We have been living on our smallholding in North Hesse since 2015. The original buildings such as the house we live in date back to the end of the 18th century. The heart of the property is formed by a 300 year old lime tree in our courtyard with the adjacent barn. Large expanses of green, shrubbery, a wonderful rose garden and fruit trees offer a natural habitat for many bird varieties and other animals.
From our terrace one can enjoy a direct view onto the extensive hilly countryside of the Keller Forest National Park.
The surrounding old beech and oak forests around which there are long field paths in all directions are an invitation for fantastic outrides and will bring joy to the heart of any rider.
During the past two years we built a large paddock with artificial lawn and an open stable with a central hay rack which can accommodate several horses.
This is especially useful during the wet winter months when the horses can not be let onto the meadows. Adjacent to that there is a second barn with a sleeping area, connected by a small paddock trail.
In addition, there is a separate “stallion shelter” with a small paddock and access to the stallion meadow. We are currently building a second stallion shelter.
In our airy stables we mostly have generously sized 5 x 5 m boxes with feeding areas.
The adjacent large meadows are elongate, allowing a lot of room to gallop and in summer shade is provided by bushes and trees. We also have water from a natural spring with a stream. The stream divides our two meadows in the middle and recently we added a grassy bridge via which our herd can reach the rear meadow.
We also built a round pen having a diameter of 22 meters. It is safely fenced off and has a North Sea sand surface which is ideally suited for the schooling of young and difficult horses.
The construction of our 20 x 40 riding arena will commence at the beginning of 2018. The surface will also be North Sea sand and will afford us with professional training possibilities with a lovely view over the Schwalm valley and the adjacent Keller forest.
During winter we make use of the indoor riding arenas of the nearby „Reitverein Schwalm-Eder“.
A flat within our house is available to our trainees. We are happy to arrange self-catering or hotel accommodation in the vicinity for our guests.