Horses have always been important in the history of the Castle. For their convenience, the riding hall was built, for their comfort, the stable was heated with warm air, due to respect for them, the cemetery was marked out on the area of the park, where gravestones were placed to commemorate them. At the beginning of the 20th century, the sports stable of Kliczków Castle was triumphing at the racetracks all over the world and Juno, a mare, was the champion of races in Paris, Berlin and New York.
Today, the Prince Stable situated on the area of the Prince Manor combines riding recreation with training work. The Stable conducts classes in the riding hall and in the field, organises horse races and runs a riding school. ‘Brawura’ Riding Club Association, organising sports competitions and conducting trainings preparing to participation in competitions in show jumping, breaking and sports horse rallies, operates at the Stable. For history lovers, the Historical Section of ‘Brawura’ Riding Club Association prepares trainings with tournament props (spears, sabres, etc.). The advantages of the Stable include mainly fantastic, perfectly-prepared horses, engaged staff and location, in the heart of Bory Dolnośląskie, in the direct vicinity of beautiful Kliczków Castle.
The Prince Stable is a good place to start the adventure with horses. The Riding School is run in friendly atmosphere by experienced instructors from the Stable. Depending on the individual skills of the learners, classes are held in the riding room and in the field.
Horse rides in the field
Bory Dolnośląskie is the largest forest concentration in Poland. It is possible to see here a lot of roads and routes, mysterious and wild places, admirably beautiful and surprising, such as large heaths, forest ponds or even a desert. Having such a diversified and large area at disposal, it is difficult to resist the chance to go on a horse excursion or rally along forest ducts. For the ones who are less experienced in horse riding, we offer romantic chaise rides or sight-seeing horse-drawn cart rides with a guide who talks about the history, curiosities and anecdotes of the area of Kliczków Castle.
Horse riding events
The Prince Stable together with ‘Brawura’ Riding Club Association is the organiser of cyclical friendly competitions in show jumping, at which it is possible to win Bory Dolnośląskie and Kliczków Castle Prize. These competitions are getting more and more popular both among learners and experienced riders. The horse breaking competition is probably the most spectacular discipline connected with horses. It is held in the beautiful scenery of the Castle park. On 18 July 2020, Baron Henryk Geringer de Oedenberg Memorial – Friendly Competition in Horse Breaking is going to the held. The spectacular International Competition in Sports Horse Rallies in the rank of the Championship of Poland has been held on the area of Kliczków Castle since 2019. Historical May Picnic – the largest outdoor event organised by Kliczków Castle cannot be without horse shows, tournaments and attractions prepared by the Historical Section of ‘Brawura’ Riding Club Association. Country Picnic – Welcome Summer is another event organised by the Castle, in which horses and riders as well as Wild West music in the background are the most important. Kliczków cannot miss Hubertus, the holiday of riders, which is organised every autumn. This event traditionally ends with exciting fox hunt, which is organised with observance of historical ceremonials.