Tre Balzane Stud

Home of selected straigh Egyptian Arabian Horses in Umbria, Italy


Breeding Egyptian Arabian horses in Umbria, the Green Heart of Italy

Tre Balzane Breeding is located in Umbria, Central Italy, in the immediate vicinity of the medieval village of Castel Ritaldi. We founded the breeding farm in 1986. For our first years we dedicated ourselves to English Thoroughbred and Anglo-Arabian horses, but in 1989 we embarked on our adventure with Purebred Arabians, and since 1992 we have been breeding Arabian horses of Straight Egyptian blood lines only.

The stable barn has 16 box stalls and 8 paddocks with run-in sheds. There are also 25 acres (10 hectares) of pasture which we think are indispensable for the healthy development of horses, whom we turn out in small herds. We are extremely attentive to the physical and mental well-being of the horses on the farm.


The Stallion Station

Tre Balzane Breeding has a European Stallion Station, officially recognized by the Umbria Region and equipped with a phantom and laboratory. Breeding takes place according to European legal requirements, with a veterinarian using fresh or frozen semen for artificial insemination.


How to reach us

The Tre Balzane breeding farm is located about 2 km from the medieval village of Castel Ritaldi and only 12 km from the art city of Spoleto (a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage), about 130 km northeast of Rome.
The nearest airport is Perugia, 45 km from us.
The two international airports are Rome Fiumicino and Rome Ciampino, both about 160 km from the farm. 


The stud

Our team

Monika Savier, originally from Aachen, Germany, is an MA of social sciences. She founded TRE BALZANE stud in 1988. For more than 20 years now, she has also been working as an Equestrian Journalist. In 1995, she published the Italian edition of the ASIL ARABIAN BOOK, and the last books of Dr. Nagel, in addition to other books. She has written a considerable number of articles for renowned international journals such as TUTTO ARABI MAGAZINE, EQUUS ARABIANS (Germany), the BAIT AL ARAB NEWSLETTER (Kuwait), ARABIAN HORSE NEWS (Australia), and the WAHO Press Office. Since 2009 she was the managing editor of the official ANICA journal in Italy, a task she passed on at the end of 2012. Since more than 10 years she is staff writer of the DESERT HERITAGE MAGAZINE.
Teaming up with Dr. Hans Nagel and Mario Brunetti, in 2012 she founded NAWAL MEDIA publishers, with the purpose of promoting and publishing throughout the world media, information on research and preservation of the Arabian Horse Culture.
Mobile: +39 335 5235135

DW1D8015 Elisabeth Auer, born in Austria, is Stud Manager of Tre Balzane. She is a highly experienced horse trainer and equine physiotherapist. The breeding farm enjoys her outstanding coordination and management competence. At the centre of her thoughts is the HORSE, not only as a sports-oriented creature to be trained and bred, but above all as an individual to be taken care of with high levels of professionalism as well as suitable and innovative methods.
Mobile: +39 346 9818427


Caroline Doddeck loves and owns Arabian horses since many years. After working with us occasionally, she decided in 2019 to collaborate continuously in the farm as groom and assistant to Elisabeth Auer. Caroline has two daughters and lives in Foligno.


Claudio MariottiClaudio Mariotti, a graphic designer by profession and a lifelong horse lover! At the age of 12 he started riding horses. In 1993 he debuted as a jockey at the Giostra della Quintana in Foligno. He is instructor and trainer and the horses he follows show serenity and trust in humans because his philosophy is “conviction” and “no compulsion.” A first-level instructor in Historical Riding with FITETREC ANTE, a father of three kids began working with the Tre Balzane farm after a radical change in his life.


Miriam MattrellaStud administration in Tre Balzane is competently handled by Miriam Mattrella, our professional office secretary. She was born in Terni, Umbria and is a horse fan herself. She knows what to do when breeding papers of any kind are required, horse transport needs to be organized, or any other questions arise.
Contact her at the stud office at:
Cel. 0039 347 8905622

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