Purchaser Terms and Conditions

Conditions of Purchase

 The Sale will be run under the Conditions of Sale set out below . The British Breeding Futurity Elite Auction is the online website supplied by ClipMyHorse.TV and managed and run by the Breeding Partnership Ltd. It is your responsibility to have read the Conditions of Sale prior to Selling or Purchasing. For the purpose of the document the Auctioneer is the Breeding Partnership Ltd T/A British Breeding.

Sellers please note the following Supplementary Conditions (to be drawn to your attention by order of HM Customs and Excise). HM CUSTOMS AND EXCISE RULES Would all sellers note that we (British Breeding Partnership Ltd) will raise a Self Billing Tax Invoice for the proceeds of any goods in this or any other Sale held by us.  It is a Customs and Excise requirement that this is the only Tax Invoice raised for those items. We must have your VAT Registration Number (where appropriate) together with your name and address for inclusion on any Self Billing Tax Invoice raised by ourselves. You must notify us immediately if your VAT Registration Number is cancelled or if you are issued with a new VAT Registration Number. Any seller not agreeing to this system of Self Billing Tax Invoices being raised by us must notify us prior to the commencement of the Sale. Regrettably, we can only operate with a Self Billing System in place and therefore will not sell the goods of any seller who is unable to accept this system.

The Seller warrants to the Auctioneer and to the Buyer that, on the day of the Sale, the horse when described as vaccinated will have been properly vaccinated and will have no contagious or infectious diseases.


All lots will be sold in pounds sterling with a 5% Buyers premium plus VAT on the buyers premium.

 (1)Buyers Commission is payable in full by the purchaser to the auctioneers even if a horse is subsequently returned by the purchaser to the seller in accordance with the complaints procedure hereunder or for any reason.

(3) Vetting Fees. The VENDOR will be deemed responsible for the vetting costs of the pre-sale vetting . Any further vetting at foal collection at weaning or within 14days of purchase will be payable by the purchaser direct to the vet employed.


 (1) The Auctioneer accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of any particulars of a Lot given in the catalogue

(2) The remarks given to the Lot(s) suitability are  given as an opinion only through the training of the horse and DO NOT CONSTITUTE A WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.

  (4) The Auctioneer may amend or add to any catalogue description during the course of a Sale, in which event any announcement by the Auctioneer takes precedence over any entry in the catalogue.



(1) The Auctioneers may at their absolute discretion:
(a) Refuse to accept any bid or bidder.
 (b) Regulate the bidding as the Auctioneer sees fit.
 (c) Arrange, consolidate or withdraw any Lot.
 (d) Cancel or postpone a Sale on account of internet disruption. In the event that a Sale is cancelled, moved or rearranged, the Auctioneer shall not be liable to pay compensation to any Seller, Bidder or any other party.

(2) The Seller reserves the right to bid through the Auctioneer acting as the Seller’s agent or a notified agent.

(3) The Buyer shall be the highest bidder where there has been no further bids within an extended 2 minute period from the end of the lot’s timed sale. In the event of a dispute between two or more bidders as to which is the Buyer, the Auctioneer shall have the right to declare the Buyer or, at the Auctioneer’s discretion, immediately to reoffer the disputed Lot for sale.

(4) The Buyer shall immediately at the end of the Lot’s timed period  become the Purchaser.

(5) All buyers must pre-register online or on the night prior to the start of the auction to be able to bid. This includes any agent for a Seller.

 (6) Any Buyer bidding as agent for a Principal shall be deem to have bid on his own behalf as well as on behalf of his Principal and the highest bidder shall be personally liable along with the Principal to the Seller.


(1) The Purchaser shall pay the Auctioneer in full for the price of the horse within 24 hours of the completion of the sale. Payment must be made by BACCS Transfer.

