In 1993 two Matetsi Sable bulls from Pieter Klausen, Okosongoro Namibia, and herd of Sable females from Zimbabwe were chosen to be the cornerstone of the Valley Venture’s Sable Stud.
Time passed and in 2010 Tina de Jager made the decision to enter into the wildlife breeding industry with the same fierce passion she always had for any endeavor, with years of accumulated breeding knowledge from the champion American Saddlebred and Santa Gertrudis studs.
Expanding the herd
The searched started, for her females Tina selected Zambian and Zambian cross females from Piet Warren and Thaba Tholo, a Matetsi bull was chosen from Waterberg in Namibia, he was aptly named Magic.
Further expanding the bloodlines Tina procured;
- Zambian bull John from Piet Warren
- Zambian females from Chris Visser, these females are descendants of the well known Madala bloodlines, the West-Zambian Black Jack and Zambian Mr. Perfect, bulls were also selected.
- Zambian bull Jackpot and a herd of ten Zambian females were acquired from Vossie Lotter.
Valley Venture’s Sable division has since grown from strength to strength, solidifying why we are “The Breeders Choice”