Sjoerd Walda

Sjoerd Walda was born on December 30, 1827 at Grennsted, on the Walden estate in Vöhren. As the eldest son, he was destined to inherit the family estate.

Grennsted farm had a long-standing reputation for breeding top-quality horses, and Sjoerd was fortunate enough to grow up among them. He developed a deep love and fascination for these majestic animals from a very young age, spending countless hours riding, studying, and even drawing them. Eventually, when he turned sixteen, Sjoerd decided to travel to France to take a class and short apprenticeship that specialized in equine care and breeding for race and competition horses.

In 1842, Sjoerd decided to expand his knowledge by taking a class in horse riding and racing, which was being taught by a local person named Johanna Voorman. As they both shared a common interest and passion, they soon fell in love with each other.

Sjoerd Walda and Johanna Voorman tied the knot on May 24, 1845, at the Walden estate. Following their wedding, Johanna moved in with Sjoerd, bringing three of her horses with her. The couple then decided to focus on breeding and training high-quality horses and their business began to flourish.

In 1850, Sjoerd Walda assumed full control over the family business and estate. He wasted no time in transforming and expanding the business by constructing new stables, acquiring high-ranking horses, and offering a service for horse owners to stable their animals on the farm for a monthly fee. This decision turned out to be highly successful, and the business prospered like never before.

Claire Walda was born on August 11, 1853 on Grennsted farm, as the daughter of Johanna and Sjoerd Walda. Upon Claire's birth, they gifted her a young horse named Polly.

Sjoerd is 1.89m tall, weighs 95kg, and has a fair complexion, dark blonde hair, and blue eyes. He is known for his gentle character, hands-on work ethic, and perseverance.

Family

The Walda family is a prominent and wealthy family residing in Vöhren. They are the proud owners of the Walden estate, which encompasses a large and functional farm named Grennsted. The primary focus of this farm is breeding, keeping, and training horses. Although the family's roots can be traced back to Norway and other Nordic countries, they have been living in the area for several decades now.

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Johanna Voorman
★ Jan 04, 1824

Divorced on: May 24, 1845
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Claire Walda
★ Aug 11, 1853

Divorced on: Aug 11, 1853

Events

1827
30
Dec
1827
Birth
Birth Sjoerd Walda
December 30, 1827
Location: Grennsted
Location:
1827-12-30
29
Aug
1841
Education
Sjoerd Walda takes an apprenticeship in France
August 29, 1841
Location:
Location: France
1841-08-29
03
Jun
1842
Education
Sjoerd Walda takes a class in horse riding and racing
June 3, 1842
Location:
Location:
1842-06-03
24
May
1845
Wedding
Wedding Sjoerd Walda & Johanna Voorman
May 24, 1845
Location:
Location:
1845-05-24
21
Nov
1850
Inheritance
Sjoerd Walda takes over the Walden estate
November 21, 1850
Location: Walden
Location:
1850-11-21
11
Aug
1853
Birth
Birth Claire Walda
August 11, 1853
Location: Grennsted
Location:
1853-08-11
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