Gut Füchtel today is a traditional family business that is structured into several operations. Along with the agriculture and forestry operations, it also includes a private company called "Landscape Preservation" under the direction of greenkeeper, Mr. B. Kortenbusch, who takes care of the golfing facility at the Golf Club Vechta Welpe e.V. Here our youngest son Sebastian starts to get part of the operation since 2017 after finishing his Bachelor of science at University of Osnabrück in Agribusiness.
The "Gut Füchtel horse raising operation" (Pferdehaltung Gut Füchtel) that raises, boards and trains mostly Oldenburg dressage horses is our main business nowadays. One of the main focal points is breeding with mostly Oldenburg mares from performance lines with an emphasis on dressage that have proved themselves for generations. We have around 10 -12 premium mares in foal by our own and up to 12 mares from clients for years! All in all, we get 20 to 25 foals every year and keep up to 110 horses here at all, from which 20 to 25 are in training under saddle.
The "Gut Füchtel agriculture operation" (Land- u. Forstwirtschaft) on the estate concentrates mainly on pasture and farmland under cultivation around Vechta as well as approximately 260 hectares of forest, most of which is a greenbelt recreation area located on the outskirts of the city of Vechta. The farm operation concentrates mainly on horse breeding and training. We make our owns hay and straw there and some cattles are kept solely for pasture hygiene reasons during pasture season.
Since 2006 we opened the small "Café & Bistro Gut Füchtel" directly on our farm, where you can have a break, eat homemade cakes and food and watch the horses on the pasture or in training.
This is completed since March 2011 with our "Guesthouse Gut Füchtel" where you're welcome in five modern and comfortable appartments. In addition we completet this in 2016 with our "Guesthouse Gut Welpe" near the Golf Club Vechta-Welpe where you find accomodation at highest level in five more lovely styled and modern apartments!! The newly restored "Restaurant Gut Welpe" called "Holla" is right in front where you find a lovely place for lunch, tea or dinner!