Cheveley Stud is a scion of the Klawervlei of old, which in present day terms, would have been referred to as a Boutique Stud. Ralf Köster built up a reputation of Klawervlei, Beaufort-West, which was respected by all. His youngest son Wilfred joined him in 1962 till 1980. They together bred some superior racehorses, which included Jerez, Majolica, Polar Bear, Mazarin, Sword Dancer, Savanarola, Black Bishop, Arctic Circle, Vaso Casanova and Rosinante. Many of these families were the founding breeding stock of the Cheveley Stud we know today.
Wilfred and Shirley Köster started Cheveley Stud in 1980 and they endeavored to carry on this breeding operation with the same values, integrity, and principals. Wilfred and Shirley continued with the success having bred many superior racehorses and a few champions. These include London News, National Emblem, Badger’s Drift, Goldmark, Vesta, Finest View, Divine Act, Angelina, Rabiya and Argonaut.
In 2005 his son, Vaughan joined his father on the farm to continue a legacy etched in history by his grandfather. Vaughan has since bred Grade 1 Marjorca Stakes winner Gluwein and Multiple Group 1 & Vodacom Durban July winner Legislate. Vaughan has now taken up the reins since the passing of Wilfred in 2008. He endeavours to apply the very same principles that his father and grandfather did to Thoroughbred Breeding.