Friday, 24. May 2013
02. 04. 12. - 13:00
A paradise for horse riding fans is being built with a 20 million Euro investment at Goberling bei Stadtschlaining.
The new rider village project is being built on a 23-hectare site and is mainly aimed at hobby or amateur riders rather than professionals.
The investment includes putting down water pipes and electricity lines. Project manager Aleksandr Timohins said there was also a central arena with the opportunity for coaches or dressage practice.
There are training opportunities for beginners and children, and various shops selling everything from horseboxes through to other riding utensils.
There will also be around about 150 weekend houses for people who stable horses at the centre to buy.
ANTAVA-Gruppe, believed to be backed by Russian investors, is organising the project, which should create around 40 local jobs.
The only bad news for horse lovers is that the official opening is not scheduled before 2013/2014.
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