To achieve the best possible tournament success while prioritising the horse's needs
Power of observation and a sixth sense
A stable according to her ideals
Horses are Eva Buchar's passion and have long become her profession. Originally, with her two sisters, she managed a little stable on a leased property, before in 2003 they bought 13 hectares of land, south of Vienna. There they built a stable exactly to their ideals: an open stable for 32 horses, 14 additional airy paddock boxes, and paddocks as well as grassy meadows for the horses to enjoy life within the herd.
Not only did Damarishof turn into a paradise for horse and rider, it was also the perfect place for horse breeding.
With the Hannoverian mare, Brentana-T (Brentano II x Duft II), Eva struck it lucky. Brentana, now 28 years old, gave birth to one fabulous dressage horse after another: Shogoun B (sired by Sir Donnerhall), Boudicca (sired by Sarkozy), For President (sired by Fontane) and Baroness B (sired by Fontane). They all spent all their lives integrated into the herd, thereby developing a balanced character.
Life in the herd is paramount
Eva Buchar's secret for successful horse breeding, apart from good genes, is to prioritise the horse's needs with as much air, light and movement as possible. For her, it is paramount that her horses enjoy a good life within the herd, despite travelling to tournaments. But, isn't this a risky way to keep sport horses?
"As long as there is enough space for the horses to get out of each other's way, it is no problem," Eva explains. It is also important though, that new horses are carefully settled into the herd. In order to make that happen without injuries, she has a few tricks up her sleeve, learned from more than 30 years of experience. One of those tricks: taking time to closely watch the horses.