not accept new or used containers for shipping semen, Do not ship containers back to us).

$100.00 Same day contract processing fee. That is, if the contract is received for processing the same day as semen shipment/pickup is requested. Anything after 5:00pm the day before is considered same day processing.

$**    **Federal Express, UPS and courier charges are extra and are billed by the individual companies, to the parties receiving the semen.

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Hanover Shoe Farms would like to thank you for your patronage and if you have any questions regarding the above, please feel free to call us at 717-637-8931,or e-mail