Let’s talk about amazing equestrian venues,… let’s talk about Spanish horses, …let’s combine both and you will have the first edition of the PREcup at the wonderful accomodation of Gestüt Schloss Amerang in Germany. (photocredit Gestüt Schloss Amerang)During the weekend of 26-27th September, a small town in Germany (Amerang) was the place to be for Spanish horse lovers and breeders. Gestüt Schloss Amerang, owned by the Family von Crailsheim-Larisch, is one of the most wonderful and peaceful equestrian places I’ve ever been. The stables and indoor arena are recently built by Hiwo Systembau, who are know for their wooden construction in riding halls, which you can admire here:Who wouldn’t ride a perfect dressage test while the master himself ‘François Robichon de la Guérinière ‘ is watching you from a painting.
Saturday morning, the first edition of the international breeding show is ready for take off.
With this competition, the family Crailsheim-Larisch wants to offer breeders from Europe the chance to compete with their horses at high level in south Germany. The breeding aim at the Amerang Castle Stud is a tall and heavy horse typical for the breed with ground covering movements and an intelligent and friendly character. The horses are from bloodlines Señorio de Bariain, Cardenas, Yeguada Militar, Bohorquez as well as Cartusion bloodlines. Today the studfam has around 28 high-quality horses in exceptional colors as you can see below.
On the second day of the PREcup, the spotlight was on the mares. This lovely lady was accompanied by her foal, which will be for sure a future “rockstar” when you see his attitude and beauty.The Barock touch is not only visible in the breeding of the horses (Pura Raza Española) but also in the decoration of the stables. The mares are housed in a luxurious box with a padock for each “lady“. The “boys crib” is on the other side of the stud farm and is absolutely stunning. A stallion’s dream to live in a place like this. (first photo by Gestüt Schloss Amerang)
A little bit of shopping never killed anyone, so during the break you had the possibility to shop equestrian inspired quality goods like bags, gloves, jewelry and boots. Even the car / dashhund lovers couldn’t complain.On Sunday evening, the first edition of the PREcup has come to end. A major thanks to the team of Gestüt Schloss Amerang for the invite and congratulations with the organisation!
(above) Stallion Rumboso MIB during the price wining ceremony. Stud farm Schloss Amerang has won the price for best studfarm in Germany.Time to leave this dream stable with a magical sunset behind us.
Hope to see you all in 2 years for the second edition of the PREcup.