#TBT Video: ‘Summer in Marbach’

Experience the sights and sounds of Germany’s 500-plus-year-old state stud at Marbach through the extraordinary lens of videographer Julien Guntz’ latest production!

Video tours have become a useful way for people all over the world to share sites and locations important to them that viewers might never get to visit in person. At the same time, carefully-written voice-overs, cheery music and creative editing sometimes make you feel like you’re watching a presentation rather than getting a feel for what a place is truly like.

Julien Guntz’ video work bridges that gap between representation and reality: his latest sights-and-sounds glimpse takes us to Marbach, site of Germany’s world-renowned national stud which is over 500 years old. Unscripted and unnarrated, this five-minute video will transport you to the barns and pastures of Marbach truly as though you were really there.

Summer in Marbach

With over 500 years history, Marbach is the oldest German state stud.Thanks to all the staff. JGHV © 2016

Posted by Julien Guntz Horse Video on Friday, September 2, 2016


Throughout its history, Marbach bred the finest horses to help influence local stock, depending on need: heavy breeds were introduced to bolster working horses, followed by general-purpose breeds suitable to both farming and carriage work as well as riding, to post-war sporthorses. The farm is now recognized as the establishing base for the Wuerttemberger warmblood, as well as host to a herd of fine Arabians as well as the Black Forest draught, all of appear in the video above.

Marbach hosts breed inspections as well as offering boarding opportunities; another farm campus at St. Johann offers retirement for aged equines. Marbach has become synonymous in Europe with fine breeding as well as education for both the rider and the breeder; the farm also welcomes thousands of tourists each year.

We’re big fans of the work of Julien Guntz here at Horse Nation and we think you’ll agree that his video work provides an up-close-and-personal look at some of the biggest and best places our horse world has to offer. Go riding!

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