Board and Training: Includes stall, bedding, feeding with salt and minerals necessary for a show horse’s diet. Full care and grooming, and full professional training, time dictated by the individual horse’s particular needs and abilities. The trainers assess each individual’s progress and abilities on a daily basis. Depending on the time and experience a horse has had to benefit from training, the trainers will judge when each horse will be ready to show, and where he would benefit best from showing. Likewise, if a new horse is sent to La Fleur Stables for training, the trainers can make a fair and accurate appraisal of horse’s ability (both in talent and in soundness). With ninety days of professional training, the owner can be advised if his investment is worthwhile to proceed with training.
*Harness Horses or ponies may require specialized equipment all of which is the responsibility of the horse owner. Any specialized equipment needed for the training of the specific horse is the responsibility of the owner.
Additional Supplies: These include the horse’s own halter, tail set, bridle, saddle, boots and any other equipment that the particular individual needs that is uncommon to the other horses, or that is custom fitted. If the horse needs such a personal effect, it will be itemized on the owner’s next statement. All horses are to be blanketed in stable sheets at horse shows.
Invoices will be mailed/emailed out around the end of the month. Invoice will include:
Payments are due back the 15th of each month. This allows La Fleur Stables, to also pay our bills on time; barn mortgage, purchase feed, bedding and payroll. If this is not possible we are willing to make arrangements. Horse shows must be paid in full prior to the horse show. Horses will not be loaded and taken to the show if bills are not paid in full (however clients will still be responsible for payment.) Payments not received by the 15th of the month will be charged a 5% service charge.
Horse Purchases and Sales
10% will be charges on top of the purchase or sale price for all horses bought or sold with La Fleur as agent. All commissions are to be paid to La Fleur Stables LLC prior to the date the horse enters or leaves La Fleur. Horses bought through public sale will be charged 10% or $1,000 which ever is greater. Horses sold at public auction will not be charged a sales commission. Buyers are also responsible for all costs accrued during “ shopping” trips. La Fleur Stables reserves the right to act as agent for both the buyer and seller of a single horse and charge a 10% commission from both the buyer and the seller. Horses bought with La Fleur, as Agent will undergo some form of pre-purchase examination. Pre-purchase examinations may cost anywhere from $1,500 - $3,000 depending on the area of the country and the extent of the exam.
All Sales for which La Fleur Stables acts, as agent will be handled with an official closing.
Sellers will present the following items at closing
Buyers will present at closing
Vets and Farriers
All horse owners are required to follow health and veterinary guidelines, which are promulgates by La Fleur Stables. La Fleur Stables sub contracts the finest Farrier and Veterinarians. In respect for their invaluable assistance and dependability, you will be responsible to pay their statement within 5 days of billing.
It is the responsibility of the owner to have liability and mortality
Insurance on their horse(s). Usually the cost of insurance is 3% of your purchase price of your horse.
Independent Equine Agents and yes there are other insurance companies.
Equipment Places that we use...