The Lower Saxonian State Stud Celle is the gamete of the Hanoverian horse breeding. In 2010, this very old institution, celebrated its 275 year jubilee. King George II, the king of Great Britain and elector of Hanover, founded the State Stud Celle at the river banks of the Fuhse, to support the agricultural horse breeding industry as an early way of an economic boost.
The horse breeders are still the main and central focus of this modern service providing institution. The main objective is the promotion of stallions with exceptional quality for the breeding industry. But the many functions of the State Stud got more and more divers over the years. The stallion performance testing has been developed, with its first testing station in Germany in Westercelle, which has changed to be the world renowned stallion performance testing station Adelheidsdorf.
For more than a century the Celle stallion parade is a magnet for spectators which come far and wide from all over Europe. The education of the horses and riders, the promotion of the competition sport, but also the up brining of the human and animal youngsters is part of the programme.
The history and the demand, as a modern service provider, to aid the breeders in any way, bring with it many difficulties especially in the financial sector. The society of the friends of the Lower Saxonian State Stud e.V. has set themselves these goals: