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Viewpoints. Dr John McVeigh and Jehan Malherbe

Viewpoints. Dr John McVeigh and Jehan Malherbe

The Cape Breeders Club have released a top class list of speakers and special guests that will be sharing their views and expertise with delegates at the Thoroughbred & Equestrian Seminar to be held on Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th January in Somerset West. There are still limited seats available for those keen to attend.

The informative and fascinating two day  seminar  has been described by top Cape Breeder Pippa Mickleburgh as an invaluable and essential information and refresher course for anybody involved at any level in the industry.

The seminar’s subject matter has sparked enquiries and interest nationally, and a capacity subscription is anticipated.

Guest speakers include the like of Racing SA CEO Peter Gibson, outspoken former SA Champion jockey Andrew Fortune, fearless Cape trainer Joey Ramsden , Internationally renowned Bloodstock specialist Jehan Malherbe and leading SA Veterinary Surgeon Dr John McVeigh, amongst other luminaries.


27th – 28th January 2014 – Somerset College, Bredel Road, Somerset West




09.00 am     Registration & Tea/Coffee
09.30 am     Peter Gibson       (CEO Racing South Africa)   AHS – Export status
10.30 am     Malan Du Toit     (Behaviourist)  The truth about Equine Behaviour – how to understand a horses mind
11.30 am     Rissa Parker   (BVSC)                                    Foals 101 to 911               
14.00 pm     Emmeline Hill   (Equinome)    Using Genetics to select the ultimate racehorse
15.00 pm     John McVeigh   (Baker McVeigh)                                 to be confirmed
16.00 pm     Industry Discussion  (J Ramsden, J Malherbe, , A Fortune, Tom Goff,William Haggas, Mike Azzie)

08.30 am     Tea/Coffee
09.00 am     Andrew Gray (Drakenstein Veterinary Clinic) Common problems in the Breeding Season and how the Veterinarian can assist you
10.00 am     Dave Duarte   (Treeshake) Using Social Media to Market your business
11.00 am     G Pritchard-Gordon  (Bloodstock Agent)  An International Perspective on the Global Thoroughbred Market
12.00 pm   Robbie Miller (Farrier)      Care of the foot from a foal to Racehorse to Sports horse 
14.00 pm     Ian Tapp   (Truenicks)      Pedigree Elements & Matings
15.00 pm     Rissa Parker (BVSC)   Compromised and orphan foals

Tea/Coffee, Lunch and refreshments provided on both conference days.

                                         CAPE WINELANDS BRAAI   at   AVONTUUR ESTATE

A Braai will follow on Monday afternoon at Avontuur after the day’s proceedings (6.00 for 6.30pm), giving an opportunity to meet informally with the speakers and sponsors of both days.

Cost:                                                                                                                                                                                                            R650 – BOTH DAYS                                       R400 – MONDAY                                                          R400 – TUESDAY

CAPE WINELANDS BRAAI AT AVONTUUR – R150         (booking essential numbers limited)

RSVP                     [email protected] (essential)

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CEL NO:                072 569 1234



KEVIN SOMMERVILLE      072 1679971


LIESL KING                   0824142264


Take N2, direction Somerset West, take the turn off for the R44, direction Stellenbosch, over the crest of the hill and turn left into Bredell Rd and turn right into the road leading up to the Somerset College boom, follow signs to school hall where conference will be held.

From N1, take Stellenboch turn off, at major intersection at start of stellenbosch turn right onto R44, continue on R44 until you pass Avontuur Stud Farm on your left and turn right into bredell Rd at top of hill. Turn right into Somerst College road.

The organisers wish to thanks sponsors and cubicle holders:


Cape Thoroughbred Sales


Kuda Insurance

TBA : equisoft

Equine Group

Equi Feeds

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