As a young girl, Francisca Strydom was intrigued and fascinated by horses, an interest amplified when she received an Arabian horse as a gift from her parents. While still at school, she took her first steps towards breeding Arabian horses and soon afterwards registered her own Arabian Stud.
Francisca Strydom has proved herself to be an extraordinary horsewoman, with international titles in the show ring and on the endurance track for which she earned National colors in 2005. She was victorious in the grueling Africa Endurance Championship in Namibia, a champion in halter at the prestigious Scottsdale Show in the USA, top three in Western Pleasure in Brazil while she has accumulated several National titles in a variety of disciplines: Western, Country Pleasure, English Pleasure, Hunter and in Halter showing.
It is the expressed goal of the Strydom Stud to produce purebred Arabians of international standard, and the quality of their stallions and broodmare band certainly illustrates their commitment.
The place which the horses of the Strydom Arabian stud call home, is a lush green 670 hectares estate, situated at the foot of the magnificent Magalliesberg mountain range; close to the town of Bronkhorstspruit in the Gauteng province of South Africa. The farm is easily accessible a mere 35 minutes drive from the OR Thambo International Airport.The farm boasts spectacular indigenous plants and excellent grazing. The numerous fountains on the estate feed the Bronkhorst river, which runs through the farm and ensures an abundance of water.Stallions and broodmares are housed in a 3-block barn arrangement; comprising close to 60 individual stables. A riding ring and training circle ensure proper training facilities for all horses at the stud. A dedicated team of full time personnel see to the training, grooming and general well-being of the horses.
Francisca Strydom in involved in the day to day running of the stud. The grooms are well trained and committed, all sharing the stud's ideal of producing horses of the highest caliber.The latest stable block includes modern medical facilities, a laboratory and well appoints saddle and tack rooms to ensure that the horses remain in pristine condition.
Strydom Arabian Stud
Daniel Seboka training *Charismatic BVA (USA)
Jonty Strydom on FS Romero (*Magic Dream CAHR x *Rana El Madan (USA)
*Fausto CRH (USA) handler, Francisca Strydom
Endurancce Trainer - Freddie van der Westhuizen
Stable Manager - Lizelle Muldoon