Castles Stables is a successful showjumping stable located in the beautiful Schenkenberger valley in Thalheim, Switzerland. The stable is surrounded by beautiful rolling hills, vineyards, and forests. Castle Stables central location is perfect for international horse shows and easily accessible from two different airports (Zürich / Basel-Müllhouse). The position is excellent to reach competitions all over Europe within a day’s travelling distance.

Horses have always been a way of life for the Aschwanden family and their passion turned into a dedicated sport when they teamed up with top ranked international rider Thomas Ryan. Founded in 2012, Castle Stables is a fully-equipped facility offering training to all levels of riders and horses. The stable provides the perfect environment for developing the potential in young horses and shaping them into Grand Prix champions. We’re also skilled in buying and selling quality show jumping horses from around the world for our clients.


Laura Aschwanden

Trainer & Rider

Simone Aschwanden

Owner & Adminstration

Thomas Ryan

Trainer & Rider


„I have been working with the family Aschwanden for almost ten years. They have helped me with everything starting from finding a suitable horse over everyday training until accompanying me at national and international shows. Everyday I enjoy being at the wonderful stables and spending time with my „horse-family“. The team of Castle Stables is very caring and always wants the best for the horses not only at home, but also at shows. If I had to choose a stable I would always choose Castle Stables again“.

Mali Umbricht

I have my horse Celeste at Castle Stables for years now and can only give my highest recommendations. The stable is situated in a magnificent area with forests and hills for endless hikes. Besides all training facilities I have full assurance that my horse gets the best of everything. Excellent staff is taking care of her, she gets highest quality food and I can be assured that she is well trained at all times. I believe all this keeps my horse in excellent shape, good health and highly motivated!

Simone and Celeste

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