The Horse Fair (Fickstutenmarkt) is a private event that takes place irregularly in clubs in Berlin, Hamburg, Leipzig, Mannheim, Brussels, Amsterdam and Cologne. Here, willing mares offer themselves to stallions without ever seeing their faces. Like all horse fairs, this one has strict rules.
Before the event begins, every participant has to decide whether he wants to take part either as a mare or as a stallion. It is not possible to change roles once the market begins!
On the day of the fair, the mares arrive before the stallions. The naked mares have their hands bound and are blindfolded.
Then the stallions appear and can fully inspect the shackled mares at their leisure.
When a stallion has decided on a mare, he leads the mare untied to a covering place of his choice.
When the stallion has finished covering the mare, this mare is then available for covering by other stallions.
Entrance times mares: 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Entrance times stallions: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Market closing times: at around midnight
Dates in 2019