Institution

National Stud at Kladruby nad Labem

National Stud at Kladruby nad Labem

Landscape for Breeding and Training of Ceremonial Carriage Horses at Kladruby nad Labem (Czechia) — Situated in the Střední Polabí area of the Elbe plain, the site consists of flat, sandy soils and includes fields, fenced pastures, a forested area and buildings, all designed with the main objective of breeding and training kladruber horses, a type of draft horse used in ceremonies by the Habsburg imperial court. An imperial stud farm was established in 1579 and has been dedicated to this task since then. It is one of Europe’s leading horse-breeding institutions, developed at a time when horses played vital roles in transport, agriculture, military support and aristocratic representation.

Address

Kladruby nad Labem č.p.1, 533 14 Kladruby nad Labem, Czech Republic

Telephone

Email

kladruby@nhkladruby.cz