Summerhill provides the most comprehensive client
service in South Africa.
Besides accommodating a sizeable proportion of the breeding stock of the nation's
top owners, more than a third of the farm's resident horse population belong
to customers in the United Kingdom, the USA, the UAE, Australia, France, Monaco
and Hong Kong.
Being at the top often creates a perception that
you must be the most expensive.
"Expensive" is a relative term, particularly in the world of thoroughbreds because
it is not what you pay that matters. It's what you get that really counts.
Those that keep their horses with us will tell you that, when all is said and
done, it's probably less "expensive" at Summerhill than most places, anywhere.
And that's before we quantify the benefits that flow from your Breeders' Premiums
and the knowledge that, when we're selling for you, you have one of the world's
best teams at your disposal.
It's in the detail
Summerhill Stud has been crowned Champion South
African Breeder for the past 6 consecutive years.
- More than 3,000 acres of fully fenced secure paddocks
All pasture and crop land is maintained on strictly organic principles.
Carefully monitored complementary grazing programme
to control parasites
Paddocks sewn with a mixture of 11 grass species selected
for optimal equine nutrition and growth.
These pasture-improved paddocks complement our natural grassland reserves
Internationally trained staff across foaling, yearling,
ready to race, stallion and broodmare divisions
Yearling and stallion walker (the first in South Africa)
2 x 1400 turf gallops, 2 x 1600m sand track and 2400
Recent graduates from our tracks read like "Who's who" of the turf, and
IMBONGI, GALANT GAGNANT, OUTCOME, DESERT LINKS,
HEAR THE DRUMS, CATMANDU, EMPEROR NAPOLEON, BOLD ELLINORE, DYNAMITE MIKE,
PARIS PERFECT, DISAPPEAR, ITHALA, MZWILILI, UMNGAZI, BHEKINKHOSI, TAP
TAP, ART OF WAR, ECOLE MILITAIRE and THEKKADY
Registered quarantine facility
2 lunge arenas
On site veterinary care
Foal unit and surgery
Africa's best horse feed.
The difference between a good feed and a great one amounts
to a chasm. It can be the decider between defeat and glory,
goodness and greatness, remembrance and immortality. That's
why we feed VUMA