About Us


The Midland's picturesque landscape is home to Summerhill, Hartford House and Capital Stud. Built on a solid foundation of breeding quality sport horses in South Africa, Summerhill Stud is the ideal location and setup for Capital Stud. Henning Pretorius, founder and owner of Capital Stud, has set the benchmark for breeding some of the best-bred horses South Africa has to offer. With Henning’s vision to continuously improve breeding standards, it was the ideal acquisition to let Summerhill be the new home for Capital Stud, where he continues to breed performance tested sport horses.

Whilst maintaining the heritage of the beautiful farm, Henning has tastefully revamped and upgraded the facilities creating a paradise setting for the growth and development of the up-and-coming warmblood champions.

We invite you to share the experience of the captivating views, tranquil surroundings and the best-bred livestock South Africa has to offer. Stay in luxury at Hartford House and remember to book a stud tour with us.



Capital Stud, founded in 1998 by Henning Pretorius, is one of the Best Breeding Studs in South Africa. The stud’s philosophy of “the dam line has the most important value”, emanates throughout the breeding program, where imported mares from the best dam lines are carefully matched with top quality imported stallions.

Through years of commitment to improving South African bloodlines, Capital Stud is now recognised on a global scale with the likes of the iconic stallion, Capital Colnardo (Colman / Coronado). While the Capital Stud horses continue to turn heads on home soil, 2021 takes the next step as we look forward to watching some new up and coming, young Capital horses set to compete on the international stage. Included in this international string is Capital Moonlight (Chin Chin / Chacco Blue).

Visit our Stallion page to find out more about the future quality champions and their lineages.

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