About us

The history of the Behrenshof

The Behrenshof in Versmold-Peckeloh was already mentioned by name in the 17th century. From the beginning, the farm was continuously owned by the family, even if the name changed occasionally due to marriage. In the 1970s, Heinz and Marianne Temme converted the farm, originally run as a mixed agricultural enterprise, to dairy farming. This branch of the farm was abandoned in the late 1990s, shortly before Heinz Temme's death.

In 1998 Peter and Marion Jennissen, née Temme, took over the parental Behrenshof. In addition to the conversion of the residential house, the conversion to a horse farm took place. In 1998, the former pigsty was first converted into a horse stable with 6 stalls. A short time later, the Trakehner El Paulo found his home there. Marion had him under saddle from the age of 4 and with him she was able to celebrate successes in dressage competitions in the L and M classes - up to starts in the S class. He also paved the way for daughter Cora's entry into dressage after good preparatory work by two great ponies.

Our first mare

With the Oldenburg broodmare Sambarin (by Sion - San Vicente ), which was acquired in foal, the first broodmare moved to the Behrenshof in 2006. Her daughter Samba de Janeiro by Sir Donnerhall has taken her place today.

In the following years, further high-quality fillies were acquired and initially given to the Upmeyer farm in Melle-Suttorf for breeding.

The Behrenshof

In 2011, a new open stable was built with space for six young horses, broodmares and retired horses. In 2013, the indoor riding arena was built, where the broodmares and their foals are exercised in winter and the young horses are trained.

At the end of 2014, the box stable was converted into a pure foaling stable with five very large foaling boxes. The addition of a stable with another nine boxes for the training horses was completed at the beginning of 2017.

The family

Marion Jennissen

Peter Jennissen

Cora Jennissen

Marianne Temme

A team with passion

Vroni Oltmanns

Pferdewirtin - responsible for breaking in and training the youngsters

Tanja Huth

Stable work, horsemanship and kickboxing are their best disciplines

Uta Helkenberg

Neighbor & family friend - knows all mare lines


Responsible for the cat management


Responsible for the cuteness factor

Happy, Louis & Bobby

Responsible for mouse management

More about us

2021 our image film was created, in which we reveal a little more about our philosophy and our farm. We show you how we live and work with our horses on the Behrenshof. Have fun watching!