Photo: Roger Godet
– The Longhorn Ranch EU located in the undulating land of the Condroz. Rolling hills of varying agricultural landscape of fields, meadows, pastures, and woods. Pinewoods and deciduous woods enrich each other in a complimentary way.
There's no coincidence. In 53 B.C., Julius Caesar wrote that the Condruses (the Celtic people of the Condroz), sent a representation to Caesar to reach out and start a dialogue. They did not consider an approach of animosity, they did not consider Caesar as the enemy; they took the path of the dialogue... And everyone who knows Jean-Michel de Wette; indeed he's the man of the dialogue too. He connects and builds bridges. He knows the value and joy of a good-hearted connection. For sure there's no coincidence that the de Wette family founded the Longhorn Ranch EU in Sart-Bernard near Namur.
The area -also known as the Condrusic Ardennes- is the ultimate biotope for raising ranch horses; the variety of the landscape, the natural undulating rolling-hill relief, the variety of woods, the rich flora and fauna. The soil is extremely suitable for nutritious grasses, rich in cellulose. This lush type of grass is -taken care of with the right pasture management- an ultimate diet to raise horses and cattle.
Visiting the Longhorn Ranch is a delightful experience; at a couple of hours to cities and airports... in the midst of God's peaceful beauty. The highway E411 gives a great introduction 'Le pays où les granges sont de navires' Combine this with the exceptionally warm welcome offered by the de Wette family, and you'll know. It's an experience you'll never forget.