The cheerful atmosphere of a folk festival and a love of animals is more important than where you place. Young riders and experienced cavalrymen face off in various disciplines. From pony to thoroughbred, many breeds are in action. The farm horse races have taken place in Schwarzenburg, canton Bern, since 1968. (Pictures: Christoph Balsiger, swissinfo.ch)
Out to grass
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The Foundation for the Horse is a refuge for horses, ponies and donkeys. Some 170 animals live in the foundation’s three “homes” in Le Roselet, Jeanbrenin and Maison Rouge. They live out their days in the meadows of the Jura mountains.