UK covering requirements for the 2022 breeding season

Details of additional measures in place at Dalham Hall Stud

Additional measures will once again be in place at the covering shed during the 2022 season to allow covering of ‘walk-in mares’ to continue safely.

All paperwork, including passport information, must be sent electronically in advance.  This is critical. If this is not possible, please advise the Stud Office well in advance (ideally when booking the cover).  Please email all documentation to  Alternatively, forms can be completed and submitted online as can pre-covering veterinary certificates at or via your MyDarley account if you have registered.

Mare owners, stud staff and horsebox drivers should remain with their vehicles and will not be permitted in the covering shed or viewing gallery. Everyone should maintain social distancing and wear face coverings where possible.

Godolphin stud staff will take the mare (and foal at foot if applicable) from the horsebox for covering and then return her / them to the horsebox. Mares and foals must wear head collars.

Godolphin stud staff will exercise every precaution when handling visiting mares and foals. This will include the use of hand wipes, gels, disinfectants, and cleaning of stallion stud farm tack and equipment.

These measures are in accordance with The Newmarket Stud Farmers Association guidelines and health requirements and are subject to change. Every effort should be made to avoid close contact between Godolphin stud staff and visiting transporters, mare owners, or their stud staff. If close contact is essential, it must be minimised as much as is practically possible and preferably a face covering should be worn.