376754 16: (FRANCE AND GERMANY OUT) A groom leads a herd of Old Kladrub greys back to their stables at the National Stud at Kladruby nad Labem in the Czech Republic, August 16, 2000. The brown-coloured, younger horses are also Old Kladrubs, though their colour will change from brown to grey to white as they age. The Old Kladrub, once the horse of choice for pulling the carriages of Europe's royalty, is making a comeback after years of neglect under the former communist regime in Czechoslovakia. The National Stud at Kladruby, founded under Bohemian Emperor Rudolf II in 1579, is the oldest surviving stud in the world. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Newsmakers)