Horse riding

The German village ‘Stein’ is located in the middle of an extensive, network of horse carriage routes and bridle paths. It reaches from ‘Isenbruch’, entirely in the west of the Selfkant municipality, to ‘Haaren’ in the Waldfeucht municipality near the town ‘Heinsberg’, and to ‘Schinveld’, just across the border in the Netherlands.

Also in the forests around ‘Schinveld’ (at 10 km) and at the Brunssum Heath (at 14 km) in the Netherlands , the Dutch nature conservation organization ‘Natuurmonumenten’ laid out about 20 km of bridle paths and carriage routes for horsemen and drivers. It is a beautiful reserve in the South of Limburg, known for its hills, and where vast heath and splashing little streams alternate with old broad-leaved forests and fields.

Other Dutch bridle paths and carriage routes in this area can be found around the Dutch villages of Beek, Schinnen and Nuth. A number of these route maps are available for free at B7.

Cross-border bridle paths can also be found in the beautiful nature reserve Rodebach/Roode Beek. In a cross-border initiative, the municipalities of Onderbanken (Dutch) and Gangelt (Germany) joined forces, together with other partners, to develop a park in which nature AND humans come into one’s own. In this 750 hectare area, you will find natural beauty with streams, moors, pastures, forests and free wandering Highland cattle. Here you can find an overview of the routes.

The Selfkant region is the center of the Day of the Horse (‘Tag des Pferdes’) This event is held in the neighbouring village of Millen in May of every year, and it encompasses a horse blessing and a ‘Euregio’ tournament. You can find more information about this on www.selfkant-reiten.de.

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