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KLAWERVLEI STUD is a thoroughbred breeding enterprise conducted from the farm Wagenboomheuwel on the banks of the Breede river east of Bonnievale, a village in the BAR valley. This area has traditionally been associated with the breeding of high quality and sound race horses. These traits are procured predominantly as a result of climatology and soil type.

Klawervlei is conducted through a corporate entity owned by John Koster and a syndicate of businessmen. The stud is managed by John, a seasoned equine stockman hailing from a family that has been engaged in thoroughbred breeding for generations.

The stud was founded in 1953 by Ralph Koster, one of John’s ancestors. He imported broodmares from the best Irish and English bloodlines. They became taproot mares and still constitute the genetic pillars of the stud.

The Klawervlei broodmare band has been expanded in the recent past under the stewardship of John. Broodmares with international pedigrees have been acquired over the past two years from Ireland, England, France and Australia.

The KLAWERVLEI STALLION VENTURE is managed by Grant Knowles. Resident stallions include Captain of All, Count Dubois (GB), Coup De Grace (USA), Pomodoro, Red Ray, Seventh Rock (AUS), Twice Over (GB) and William Longsword.

Please visit us at any time: our four leafed clover endorses KLAWERVLEI QUALITY.

Grant Knowles

Cell 082 882 9774

John Koster

Cell 082 880 7943

Stallions standing at this Stud.