Celebration of the working horse
August 26th and 27th, 2017
Schloss und Gut Wendlinghausen

Since 1996, Westphalian Open Air Museum of Rural Life at Detmold and the German Draught Horse Association IGZ have organized the event “PferdeStark” (literally ‘strong horse’). This biannual celebration of the working horse moved 2015 to the grounds of Schloss und Gut Wendlinghausen which is situated very closly to Detmold.

PferdeStark shows draught horses at work in the field and in the forest,
at logging, driving, pulling and ploughing competitions and displays in the big show ring.
Unique in
Europe is the focus on modern draught horse use and modern horsedrawn technologies.