Historic Trakehner Brood Farm Gut Staffelde Listed For Sale

Sun, 10/15/2023 - 09:07
Gut Staffelde in Kremmen, Germany :: Photo © private

The renowned Trakehner brood farm and stallion station Gut Staffelde in Kremmen, Germany, has been listed for sale. The owners have decided to downscale their activities. 

Historic Property

Gut Staffelde is a historic property in the greater Berlin area which dates back to 1358 when a manor was based on the exact same property in the town Staffelde.

Until 1684, the estate was owned by the Von Bredow family and over the centuries passed through several hands: the Counts of Redern auf Schwante, the Privy Financial Councilor Geisler, and several generations of the Wilkens family were previous owners. 

In the 1930s, the estate sold to the renowned harness racing driver Charlie Mills, who built a trotters' stud there. In 1947, the 17-time harness racing champion  moved to Paris.

In 2013, Bettina Lechtermann acquired the estate with equestrian center and built a prominent Trakehner brood farm and stallion station there.

Trakehner breeding

Bettina Lechtermann and her husband,
the beating heart at Gut Staffelde
Gut Staffelde stands Trakehner elite stallion Helium, as well as reserve licensing champion Scaglietti (by All Inclusive x Michelangelo), and Tantalos (by Sir Oliver x Herzruf). They also represent sires such as Most Wanted Nero von Bellin and Kratos. In 2015 their mare Heavenly Brown (by Millennium x Le Rouge) was named Trakehner Mare of the Year.

Dressage riders Christian Flamm and Nathalie Soujon operate from there, while Kevin Krause managed the stallion station. 

After 10 years Bettina Lechtermann has decided to sell the property as she wants to downsize.

"We do not intend to stop breeding Trakehners completely, but we want to move in a smaller place and reduce everything," Bettina told Eurodressage. "My husband has retired now and we want to have more time for us without horses."

The property has been listed for sale with Sotheby's International Realty. 

Photos © Gut Staffelde

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