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Our Species

Santa Gertrudis

The breed that originated from the USA has gone through a lot of change to make it a more suitable animal for South Africa.


In 2007, Tina founded her Pure Zambian herd, sourcing only the best bloodlines from Piet Warren, Thaba Tholo and Chris Visser. Developing the herd with the most sought after genetic


The development of the Roan herd at Valley Venture Stud began with Tina’s deep love for the species in 2005, the founding herd genetics sourced from the great plains of Namibia.


In 2000, Tina began the development of the Nyala herd on Valley Venture Stud, her vision to breed resilient and big-bodied nyala’s.

American Saddlebred Horses

By importing the best international bloodlines Valley Venture was assured great success in the show ring. The continued love for the breed from Ria’s daughter Tina and her son Willie saw many classes being won in all divisions.