FREE RANGE BREEDING

For 10 months per year, our horses live on the pastures of the Matese Lake highland, at 1,000 meters above sea level, and therefore take advantage of all the benefits associated with the free range breeding. Horses left at the meadows are, in fact, have

  • less risk of contracting respiratory infections;
  • less risk of developing behavioral disorders (the so called "tic" o "vices");
  • improved physicality in regards to confined animals;
  • improved social life within the herd.
Free foals

STAFF

Matese Ranch is not only horses and pastures. Behind the scenes are people, passion and experience. And they are at your disposal.

 

HISTORY

1986
Some pastoralists of the Matese region transfer permanently their flocks of sheep on the mountain and they name their enterprise taking the initials of their surnames – Falode.

1989
The business with sheep runs very well, so that the young entrepreneurs decide to expand and start breeding brown cows and indigenous horses.

1991
The cooperative Falode turns into an agritourism and the horse back rides in the woods and on the banks of the Matese lake are among the favorite attractions for tourists.

2005
The interest grows around the western riding technique and competitions. The first American Quarter and Paint horses arrive. Another cattle breed, the Marchigiane, is introduced among the other breedings. 

2006
The American horse and Marchigiane cattle breeding is legally separated from the others. Matese Ranch is officially born.

2015
Matese Ranch celebrates its first 10 years of Quarter and Paint Horse breeding!