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Lakeside Farms and Stables Breaks Ground in Mooresville
15-Acre, Amish Built Equestrian Center to be Completed by Fall
By: Lakeside Farms and Stables
Jochen, who owns NAME SOUTH, LLC, a wholesale supplier of OE and OEM auto parts for German automobiles, along with his wife, Bianca, and daughters Emma and Lily, are the visionaries behind the equestrian center. "Our eldest daughter, Emma, 13, is the inspiration for this business venture," says Jochen. "She has been riding horses for a little over seven years, with over four being at Lenux Stables and Riding Academy off exit 23 in Huntersville. The commute on I-77 is a nightmare, so we wanted to have something closer to home," he says.
To take matters into their own hands, Jochen and Bianca orignially wanted to buy five acres but ended up purchasing 15 acres on Chuckwood. 217 pilings were installed to stabilize the ground on the former construction dumping site. Amish craftsmen out of Hamptonville, NC were hired to create the deluxe equestrian center complete with an outdoor 9,500 square foot riding arena, an enclosed 20,744 square foot indoor riding arena, 12 stalls, a tack room, kitchen, break room and a grooming area. There's plans for an on-site caretaker's house to monitor the American Saddlebred horses at all times.
Brooke and Quintus VanderSpuy, the owner / operators of Lenux Stables in Huntersville, will operate Lakeside Farms and Stables in Mooresville. "With two Lake Norman locations, we are better able to serve more children in the community," says Brooke. "We will be offering horseback riding lessons, professional training, summer and winter camp programs and birthday parties," she adds. Both the Wiffgraefe's and the VanderSpuy's agree that spending time around horses is very therapeutic. It not only reduces the amount of time kid's spend on social media, it teaches them valuable life lessons of compassion and responsibility.
To view the progress, check out the soon-to-be-published social media sites for Lakeside Farms and Stables. In the interim, please visit http://www.europadesignbybianca.com for more information.
Jochen and Bianca Wittgraefe, Owners