The Schafhof has a centuries-old history and is closely linked to the local history of Kronberg.
In the Middle Ages a Fronhof, sheep farming later became the most important. The name “Schafhof”, which has been preserved to this day, is derived from this. In the 17th century, around 3,000 sheep grazed on the extensive area in the Taunus. At the beginning of the 19th century the sheep farms were owned by the Herzogl. Nassau domain administration ceased, as a result the farm changed hands several times.
After the death of her mother, Ann Kathrin Linsenhoff took over the 24 hectare farm in 2000. Since then, the 1988 Olympic champion, her husband Klaus-Martin Rath and her stepson Matthias Alexander Rath have bred and trained dressage horses here in the Taunus.
The Schafhof traditionally opens its doors to interested visitors on special occasions. Three European championships have already taken place on the Schafhof. The dressage tournament, which is so important for young dressage talents, is held annually at the Schafhof to view the prize for the best. In addition, there will be breeders’ deliveries including a private stallion demonstration, which gives breeders from all over the world the opportunity to find out about the excellent sires from the dressage sport.