At Backworth, nutrition of our horses is paramount. Our approach to feeding is very controlled, in that every horse - from mare, to foal, to weanling, and yearling - enjoys an individual feed programme which is monitored daily, and adjusted on a regular basis according to the individual requirements to achieve optimal growth. This individualistic programme requires careful administration and makes the choice of feed absolutely critical. We also believe that a balanced feed should not require any additives. We have been using Epol feed since we started our operation in 1999, and are confident of this partnership for a number of reasons -
- Our Yearlings are good legged, and consistently achieve high marks on conformation at the Yearling Sale inspections.
- Our Horses are reputedly sound in training.
- Our Win to Runners ratio of 53% in 2012, bears testimony to our ability to produce a good race horse.
- In 2012 Backworth Stud was awarded the KwaZulu-Natal Breeding Achievement Award and we attribute part of this success to the consistent, high quality feed that Epol provides.
Epol very kindly sponsored Backworth with a fantastic road sign which we have placed on the turn off to the Stud from the R624. So if you’re heading our way… you can’t miss us!
From the Backworth team to the Epol team… ‘Siyabonga’.
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