World Haflinger Breeding Centre
Visiting - Fohlenhof Ebbs
Fohlenhof Ebbs is a modern large stud farm with 100 Haflingers and is situated in the idyllic village Ebbs at the foot of the "Zahmer Kaiser" mountain range and nature park. 2 riding halls, several stables with approx. 100 boxes and pens for the young horses, a stadium, the Fohlenhof Arena, with more than 3,500 seats as well as an administrative and residential building make up the heart of this traditional stud farm. Approximately 4 ha of paddocks, a driving terrain with dressage area and 3 permanent obstacles round off the stud farm next to the castle Wagrain in Ebbs.
The adjoining museum provides information on the Haflinger and its use, the success of the stud farm and documents on the great events in the past.
The Fohlenhof Ebbs is the oldest Haflinger stud farm of the world. It is the most significant Haflinger stud farm and centre of the international breed. For visitors it is open every day.
From October to May there are approx. 100 Haflinger horses in the Fohlenhof stables and in the summer months when the young horses are on the alpine meadow one can see the mare herds with their foals and the stud stallions.
At this time there are still about 100 horses, amongst them the most famous Haflingers in the world, with reigning World and European champions of the last 10 years. Until now, the Haflinger breed association sold horses in more than 60 states.
Apart from Mondays the purebred mares and stallions can be seen daily at work and in training.
Naturally you can also use the horse yourself the whole day for riding and driving in the halls and outside. Even during bad weather the Fohlenhof is worth a trip as most of the attractions are roofed over.
A Highlight of every holiday in Ebbs is the Friday night show at the Fohlenhof. In 60 minutes the employees of the stud show the Haflinger horse in various categories in 15 program items, like dressage riding, jumping, horse football, working on long reins, vaulting, Hungarian post, carriage riding and many more.
Stud visit price list
|Stud visit||without guest card||with guest card|
|Adults||EUR 6,00||EUR 5,00|
|children (5-16 years)||EUR 3,00||EUR 2,50|
|Tour fee per group in addition to admission price (by prior arrangement only)||EUR 40,00||EUR 35,00|
|Combined ticket Fohlenhof & Raritätenzoo||Adults EUR 12,00
Children (5-16 years) EUR 5,80
It is possible to visit the stud daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Guided tours by prior arrangement only.