Provincial Stallion Depot at Pisek

Czech Republic

Located around 100 kilometers south of Prague, Písek Stud Farm was initially founded in 1811 as a breeding station and expanded into a stud farm in 1902. While the Tlumačov stud farm was intended to supply the Moravian part of the country with stallions, Písek was responsible for Bohemia. Until 1924, the facility was under the control of the military, as Písek was a garrison town.

During the socialist era, auctions were held in the stud riding hall and many a horse was sold to neighboring European countries. Today, 60 warmblood, cold-blooded and pony stallions are stabled in Písek. In warmblood breeding, special emphasis is placed on the preservation of old imperial and royal strains. The Moravian cold blood is a comparatively young breed that originated from the Noriker and Belgian stallions. These horses are still used in agriculture today.

The stud farm offers horse-related services, from breeder services and stallion breeding at the Nový Dvůr (founded in 1878) and Humňany (founded in 1948) foal farms to training and education for horse breeders and the interested public. The architecturally valuable ensemble of buildings in exposed brickwork with Art Nouveau elements was declared a national cultural monument in 2010.

Provincial Stallion Depot at Pisek

U Hřebčincec 479
39701 Pisek
Tschechische Republik