First documentary mention
The history of the farm and the Sosath family goes back to the 17th century. In 1647, the first ancestor was mentioned in a document. Until the fire in 1908, the farmstead was a classic farm with a cattle tract in front of the living area. A barn stood next to it on the left.
Farmstead near the Weser
After a fire in 1908, the farm was completely rebuilt. The residential house and stable building have remained the same for over 100 years.
The classic farm
There were always some horses on the farm. However, these were mainly mainly used as work animals, as the farm's agricultural of the farm was dairy farming and fattening bulls, sows and pigs. and fattening bulls, sows and pigs. In addition, there were also, as typical for a farm, geese, ducks and chickens.
Focus: Horse husbandry
With the handover of the farm from Heino to his son Gerd Sosath in 1982, the business orientation changed fundamentally. From then on, the focus was on horse husbandry. While in the first years there was still fattening of pigs and bulls, the number of horses increased continuously in the following years. Horses were bought or bred, but always ridden by Gerd Sosath and presented at competitions - primarily in show jumping, but also in dressage and eventing. The construction of the first indoor riding arena in 1983 made it possible to work the horses at any time and in any weather. With 15x35m it was still quite small, but it was enough for the time being. The ten adjacent stalls also provided enough space for the riding horses.
In 1985, the indoor riding arena was extended to 15x50m and a horse walker was was built. In the years that followed, more and more extensions and renovated. The pig and bull sties were converted into horse stalls. converted into horse stalls.
More storage space
In 1988, a straw and machine hall was built. This hall has since been converted into a stallion stable.
Start of stallion husbandry
The stallion husbandry came into being in 1993, when the self-bred stallion Landwerder by Landadel was licensed. He was the first of three licensed sons out of the elite mare Fureida 2 in a mating with Landadel. Landor S followed and then the winning stallion Lagoheidor G. Landor S stayed on the farm. on the farm. The demand for him was so great that an insemination insemination station was built.
The winning stallion: Stedinger
In the following years, more and more stallions were added, whether homebred or purchased. or bought. The main focus in the stallion lot was on show jumpers. The breakthrough in dressage horse breeding came in 2002 with the self-bred stallion Stedinger, who became the Oldenburg Champion Stallion. In the same year, there were already ten sires at the Sosath stallion station. They were given optimal keeping conditions in the newly built stallion stable.
The last construction phase
The last construction phase was marked by the new riding facility in 2009. A large indoor riding arena (25x60m) with casino, flats, office, preparation room and stable wing as well as a large storage hall with adjoining open running stables for the young horses were built on the site of the former straw hall.
All family members are involved in the business and are supported by a team of motivated and qualified employees in maintaining the farm with about 300 horses.