Detlef Ruddat knows how important visions are for the realization of goals from the experience he gained in his business ventures. The vision of the Ruddat family reveals itself when you take a close look at Gerkenhof, a large farm with integrated stud farm that radiates a charming ambience. The entire facility was designed with expert knowledge, taking not only the needs of the animals into account but also the needs of its human inhabitants, their love for aesthetic details and feeling for nature and the history of the farm buildings in which farming and horse breeding take place at the highest level.
„The charming ambience of Gerkenhof makes the vision of the Ruddat family quite obvious!“
Nestled into the picturesque landscape along the border of the Lüneburger Heide [a heath, geest and woodland area] near the city of Verden, a mecca for riders, Detlef Ruddat has turned Gerkenhof into a professional breeding and farming operation. The old tradition of breeding horses on the farm maintained by the Ruddat family for generations in East Prussia where the family originated has been brought back to life here. A great uncle of Detlef Ruddat was a Gestüt attendant in Insterburg.