Horses & Heritage Tours


In tailor-made excursions for your family and friends, your club, company or your student group I invite horse lovers and culture enthusiasts

to discover the world of the European State Studs and other places of hippological and cultural significance.


Through my activities as manager of the European State Studs Association I have extensive knowledge of the European stud landscape

and would be delighted to open the gates of the most prestigious horse breeding institutions for you!




2013: Excursion of the Wiesbaden Riding and Driving Club to Marbach State Stud


2014: Excursion of the Wiesbaden Riding and Driving Club to Altefeld Principal Stud


2015: Excursion of the Wiesbaden Riding and Driving Club to the Czech Republic


2016: Excursion of the Wiesbaden Riding and Driving Club to Neustadt (Dosse) and Redefin State Stud


2016: Excursion of the Baden-Wurttemberg Horse Breeding Association to the Czech Republic


2017: Excursion of the Wiesbaden Riding and Driving Club to Piber State Stud (Austria)


2017: Excursion of the Baden-Wurttemberg Horse Breeding Association to the National Studs Topol'cianky (Slovakia) and Bábolna (Hungary)



In preparation


October 2018: Excursion of the Wiesbaden Riding and Driving Club to Hungary


Travel suggestions


Marbach State Stud: a universe for horses!

  • Visit of the different yards and satellite farms of the oldest German State Stud

  • On demand visit of Marbach Eventing (May), the “Marbach Classics” shows (July) or the Stallion Parades (September/October)

  • Exploring of further interesting places of the UNESCO biosphere reserve Swabian Alps

  • In November possible combination with a visit of the German Masters Horse Show at Stuttgart

  • In December optional visit of traditional Christmas markets of the region or of the chocolate festival at the picturesque university town Tübingen


Visit to Neustadt (Dosse) and Redefin State Stud

  • Visit to the Brandenburg State Stud at Neustadt (Dosse)

  • On request, visit to Neuruppin, where Theodor Fontane (romantic author) and Karl-Friedrich Schinkel (architect) were born, to Rheinsberg palace and park or cathedral town Havelberg

  • Visit to Redefin State Stud in Mecklenburg-Pomerania

  • On demand visit to the former royal residence town of Ludwigslust with palace and park

  • In September visits to the Stallion Parades at Neustadt (Dosse) and/or Redefin are possible


Czech Republic for horse lovers

  • Visit to Kladruby nad Labem National Stud with its different premises

  • Visit to the Bohemian and Moravian stallion depots Písek and/or Tlumačov

  • Visit to the famous race course of Pardubice

  • Visit to the Kinsky palace Karlova Koruna at Chlumec, the cradle of Kinsky Horses

  • On request visits to Prague, Pardubice or other heritage sites of the Czech Republic

  • Possible extension and visit to the Slovakian National Stud Topol’čianky


Journey on the Lipizzaner tracks

  • Visit to the Austrian State Stud Piber, where the stallions of the Spanish Riding School are born

  • Visit to the World Heritage city of Graz on request

  • Visit to the Spanish Riding School of Vienna

  • Visit to the Emperial collections and the carriage museum “Wagenburg”

  • Journey to Lipica National Stud in Slowenia

  • Tour through the Slovenian capital Ljubljana

  • Optional visit to the World Heritage caves of Škocjan, a highlight of the Slovenian karst


Horse Country Hungary

  • Visit to Bábolna State Stud, the cradle of the Shagya-Arabians

  • Puszta-feeling in Mata stud at Hortobagy

  • Visit to Mezöhegyes State Stud, home of the Nonius horses

  • Visit to the Lipizzaner stud Szilvásvárad

  • Visit to Budapest on request


You would like to see more studs and heritage sites in Germany, France, Poland or other European countries?

Just let me know!