With the start of a new year MAINE CHANCE FARMS also enters the world of blogging in an effort to keep our international client-base and other interested parties up-to-date with what is happening on the farm
It is our intention to post several times a week – with details of what is going on at the farm – and with our runners. Extensive use of fresh photographs will form a part of the ‘diary’ exercise.
We look forward to receiving comments on our postings and please feel free to copy a link to our blog to anybody you feel may be interested.
Today we are going to start by giving a brief ‘tour’ of the farm – and, from tomorrow, and for the next few weeks we will be focussing on our consignment of 27 Select yearlings bound for the Cape Premier Yearlings Sales at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 26th and 27th January.
The farm is adjacent to the Breede River so pastures, trees, and gardens, etc. never have to suffer in the harsh semi-desert climate of the ‘Klein Karroo’.
The stallion quarters – three units which can each house two stallions – are beautifully positioned, and, over the years, have housed some of South Africa’s greatest stallions!
Our premier stallion is our German ‘homebred’ (by Gestüt Fährhof) SILVANO (GER) – Horse of the Year in Germany in 2001, when carrying the famous Jacobs yellow and black silks, and now a sire of Champions in both Germany and South Africa.’
The stallions were back in their boxes when we took these photographs yesterday – but, later in the week we’ll get some new photos of them taken, and upload them here.
A walk, or a drive, down one of the tree-lined lanes will take us to some of the mares’ and foals’ paddocks, etc ….
This next group of mares and foals preferring the shade of the trees to the open pasture …
The yearling fillies were, as is usual, much more interested in what was going on …..
Heading back up towards the office and stable block – photo opportunities in every direction!
Over the next few days we will be starting to post information about our draft for the Cape Premier Yearling Sale at the end of the month.