If road-tripping through Germany's horse breeding country with a group of friends, attending stallion licensings and auctions, visiting venerated breeding farms and touring Verbands and other equestrian venues sounds intriguing, a Superior Equine Sights expedition awaits.
Superior Equine Sights conducts small-group tours each autumn, a beautiful time of year to visit the verdant German countryside and immerse yourself in the sport horse experience.
Discover regional foods like currywurst and rouladen, dine at charming country inns and local restaurants. Stroll through historic town centers and chat with friendly locals. Since most Europeans speak English, language is not an issue, although knowing a few travel phrases will enhance your experience.
Tours are limited to six guests plus Carol Austin, the tour leader, and an assistant/driver. We will travel together in one comfortable van. Camaraderie and fun are hallmarks of our tours (yes, the van stops for tack stores and antique shops). Horse shopping is optional; tour members regularly ship home more than a souvenir tee-shirt from their trip. And, if you need someone to make sure your hand doesn't fly up on its own during an auction, we provide that service too.
We stay in comfortable inns near town centers, so you can enjoy the ambiance of German life. You will enjoy amazing continental breakfasts that include beverages, local meats and eggs, non-GMO baked goods, fresh fruits, yummy cheeses and more.
A passport is required, but visas are not necessary.
2017 TOUR SCHEDULE:
Hanoverian Stallion Licensing, Verden, Germany, October 23--29, 2017
Licensing is October 26--27, auction is October 28th
Both tours include licensing attendance, visits to regional stud farms and some free time. The Hanoverian licensing includes an auction on the last day of the licensing. There is no auction in conjunction with the pony licensing but stallions should be available for private sale.
Choose one or stay for both!
Itineraries and pricing soon
PRICE -- to be announced
What's included: lodging with continental breakfast, ground transportation, airport pickup and drop off, and tickets to scheduled events.
What's not included: airfare, meals other than breakfast, drinks.
Reserve your spot with a deposit of $100 by August 1st
Full payment due by September 1st.
Cancellation fee, $50 through July 15th, $100 after July 31st
Suggested Packing List
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