The name "Paul Wendeln" stands for one of the most important Oldenburg horse breed. Since 2015, his son Peter continues the breeding business in the second generation and in a way with no less success. Accordingly the National and State Champions Cindy OLD and Sir Heinrich OLD, the winner mares Candy OLD, Jella and Jurwina as well as the Oldenburg Champion Doriano and Aquarell PW (placed in Nations Cups and Grand Prix) were born at the stud in Wendeln. In total, more than 20 licensed stallions, more than 50 premium broodmares and numerous highly successful sport horses testify the hippological and breeding expertise of Stud Wendeln.
After World War II, his father finally gave in and Paul Wendeln learned how to ride on a Trakehner. His first attempts in breeding were made the beginning of the 60's with Heidemei. He had purchased this bay Markgraf-Orient daughter as a foal from the Vorwerk family, bred her to Furioso II several times which resulted, among others, in two advanced (S) level dressage horses, Flinthörn and Format.
In 1975, the mare called Cinderella, who was born in 1968 in the Netherlands, took up residence at Paul Wendeln's breeding farm in Garrel - through a swap arrangement. This good-sized chestnut mare proceeded to found one of the most outstanding mare lines in Oldenburg. Paul Wendeln was also extremely successful with his second line out of Juliane III.
It all began with a billy goat - instead of the pony he had so wished for, Paul Wendeln's father gave him a snow-white billy goat with a harness and wagon. Little Paul earned his first money by making deliveries for his parents coal and farm product business. His business began to flourish. Very soon he was also making transports for the businesses of his neighbors, even if his billy goat was often very stubborn, stretching his patience to the limit, remembers Paul Wendeln with a grin.
When asked what his greatest achievements in breeding were, Paul Wendeln and his wife Hilde immediately agree: "The position of the Champion Mare, Chinchilla, then the National Champion Family title in 1990 in Verden with three full sisters, Chinchilla, C'est la Vie and Chrystal, and of course, the National Champion Mare, C'Dur." But the social get-togethers with breeders, stallion owners and friends at the DLG, State and National Shows, the foal branding events, broodmare shows and licensings always were and still are of great importance to both of them.
Since 2015, Peter Wendeln continues the breeding work of his father. Herewith for Paul Wendeln his heartfelt wish of a proper succession comes true. Peter Wendeln actually sat in the saddle when he was a child, but then became more enthusiastic about football. He later missed the necessary time for riding, due to his own family and his activities a.o. as the founder of the very successful bakery company Wback. In the meantime, however, his engagements allow him to deal with tasks in which personal inclinations and preferences play a bigger role. And this also includes horse breeding.