Dressage Consultant and Kür Programme Expert
Swedens National Equestrian Center
Area/Town: Flyinge / South Sweden
Flyinge is the largest and best-known breeding station in Sweden and one of the world’s oldest active national studs, dating back to the 12th century. It is an equestrian centre for breeding, research and training. The stud is situated about 15 kilometres from Lund in southern Sweden and was established as a royal stud by King Carl X Gustaf of Sweden in 1661. In 2011 Flyinge celebrated its 350th anniversary.
Since 1983 Flyinge AB has been owned by a trust and has a wide range of activities, including breeding of the Swedish Warmblood, equestrian sports, veterinary medicine, training and various events. It is a place of outstanding beauty, where historic buildings contrast with ultramodern architecture; it comes complete with chattering storks on the roofs and magnificent horses in the stables.
Flyinge is open to visitors every day between 9 am and 4 pm, and you are welcome to walk around the grounds and see the stables.
Take the opportunity to stop off at Flyinge Restaurant, which serves high-quality food
Flyinge is host to clinics, seminars and courses in all equestrian disciplines, at all levels and throughout the year. Experts from around the world are invited to share their knowledge and experience at many of these events. Some of these clinics feature the ”Flyinge model”, a system which is aimed at optimising training and developing the potential in young horses. Training and matching young horses is Flyinge’s special focus.
You also have an opportunity to bring your own horse to Flyinge so that you can enhance your skills under Flyinge instructors. Flyinge offers five indoor arenas, a cross-country course, a race-track and outdoor rings, as well as riding and driving paths, and is very well equipped for all types of courses and events.