700m above sea level, the Summerveld Training Centre is situated about halfway between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, at Shongweni.
The Centre provides all the necessary facilities, with about 1600 stables and grooms’ accommodation.
Before the closure of the Clairwood training facility in 2014, Summerveld was extensively upgraded with the building of new stables and the laying of a 1200m Polytrack.
A limited number of stables are available on application for visiting horses.
The training facilities comprise:
- A 2 000m grass track with a 1 000m right-hand bend running into a 1 000m straight.
- Another grass track with an 800m bend and a 1 000m uphill straight.
- A 1 200m Polytrack.
- A sand track with 1 000m around a turn running into a 1 000m straight.
- Another sand track with an 800m straight.
- Two 350m trotting rings.