Breeding the Natural Way
Despite a small band of thoroughbred yearlings (12 – 15) entering the market each year, Riverton is renowned for its high percentage of earners.
Riverton Stud also boards for a few select clients – rates below.
Breeding the best thoroughbred racehorse athlete is an all-consuming passion! Sometimes that gut Irish instinct just kicks in. Duncan Barry, owner of Riverton Stud, says “You just know that it will be the perfect mating!”
Most importantly CONFIRMATION – balance, bone, athleticism and how the individual horse responds – is taken into account. Only then are Pedigrees, Nicks and Stallion Match ratings extensively studied.
Riverton has established an excellent reputation for breeding sound, good value for investment yearlings that train on. Our phenomenal success on the track speaks for itself. We want our investors to earn a good ROI.
The How & Why of Breeding the Natural Way
Riverton has a High Calcium Soil Content
Riverton has a Healthy, Dry Climate
Natural Diet - No appetite enhancers or Hothousing
Extensive walking of the yearlings
Weather permitting we grow our own lucerne
Breeding to the INDIVIDUAL with pedigree and software confirmation
Foals are born in healthy outdoor paddocks
The number of horses are limited
Paddocks are not overcrowded
Paddocks are continually rotated and rested
Spent paddocks are ripped and planted under vine or fruit trees
Lucerne is planted for several years once the vines and fruit trees are removed after about 20 years
Boarding is by prior arrangement only
The number of horses at Riverton are strictly limited to allow individual attention and good pastures for these magnificent grazing animals.
We only board a few horses for select clients and boarding cannot be guaranteed without prior arrangement.
Riverton Stud boarding fees from May 2018
Foals at Foot
Yearlings & 2 YOs
Permanent BoardersBroodmares & Weanlings
- Foaling Fee: R1 700
- Foaling Fee: R1 700
A 5% sales commission is due should Riverton stud sell a thoroughbred on your behalf. We do not charge for yearling preparation.
All fees are quoted exclusive of VAT @ 15% and are subject to change without notice.
Invoices are payable on presentation. Defaulters will be charged a R200 admin and a penalty fee of R200 per horse.
Veterinary fees, farrier, vaccinations, transport to cover and deworming are additional to the fees listed above.