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More about the stud

A mere 30-minute drive from Cape Town International Airport, at the foot of the second-largest granite outcrop in the world, you will find Elkasun Arabians. Nestled between the vineyards of the famous Franschhoek Wine Route, also called the ‘Red Route’ for its legendary red wines, Elkasun Arabians paints a quaint picture on a balmy summer’s night in one of the most beautiful places in Southern Africa. 

Elkasun Arabians is the kind of place you would expect to find yourself captivated by not only the natural beauty, but also the grace of the Arabian horse's presence. 

The owner of Elkasun Arabians, Willie Brown, started an Arabian horse breeding program in 1996. Willie also acts as Manager, and has been a professional horseman for over ten years, garnering over twelve National Championship titles during this period.

At first, Elkasun Arabians' breeding program was mainly influenced by American breeding, but later developed in such a way that Spanish, Egyptian & Polish blood was incorporated to elevate this breeding program, in able to reach new frontiers. Willie's nick for genetics played a huge roll in the Stud's success, as only the best pedigrees were combined to create an even better one in generations to come.

As of 2013, Willie has also been invited to judge Arabian Horse Shows in Europe and in the Middle East on numerous occasions. The experience he has gained whilst judging has broadened his knowledge in many ways and helps him to stay updated on current breeding trends in the rest of the world, which gives Elkasun Arabians' breeding program a competitive edge. In 2016, the Stud transitioned to take on a new form and has since been run by Willie and his wife, Lisa Brown. 

Construction for a new, state-of-the-art facility began in June of 2020 and Elkasun officially moved to the new Farm in April of 2022. Situated on a 30-ha property, facilities include large grass paddocks with shelters, 26 boxes, designer client lounge & multiple arenas. The entire farm is powered by over 70 Solar Panels, with a fully integrated off-grid electrical system.

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