The name Paul Wendeln is associated with one of the most important Oldenburg horse breeds - which has been continued in the second generation by his son Peter with no less success since 2015. Among others, the famous five Bundeschampion siblings Cindy OLD, Sir Heinrich OLD, Candy OLD, Caty OLD and Casey OLD were born at Gestüt Wendeln, of which Candy and Casey were also highlighted as champion mares in Oldenburg, just like Jella and Jurwina. Out of the more than 250 sport horses, the jumpers Aquarell PW, Aquino, Doriano and Jamela, who were successful in Grand Prix, as well as Aquilino, Halifax OLD and Soleado OLD, who were placed in advanced dressage, stand out. In total, more than 30 licensed stallions, more than 80 premium mares and numerous highly successful sport horses testify to the hippological and breeding expertise at 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 about the greatest breeding successes of earlier years, Paul Wendeln and his wife Hilde quickly 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.