If you like flowers, lush green grass, and thoughtful details, Stall Mainau will inspire you.
“Our farm is about 30 minutes from the city of Zurich and 20 minutes from Zurich airport on the outskirts of the village of Dielsdorf, next to the “Horsepark Zürich” horse track,” explains Simone Graf.
Simone and her husband Markus purchased the farm in 2005 after it was for sale for many years. No one could see the potential for this place, but Simone and Markus did. They put their heart into improving the grounds and stable over the last ten years.
Markus trains dressage horses for the Grand Prix and other events. In 2011 he was the Swiss Grand Prix dressage champion and has won three medals at the European Championships in Gothenburg. He is a well respected and accomplished rider.
Simone runs the administrative side of things around the barn and looks after the property. She has an eye for detail and design that shows in their stunning photographs.
Stall Mainau is successful not only because of Markus’s riding skills, but because of its welcoming and friendly environment. Horses and riders are put at ease here.
Favorite Equestrian Brands
EQuest-by-Hoelscher (on Instagram @equest_by_hoelscher) You can find individual equestrian equipment and made in Germany (not Taiwan)! You can find halters, cords, mazes, blankets and loads of accessories. This brand has sponsored my husband for years with tournament equipment. We find these products to be high quality and durable. We work with these products daily and can recommend them to everyone!
Royal Riding Boots ( on Instagram @koenigs-reitstiefel) We love these tailor-made riding boots. A must have for every dressage rider!
Saddlery Otto Schuhmacher ( On Instagram @ottoschumacher_official) This brand has also been accompanying us for an eternity and we would not want to do without it. Otto Schuhmacher produces very exclusive and beautiful leather goods. The round-sewn rhinestones and headbands with genuine Swarovskisteinen are very beautiful, hand-made and are worth the price! An Otto Schuhmacher curb will last a lifetime!
Reitsport Puszta ( On Instagram @reitsportpuszta) We have been supporting this sporting business all over the world since its very existence. We find it very important to maintain personal contact and support each other.
Favorite Instagram Accounts to Follow
@jazz.und.mokka.fp This is the account of our daughter Robynne. I am fascinated every day by her discipline around the ponies. It is so professional in handling, training and tournament. Every free minute she spends in the stable and carries the horse virus completely into herself!
@freibergerhof We know this German family personally. They are very successful with their children, ponies, and horses. They post daily interesting contributions from their horse life, the trainings the successes and everything else on a farm happens.
@passie_voor_wonen This site inspires me personally with all the decorations in the house and garden. It is about interior inspiration, home and garden from the Netherlands.
What a wonderful and welcoming viewing area outside of the spectacular riding arena.
All photos have been taken from @stallmainau on Instagram. Visit their website to learn more and see additional photos.
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