SUMMERHILL SIRES FILM 2012/2013
Racing and breeding aficionados have embraced the annual stallion day at Summerhill Stud to such a degree, that it is now a fixture in many fans’ calendars. That was evident at the Midlands nursery on the Sunday following the Vodacom Durban July, where Summerhill fed more than 700 people from twenty-one different countries, including Kings, Queens and Princesses from two royal households, Ministers of State, Presidents and Chairmen of turf clubs and racing operators, and countless addicts of the ‘Sport Of Kings’.
It is a tribute to what has become racing’s favourite day out, that it should have been identified by Investec, who sponsor not only Britain’s greatest horse race, the Epsom Derby, but also a number of the world’s leading sporting competitions, as an event they wanted to be associated with. Wherever you find Investec’s brand these days, there is an aura of class and sophistication to the proceedings, and the Investec Summerhill Stallion Day was no exception, though as one wag put it, he’d never seen so many “zebras” at a stallion day before!
A highlight of the day was the screening of the 2012/2013 edition of the Summerhill Sires Film, voted by guests superior even to the previous two editions. Featuring a formidable line-up of Thoroughbred Stallion talent comprising Golden Sword, Traffic Guard, Visionaire, Brave Tin Soldier, A.P. Arrow, Admire Main, Mullins Bay and Ravishing; the iKind Media production aimed to best convey the Summerhill Stud ethos, the prowess of each stallion as well as to set a new content standard in international Thoroughbred productions.
Summerhill has been inundated with compliments from guests and online viewers… below are a few comments courtesy of the Summerhill Blog :
“A fabulous stallion video that sets the standard for content, photography, editing, special effects and scenery.”
Grant Pritchard-Gordon, Badgers Bloodstock, UK
“The vocal content by Mick is exceptional and the stallion commentaries outstanding. The production and flow of the whole DVD is world class.”
Simon Vivian, Inglis Australia
“What a sensational video. I have put Summerhill on my “Bucket List” for the future.”
John Jeffs, Eliza Park Stud, Australia
“I have truly never seen anything like it… best farm/stallion video I have ever seen! If people aren’t falling over themselves to get the guys who made it, they’re kidding themselves!”
Stephanie M Grentell, Inglis, Australia
YOU BE THE JUDGE… click above to watch the Summerhill Sires Film or watch in our video gallery here.
Director of Photography
Devin Carter, Luke Mason, Alan Patrick
JC Photographics, Greig Muir, Michael Nefdt, Gold Circle, John Lewis, Leigh Willson, Investec, Gareth du Plessis, Andrew Watkins, Summerhill Archives, Sally Chance, Cooked in Africa, Heather Morkel
Tellytrack, Dubai Racing Club, Investec, Durban Turf Club, Summerhill Archives, Racing UK, JRA, RTE, NYRA, Gulfstream Park Racing, Churchill Downs, Meadowlands
Script and Narration
Compositing and Animation
Andrew Sutherland, Matt Nefdt
Big Smelly Orange Studio
Final Audio Master
Xpressions Advertising & Design, Durban Turf Club, School of Management Excellence, Amorette Kramer, Mike de Kock, Investec, Hartford House, Megan Romeyn, Carryn Penhall, Heather Morkel, Cheryl Goss