Breeder Profile - Rathmor Stud
Rathmor Stud

Rathmor Stud are the breeders of Surabi, Malteme, Wendywood and American Grade 1 winner Gypsy's Warning, as well as 'the white foal' Gran Blanco.


Rathmor Stud is situated near Nottingham Road in the KZN midlands and we are a family owned business with Bernard, Wendy, Michael and Tanya McHardy, and our son Bradley who handles the pre-training on the farm.


Rathmor runs between 8 - 15 of our own mares, and we try at all times to maintain quality bred horses. We board a substantial number of broodmares for clients who mainly breed to race. We do sales preparation and will present horses at sales if and when required, as well as offering pre-training.


The farm is 200ha in extent and has about 30 hectares under irrigation as well as 20 hectares of eragrostis that is kept solely for our own consumption. We have 88 stables, including 3 stallion stables and paddocks. Our southern border is the Umgeni River, which is 2.5km of the boundary. Summer rainfall is very high and therefore we have plenty of water all year round, however winter is very cold with little to no rain.


Our resident stallions are Woodborough(USA) and first season Grade 1 winning stallion Strategic News(AUS), and Bezrin for the 2012 season. Woodborough to date has sired numerous Graded winners in New Zealand and South Africa, with the likes of Egyptian Ra(NZ), Wood Be Magic and Thandolwami to name but a few.


Woodman(USA) - Performing Arts
by The Minstrel(CAN)

Strategic News(AUS)
Strategic(AUS) - Sensuous by Grand Lodge(USA)

Strategic News(AUS)
Danzig(USA) - Darling Flame by Capote(USA)



Recent awards:
  • EQUUS 2011 Breeder Award Winner - Exceptional International Achievement and Equus Award For
    International Achievement - Gypsy's Warning
  • KZN Breeders Award Winner 2011 - International Achievement - Gypsy's Warning
  • KZN Breeders Award Winner 2011 for Broodmare Of The Year - Gypsy Queen


Gypsy's Warning Gran Blanco
Contact Details:
Mike & Tanya McHardy
033 2666853
033 2666562 (fax)
Brad McHardy (Pre-training)
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Twitter: @Rathmor