A world leading horse sector education centre
Wången is Sweden’s national centre for the education and development of horse trotting and Icelandic horse riding. It is part of a network of national centres whose main mission is to educate future professional equestrians in the sport and leisure aspects of today’s horse sector. Wången’s unique educational programme has provided many successful equestrians with an international career in the horse sector.
The perfect stopover for tired tourists
Wången also has a fully-fledged inn, offering cosy but modern accommodation and mouth-watering food. It’s perfectly located in Sweden’s World Championship ski region, between Östersund, a UNESCO World Heritage City of Gastronomy, and Åre, Sweden’s top downhill skiing resort. The St Olavsleden, northern Europe’s only pilgrim trail, also passes right through Wången’s grounds. All this makes Wången the perfect stopover, or a destination in its own right, for pilgrims, tourists, foodies and ski enthusiasts alike.
Wången’s long history has seen it come a long way since the stud farm it was in 1903, focused on rearing and saving North Swedish stallions from extinction. Today it is a national equestrian sports and research centre, partly owned by the Swedish Trotting Association (Svensk Travsport). Wången has more than 100 horses, 120 boxes, and educates around 200 hundred students annually.