Children expand their horizons and show interest for different activities with an adventurous spirit while growing up, which is closely connected to their wish to explore and meet the unknown. Meeting horses as noble and intelligent animals and spending time with them ensures a quality base structure for developing social responsibility, communication, tolerance, respect and growing self-esteem. Enjoy the nature and fresh air with our educational programmes and relaxing atmosphere.

PROGRAMS FOR ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

ŠKOLARCI

Animals and nature, their interdependency is a point of interest for children at a very young age. Children learn and build their own attitudes towards the world that encompasses them through their own personal experiences. Meeting horses as noble and intelligent animals and spending time with them, compiles a quality basis for developing social responsibility, communication, tolerance and respect while acquiring self-confidence. Spending time with horses, learning about their growing up, habits and life in a community in general has a very positive and soothing impact on children that creates mutual trust. Therefore, horses become their best friends despite their dominance in terms of the size in comparison to children.

PACKAGE – I

Basic Programme – MEET STUD FARM ĐAKOVO

For children age 6 years and up.

Programme Duration: 45 minutes (per location)

Price: 20,00 kn per person (visit to one of the locations of your choice)

Price: 30,00 kn per person (visit to both locations)

The basic programme includes visits to the following locations:

  1. Stallion station– (in the centre of the Town of Đakovo), Augusta Šenoe 45, 31400 Đakovo
  2. Ivandvor– (6 km from the centre of the Town of Đakovo – next to the bypass leading to the motorway).
  3. Stallion station and Ivandvor

LOCATION STALLION STATION

A walking tour accompanied by a tourist guide of the Stud Farm retelling the story about horses, a short story about its history, meeting the life of Lipizanners and horse sports. Horse training and dressage is conducted at this location in the centre of the town.

Visitors accompanied by a tour guide can see:

  • horse stables (3 separate stables where horses are situated)
  • the biggest closed riding hall in Croatia (approx. 4200 m2),
  • outdoor racetrack
  • a collection of horse carriages and trophies won at competitions
  • a horse promenade
  • dressage and horse hurdling terrain
  • children’s playground
  • visit to a souvenir shop

LOCATION IVANDVOR

Ivandvor, a protected cultural asset, was built more than a hundred years ago. Visit the location using the tourist paths, while being accompanied by a tour guide, watching mares, their foals and colts in the surroundings of untouched nature. There are 120 Lipizzan horses at this location.

The visit to the location includes:

  • visit to an authentic Slavonian village household (Slavonian crop storage or ambar, a well sweep, a well and a stone oven)
  • viewpoint where tourists can enjoy never ending pastures where the stud herd spend their entire days in summer,
  • location where the solemn reception of British Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip and Princess Anne during their visit to the Stud Farm Đakovo took place in 1972,
  • visitors are allowed to take photographs
  • resting spots are ensured on oak benches and in a few gazebos installed along the tourist paths and next to the paddocks

PACKAGE – II

Basic programme MEET STUD FARM ĐAKOVO + educational programme LIPIZZANER – MAN’S FRIEND

For children age 6 years and up

Programme Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours

Price: 50,00 kn per person (visit to Stallion station)

Price: 60,00 kn per person (visit to Stallion station and Ivandvor)

Programme Schedule: to be agreed with the employees of the Tourist Department

LIPICANAC ČOVJEKOV PRIJATELJ“

LIPIZZANER – MAN’S FRIEND

Would you like your child to get to know Lipizzaner horses in a different way? This can be done in our programme Lipizzaner – man’s friend in which even the admirers of the Lipizzaner horses can find out more about them: the way they see, hear, feel, think and communicate.

We will teach children how to approach Lipizzaners, how to greet, touch and brush them and how to take care about their hooves and the like.

This is a new programme of the National Stud Farm Đakovo where you and your child have a unique experience through spending time together and a direct contact with your new friend.

The programme is conducted under the guidance of an expert guide.

The programme Lipizzaner-man’s friend includes:

  • Learning the basics about the Stud Farm and visit the stables at Stallion station
  • Learning how horses communicate with people and the environment around them
  • Getting to know about horses’ care and diet
  • Getting to know the riding equipment
  • Learning how to approach a horse in the right way
  • Making your first steps in a saddle with the help of your trainer
  • Team photograph
  • Visit to the souvenir shop

PACKAGE – III

Basic programme  MEET STUD FARM ĐAKOVO + educational programme LIPIZZANER – MAN’S FRIEND + educational and visual programme WATCHING MARES AND THEIR FOALS ON PASTURES

For children 6 years and older

Programme Duration: 3 hours

Price: 65,00 kn per person

Programme Schedule: to be agreed with the employees of the Tourist Department

The programme includes going to the location Ivandvor which is situated in the untouched nature of the Slavonian forests and meadows. You arrive at the viewpoint on never-ending pastures to which mares and their foals usually go at full gallop. The experience of the viewer is enriched with hearing the clomp of their hooves, the dust they leave behind them and the irreplaceable feeling of freedom in their manes which turn an ordinary moment into a scene of admiration and pleasure.

The programme includes Package II along with other extra activities:

  • Observing the herd of horses from the viewpoint
  • Getting to know of herd behaviour rules
  • Team photograph as a souvenir gift

PACKAGE – IV

Basic programme MEET STUD FARM ĐAKOVO + HORSE SHOW

Programme Duration: 1.5 – 2.5 hours

Price: 40,00 kn per person (visit to one of the locations of your choice)

Price: 50,00 kn per person (visit to both locations)

Programme Schedule: to be agreed with the employees of the Tourist Department

HORSE SHOWS

Horse shows are bilingual 30-minute shows (apart from Croatian, they are in English and German) intended for domestic and foreign tourists of all ages. There are music shows that present the trainings and dressage of horses conducted at the National Stud Farm Đakovo.

The show with horse riders includes the Quadrilla with four riders and the pair work of two riders- the so-called Pas de Deux, while the other part of the show features separate numbers of one-horse, two-horse and four-horse carriages.

The calendar of future horse shows is set out on the website of the Stud Farm Đakovo.

It is also possible to organize shows out of the set calendar for organized groups consisting of at least 80 visitors.

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMES

For additional fun-seeking groups, we offer a myriad of interesting games and workshops organized by animators who will make sure you have an unforgettable experience here at the Stud Farm Đakovo. Those extra-fun programmes can be added to every tourist package in our offer with prior agreement with our Tourist Department.

Additional programmes we offer are:

  1. Children’s outdoor games: fun and educational quiz guided by an animator, agility games, team games (sack races, wheelbarrow races, ball races, etc.)
  2. Creative Workshops: arts workshops, photo workshops, face painting workshops
  3. Entertainment Activities – Magic Shows with magic tricks, Clown Workshops – a big clown on stilts and a clown with balloons (a balloon modelling workshop)

ANNOUNCE YOUR VISIT

Information and reservations:

tel:  00 385 / 31 / 822 – 535

fax: 00 385 / 31 / 822 – 530

web: www.ergela-djakovo.hr

e-mail: sbutkovic@dedl.hr

Contact Person: Silvija Butković – Senior Expert Officer for tourism and marketing

Mobile: 00 385 99 / 215 – 2378

Address: Državna ergela Đakovo, Augusta Šenoe 45, 31400 Đakovo, Croatia