Toni and Rita Aeschbacher founded Nile Arabians in 1974 when they imported the first two pure Egyptian mares into Switzerland. Over the past 25 years they have built Nile Arabians up into one of Europe's leading private purebred Arabian studs. By observing traditional pure Egyptian breeding programmes whilst adding new, visionary impetus to these programmes in the form of first class stallions with Russian, Polish, French and Tunisian bloodlines, they made possible the numerous successes of Nile Arabians, both in the show ring and on the race course.

Rita und Toni Aeschbacher

The stud farm is situated in Brenles and has around twenty horses. Toni and Rita have run the stud together for more than 25 years. After the death of Toni, Rita cares alone for the broodmares and rears the foals.

Urs und Franziska Aeschbacher run the schooling and training stable, with around 15 horses at the IENA training centre (National Equestrian Institute of Avenches). Here, young horses are schooled in the English riding style, show horses are brought on and race horses are trained. Franziska und Urs Aeschbacher