Warendorf State Stud


The Warendorf State Stud looks back on almost 200 years of tradition in horse breeding. It was founded in 1826 at the request of breeders in Westphalia and the Rhine Province. After the end of the war, it became the property of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and is now part of the Ministry for the Environment, Agriculture, Nature Conservation and Consumer Protection of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

With currently 65 employees and 22 training places, it is now one of the largest state stud farms in Europe. Its stallion stock includes around 85 breeding stallions, including around 24 stallions of the Rhenish-German cold blood breed.

In total, the state stud offers space for 120 horses on its eight-hectare site. The breeding season lasts from February to August. During this time, some of the stallions are kept at the 18 breeding and insemination stations in Westphalia and the Rhineland. Customers also include breeders from other parts of Germany, from all over Europe, the USA and Australia.

Nordrhein-Westfälisches Landgestüt Warendorf

Sassenberger Straße 11
48231 Warendorf

Internet: www.landgestuet.nrw.de
E-Mail: felix.austermann@landgestuet.nrw.de, info@landgestuet.nrw.de 


In addition to the provision of high-quality stallions for breeding, other important fields of activity are the organization of performance tests for stallions and cultural and hippological events with several 10,000 visitors a year. Special event highlights are the traditional Warendorf Stallion Parades.


The Warendorf State Stud is one of the most renowned and, with 22 places, one of the largest training facilities for horse managers in Germany. The State Stud provides training in the fields of “Classical Riding Training”, “Horse Breeding” and “Horse Husbandry and Service”.

The German Riding School

The German Riding School is part of the State Stud. It is of unique importance throughout Germany for the training and further education of the next generation of professional riders in Germany. It is the “center of professional riding” and offers advanced training and examination courses for professional riders and show professionals. The school has around 40 stallions and geldings.