Plattner Racing Stables
direct neighbour to the south, the farm known as Rondeberg flats,
was bought by Sabine Plattner from Mark Duckitt in 1998.
5% of the 1200 hectare farm has been developed into a magnificent
horse racing stable and facilities for staff and the training of
Mrs. Plattner’s horses. The remaining land has been maintained
in pristine condition with great care given to nature conservation,
an ongoing process under the eagle eye of the conservation manager
Andre Beukes. There are stables for 71 horses and housing for 48
grooms who are mainly Xhosa. The horses are exercised twice a day
by the grooms on any one of the grass, Visco (rubber) or sand tracks
that have been built on the farm. In addition, there is a swimming
pool available to exercise horses that are injured.
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