Breeding "Horses that live their name"

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DSC_1182LEGACY STUD ……..Breeding Warmbloods and Sport Horses for the South African market. From renowned international bloodlines such as the brilliant Rubinstein, Weltmeyer,  Werther,   Premium Renoir, Grundstein, Landgraf,  Landadel,  Calido,   Alme and Grannus. Our horses personify excellence in both dressage and showjumping.

“The horse, with beauty unsurpassed, strength immeasurable and grace unlike any other”

Legacy Stud was born in 1995. We first bred thoroughbreds and moved into the Warmblood and sport breeding arena as these bloodlines became more accessible. The passion and motivation to produce top quality sport horses was fulled by my own competition riding (WP colours for show jumping, eventing and dressage) and at age 18 was also a member of a winning National showjumping team that competed against the UK and Namibia.

Our professions in medical research also extend to the passion of breeding, insofar as we carefully applied statistical analysis of performance results to our breed programs, and medical science understanding to genetics and nutrition. This led to the formulation of our own feed supplements that have been hugely beneficial to our own horses.

Being a Clinical Psychologist I have a special interest in animal behavior as well as assessment of intelligence. Little work has been formally done in the evaluation of intelligence of horses. Work with our horses has show that theses re intelligent creatures, and even tiny foals a few weeks of age are open to teaching and learning a great deal more than we realize.The Legacy Stud breeding program began with the intention of breeding world class sport horses through very specific and designed programs. 

 

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Legacy Stud is nestled in the beautiful Wellington Valley at the foot of Bains Kloof.

 

 

 

Young stock always available.