Horse lovers can expect a very special surprise in Bückeburg castle: in the Fürstliche Hofreitschule (royal court riding school) visiting “students” can learn about historical equestrian arts from the 11th to the 17th century within the framework of the "Lebendiges Pferdemuseums" (living horse museum).
Since 1992, the operators Wolfgang and Christin Krischke have been dedicated to their project “Das Lebendige Pferdemuseum”. Shows include the High School of equestrianism as well as Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque passages at arms on horseback.
Glamorously dressed students ride stallions of the Pure Spanish race, Lusitanier, Andalusian Karthäuser and Italian Murgesen. In this display of equestrian art, horse and rider melt into one artificial being, the centaur. The horse mirrors all the different facets of the rider’s emotions in its dance on four hooves.
The riding school of the Living Horse Museum is open for visiting students and those riders who might be taught the great European equestrian arts if equipped with a suitable horse, sufficient riding skills as well as the right character for the job.