Registration terms and conditions and additional seller conditions horses
In the event of discrepancies between the Dutch text of these terms and conditions and translations thereof, the Dutch text shall prevail.
All horses in the auction must be examined clinically (<45 days before the auction) and sport horses also radiographically (<12 months prior to the auction) and they must be approved for the sport recently.
They must be in order with the basic vaccinations and free of contagious diseases such as glanders, fungus ...
If there is no inspection yet for the horse in question, this must be done by order and at the expense of the seller, by a freely selected veterinarian.
The assessment of the inspection is carried out on behalf of ESHA by a veterinarian appointed by the auction organization.
ESHA wants to give breeders the opportunity to promote horses in a professional way and to offer them to our national and international customers who are looking for quality sport horses.
All this at a democratic all-in registration price, by which we try to support the owners and increase the sales market of our sport horses in an honest and healthy way!
Horses that are registered pay 750€ excl. VAT as all-in registration fee.
An exception to this are:
Horses in the All Stars category € 350 excl. VAT.
Broodmares, yearlings and ponies € 300 excl. VAT.
• If the horse is sold to a customer in the auction, there are no additional selling costs/commissions for the seller, regardless of the amount.
Only in the exceptional case of a separately agreed reserve price:
a) If the horse is bought back by the owner in the auction below the agreed reserve price, there are also no additional selling costs/commissions for the seller.
b) If the horse is bought back above the agreed reserve price + € 500, a repurchase sum of 5% will be added. This is to be paid to ESHA immediately after the auction by the buyer.
After publication in the (online) catalog, the registration fee must be paid and you are bound by the general conditions and the seller conditions as both are published on www.esha.horse
A published horse must enter the auction and be sold through the auction, including the applicable buyer premium due to ESHA.
The person who registers the horse declares to be the owner and responsible in relation to the registered horse and confirms truthfully to pass on all requested and available information to ESHA.
Always state your VAT arrangement per horse (business, margin, stallion, private), along with all your contact details and any company details and VAT number.
• VAT related to the registration:
If you want a business invoice for registration, you must provide us with your VAT number and company details.
The VAT to be paid is:
- for Belgian companies: 21% VAT
- for non-Belgian companies: 0% VAT intra-Community scheme
- for all others: 21% VAT
• VAT related to the horse:
If the horse is sold for business purposes, the buyer must pay VAT on the highest bid.
This must be specified in the catalog.
By default 0% VAT is published.
If another VAT% was not indicated in time before the start of the auction, any VAT will be deducted from the highest bid received.
Prior to the auction
ESHA organizes professional photo and video recording days prior to the auction in order to be able to present the offered horses to potential customers in the most comprehensive way possible.
The data and planning of these days is communicated by ESHA to the sellers.
If you were not present at a photo and video day, please contact Dennis Swennen by telephone to arrange further options.
For a good promotion you must have interesting photos and/or videos of your horses taken or provide us with them.
Usually the camera people of ESHA take 1 close photo of the head and neck, 1 stand photo of the full horse in front view and 1 stand photo of the full horse in profile view.
Young jumpers are usually filmed on a few free jumps and freely trotting. Dressage horses in trot and canter. Ridden horses under saddle.
It is recommended to present the horses as well as possible on these days.
The owners themselves must provide for preparation, clipping, braiding and bringing of the horses to the arena gate.
- horse's passport
- appropriate money for the cash payment of the registration and possibly drinks, food ...
- a nice halter/bridle for the photo; preferably no halter/bridle during video recording
- grooming material
• All information about the seller (name, address, e-mail, telephone number, VAT), the horse, performance of the horse or pedigree and/or useful data to describe the horse properly is preferably transferred timely via the online registration (or by e-mail).
If a copy of a passport is forwarded: For sex H, S or M(ale) always indicate (with pencil) whether it is a stallion or gelding.
If, at online registration, you have not submitted any further sales text in the "comments/sports data" box, please provide it separately.
An interesting description contains 3 to a maximum of 10 lines of short text. We correct and translate texts supplied.
We cannot place or process print screens from horsetelex/hippomundo etc.
We can add full and relevant website links with a clear description or clear images with f.ex. a results list (eg "This is a link to the performance of the mother: www.horse.com/abc/123
Preferably only send this by e-mail to email@example.com
with the name or (descent) as subject.
• Medical examinations and x-rays
must also be submitted in time and in full by e-mail or WeTransfer (https://wetransfer.com
) in a standard digitally readable format (jpeg, png, pfd, dicom).
