Welcome to Arc-En-Ciel stud
After a lengthy search, Arc-En-Ciel (‘Rainbow’) was founded some twenty three years ago by the late Shirley Pfeiffer, who built all the paddocks, offices and stables on this magnificent 700 hectare property at the foot of the Limietberg Mountain Range in Wellington and named it (in French) after the family-owned Rainbow Chicken Farm, which was started by her father in the late 50s and built up by her brother. When she died in 2003, the farm passed down to her two children, and the family now runs the stud farm business in partnership with Craig and Amanda Carey...
Craig and Amanda have enjoyed great success in terms of both breeding and racing. Craig is extremely well respected in his field and has raised the stud to the status of one of the biggest studs in the country and one of the most famous in the Western Cape. It currently stands six sires (Tara’s Halls, Elusive Fort, Stage Light, Nysaean and Stage Call) and two hundred mares. Their Group Winning hall of fame includes the likes of Kapil, Major Bluff, Tobeornottobe, Tara’s Touch, Biarritz, Sevillano and Jet Danza. Breaking in and training of the yearlings is managed by renowned behaviourist Malan Du Toit, whose successes include the 2005 and 2007 Horse of the Year winners Winter Solstice and Pocket Power, who also won it in 2008 and 2009.
Services also provided by the stud are pre training, spelling and boarding. It is also expanding its stock of game in a fenced area located near the mountain.