Horse Consignment Sale Contract
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Who Should Buy the Horse Consignment Form
Horse trainers, sale agents and sale barns who take horses on consignment to sell. Also suitable for horse owners consigning their horses to a trainer or other person for sale.
How the Equine Consignment Form Protects Both the Owner and the Sale Agent
- Detailed, customizable expense sections: Can specify who pays for the following expenses, including “on the cuff” options:
- Lessons and coaching
- Vet and farrier costs
- Show and other competition fees
- Advertising and marketing costs
- Photography and videography costs
- The owner pays for all other expenses not specified.
- Customizable expense payments: Can specify when expenses must be paid (e.g., monthly or when horse sells)
- Customizable payment options: The owner can be required to pay vets and farriers directly.
- Detailed, customizable commission sections: Can specify how commission will be calculated (e.g., flat fee, percentage of sale price, difference between owner’s price and horse’s sale price).
- Can specify the agent can evaluate the horse upon arrival and decide whether to represent the horse for sale. At the end of the evaluation period, the agent can terminate the contract.
- The owner and the agent agree on an asking price for the horse, which can be changed only if they both agree to change it.
- The owner and the agent agree on an advertising and marketing plan for the horse, including who pays for the advertising and marketing costs.
- The agent handles all inquiries from prospective buyers about the horse, and shows the horse to all prospective purchasers.
- The agent can accept any unconditional offer to buy the horse, as long as the offer is at or above asking price.
- For conditional offers, and offers below the asking price, the agent must convey those offers to the owner. Then, the owner and the agent must agree to accept, decline or present a counteroffer. If the agent and the owner can’t agree, the offer must be declined.
- The owner and the buyer enter into the horse sale contract directly. This reduces the likelihood that the agent will be sued in connection with the sale, and it also allows the owner to see what the terms of the sale are.
- The owner provides the agent with the horse’s registration papers, passport, registration transfer, etc.
- The agent must deliver the sale proceeds to the owner within a specified time period after receipt.
- The owner and the agent agree in advance in writing on which shows the horse will attend and in which events/divisions the horse will compete.
- The owner is responsible for all show expenses, and is entitled to all of the horse’s show winnings unless the parties agree otherwise.
The Horse Consignment Sale Contract Form Works For
- Individual horse owners
- Horse trainers
- Horse sale agents
- Horse sale barns
- Horse auctions
- Individuals as well as partnerships, LLCs, corporations and other business entities.
The Equine Consignment Sale Contract Doesn't Work For
- Horse sale agency and commission arrangements that do not involve consignment. See Our Horse Sale Commission Agreement – link to new page 15
- Buying a horse. See Our Horse Purchase Forms – link to new page 4.
About Our Horse Sale Forms
Equine Legal Solutions offers a wide variety of horse sale contracts, all written by our equine attorney. Our equine sale forms are all fillable PDFs that you can use as many times as you like, and they come with free lifetime updates. As soon as you purchase one of our horse bills of sale, you will receive an email containing a link to a secure download page and download instructions. It's fast, it's easy and it's secure.