The Heilan Horse Culture Museum of China, a “marble palace” for the equine has some of the most expensive horses in the world and is the hippophile’s dream.
If history tells us anything, it is that horses are among the most royal of animals. Quick, fast, smart! There is rarely an animal except a horse that a royal would choose to ride.
Why, then, should there not be a luxury palace for the equine?
In China’s Xinqiao town stands the most splendid structure dedicated to horses(and horse cousins). The architectural marvel is known as the Heilan Equestrian Club to the locals, and as the Heilan Horse Culture Museum to the world. This luxury ‘palace’ is a marble-floored stable and a sight to behold!
The structure of the “palace”
The horse luxury palace is huge, spread over an area of 260.000 sq. metres. The initial investment was more than 400 Million USD! WHAT?
Hey, why should humans have all the fun?
Fret not, dearie. There are hotel resorts for humans here, too.
The Horse Culture Museum houses the luxury stables in question. Here horses chill and meet their horse and human friends.
Who are the horses that live in Heilan Horse Culture Museum?
The club boasts of more than 50 breeds of horses. Some of them are world-famous and considered luxury horses themselves. These guys and girls were bought by the club from around 30 countries. Germany, the U.S. and Spain are only a few of the names. The club beasts are some of the most expensive horses in the world. If you look closely enough, you might even spot a zebra!
The Heilan club’s dressage event, more casually known as horse fancy-dressing broke all world records in 3011. It is now in the Guinness Book for the largest and grandest horse dressage ever attempted! During this record-breaking event, 60 buddies were dressed – 30 black and 30 white – and were ridden by equestriennes!
If you want to have a closer look at these beauties, watch the video!
We do hope the horses love it as much as we do!