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Students from the Al Maktoum School Of Management Excellence

School Of Excellence students on a recent visit to Vuma Horsefeeds at Afresh Vention Mill
(Photo : Heather Morkel)

"Educational Excellence set to Jump Continents"

Summerhill Stud's School of Excellence announced this week, a partnership with The National Stud and The Childwick Trust, in Britain.

This agreement provides a scholarship opportunity for the top graduate from each year to have a fully funded place on the internationally renowned Diploma in Stud Practice and Management run annually at The National Stud.

This year's winner is Thabani Nzimande who will fly to England for this wonderful experience at the end of January.

Congratulaions to Thabani from all the Vuma Team!

Official Press Release from The National Stud

The National Stud in Newmarket and South Africa's Summerhill Stud's School of Excellence, join forces to offer a South African graduate participation in flagship Diploma programme.

The National Stud and The Childwick Trust, today announced their partnership with a leading South African breeding operation. Mick Goss's Summerhill Stud, home to the Al Maktoum School of Management Excellence, which has been running successful bloodstock courses in South Africa for over 20 years. The three organisations have agreed a system for one School of Excellence graduate to have a fully funded place on the internationally renowned Diploma in Stud Practice and Management run annually at The National Stud.

The scholarship will provide the graduate from the School of Excellence with the opportunity to further their career by experiencing a Northern Hemisphere season, attaining internationally renowned qualifications and managerial skills at the heart of the British Thoroughbred breeding industry. The Diploma in Stud Practice and Management is recognised globally, with 24 students a year experiencing a combination of practical thoroughbred stud work with seminars and academic lectures during the five month residential course starting in January 2012.

The Childwick Trust will fund a scholarship covering the costs of the successful applicant attending the Diploma programme. A number of the School's students come from disadvantaged communities from all over South Africa and training at the School of Excellence was established to improve young people's opportunities and skills within the Thoroughbred breeding industry.

Brian O'Rourke, Managing Director at The National Stud, explained, "We're delighted to be working with the School of Excellence and Summerhill Stud to offer a successful graduate the opportunity to study with us here at The National Stud in Newmarket. With the great support of the Childwick Trust Scholarship, the South African student will join the other Diploma students working alongside our experienced Stud staff during the breeding season and take advantage of the excellent teaching facilities in the Joan Westbrook Lecture Theatre and stay in the recently extended and refurbished ensuite student accommodation at Westbrook House. We hope that the scholarship sets precedence for future opportunities with other countries and similar education initiatives in the years to come."

Mick Goss from Summerhill Stud and the Al Maktoum School of Excellence, commented : "Our young and enthusiastic students are keen horse people, who display an unusual potential and connectivity with the world of racing and we're delighted to be offering one of our graduates the opportunity to study with The National Stud. We believe the overseas placement will develop a management focused role and fast-track our graduate into a world they might never have accessed without the scholarship, with the hope that they bring their experiences back to fellow students at home."

Anthony Cane, Trustee of the Childwick Trust, explained : "Horseracing has an incredibly rich heritage in Britain and we wanted to be part of bringing this learning experience to a South African graduate for the first time. We've been active in South Africa since the establishment of The Jim Joel Education and Training Fund in Johannesburg during the late 1980's and we look forward to working with The National Stud, to bring the education excellence of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres together. We appreciate that it is not the language you speak with horses, instead the skills you need are universal and the most important attribute is passion, something that we're sure the chosen graduate will bring in abundance."



Ready To Run Sale - TBA Sales Complex

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale 2011 - TBA Sales Complex
(Photo : Catherine Hartley)


Last Sunday saw the Emperors Palace Ready to Run Sale end on a very positive note with averages up from last year. This is very encouraging to the racing industry, considering the tough economic times that we are living in. However, as Summerhill Stud's Mick Goss says there will still be big races to be won and the pure passion that we all have for horses will keep us optimistic and positive!

See : for more http://blog.summerhill.co.za/blog/2011/11/7/hail-south-africa.html

Congratulations must go to the Gary Alexander Racing team and all the connections as the Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile was won by the Summerhill-bred Pierre Jourdan!

PJ, as he is affectionately known, is a real horse for the people; sold at the 2008 Emperors Ready to Run Sale for R60,000, Pierre Jourdan has now gone on to win R4,475,675 in stakes.

Pierre Jourdan even has his own Facebook Page!!... CLICK HERE.

Congratulations to all the Champions from the Feed of Champions!

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Catherine Hartley : 083 640 1155
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Horses grazing at Summerhill Stud

Summerhill Stud - The birthplace of Vuma Horse Feed
(Photo : Summerhill Stud)

"Our Passion feeds your Champions"

In the words of Summerhill Studs' Mick Goss: "The word passion passed its sell-by date at Summerhill long ago. This team is not passionate: it's obsessed with what it does."

Considering that Summerhill was the birth place of Vuma Horse Feed, the Vuma team is bred from the same obsessive genes, which seem to define the best of horsemen.

We are obsessed with ensuring that your horses get nothing but the most superior nutrition at the best value. Utilising international research, the feeds are formulated to provide a nutrient dense, highly palatable feed containing the best vitamins and minerals in the industry. We ensure that whatever your endeavour your horse receives all the nutrients that it needs to develop and perform at its peak.

VUMA counts among its customers South African Champions from every equine discipline, including some of the top individuals on the National trainers' log.

Summerhill Stud, South Africa's Champion Thoroughbred Breeders use nothing else, and they'll tell you that Vuma has been at the heart of their achievements. And then of course, there are those that have made it to the top of their professions at polo, show jumping, eventing, endurance and dressage.

In our enduring obsession to bring you the very best, we have updated our product range, which can be viewed in detail on our website :

Click here to view the
Vuma Horse Feed Product Summary

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For more information contact :
Catherine Hartley : 083 640 1155
Email: catherine@vumafeed.co.za

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