 (2) The Auctioneer shall pay the seller the price of the horse less Auctioneer’s commission and any other outstanding charges and expenses due from the Seller to the Auctioneer within 28 days of the date of the Sale, provided that:

        (i) In the Auctioneers opinion the Buyer is a bona fide Purchaser and was capable of making a contract i.e. being sound of mind, not in collusion with the Seller and not under the influence of drugs or drink etc.
        (ii) the Auctioneer has been paid in full for the price of the horse by the Buyer, any cheque tendered by or on behalf of the Buyer having cleared; and
        (iii) the Buyer has not initiated the Complaints Procedure set out below. In the event that the Buyer has initiated the Complaints Procedure, the Auctioneer shall retain the price of the Lot pending the outcome of the Complaints Procedure.

 (4) If the Buyer fails to make a payment in full for the Lot, and in the Auctioneers opinion the Buyer is a bona fide person (3. i) and fails to make payment in full for the Lot or Lots the Auctioneer may, at his absolute discretion, resell the Lot and the Buyer shall be liable for any shortfall in price, and any associated expenses connected with such resale.


 (1) Title in the horse shall not pass to the Buyer until the Buyer has made payment in full for the horse by means of cleared funds. Until payment in full by means of cleared funds is made, title shall remain with the Seller.
(2) The Buyer shall not be entitled to arrange collection of the horse until payment in full for the horse has been made
(3) The Buyer authorises the Seller and the Auctioneer as agent for the Seller to enter upon the Buyer’s land to take collection of any horse in respect of which the Buyer has taken delivery but for which the Buyer has not paid in full.
4) The Buyer may authorise the Vendor to take their purchase back to the Vendor’s establishment and make ongoing collection arrangements from there. This is ENTIRELY at the Purchaser’s risk.
(5) Insurance of the Buyer’s Purchase is at their discretion.
(6) Transporters collecting purchases on behalf of the purchaser must have written permission from the Purchaser with Lot No, name of horse and their contact details itemised.
All Purchases MUST be collected by 12noon on 1st December 2022.  All horses who have been purchased BUT cleared funds have not been provided by the end of the sale on 30th November will go home with their Vendor, the livery fees will be applied until the Purchaser arranges collection.




  1. Lots may be returned by the Buyer to the Seller if the Buyer of any Lot sold with a pedigree establishes that the pedigree is inaccurate.
  2.   Lots may be returned by the Buyer to the Seller subject to the Complaints Procedure set out below if the horse: (i) is a wind sucker; (ii) is a crib-biter where this is associated with wind-sucking; (iii) is a weaver; (iv) exhibits box walking; (v) has been tubed, fired, unnerved or operated upon for unsoundness of any other kind; (vi) is a male horse (other than a foal, a yearling before the 1st July of its yearling year) which does not have two testes fully descended to and fully palpable within the scrotum at the time of the Sale is or shall be deemed to be a rig or cryptorchid; and if the horse has not been described as such on the pre-sale Veterinary Certificate or announced from the rostrum or in catalogue.




 (1) All Lots will be offered for sale with a pre-sale Veterinary Certificate issued by the Vendor’s appointed Veterinary Surgeon.
(2) Foals & Yearlings will be required to have an auction Veterinary certificate for the auction lodged with the Auctioneers to be available on the auction website within 14days of the sale start.
(3) Two and Three year olds will be required to have a 5 Stage Veterinary certificate for auction lodged with the Auctioneers to be available on the auction website within 14days of the sale start.Two and Three year olds will also be required to have X-rays listed in the attached document and be lodged with the Auctioneer to be available on the auction website within 14days of the sale start.
 (4) The Veterinary Certificate must not be relied upon in any way as indicating any matter other than that of being a record of clinical examination made by Vendors’ appointed Veterinary Surgeon. Veterinary Panel.

THE VETERINARY CERTIFICATE WILL BE VALID FOR THE DATE AND TIME OF EXAMINATION ONLY. Potential Purchasers may, if they so desire, use a Veterinary Surgeon of their own choice to check the clinical condition of any Lot, subject to the Vendor’s permission. This examination shall be a clinical examination and shall not include any radiological or other specialised techniques. It shall not be concerned with the accuracy of any other statement concerning any particular Lot whether contained in the catalogue or any Veterinary Certificate.  The decision of the Veterinary Surgeon carrying out the examination shall be final and binding as between the Vendor and Purchaser.

