About 't Welthof
May I introduce myself?
I am Lieve Weltjens: the woman behind stud farm and B&B 't Welthof. Horses are my life.
I got my love for horses from my father.
As a young rider I followed in his footsteps. On my parents' farm I inherited a love for nature and animals. Or as my father always says: "A horse's tooth and a woman's hand never stand still"
From an early age I was involved and involved in the LRV – the national driving association. I loved nothing more than caring for people and animals. At home we had several stables for the sport horses and I rode and trained with the horses every day.
On Sunday I could be found in the club 'Met Losse Teugel', on the square or at a tournament.
After my studies I found love with Jean and together we had a cool daughter.
Because of the focus on my job and young family, there was less time for the horses. But the urge to help on the farm and that smell of horses remained undiminished.
Buying a horse myself and breeding a foal from it was my dream.
I was over the moon when that dream came true. The birth of that first foal was also special. It didn't stop there. A second foal and a second mare soon arrived and that was the start of our stud farm, which now has no less than forty horses.
Almost all horses of 't Welthof were born in our arms.
All bloodlines are carefully selected. The ambition of my husband and I was therefore: to be the best stud farm in the region. That is why we work with the very best professionals and give our animals the best food, care and approach.
When we had the chance to buy my parental farm, we didn't hesitate for long. Here there is plenty of pasture, fields and space to bring into the world and breed quality horses.
Stoeterij 't Welthof is committed to top quality and has existed for more than 20 years.
We spare no effort to get the best out of our carefully selected horses. We give the horses time to get strong. Our stud farm strives for top quality. We are proud of our horses that perform in show jumping, both nationally and internationally. Our horses from our sports stable and the semen of our stallion are therefore highly sought after.
But our horses can achieve more than excellent performances with their rider.
At 't Welthof we also use them for horse coaching and as part of the care farm. Young people who get stuck at school or struggle with autism or behavioral problems, but also adults who want to leave the stress and bustle of home, work and society behind, can relax between the horses of 't Welthof.
That's what 't Welthof wants to be: a home for horses and for peace seekers.
Our cool, adjacent bed & breakfast is an oasis of peace for walkers, cyclists and business people who want to explore the rural nature of beautiful Limburg from Bree.