Piemonte Stud is based in the heart of racehorse country in KZN, a beautiful area of Summerveld which sees multiple Group champions coming out of its training tracks year after year.
Piemonte Stud is named after the province of Piemonte in Italy where the Scribante’s family home remains (which Lee returns to every year), is a family owned business with the father and son duo of Lee and Dino Scribante, both sharing a common love of speed and competition in a variety of sports and disciplines.
Lee and Dino not only produce and own Group winning racehorses, but they are also actively involved in the highly competitive arenas of racing cars, pigeons and showing Koi at the highest level.
It is an eye-catching, modern establishment with everything a horse could want; the Scribante’s are progressive in their goals to be the best, including growing hydroponic feed for the horses on a daily basis which is paying off, judging by the size of the bone in their foals and overall well-being of their animals. Their mares and foals are all brought into their stables every evening.
Both astute businessman, Lee and Dino provide a strong ‘hands on’ managerial approach to their farm and the love, passion and care they have for their horses, can be felt the minute you arrive at the beautiful grounds of Piemonte.
Lee competed and achieved his colours provincially and nationally in both athletics and boxing and this played a part in his selection of his first racehorse.
The Scribante’s are very family orientated and Lee explains that they have always raced horses whilst Lee’s interest has always been in breeding.
Piemonte has a first class broodmare band comprising of 58 quality mares in total.
At the 2014 KZN Yearling Sale, Piemonte averaged just under R100 000 for four yearlings sold.
With a breeding philosophy of buying the best mares and breeding to the best stallions across South Africa, it reflects in the quality of horses winning after only four years of commercial breeding, including Kalamain and O Tamara, whilst selling Mauritian champion Cherish The Charm at the their first yearling sale in 2011.
Lee owns shares in a number of prolific stallions across the country.
On Saturday mornings Lee can be found at Summerveld training centre, watching his horses work. He has horses in training with various conditioners across the country. “Currently I race horses in partnership with my brother. We have twenty-two horses in training, of that twenty two, eighteen are fillies – which can only mean they will all come back to the farm for breeding,” says Lee with a smile.