Swiss national Stud Farm

The National Stud Farm, the daily capital of the horse

Apr 21, 2023
Jul 12, 2023
Aug 9, 2023
Oct 22, 2023
Avenches - Visits and guided tours

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.

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

Registration deadline:
Wednesday 19 April 2023 for the visit on 21 April 2023
Monday 10 July 2023 for the visit on 12 July 2023
Monday 7 August 2023 for the visit on 9 August 2023
Friday 20 October 2023 for the visit of 22 October 2023

Visits in French:
Friday 21 April 2023 from 10:00 to 11:30
Wednesday 12 July 2023 from 13:30 to 15:00
Wednesday 9 August 2023 from 10:00 to 11:30
Sunday 22 October 2023 from 10:00 to 11:00

Visits in German
Friday 21 April 2023 from 10:00 to 11:30
Wednesday 12 July 2023 from 1.30 pm to 3 pm
Sunday 22 October 2023 from 10:00 to 11:00

  • Office du Tourisme d'Avenches
  • Place de l'Eglise 3
  • 1580 Avenches - CH

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