By Linda Philo
FEI COURSE BUILDING SEMINAR IN GERMANY Graham Winn and I were selected to attend the FEI Course Building Seminar which was hosted in Marbach, Germany. We discovered that there are 2, yes 2 Marbachsâ€™ in Germany, so we did do some touring and hiking too!
ur hotel was in this quaint little village called Marbach which looks back on almost 500 years of history about 8km from the show grounds. Marbach Stud is the oldest German state-run stud, and at the same time it is the countryâ€™s largest education facility for equine professionals. Marbach is home to stallions of the German warmblood, Black Forest heavy horses and pure-bred Arabians. Apart from their stallions, Marbach owns two stud herds with some 40 warm blood and 20 pure-bred Arabian mares. We were taken on a guided tour of the stud and the Lichtenstein Castle, about 35km up the road.
SPORTING HORSE Issue 19