Culture and Heritage

Swiss National Stud Farm

Swiss Natinal Stud Farm
Swiss Natinal Stud Farm. ©
  • Place
    • Haras national suisse

  • Recommended Duration
    • 1 h 0

Located on the outskirts of Avenches, near Lake Morat, the Swiss National Stud Farm, or Haras National Suisse (HNS), is a centre of excellence of the Confederation for Horse Breeding. The HNS is open to the public for guided tours, carriage rides and regular events.

Founded in Avenches in 1899, the Haras National Suisse (HNS) then had an area of 150 hectares. In 1997, it sold part of its land to the new Institut Equestre National d’Avenches (IENA). The HNS has a threefold mission: training (for veterinarians, agronomists, equestrians, farriers and so on), equestrian research and the promotion and support of the Franches-Montagnes breed, the only typically Swiss horse.

Opening hours
Opening hours
  • From 1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023
  • Monday - Sunday
    • 07:00 - 19:00
  • Price
    • Free
Good to know
Good to know
    • The HNS is open every day from 7 am to 7 pm. Training of horses in the yard or in the arena takes place from Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 16:30.
    • Guided tours on request from the Avenches Tourist Office (026 676 99 22 or
On site
On site
  • Accessibility
    • Free parking
    • Pets allowed
    • Accessible by public transport
    • Suitable for families
    • Wheelchair accessible
  • Activities
    • Guided tours
Swiss National Stud Farm
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