Breeding

(Photo courtesy of Summerhill Stud)

BREEDING

There are approximately 300 registered breeders active in South Africa.

Stud farms are primarily concentrated in the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, but there are also breeding operations in the Eastern Cape, Karoo and Highveld regions.

Summerhill Stud in KwaZulu-Natal has dominated the breeders’ standings in recent years, having been champion breeders ten times between 2005 and 2016. Klawervlei Stud of the Western Cape took the Championship in the missing two years, and continues to dominate.

South African breeders have long sought out international blood to improve the local breed. Nine of the top ten General Sires are male-line descendants of Northern Dancer and Mr Prospector, with the sole exception being the Roberto line horse Captain Al.
Former G1 Grand Prix de Paris winner Fort Wood (Sadler’s Wells) can rightfully be described as one of the most influential stallions to ever stand in South Africa. The half-brother to US champion Timber Country (Woodman) died in 2015, but was both champion sire and champion broodmare sire, and is the sire of leading sire Dynasty who himself has no less than five young sons at stud.

The success of locally bred stallions such as Jet Master, Captain Al and Dynasty is testament to the worth of South African breeders. Fort Wood stood at Mauritzfontein Stud -which previously stood former Washington DC International winner Wilwyn (Pink Flower) –South Africa’s Champion Sire of 1964 -1965. However, while Fort Wood was an undeniably important and hugely influential sire, he never achieved the dominance of such champion sires as Asbestos (whose sons won the first five Cape Derbies) or 11 time champion sire Polystome.

Jet Master / Racing South Africa (p)

In more recent times, the sires list has been dominated by the likes of Jet Master (champion sire seven times), Foveros (champion sire eight times), Western Winter (champion sire three times) and Captain Al (champion sire in 2014/15 and Champion Sire of Two Year Olds for the past eight seasons running).

The leading active stallions in the country are Silvano (Lomitas), Trippi (End Sweep) and Dynasty (Fort Wood). It is interesting to note that one is American, one is German, and the other a South African bred by an imported sire.

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COSTS

Breeder’s Registration Fees

Registration as a Mare and/or Stallion Owner

By a person (annual) - R1510

By a partnership where all the parties are currently registered as mare owners and/or stallion owners (annual) - R660

By a partnership where all the parties are not currently registered as mare owners and/or stallion owners (annual) - R1510

Registration and change of ownership of a Mare

Registration of a mare at stud (initial) - R800

Change of ownership of a mare at stud (payable by the purchaser) - R800 - R270

Registration and change of ownership of a Stallion

Registration of a stallion at stud (annual) - R6355

Registration of a stallion at stud (initial) - R6420

Change of ownership of a stallion at stud (payable by the purchaser) - R6420

Registration of a foal born in 2016 - R1970

Administration Fee - R315

Foal Identification Fee - R785

Breeder Levy - R870

Registration of a foal born during a year prior to 2016 (e.g. 2015, 2014 etc.) - R2500

Completion of the yearling Identification Document on behalf of the breeder - R255

Miscellaneous Fees and Charges

For every report of arrears and defaults - R3570

For every export certificate - R455

For every tabulated pedigree of a horse (from) - R455

For searching for miscellaneous information (from) - R325

For one copy of the record of an inquiry or objection (per page or part page) - R5

Registration of a spelling farm – initial application - R2650

Registration of a spelling farm – re-application - R1750

For the issue of a replacement passport, subject to the approval of the National Board, a fee not exceeding - R1245

Members Annual subscription - R250