Do what you love and love what you do.
What started with enthusiasm and love for our wonderful horses back in the 1980’s has become a successful family business in the western riding and horse industry.
Quality and professionalism in all activities are our top priorities – be it the qualified selection of breeding horses, the always fair treatment of the partner horse or the transparency in the training of horse and rider.
Every horse lover is welcome at Stoßberg. Our offer is aimed at people of all ages who want to learn how to handle horses safely. Riders of all colors can discover the fun of western riding without fear or develop their riding level.
Our competent riding instructors and well-trained school horses look forward to meeting you.
Everything from one source, from the expert and sustainable.
Our riding facility in the beautiful Oberallgäu currently comprises 28 stalls, some with paddocks, 3 group running stalls, 4 paved paddocks, a 20 x 40 m indoor riding arena and approx. 8 hectares of pasture close to the farm. A further 11 ha serve as a forage base for the best pre-alpine hay, haylage and grass cubes.
The offer includes:
- Breeding, import and sale of first-class American Paint Horses and American Quarter Horses
- raising of young horses
- Breeding station with currently 3 stallions of different breeding directions
- Western riding school with top school horses
- Clinics and workshops
- APO clinics
- Breaking in and training of western horses
- Horse boarding
- Training company for horse trainers – western riding, horse keeping and service and horse breeding
The Hagen family
The starting shot for Stossberg Quality Horses was fired in 1987 with the purchase of the Stossberg 1 property in Haldenwang. Georg and Monika Hagen were looking forward to their new home with their 4 own Quarter Horses and two boarding horses. The hobby breeding brought magnificent foals – the first imported horses followed already in 1990 – the dream became reality.
Three small children, the development of the Paint and Quarter Horse breeding, the training and successful showing of our horses, in addition to the development of the riding school required years of hard work, stamina, family cohesion, breeding skills and reliability… always with the goal in mind – to become an exceptional Paint Horse breeding farm and Western training stable.
Georg Hagen, who has been working nights at the AZ publishing house for 35 years, supports his “girls” with advice and assistance in his spare time!
Monika Hagen, Pferdewirtschaftsmeisterin Zucht- and Haltung/Westernreiten with distinction and APHA Professionel Horsewoman, is the operations manager of SQ-Horses, responsible for the breeding operation and sales stable, personnel management, the riding school and the organization of all operational activities.
The next generation
The next generation – Vreni, Stefan and Lena – is now also on board with new ideas.
Head trainer Vreni Klotz, since 2014 Pferdewirtschaftsmeisterin, specializing in breeding and husbandry/Western riding and multiple European and German champion. She trains horses, gives clinics and lessons. She is also responsible for advertising and social media, and is always available to give advice and support to our customers.
Stefan Hagen, electrical engineer and business economist. He has a lot of experience as APHA show manager (managing the Euro Paint and PHCG Bavarian Championships for several years). In his spare time he helps with construction work or agricultural activities.
Lena Schmid is a mechatronics engineer and works as a machine programmer. In addition, she has many years of experience in training Western horses and keeping them. Also she is multiple European and German Champion. In her free time you can see her training her own horses on the farm or helping in agriculture.