If you are having trouble getting photos or video from one of our busy circuit professionals let us know. We work closely with many of them and can often assist in securing media.
All professional photography submitted to The Exchange must be approved for advertising use. Costs & permissions for this non-personal use vary by professional, please contact them if you are unsure which rights were included in your original photo purchase. You assume all responsibility for all media submitted to The Exchange upon agreeing to our Terms of Service.
No. Video files are too large to be received in our email inbox. Please use our dropbox to submit all video.
Just submit your new videos or photos to The Exchange and we will handle the editing and posting. Photos can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the + Add New Media link on our home page to quickly access or media upload utilities.
We have no problem listing Mr. Useful, a quality youngster, or a veteran stepping down, and priced low, as long as your media allows for productive marketing and the horse is capable of showing respectably on the Hunter Jumper circuits. Admittedly, we specialize in horses and ponies suitable for "B" and "A" rated competition, and typically priced in the 5 or 6 figures.
No commissions are charged on Premium or Sale Barn horses, your only marketing costs are the flat fees you see here. We do accept commissioned listings by special arrangement. These horses must have exceptional media & documented results. A rate of 3% is charged, and preference is given to Sellers with which we already have established relationships.
Exchange marketing should not affect any prearranged commissions.
No. Canadian horses have always been featured among our U.S. horses. Canadian sellers are welcome to either the Premium or Sale Barn options.
Loading Fees are charged when media is approved and horse is entering production stage. We manage marketing for over 60 horses while meeting various promotional deadlines and committing 8-12 hours of personal attention to each new listing. We try our best to turn horses around in 2-4 days after media approval, but sometimes deadlines, travel commitments or a sudden rush of new listings can cause delays.
Yes, all pages must be approved by either the owner or agent before it will appear on our web site. You will be emailed a link to review the page and either approve or suggest changes. Together we will work to ensure the horse is honestly advertised and appropriately described.
You may pause a listing for up to 3 months with no restocking penalty. Listings re-activated after 90 days will incur a restocking fee of $75.00. Listings re-activated after 9 months will be charged $150. These fees cover the updating of your horse's copy & media, and re-insertion into our various campaigns. Restocking fees also apply to horses returning from lease.
Yes! If all horses are billed to the same credit card. The following monthly discount will automatically apply based on number of active listings at time of billing (the 5th of each month):
1-2 Horses: $35.00 per horse
3-4 Horses: $30.00 per horse
5+ Horses: $25.00 per horse
There is no discount on Loading Fees.
If you have multiple horses to advertise you might consider our Sale Barn Listing.
Maybe. With the account holder's permission we can download your video from YouTube, edit it, and then upload it to our private video server. We will allow YouTube embed codes only when it is required by a professional videographer's usage policies. Please Note: YouTube seriously degrades the quality of your original video. Whenever possible, submission of the original video file through our dropbox is recommended.
Because YouTube's goal is to take Buyers off our web site, and away from your sale horses. Furthermore, some of their "suggested videos" are in no way suggested by The Exchange, and we prefer they didn't advertise them on our site. Fear not, we still reap the social media benefits as every video we upload to our private video server is also uploaded to our very popular YouTube channel.
Videos for Premium Listings are hosted on the Vzaar Video Management System. They are available to embed on your web site, tweet, download as .MP4 files, and share on Facebook, just like YouTube videos. But, unlike YouTube, vzaar hosted videos won't lure Buyers off with recommendations for other sale horses. Vzaar also allows us to engage video statistics, create playlists, and smartly organize our 200+ video library. It is a Premium service for our Premium Listings. Share links for your videos are provided when your horse's page is launched. If you'd like to use our edited videos on your web site, or download the .MP4 for your own sharing, just ask us for the code.
North American Sale Barns may advertise up to 10 horses with photos and video on their page, International Sale Barns are allotted room for 12 horses. There is no minimum horse requirement.
Simply complete an Equine Registration form for your new listing and we'll take care of everything. Look for the + Add New Horse link on our home page for a quick shortcut to this form.