Where breeders and owners are rewarded for success

Summerhill Equestrian

Contact Person: Lara Coulon
Contact Number: 0828377920
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Photo courtesy Merilinn Trichardt


Summerhill Equestrian Stud Office. Picture courtesy Hilary O’ Leary

Nestled in the heart of KZN, where the legacy of Thoroughbred champions stretches back to the 19th century, Summerhill Equestrian stands as a beacon of excellence in the horse racing and breeding world. Our property provides truly world-class facilities for the care, training, and development of Thoroughbred and Warmblood sporthorses.

A tradition of excellence

At Summerhill Equestrian, history and tradition meet modern luxury and innovation. Our facilities are meticulously designed to uphold and extend the legacy of the Thoroughbreds that have roamed our property for well over two hundred years. Here, every horse benefits from world-class boarding amenities, spacious paddocks, state-of-the-art training facilities, and the expertise of our dedicated staff. The Summerhill team brings decades of experience to the table, offering personalised care and training strategies that honour the spirit and potential of each individual horse.

A community of champions

With the esteemed Capital Stud now calling Summerhill home, we have enriched our lineage with the finest Warmblood sporthorses. This integration brings together the speed and agility of Thoroughbreds with the power and grace of top-tier Warmbloods, making Summerhill a true centre for equine excellence. Our facilities are equipped to house stallions, mares, and their progeny in unparalleled comfort, ensuring the best start in life for the next generation of champions.

Join the legacy

Whether you’re looking to board, train, or breed, Summerhill Equestrian offers the premium experience. Join us in the land of legends, and be part of this living history.

Contact us on or Stud Manager Lara Coulon 0828377920

He wasn’t only the best miler of his generation. He was one of the best I’ve known. The horse to go to war with.”
Anton Marcus, Champion Jockey

Act of War represents the prospect of accessing one of the best-performed sons of one of history’s best stallions.
Given his lineage, it comes as no surprise that Act of War excelled on the racecourse. His sire was a champion breeding stallion (Dynasty) and his dam a Broodmare of the Year (Si Senorita).

Six wins on the trot, eight victories, and two runners-up in his first ten starts would commend any thoroughbred for a stud career.
Sire of War of Athena ( 2021 horse of the year, Gr. 1 Wilgerbosdrift SA Filles Classic and Gr.1 Woolavington 2000 winner, Triple Tiara Winner.)
Sire of 2021 Gr.1 Golden Horse Sprint Winner Battle Force
Sire of seven black type wins for the 2020/2021 season

Horses Owned by Summerhill Equestrian

Celestial City

Cherry Ano

Horses raised and prepped at Summerhill Equestrain

Solider’s Eye

Qui Pro Quo