Photography by: Hilary O’Leary

Capital Stud would like to wish you all a happy and safe festive season. Thank you to all our fans for their loyal support and making the 2018 Capital Stud Auction a huge success. Another big thank you goes out to the Capital Stud Team who worked so hard to help make this event happen, right from the beginning stages through to the organising and running of the event itself.

Looking back on 2018, it has been an extremely rewarding year, from unbelievable results in the show jumping ring both locally and internationally, to another successful auction.

Capital Stud Auction 2018:

The second Capital Stud Auction once again broke records with locally bred, Capital Colman (Capital Colnardo / For Pleasure), selling for R1.5 million.

Capital Stud also offered the opportunity for lucky new owners to own an internationally bred import. The selection included the Westfallien import – Capital Collin (Chin Win / Stakkato) sold for R810k. The Belgian imports included Capital Night Star (Toulon / Darco) sold for R800k; stallion – Capital Maestro (Indoctro / Corrado I) selling for R680k; Capital Night Fire (My Lord Carthago / Contender) selling for R550k; and half brother to Capital Levubu – Capital New Star (Numero Uno / Cassini I) who sold for R520k.

The auction has also allowed buyers to purchase top bred horses at affordable prices. Some of these steals include:
Capital Coastal Music (Capital Castigo / Land Earl) sold for R130k;
Capital Hewlett (Capital Homerus / Argentinus) sold for R150k; and
Capital Harrison (Capital Hotline / Guidam [Ex Adagio]) sold for R150k

Take a look at the heart-warming slide show from the auction here:

Big Wins on the International Circuit in 2018:

Harrie Smoulders, once again the No 1 Rider in the world, had a fantastic year with Capital Colnardo, winning the Masters One Kingsland 5* 1.45m as well as the 5* 1.50m Grand Prix in Basel. Capital Stud would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Jennifer Gates, the new proud owner of Capital Colnardo. We look forward to seeing this new partnership excel in the jumping arena.

Big Wins in the South African Show Jumping Ring 2018:

Capital Conlac and Matthew Morrison ended off the year on a fantastic note, winning the 1,35m Jnr SA Championship as well as taking home the Victor Ludorum.

Capital Cameroon and Tyler Sanderson won the 1.30m Riders’ Series Championship.

Kuda’s Capital Don Castello and Ian Van Schalkwyk won the Burlington Cup.

Capital Chicoletto Z and Helen Bean won the 1.30m Avalon Aviation Tripple P Summer Classic Championship.

Capital Celtis and Clare Allan won the 1.20m Championship at the Maple Ridge World Cup.

Serenela’s Capital Lord Derby and Charley Crockart won the 3rd Leg of the FEI Category A.

Rotoflo Capital Guidam and Bruce Dewar won the 3rd Leg of the FEI Category B.

Capital Caleonid and Lauren Pretorius won the 1.30m Championship at Shongweni Highway Shows.

Capital Cameroon and Tegan Bruyns won the 1.30m Championship class at Blouberg.

Blue Turtle Capital Magic Boy won the 5 year old Young Horse Performance Series.

Mark White Nissan Capital Look at Me D & Nicole Horwood won the 1.35m Championship at the Nissan Easter Festival.

Mark White Nissan Capital Look at Me D & Nicole Horwood won the 1.40m Championship at the RNR World Cup Qualifier.

Capital Castigo & Chris van der Merwe took home 1st place in the 1,35m championship class at Revil.

Capital Cameroon & Tegan Bruyns won the 1.30m Championship class at Blouberg.

Capital Castigo & Chris Van Der Merwe won the Six Bar at The Nissan Easter Festival.

Capital Chatman & Jacob Peech left the Nissan Easter Festival as the Victor Ludorum winners  of the Ch1.10m, taking home two 1st places and a 2nd place.

Capital Cyprus & Jerry Leyland placed 1st in the 1m A2, Accumulator & Championship class,  making them Victor Ludorum winners at the East London Agricultural Show.

Capital Kronos & Nicole Horwood won the 1,35m champs at The Nissan Winter Classic World Cup.

Mark White Nissan Capital Look At Me & Nicole Horwood were the speed queens and won many speed classes this year.

Mark White Nissan Capital Hitoshi also won many 1.50m classes in 2018.