(Photo courtesy of Summerhill Stud)
There are approximately 300 registered breeders active in South Africa.
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.
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.
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.
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