A trusted team of thoroughbred
experts and enthusiasts

At SCHLOSSGUT ITLINGEN we foster a unique culture with an outstanding team. We are

united by commitment, passion for horses, enthusiasm for the progress of each individual and

a wealth of experience and knowledge.

Philipp von Stauffenberg

Owner & Manager

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"My passion for horses led me to turn my lifelong dream into reality at Schlossgut Itlingen. Here I found the ideal prerequisites with a wonderful setup and a passionate team."

Philipp became the owner and manager of SCHLOSSGUT ITLINGEN in 1999. He was previously active in leading positions at various stud farms since 1985 and founded his own bloodstock agency STAUFFENBERG BLOODSTOCK in 1994.

Franziska Jacobs

Stud Groom


"We become part of each individual horses' story and build strong relationships with them. They give back so much in return and just give me an immediate sense of happiness."

Franziska first came to SCHLOSSGUT ITLINGEN for an internship in 2012. She then moved on to Irish National Stud and Yarraman Park Stud, before returning as an experienced stud groom in 2019.

Heike Senftleben

Stud Hand


"I am in awe of the honesty, expressiveness and individual character of thoroughbreds. It is these traits that enrich my work with them daily."

Heike has been a trusted team member of SCHLOSSGUT ITLINGEN since 2006. She came here after around 20 years as a stud hand at Union-Gestüt.

Patrick Firth

Stud Hand


"I have worked with horses as long as I can remember. I have truly come to understand their nature and developed a deep appreciation for them."

Patrick joined SCHLOSSGUT ITLINGEN in 2013 after being stud groom at Rushbrooke and Oldtown Stud for more than 15 years.