The Haflingers of distinctive blond mane have an inextricable bond with South Tyrol, where their story began – and also with the landlord at the Oberwirt Sepp Waldner, whose life has gone hand-in-hock with these majestic animals since his childhood, and who has fulfilled his childhood dream of having his own stud farm. His love of Haflingers never left him and, in 1990, he purchased a farm high above Lake Reschen and turned it into a “model farm,” now famed far beyond the borders of South Tyrol for his internationally acclaimed Haflingers.
Antinor the Haflinger stallion won the 5th place at the Haflinger World Exhibition 1995 at the age of three, and at over 20 years old, is a legend today. More recently (2012), Haflinger stallion "Noend" was awarded Reserve Champion (2nd place) at the international Stallion Championships in Merano.
Today, a large herd of mares and foals live on the stud farm in Reschen, on over 10 hectares of mountain land at 1,550 meters above sea level, surrounded by velvety meadows and a breathtaking mountain panorama. The stallions are housed at our stallion station at Castle Baslan in Tscherms near Meran. Experienced professionals train the Haflingers in a variety of sports and leisure activities, including sleigh and sulky riding, in dressage and in western riding.
Once a week, as part of our weekly programme, Sepp Waldner will take you and introduce you to his magnificent horses in the stallion station in Tscherms. Experience the fascinating allure of the Haflinger up close.