A Bavarian-style Haflinger horse farm in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains.
The Bavarian Village of
Leavenworth, which is nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in North Central Washington, is the ideal setting for these golden horses, who trace their origins to the Austrian Alps. Heidi Kyllonen, and her children,
Maximillian, and Alexandra, started the farm in 2000. Heidis mother came from Bavaria, and during her extensive travels in Bavaria and Austria, Heidi fell in love with the friendly, willing and beautiful Haflinger horse. It was out of a love for horses and her heritage that Heidi started the farm as a complement to their Bavarian Restaurant, the
Keller which for 13 years has set the standard in Leavenworth for authentic Bavarian dining and music. The family drives a Bavarianstyle wagon with their team of Haflingers and authentic Munich-style harness in local festival parades, representing their restaurant.
At Alpenland Haflingerhof, the goal is to showcase the beauty and versatility of the Haflinger horse. All of our horses are expected to be worked in a variety of disciplines, and receive routine veterinary and farrier care. We breed Haflingers according to the
World Haflinger Federation guidelines and are members of the
Registry, and the Western Haflinger
Association. We believe in the Inspection and Classification of breeding stock, and will not crossbreed our animals. We travel to Germany, Austria and Italy every year to visit shows, farms and inspections so that we can learn as much as possible about the traditional uses and qualities of the modern Haflinger.
We invite you to read more on this wonderful
breed by clicking here.
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