On Saturday December 5, 2017, 28 year old Andre' de Villers was killed by a Cape Buffalo while working on a game reserve to support his new bride, and the family farm in Pearston, Eastern Cape, South Africa. He is the only son of our dear friends Koekie and Jeanne de Villiers.
The farm is in the Karoo area of South Africa that has suffered from a two year drought. The family raises sheep and raises and shows American Saddlebred horses on their farm. The drought was challenging enough to them, but the loss of their son to the family and his widow, Malindi has been devastating.
Andre' and the entire family have close ties to the horse business in America, particularly to American Saddlebreds.
The funds will be used for funeral expenses and to try to replace the stong support that Andre' added to the farm.
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