Landscape for Breeding and Training of Ceremonial Carriage Horses at Kladruby nad Labem

 Czechia

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Situated in the Strední Polabí area of the Elbe plain, the property 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.

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