The legacy of Gestüt Quenhorn
In 1954, Carl Fastenrath leased SCHLOSSGUT ITLINGEN and started
his thoroughbred operation named Gestüt Quenhorn. Initially, the stud farm
was used purely for private purposes but lastly it became one of the
most important boarding studs in Germany. Top winners bred at Quenhorn
include Arjon, Britannia, Indica, Limbo, Lady Arc, Prairie Neba, Tarim, Zank, Zahroff and Ziethen.
The legacy continues with Graf und Gräfin Stauffenberg
In the summer of 1999, SCHLOSSGUT ITLINGEN was taken on by Marion and
Philipp von Stauffenberg who started rebuilding the farm according to the
needs of a modern and internationally orientated breeding operation. All
buildings were completely renovated, retaining the original charming character,
all fences renewed and additional land leased. High class winners bred, raised or prepped
since then include Gr.1 winners LADY MARIAN, LUCKY SPEED, Gr.2 winners FOUR SINS,
WONDERFUL MOON, Gr.3 winners AL GALAYEL, CALRISSIAN, FEARLESS HUNTER, KALDERA,
LUCIDOR, TRAIS FLUORS and many Stakeswinners.
Reaching new heights with Stauffenberg Bloodstock
Whereas the stud farm was first used for private breeding purposes only, it was
taken on by STAUFFENBERG BLOODSTOCK in 2020 and is now a modern set up that offers
a variety of thoroughbred services from boarding to yearling preparation.