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A visit to the Kabiyuk complex

The Kabiyuk complex is located 15 km from Shumen in an especially beautiful natural setting. Its history dates all the way to the 7th century, when an old Bulgarian fortress was erected in order to defend the Bulgarian capital of Pliska from the west.

In the middle of the 19th century a stud farm was built there at which Arabian horses were raised. Later the stud farm expanded its operations to include the rearing of well-bred animals and high-quality seed that were sold throughout the country. At present the Kabiyuk stud farm is the largest state farm where modern technology is utilized to raise high-quality breeds of animals that are sold domestically and abroad. The tour includes a visit to the stud farm, a cart ride, horseback riding and visits to the horse museum, icon gallery and summer residence of Prince Alexander of Battenberg.