 (5) The Auctioneers shall in no way be responsible for the findings of the Veterinary Surgeon appointed to carry out this examination.
(6) FOALS that have not been weaned will remain at the Vendor’s property until a date has been agreed by the Vendor and Purchaser to wean and collect the foal. The Vendor agrees to keep the foal during this period of time free of charge with the exception of any veterinary costs that may occur. All Purchasers are advised to take out Insurance for their purchase.

 (1) The Auctioneer acts as an agent of the Seller and the Auctioneer gives no warranties of any kind to the Buyer.
 (2) It is the Vendor’s sole responsibility and not the Auctioneers to declared any defects or problems that may cause reason for compliant by the Purchaser of any Lot.
 (3) The Auctioneer does not accept any liability for:
      (i) the description or pedigree of the foal given in the catalogue
      (ii) the physical condition, performance, potential or ability of the foal sold
      (iii) the payment of the price by the Purchaser
      (iv) the return of any foal by the Purchaser to the Seller
      (v) the administration of the Complaints Procedure beyond the appointment of an arbitrator in accordance therewith.


  (1) The Buyer shall notify the Auctioneer if the Buyer claims to be entitled to return a horse to the Seller in accordance with condition 7 only orally by 5pm on the fourth day following the sale excluding Sundays.
 (2) In the case of a Foal sold prior to weaning the Buyer shall notify the Auctioneers if the Buyer claims to be entitled to return a Foal to the Seller orally by 5pm on the second day after the date of collection excluding Sundays. The Complaints Procedure will only be concerned with Conditions 7 (2) i, ii, iii, iv, v and vi.
(3) The Buyer shall follow up this oral notification to the Auctioneer with written notification to the Auctioneer to be received by the Auctioneer within seven days from the date of the Sale. The written notification by the Buyer to the Auctioneer shall set out the grounds upon which the Buyer claims to be entitled to return the foal to the Seller.
(4) In the event that the Buyer fails to make oral or written notification of his complaint within the above timescales, the Buyer shall not be allowed to return the horse to the Seller but must make payment for the horse in full unless the buyer can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Auctioneer that it was not reasonably practicable for the Buyer to discover the complaint and to notify the Auctioneer of the same within the above timescales. However, in no circumstances whatsoever may the above time limits be extended beyond a period of 7 days after the date of the Sale.
(5) On receipt of a written complaint together, where appropriate, with a Veterinary Certificate, the Auctioneer shall send a copy of the complaint and the Veterinary Certificate to the Seller and the Auctioneer shall appoint a suitable person to act as Arbitrator. The task of the Arbitrator will be to examine and determine the complaint. The name of the person appointed by the Auctioneer to act as Arbitrator shall be notified by the Auctioneer to the Seller and the Buyer. The Auctioneer shall thereafter have no further responsibility in respect of the Complaints Procedure.
 (6) The examination and resolution of the complaint shall be under the control of the Arbitrator and the Seller and Purchaser shall comply with all directions that may be given by the Auctioneer in respect of the complaint.
(7) The Arbitrator may require, before proceeding to examine and determine the complaint, that the Arbitrator’s fees and expenses shall be paid in advance. The Seller and Buyer shall thereupon each pay the sum stipulated by the Arbitrator.
 (8) The Arbitrator may direct that the foal shall be subject to such trial as he may direct and the Seller and Buyer shall end their full co-operation to such a trial.
(9) If either the Seller or the Buyer fails to comply with a direction of the Arbitrator or fails to pay any sum ordered to be paid by the Arbitrator, then the Arbitrator may at his own discretion decide not to proceed with the examination and determination of the complaint and may, if the Seller is in default, order that the foal be returned to the Seller or may, if the Buyer is in default, order that the Buyer pay the full price to the Seller.
 (10) Upon the determination of the complaint, the Arbitrator may at his discretion order that the unsuccessful party pay to the other all costs and expenses associated with the Complaints Procedure.

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