During 22nd -24th June 2015, there is a LIF Judge Clinic taking place at the premises of the National Stud Farm Topoľčianky. 35 representatives of 12 countries from all over the world have joined this interesting event. The first day of the clinic was divided into two main parts. As the first, there was a theoretical part led by Thomas Druml (AUT). In the afternoon, there was a practical evaluation of 27 stallions from 3 up to 21 years of age. The stallions were on different level of education focused on different equestrian disciplines, mainly driving and dressage. The group of senior judges was led by Janez Rus from Lipica (SLO) and the group of junior judges led Thomas Druml (AUT) led the group of junior judges. Tomorrow, they will continue by evaluation of mares.
During the last days, The National Stud Farm Topolcianky was delighted by extraordinary news connected with written congratulations from the head of the press department SHAGYAWORLD.COM. Dahoman XI-57, a gelding from Topolcianky, gained an excellent placing in endurance race at Abu Dhabi Al Wathaba. The horse ended at the wonderful second place out of 211 competing horses in endunce race CEI** 120km.Dahoman XI-57 was born on 22nd April 2007 at the breeding farm called „Rybník“.The world endurance champion , Miguel Vila Ubach choose him as a 4-year-old-gelding. The horse was sold in 2011 and after his training in Spain, he was sold to the United Arab Emirates.
During the 4th and 5th July 2014, the oldest and the largest German State Stud Farm in Marbach celebrated its significant jubilee – 500th anniversary of its establishment. Thirteen state studs from eight European countries took part at the stunning celebrations. The National Stud Farm Topoľčianky was there…
One of the most significant equestrian fairs in Europe called „PFERD Wels“ takes place every year in a beautiful Austrian town – Wels. Almost 44 000 visitors came to the area of Wels exhibition. There were horse lovers, hobby riders, breeders as well as professional riders and trainers of various equestrian disciplines.
More than 230 exhibitors from 10 European countries were a part of this unique fair. They were offering equestrian goods of all sorts. The visitors could see over 200 presentations in daily programme focused on introduction of horse breeds and breeding institutions or individual riding disciplines. There were more than 500 horses of various breeds form the world stabled.
Invitation Guest nation Poland for the Danube Alps Pokal ‐ „Serdecznie witamy ‐ Polska! “
In 2010 the DAP organizers in Topoľčianky invite a guest nation to participate in the Danube Alps Pokal. The Drivers of the guest nations will participate and be evaluated in the presentation, in the individual‐ and the national competition of the DAP 2010.
The Dressage took place at the excellent grass area of the galop race track, and the marathon was a huge folk festival.
The great riding-show took place in the capital city of Hungary from 5th December to 7th December 2008 at the Papp Laszlo Budapest Sportarene. All tickets were sold out and the stands were full of eudience watching not only the programme itself but also the World Cup competitions in show-jumping and driving sport.
The Lipizzaner – the horse for kings, the king among horses. This saying was often heard in the past.
We have assured ourselves about this well known fact especially these days. The Queen Elizabeth the II. has visited Slovakia and Slovenia and one noticeable event has happened. Her Royal Highness was given the same symbolic gift from both countries – the Lipizzaner
In the dark of night, just two hours after midnight, the alarm clock went off. Feeding, bridling and saddling took a maximum of sixty minutes. Riding went on till nine o'clock, saddling up, getting off and wiping the sweat off each horse with straw. Only after that was there a moment for the men to consider their own stomachs. This was the daily regime at the training center led by Russian Osip Osipovich Slobodinský, a pioneer in equestrian sports who ran the center from 1927 until 1944. The same went for lunch. In the time from breakfast till the noon lunch hour saddles had to be cleaned and the horses fed and bridled. Lunch never took more than an hour, and from one to three was the time for the mandatory nap. After an hour of gymnastics for the men it was again time for another runaround, with each task having a specific time allotted to it. From four to five in the afternoon feeding, cleaning the harnesses and sweeping the grounds, after which evening training study and preparation for exercises went on until eight o'clock. After that the men finally had time off until two in the morning. This was the time when they crawled into their beds in their spartan rooms, where everything smelled of horses. Every day must have reminded them of their time served in army barracks. This is how the men remember their former lifestyle at the stud farm, and the famous riders František Hrúzik and Dominik Pružinský remember it the same way when they started work at the stud farm as fourteen-year olds.