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About Two Moons Appaloosa Stud

Two Moons Appaloosa Stud is the realization of the goals of Cobus Smit and his family. Two Moons was established in 2006 and set on 1000 hectares of land near Schweizer-Reneke in the North West Province of South Africa.

The Stud is home to eight spectacular Appaloosas imported from the United States as well as 28 top South African bred broodmares. Over the years we have bred many National Champions and had horses competing very well against all other breeds in South Africa. Our goal is to develop Appaloosas between 15 and 17 hands high that will combine the conformation standards and bloodline requirements of the ApHC with the size and ability necessary to compete at the top levels of any equestrian sport in South Africa.

Two Moons is positioned to use some of the best Appaloosa bloodlines from the USA to enhance the South African gene pool and to produce horses that will be competitive at international level in Appaloosa show and breeding. The foundation of our breeding program is the imported stallions, Drea Eagle’s Dandy, Storm Runner and Financial Freedom . Our other imported stallions Luke’s Like A Million and Hesa Cool Star are being used extensively. We have also acquired 2 South African Warmblood Mares bred from top class international bloodlines such as Dageraad, Hotline, Rohdiamant, Gribaldi, Rubinero, Hohenstein and Pik Bube to enhance our Appaloosa Sport Horse and Warmblood breeding programs.

We have also started a Miniature Horse breeding program in 2014 with 4 miniature mares and our little black leopard miniature Appaloosa stallion MMC Spotcheck. We have started with an Appaloosa Pony Breeding Program in 2015 to produce some of the best Appaloosa Sport ponies for children to excel in all equestrian disciplines. We have 1 Appaloosa Pony stallion Kondos Marios and 5 Appaloosa Pony Mares.

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What Our Clients Say…

Can not thank Marco and Cobus enough for their guidance and trust in us. We started our small stud a little over 2 years ago, purchasing foals, mares, and stallions from them. We achieved way more than we ever imagined in such a small time frame. We look forward to the journey onwards together.
– Tessa Hesse (Maxwell’s Appaloosa Stud)

From a professional equestrian’s point of view, I am proud to be associated with a breeding institution having a continuous production of quality equine athletes.
– Jean van Deventer (Grand Prix Dressage Rider)

Recently visited Two Moons Appaloosa Stud just before the horse of the year show where I was treated like a celebrity. As a young Namibian Appaloosa Stud, I was pleasantly surprised by all the new foals and the quality. Two Moons is definitely on the right path and are becoming the benchmark for stud breeding. All the best to Marco and his team.
– Petot Mudge (Toscani Appaloosa Stud Namibia)

When we visited Two Moons Stud in 2017 we saw a very motivated owner who will breed the best Appaloosa horses in every discipline. We saw very good horses at the stud. We visited the South African Appaloosa Nationals where Two Moons Stud did very well. I believe Two Moons Stud has the best Appaloosa horses in South Africa.
– Gerben Dijkstra (Peru’s Stables Holland)

Two Moons Appaloosa Stud is, in my opinion, the up and coming force in South Africa’s Appaloosa circles. It is comprised of a number of top-class imported animals and a selection of some of South Africa’s best quality breeding stock which form the foundation of this stud. I predict the future of Two Moons breeding operation will see it take the Appaloosa breed to new heights in the Southern African region.
– George Contos  (Kondos Appaloosa Stud South Africa)

Two Moons Appaloosa Stud renowned for some of the best-bred Appaloosas in the Southern hemisphere. Add warm welcomes and hospitality and you are on top of the moon at Two Moons Stud.
– Elize Cilliers (Cilliers Appaloosa Stud Namibia)

Absolutely lovely place with great people. Horses with stunning conformation and temperaments above the rest. I am extremely happy to be part of the Two Moons Stud family with my Two Moons Luke’s Barcelona. I will certainly be back to acquire more of these fantastic studs horses.
– Jan-Marie Kloppers (Botswana)

Two Moons Josh Freedom joined our family in Mauritius 4 years ago this August 2019. It was Godsend for me to find such a horse. I thank Marco for producing such a gorgeous, endearing and characterful Josh and Jean van Deventer showing me his true potential at such a tender age. The whole process was easy and professional, despite me living in Mauritius. Thank you Two Moons!
– Alexandra May (Mauritius)

Thank you to all at Two Moons Stud for our 2 Appaloosa spots Eagle and Superstar (now Oreo). Thanks for your help and guidance on bringing them to Zanzibar. We are so happy with both our horses, who are both large, strong, fit and healthy horses. We will 100% be back to get more horses in the future from you. Keep up the good work and keep an eye out for our next boy. Thanks again from all at the Z hotel and Zanzibar horse club.
– Keith Horan (The Z Hotel Zanzibar)