First restored stables presented in Tori, in Estonia
Dec 21st 2018

Restored stable no 6 was unveiled in Tori on 19 December. The stable is the first of the buildings planned to be restored at the Tori Stud complex.

„I am pleased that our long wait has come to an end and we can show you the first restored stable at the Tori Stud,” Minister of Rural Affairs Tarmo Tamm said. “From here, we can move forward and restore the former glory of the Tori Stud and preserve the 162-year-old history of horse farming. Tori Stud is extremely important for the animal husbandry and horse farming sector – the government seems to think so as well and I would like to thank them for the excellent decisions they have made.”

Tori Stud is part of the Estonian Rural Museums Foundation. The current plan is to restore the entire Tori Stud complex within the next few years, which will include new infrastructure. With it, the complex should become an internationally renowned horse farming centre. The foundation will not be competing with horse farmers, but will instead offer the sector opportunities for development through providing infrastructure.

“The work for the stable designs already began last year. Today we can witness the results of this excellent work,” Chairman of the Board of the Estonian Rural Museums Foundation Merli Sild said. “As this is an architectural heritage monument, we have taken into account the special heritage protection requirements and all the activities with this object have been concerted with the National Heritage Board of Estonia.”

The restored stable has been planned as a mare stable. As the Tori Stud complex is open for tourists, then the main floor of the building has been made accessible for people with reduced mobility. The welfare and safety of horses and the working conditions of workers have been a key concern in restoring the stable. The restoration and general construction of the burnt stable is conducted by Pärnu REV Ehitus OÜ. Heritage protection and owner’s supervision is conducted by OÜ Ehitusagentuur. The restoration of the stable is financed through the Estonian national budget.

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