The whole Fryen family are true horse enthusiasts. Dr Gisela Fryen grew up with horses and was a successful dressage rider. Her husband, Dr Andreas Fryen, loves to ride in the open countryside and also in a carriage. They support their children Anneke and Felix, who are also keen equestrians. Anneke is successful in advanced level dressage and is currently training with Birgit Finken. Felix was already able to celebrate successes as a show jumper up to medium level.
Great importance was attached to sustainability throughout the entire property. A photovoltaic system with 19 KW battery makes the system CO2 neutral. The farmhouse, which is used as a residential building, is connected to the local heating network of the biogas plant in Armsen, where in return the horse manure is delivered for energy production. The water for the irrigation systems for the ground in the indoor and outdoor arenas comes from large rainwater cisterns. The focus on sustainability continues through to the horse stalls which are made of bamboo wood instead of tropical wood.