Curriculum vitae with horses

MarionundPhilippkl.jpgPhilipp Graf Stauffenberg was born on 31st of December 1960 as the youngest of 6 kids in Jettingen/Bavaria and grew up on the family estate.
Philipp is married to Marion (Stoof) and has 4 children (Johannes/1983, Anna-Katharina/1986, Alexandra/1999 and Antonia/2002)  

Since 1967

Riding lessons with riding instructor Horst Rettenmaier and "Rittmeister" a. D. Horst Grosch-Lange (left)


1st participation in a horse show

Since 1972

Regular participation in show jumping competitions up to 1,40 m

1976 - 1982

Regular attendance in lessons with Olympic champions Kurt Jarasinski, Fritz Ligges and important riding instructor Major a. D Paul Stecken
Sponsors of the horses included Gestut Hexenagger, Alexander Moksel, S. D. Prinz Oettingen-Wallerstein

1982 - 1985

Apprenticeship with Olympic champion Fritz Ligges (right)
professional participation in show jumping competitions
responsible for 6 stallions, the breeding stock and the preparation of colts to become licensed stallions

1985 - 1987

start in the thoroughbred business, assistant manager of Gestut Hof Ittlingen for the Ostermann family
development of the stud, different longer spells in England, Ireland and first visits to thoroughbred sales

1987 - 1989

Sacarinakl.jpgStud manager Gestut Ostenhof

1988 - 1989

Master diploma in stud management

1989 - 1997

Stud manager GESTÜT KARLSHOF. Foundation and development of the stud and the broodmare band, now a leading breeder in Germany


QueBelleMH3kl.jpgFoundation of STAUFFENBERG BLOODSTOCK, a bloodstock agency serving in all aspects of the industry


Beginning of the development of an own broodmare band together with his wife Marion under the name "GRAF UND GRAFIN STAUFFENBERG". Mares and young stock have been boarded mainly in England (Heatherwold Stud, Hilborough Stud and Warren Park Stud) and Ireland (Irish National Stud, Loughbrown Stud)


Foundation of the stud at SCHLOSSGUT ITLINGEN as a home for the own breeding stock and serving as base for prepping and consigning to the major sales in Europe