Preferably no forwarding x-rays from on Iphone or iPad because they can distort the files.
If inspections/xrays have not yet been made: inform Dennis Swennen to look for any options.
• It is very difficult to adjust descriptions, VAT data, medical information, etc. on the auction day.
For attractive and clear publication of the horses to potential customers prior to the auction, it is advisable to collect and forward all data before the date of the photo and video day.
• The horse is published on the basis of the information that we receive for real and true according to the seller's statement.
The seller hereby declares that the horse offered, unless notified prior to the sale, does not suffer from stable defects such as air sucking, systematic weaving, box walking or crib biting and was not denerved, intubated or otherwise operated on or treated for defects in the airways.
Please check the publication in the online catalog and e-mail us in time if there are errors or missing items so that they can be corrected for printing the paper catalogs.
During the auction
• On the auction day, the horses are stabled at the auction location from 14h for presentation purposes at the risk and responsibility of the seller.
Boxes are provided by ESHA.
The stables are published as "open for viewing" by potential buyers from 14h.
Arrival between 10 am and 12 pm is recommended to be able to stable the horses in a calm way and to prepare them for the presentation/auction.
If there is a presentation/arena exploration, the data and planning thereof will be published by ESHA.
(The presentation is usually done in catalog order from 14h)
• The horses should preferably leave the auction after the auction and no later than noon on the day after the auction with the seller.
The transfer of the horse to the new owner can only happen after full payment from the buyer (see also "after the auction").
• The horses are groomed and prepared by the owners for the purpose of presenting them as attractively as possible.
The owners themselves must provide for the preparation, grooming, braiding and bringing of the horses up to the arena gate.
The owner brings the horses according to the auction order to the entrance of the track.
There, arena staff will take over for running/release them and present them.
The auction order will be announced on the day of the auction, which may differ from the catalog order.
For ridden horses, agreements are made in advance per horse.
Think again on this day: passport, appropriate money, nice halter/bridle, equipment for toileting, bucket ...
The halter is usually also removed in the auction arena.
• ESHA does not use reserve or minimum prices during the auctions on behalf of the sellers:
An offered horse is always sold, either by sale to a customer or by repurchase by the owner.
The seller himself is responsible for possible bidding/buying back.
• To be able to follow the auction and bids comfortably, it is possible to reserve a VIP table for you and your guests or customers according to https://www.esha.horse/en/vip-packages-sport-horse-edition.
(VAT with regard to table reservation: inform us again if you want a business invoice)
After the auction
• As an intermediary, ESHA has the buyer with the highest bid fill out and sign a sales contract and then asks the buyer for full payment.
No horses may be transferred to the buyer or transporter or other third parties before ESHA has confirmed in writing that the full payment has been verified on ESHA's account.
• ESHA will attempt to collect the amount due from the buyer after the auction. However, the auction organization is not responsible for the collection or cannot be held liable if this collection appears to be impossible for whatever reason. The seller explicitly acknowledges and accepts that the auction organization is not liable for the inability to trace the identity of the buyer, or for non-payment by the buyer.
• After receiving the full payment from the buyer on account of ESHA, we send the seller and the buyer the contact details of both parties concerned to:
- make an appointment for the transfer/delivery/collection of the horse
- to be able to officially invoice the horse to the buyer in the event of a business sale
- or in the case of private sale to be able to draw up a sales agreement between seller and buyer.
(The document may be used without obligation for this at: http://www.esha.horse/en/info -> Download Horse/Pony Purchase Agreement - Horse/Pony Sales Agreement)
• The delivery/collection of the horse and the transfer take place at the expense, risk and responsibility of the buyer and seller according to their mutual agreement.
• ESHA processes the administrative processing and payment of the horses to the seller ca. 30 days after written proof of transfer of the horse, passport and invoice* to the buyer.
A delivery note is made available to both parties without obligation.
*For business sales, after confirmation of receipt of the full payment, the outgoing invoice for the amount of the horse "has been paid" from the seller to the buyer can be sent to the buyer and sent to ESHA in copy (CC e-mail).
• The person who has registered the horse and thereby declares to be the owner and responsible person, will always send proof of transfers of:
- the most recent IBAN and BIC/SWIFT bank details
via e-mail to ESHA stating: horse and lot number.
• After the auction, ESHA does not publish any public lists with prices and/or individual names of buyers or sellers.
For all information and conditions about the selection, you can turn to Dennis Swennen on 0032 496 65 13 89.