noriker horses


In the farm we have for many years been passionate about the breeding of horse's and have been bewitched by the Noriker horse, because of the size and the character.

It wasn't easy to start our stud farm because there are very few Noriker horses in Friuli , that's why we decided to travel to Austria where the breed is well represented and has a large number of devoted followers.

The breed was common in Friuli till the end of the fifty's, up until which time it used as workhorse.
The Horse was later replaced by tractors and today is threatened with extinction.
That's why the regional agricultural development policy is to further the breeding of Noriker horses.

Our Noriker are trained as saddle horse and are perfect for trekking. Safe and reliable, thanks to the size of the hoofs, they are ideal to ride (and gallop) on every kind of path. Perfect for nature lovers and outdoor riding. A rustic and capable horse easy to manage.

It's easy to get used to Noriker horses and very hard later change.

Noriker horse:
Breed endangered.


In Italy there are 420 brood mares registered in the stud book on 19. September 2007. This report is by the Provincial Federation of the Haflinger horse breeder in South Tyrol.

In Friuli – Venezia Giulia at present there are 12 Noriker horses

The origin of the breed is very old. The Romans eveloped the farming in the Noricum alpine region, which today is Styria and Kaernten (South Austria). The breed was rought to Friuli through what is now Slovenia and were sed till the end of the fifty’s as a workhorse. During the wars these horses were used to draw pieces of ordnance.

(Spessa 13/05/09)
This breed is a brachymorphic horse, the weight is between 700 and 900 Kg and the height (measured at the withers) is between 155 and 170 cm. the coat has different colours. The most prevalent being , bay, saurian, black, some times dappled (tiger) or grey. The chest is large and deep, the limb’s are strong with short shins, strong and straight pastern. The temperament is obedient and vivacious.
Extremely suitable as a workhorse and also takes well to the saddle horse.
Source: ERSA, Department of Animal Sciences (DIAN) at the University of Udine.