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The National Stud Farm, the daily capital of the horse

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As the federal government's centre of competence for the breeding and keeping of horses and equines, the Swiss National Stud Farm is full of activities and know-how in many areas and professions.

Swiss national Stud Farm
Swiss national Stud Farm. © harasnational.ch
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    • Avenches
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Do you know the Franches-Montagnes horse breed? How do the horses feed? Have you ever heard of the profession of wheelwright?
Our guide will take you to the heart of the Swiss National Stud Farm's activities and introduce you to its various missions and its many boarders.
Established in Avenches in 1899, the Swiss National Stud Farm is a training centre for horse-related professions and a stallion depot for the Franches-Montagnes breed.
Its boarders are numerous and surprising! Amongst other stallions and mares, there is the donkey Balou as well as the largest colony of white storks in French-speaking Switzerland.

Visits in French and German
Registration required online or at Avenches Tourism

Duration of the visit: 1h30 on weekdays / 1h on weekends
Per person: CHF 15.00 for 1.5 hours (weekday visit) and CHF 10.00 for 1 hour (weekend visit)
Free for children up to 12 years old

A minimum number of participants is required on this tour

Meeting poing at the 2nd white gate under the "Agroscope" sign
Meeting point and parking: see under "Documents" tab

Visits in French:
Wednesday 14 February 2024, from 13:30 to 15:00
Wednesday 10 April 2024, from 13:30 to 15:00
Friday 19 July 2024, from 10.00 am to 11.30 am
Sunday 11 August 2024, from 10.00 am to 11.00 am
Thursday 17 October 2024, 10.00am to 11.30am

Visits in German
Wednesday 10 April 2024, 1.30 pm to 3 pm
Friday 19 July, from 10.00am to 11.30am
Sunday 17 October 2024, from 10.00am to 11.00am

Important information:
From March to June 2024, the central courtyard of the Swiss National Stud will be undergoing renovation work, which could be noisy and have an impact on the quality of guided and self-guided tours.

Opening hours
Opening hours
  • The 11 Aug 2024
  • Sunday
    • 10:00 - 11:00
  • The 17 Oct 2024
  • Thursday
    • 10:00 - 11:30
Prices
Prices
  • Price for 1h
    Per person
    • CHF 10.-
  • Children up to 12 years old
    • Free
  • Price for 1h30
    Per person
    • CHF 15.-
  • Children up to 12 years old
    • Free
On site
On site
  • Accessibility
    • Free parking
    • Pets allowed
    • Suitable for families
  • Activities
    • Guided tours
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