The farm and agricultural business of Uberto Alma was founded in 2009 by this young Canavese entrepreneur. Uberto combined his passion for carriage driving with breeding horses – in particular Friesian and KWPN (Royal Dutch warmblood) horses. He also breeds Sardinian donkeys.
Uberto inherited this passion from his family – especially his father, a collector of period carriages and horse-drawn vehicles for transporting passengers and goods.
The stables have been recently constructed using ecologically sustainable standards for breeding horses and donkeys with grounds for driving and riding horses.
Borgata Chiusellaro is a typical countryside hamlet of Pavone Canavese near the Chiusella river, close to the castles of Pavone, Masino and Parella; surrounded by the Morenic amphitheatre of Ivrea.
Uberto Alma offers:
– Horses bred and trained for harness for driving single, pairs or teams
– Horses bred and trained for riding – English or American Western
– Sedan chair from 17th century
– Period carriages from 17th to 19th centuries
– Reproduction carriages
– Carts and agricultural horse-drawn vehicles
– Hothead tractors and threshing machines from 19th century
– Cows and calves
– Sheep, goats, geese and hens
– Farming implements and tools from the 18th century
All horse-drawn carriages can be supplied with trained drivers, horses and harnesses complete with necessary insurance.
There are approximately 20 horses available for driving or riding upon request.
There are 25 completely renovated horse-drawn carriages for passengers and five for goods and services; and 40 horse-drawn agricultural vehicles.
Farming paraphernalia includes hand-drawn carts, barrels, packing cases, various hand tools for harvesting, threshing, wood-working, hay-making, work-benches, kitchen implements and articles found in bedrooms, lofts and stables.
All animals and carriages etc can be seen upon request and appointment.