Ferdi Weischenberg was born on 4th July 1943 into a family who had always been connected to horses and equitation.

Already as a child he loved and rode horses and as early as the age of twelve he successfully hunted the fox.

He succeeded not only in the saddle of a hunter but also enjoyed dressage, jumping and eventing.

In 1970 he turned his passion into a profession and took over Düsseldorf’s first special shop for horse-riding with an attached saddlery – the “Horse Shop”.

Always striving for the best for horse and rider, he has been building his own “creations” – if not to say works of art – since 1990 under the brand of FW custom-built Saddles.