Not even one hour drive from Prague, directly in the heart of the former manor of archduke Frantisek Ferdinand d´Este, there is the unique baroque estate Benice, the seat of the biggest private breeder of Kladruby horses both in our country and in the world, the stud FAVORY.
The baroque estate Benice is a unique three-winged building, fitted in a form of even-sided triangle, built around 1750 by Frantisek Vaclav of Vrtba, in connection with the general repairs that were being undertaken. The last estate owner of an aristocratic origin was Frantisek Ferdinand d´Este. At present time, the estate is registered as a cultural monument.
The stud FAVORY is not only a place for horse lovers, it also offers many services for the public – horseback and carriage rides in beautiful nature, riding and carriage driving lessons for beginners and advanced riders, accommodation directly in the historical estate buildings, restaurant in the antique grange room, outdoor barbecue. The surrounding countryside is ideal for cycling tours, so you can rent a bicycle at the estate and try one of the many cycling paths around. Children are always very welcome in Benice and they can experience a donkey ride or meet our ponies, the goat Charles, the mule Hugo and others. We organize every year summer children camps focused on learning riding.
The unique three-winged estate built in 1750 offers various opportunities for your rest and refreshments: accommodation in the attic, stylish pub or outdoor barbecue. The farm offers a restaurant in the antique grange room which can accommodate up to 200 sitting guests, a Baroque house-place with the capacity of 30 persons, the court and vast surrounding ands as the ideal place to hold various social events, e.g. parties, presentations, garden parties, training, team-building events, weddings including the ceremony, weekend stays, etc.
The farm is surrounded by vast meadows and forests and offers coziness and privacy for your deserved relaxation and rest. Thanks to its historical and architectural value, the Baroque estate of Benice has been registered as a cultural monument.
You are invited Come along to learn about a unique Czech cultural sight the old Kladrub's whitehorses. This typical Czech breed was cultivated by Rudolf II for ceremonial purposes of the Kaiser’s court. There aren’t any more than a thousand ladrub's horses in the world while you can see tens of them here with us. Let yourself be allured into taking a carriage tour pulled by either two-pair or four-pair of these noble animals!