Breeder Profile - Favour Stud
Favour Stud

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Favour Stud is a comprehensive breeding, boarding and training facility for thoroughbred horses.

Favour Stud was established in 2007, and is located in the Still Bay area in the Western Cape of South Africa. The Stud is a registered thoroughbred horse breeder with the National Horse Racing Authority and member of the Thoroughbred Breeders Association.


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Favour Stud spans approximately 300 hectares and is deep-rooted with natural draining water. Our paddocks area placed on nutrient rich soil which is extensively regarded as one of the most fertile source of lucerne (alfalfa hay) in the country. That said, with more than 50 acres of pasture under irrigation the horses are well catered for.

We offer horse owners boarding services for their thoroughbred broodmares, weanlings and yearlings on a permanent and seasonal basis. Our paddocks are of the highest quality which are situated on natural lime stone rich soil which is excellent for young thoroughbred foals and broodmares.

Horse training programs are developed and implemented to suite the needs of each individual thoroughbred horse and all horses are individually assessed on their improvement and natural ability.

The Stud offers race horse owners an alternative than to purchase their own quality and proven broodmare and all the other breeding requirements by offering a lease broodmare breeding option.

We have a team of people who are dedicated and passionate for the race horse industry, and Favour Stud strives towards “ Quality and not Quantity “

We gladly receive guests on the premises, and they can be assured of a warm welcome.

Facilities

Favour Stud Farm is a full service combined training facility, offering exceptionally large roomy horse stables, insulated barns with hot water wash racks and tack rooms. Oversized foaling stalls are available for pregnant mares. We offer 3(three) working arenas, including lighted dressage and jumping arenas.

We have extended our facilities in 2009, with an additional 60(sixty) hectares of grazing which includes stabling, all of this to increase our facilities capacity to house boarding mares and horses in and out of training and resting.

We have recently completed our function barn which can host events for entertainment and equestrian shows. Our stallion barn is now also completed with ample stallion paddocks, including our clinic for the examination of all horses which houses our digital scanning equipment. The scanner makes provision for off-site submission of digital images to owners and veterinarians.   

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At Favour Stud we believe breeding starts with the quality of the stallions and all stallions which are considered for the covering of our mares must all have the three 'P's':-
  • Performance: All stallions must have won at Group 1 Level.
  • Pedigree: Only stallions with outstanding pedigrees are considered.
  • Presence: Stallions need to have striking good looks and an aura about them.
Boarding

All our paddocks are situated on natural lime stone rich soil and therefore our pastures quality are excellent for young growing foals and broodmares. Our very affordable boarding fees include:
  • a very well balanced nutritional feeding programme according to every individual horse's needs,
  • 24 hour supervision by well trained and competent staff,
  • Availability of a highly qualified gynaecologist vet visiting our property a minimum of 3 times per week during the foaling season,
  • Beautiful electrified fencing paddocks providing a safe environment for young horses free from injury,
  • Frequent handling of mares and foals to ensure safe happy and responsive horses,
  • Regular updates to inform owners on the condition and progress,
Foaling

Broodmares requires constant observation and we provide comfortable and safe foaling boxes as well as 24 hour supervision. All our foaling boxes are monitored by CCTV cameras and competent staff to ensure the best possible care during foaling down period.

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Pre Training

Pre-training prepares a horse both mentally and physically, developing basic ground work from which horses are able to reach their full potential. Programmes are developed to suite the needs of each individual horse and its owner and they are individually assessed on their improvement and natural ability. Young horses are professionally schooled starting with long reigning to ensure forward movement before being introduced to a rider. The basic pre-training programme is designed to build base fitness and tendon, ligament and muscle strength. Trainers then develop bone strength, both anaerobic and aerobic energy pathways with a short, sharp, fast training programme.

Spelling

Race horses all need time out and require rest periods during injury or after the end of their racing career (much like a human athlete) to enhance their performance and rejuvenate them.
Spelling gives your horses an opportunity to socialize, revive and relax, both mentally and physically.

Sales preparation

We prepare yearlings and ready to run horses for all national and regional sales. Well trained staff accompany the horses to the sales and present these horses in the sales ring.

Contact Details

Farm Modderfontein, Still Bay, Western Cape

PO Box  901, Still Bay, Western Cape, 6674

Tel: +27 (0)83 6569 255 (Owner : Engelize du Preez)
Tel: +27 (0)72 698 3191 (Stud Manager Renate du Plessis)
Fax: +27 (0)86 6176 504 
 
e-mail: info@favourstud.com
web: http://www.favourstud.com