Breeder Profile - Avontuur Stud
Avontuur Stud

P.O. Box 1128
Somerset West 7129
Tel: 021-855 1442
Fax: 021-855 4600
Cell: 083 658 4404
Stud Master: Pippa Mickleburgh

Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm, situated next to the wine estate at the foot of the Helderberg mountain, has always strived towards the "quality not quantity" motto.  It was established in the 1980s by the late Tony Taberer and his dream and passion will continue.  Avontuur now has a superb broodmare band from around the world, is continually upgrading and only using leading sires.

The Estate is home to 2004 European sprinter and now resident stallion,  VAR, who was the 2009 Champion First Sire. He continues to hold his own in the stallion ranks and is a proven source of speed in SA.

His offspring have been very well received at yearling sales nationally and we look forward to the 2011 sales season, beginning with the inaugural Western Cape Premier Yearling sale in January and following on with the National Sale in April. 2011 Promises to be a bumper year for the Estate and VAR.

If you want to inspect the new foals, please contact Pippa Mickleburgh at 021 855 1442 or visit

Avontuur Estate is also the home of fine wines and our Premier range of 6 wines are all named after horses on the farm.