It’s that time of the year – Big Horses, Big Owners , Big Trainers, and Big Weekends, and the KwaZulu-Natal Racing Season is in full swing. A landmark event on the calendar is the Winter Workshop at Summerhill Stud, which follows the Vodacom Durban July and Summerhill Stallion Day, 9th-11th July.
Last year’s inaugural Winter School was a runaway success, and this year’s programme is crammed with “two-year-old” potential.
“Workshop”? – I’d call it a “Summit!” Dr Barry Clements, Owner and Breeder, Australia
Professors Brian Kantor (Professor Emeritus of the University of Cape Town, Investment Strategist and Economist for Investec Bank Private Securities), Alan Guthrie and Martin Schulman (Onderstepoort) return to the School with some ever-illuminating thoughts on global economics, international horse protocols and veterinary updates, and the team at Summerhill will be extending a warm Mooi River welcome to Dr Hanspeter Meier, international equine geneticist, and Professor Nick Binedell, the Dean of the Gordon Institute of Business Science, to this year’s impressive assembly.
“Life changing? For me, yes.” Alec Hogg, Winter School 2011
Sharing a few secrets of success, and their international triumphs are Barry Irwin, Drs Alan Miller and Steve Karlin of Team Valor, and they have added Messrs de Kock and Malherbe back into the mix, together with Mary Slack, our own doyenne of South African racing and breeding.
This is the tip of the proverbial iceberg in the breadth and depth of this year’s programme, you’ll be supporting a great cause, and it’s not to be missed.
Please visit http://blog.summerhill.co.za/winter-school-of-excellence to get the details of the full panel of lecturers, their topics and the programme right away.
The Memorial Theatre’s capacity is limited though, so if you’re an aspirant attendee, please get in touch with Heather Morkel on firstname.lastname@example.org, as soon as you can. There is accommodation available at Hartford House, though the organisers can arrange alternatives in the district once Hartford is fully booked. The daily rate includes a luncheon prepared by Eat Out’s Most Popular Restaurant of 2011.