Gestüt/Stud Topol´čianky , SK 951 93 Topolčianky ( last change : 14.06.2010 11:34:33 )

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Address:
Gestüt/Stud Topol´čianky
Parková 13,
SK- 951 93 Topolčianky
Phone : +421-(0)37/6301 613-15    
Email : sekretariat@nztopolcianky.sk
Website: http://sk.nztopolcianky.sk

The National Stud Farm in Topoľčianky is known as being one of the most important breeding centers in all of Europe. It is the national center for the breeding and cultivation of horses in Slovakia. It has been approved as a center for recording the breeding books of the Lippizaner, Hucul and Arabian breeds. The center maintains the central records of horses in Slovakia and is the only institution allowed to issue certificates on the provenance of all accepted horse breeds in Slovakia. The National Stud Farm is an active member of all major European and international breeding organizations.

The creation of Czechoslovakia was an historic milestone for horse breeding in Slovakia. As one of the successor states of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, Czechoslovakia claimed and received a certain part of the monarchy´s cultural heritage in the form of thoroughbred horses. The Czechoslovak Ministry of Agriculture evaluated the local soil, climatic and wind conditions of the region and on October 15, 1921 the Topoľčianky State Stud Farm was established. Its purpose was to breed and produce for the domestic market breeding stallions of the Arabian, Lippizan, Nonius, English Half-blood and Hucul breeds.

Today the stud farm is not only a cultural treasure in Slovakia, but also a European rarity. No other city on the old continent has a place for the cultivation of for different breeds of horses the way they do in Topoľčianky.

Opening hours :
First of May until end of October
Guided tours: 9.00 h, 10.00 h, 11.00 h, 13.00 h

Admission price :
Tours with a professional guide min. 20 min.
- Tuesday - Friday:
Children < 6, students, pensionars 20,-SKK 0,66 EUR
adults 35,-SKK 1,16 EUR
- Saturday - Sunday and festive days:
Children < 6, students, pensionars 30,-SKK 1,00 EUR
Adults 40,-SKK 1,33 EUR



 

 

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