The history of Gestüt Wendeln

  • Passion for performance breed

    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.

    Peter, Hilde and Paul Wendeln

    First Breeding Efforts ...

    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.

    ... and then came Cinderella

    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.

    With the OL-Champion Mare Candy
  • A Billy Goat in the Beginning

    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.

    Paul Wendeln as a young boy

    Success in a Community

    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.

    Left: Georg Vorwerk and Paul Wendeln
    Right: Paul Wendeln and Uwe Heckmann

    New generation

    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.

    With the OS-Champion Mare Jella

Breeding Successes

1980

Chinchilla (by Zeus out of Cinderella) winning mare in Oldenburg and awarded Ib-prize at DLG-Show in Hannover.

1983

Chinchilla (by Zeus out of Cinderella) National Champion (5- a. 6-y.-o. mares) and awarded 2nd reserve winner at National Broodmare Show in Verden. Winning mare and winning family together with her sisters Cleopatra and Cabarett at the Show of the Best in Oldenburg.

1984

Zymbal I (by Zeus out of Cinderella) awarded 2nd reserve winner at the licensing in Oldenburg.

1985

First Class I (by Furioso II out of Chinchilla) awarded 2nd reserve winner at the licensing in Oldenburg.

1986

Zymbal I (by Zeus out of Cinderella) awarded premium winner in Oldenburg.

1986

Chinchilla (by Zeus out of Cinderella) awarded Ib-prize 3rd at National Broodmare Show in Aachen and winning family with her full-siblings Zymbal I and Cleopatra at DLG-Show in Hannover.

1987

First Class I (by Furioso II out of Chinchilla) 2nd place State Championship in Rastede and 2nd place National Championship in Vechta.

1987

Chinchilla (by Zeus out of Cinderella) winning mare in the senior class and winning family together with her full-sisters C'Est la Vie and Chrystal at the Show of the Best in Oldenburg.

1990

Chinchilla (by Zeus out of Cinderella) awarded Ic-price and National Champion Family with her full-sisters Chrystal and C'Est la Vie at 4th National Broodmare Show in Verden.

1994

Juwele (by Zeus out of Juliane III) awarded Id-prize seven - nine-year-old mares National Broodmare Show in Warendorf.

1994

Chinchilla (by Zeus out of Cinderella) Ic-prize (10 y.-o. and older mares) National Broodmare Show in Warendorf.

1996

Aquilino (by Argentinus out of Journesse) licensing in Vechta.

1998

C'Dur (by Landadel out of Chin-Chin) National Champion Mare at 6th National Broodmare Show in Warendorf.

2000

D'Dur (by Donnerhall out of C'Dur) awarded 2nd reserve winner at the licensing in Oldenburg.

2004

Aquino (by Argentinus out of Journesse) licensing in Vechta.

2006

Sandrofino OLD (by Sandro Hit out of Jerry) 2nd place Oldenburg State Championships four-year-old stallions in Rastede.

2007

Aquino (by Argentinus out of Journesse) 1st place Oldenburg State Championship in Rastede.

2010

Sir Heinrich (by Sir Donnerhall out of C'est bon) licensing in Muenster-Handorf.

2012

Cindy OLD (by Sir Donnerhall I out of C'est bon) awarded Ib-premium Elite-Broodmare Show in Rastede.

2012

Sir Heinrich OLD (by Sir Donnerhall I out of C'est bon) State Champion four-year-old stallions in Rastede and Vice-National Champion in Warendorf.

2013

Sir Heinrich OLD (by Sir Donnerhall I out of C'est bon) Vice-National Champion five-year-old dressage horses in Warendorf.

2013

Jurwina (by Diarado out of Jana) winning mare at OS Elite-Broodmare Show in Rastede.

2013

Cindy OLD (by Sir Donnerhall I out of C'est bon) State Champion four-year-old riding horses in Rastede and National Champion in Warendorf.

2014

Sir Heinrich OLD (by Sir Donnerhall I out of C'est bon) National Champion six-year-old dressage horses in Warendorf.

2014

Goldi (by Romanov Blue Hors out of Gianette) awarded Ih-premium at Elite-Broodmare Show in Rastede.

2014

Calla (by Rock Forever I out of C'est bon) awarded Ic-premium at Elite-Broodmare Show and 4th place at the State Championships Rastede.

2015

Quinton (by Quality out of Journesse) placed in the National Championship final of six-year-old dressage horses in Warendorf.

2015

Jella (by Last Man Standing out of Jaffa) winning mare at OS Elite-Broodmare Show in Rastede.

2015

Aquarell PW (by Argentinus out of Journesse) 2nd place Grand Prix in Verden.

2016

Candy OLD (by Sir Donnerhall I out of C'est bon) OL-Champion Mare at Elite-Broodmare Show and State Champion in Rastede.

2016

Doriano (by Diarado out of Jana) State Champion five-year-old show-jumping horses in Rastede.

2017

OLHPrA. Caty (by Sir Donnerhall I out of C'est bon) at the brilliant-ring at the Elite-Broodmare Show in Rastede.

2017

Candy OLD (by Sir Donnerhall I out of C'est bon) State Champion of four-year-old riding horses in Rastede and National Champion in Warendorf.

2018

Caty OLD (v. Sir Donnerhall I a.d. C'est bon) Vice-State Champion of four-year-old riding horses in Rastede and National Champion in Warendorf.

2018

Candy OLD (v. Sir Donnerhall I a.d. C'est bon) Bronze World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses in Ermelo/NED.