Externe evenementen

Op verzoek van een organisatie of een privé persoon kan een evenement op deze pagina worden opgenomen. De PHC houdt zich het recht voor een aangeboden evenement te weigeren.

Het bestuur van de Power horse aanvaard geen verantwoordelijkheid voor de inhoud van de aangeleverde kopij.

info 2022-09-08                                                                                                                                Vertaling. Trekpaarden Europese kampioenschappen 2023

Wendlinhausen in de Kreis Lippe verwacht in komende jaar Europesche elite van hout uitslepers en aangespannen ploegen voor een spannende wedstrijd.

Op 26 en 27 augustus 2023     Ca 220 km vanaf Arnhem 


info 2022-05-15

Kranten artikel van de Gelderlander.

Vredestocht op 5 mei op de dijk bij Duiven op weg naar  Brussel


Overnachting in Esharen. Leon Verwaaijen  heeft met het vredesvuur uit Wageningen, de vuurschaal aangestoken.

Christa Bekkers verwelkomt de menners met een welkomsdrankje. Hoe mooi dat de Vredeskaravaan bij dit PHC echtpaar in de wei kon overnacht. Ook andere PHC bekenden kwamen even kijken.

Andre en Christa Bekkers ontvangen een mini Vredesklokje, als dank voor hun gastvrijheid. PHC bestuurslid Henk Nijland plande de route en kreeg direct medewerking van Andre en Christa.

Middagstop in Uden. Een jonge vrouw met twee kinderen luide de Vredesklok. Daar boven hangt het vredesvuur uit Wageningen. De moeder en kinderen zijn vluchtelingen uit de Oekraine.

De groep met zeven rijtuigen, 14 paarden en ca 25 deelnemers voor het Europarlement in Brussel. Hier werd het vredesvuur uit Wageningen overgedragen aan en Duitse Europarlementariër


Info 2021-06-21

Van: Matthias Funke <matthias.funke@funke-und-funke.de>
Verzonden: donderdag 17 december 2020 08:22
Aan: Andrie de Buck <AZdeBuck@outlook.com>
Onderwerp: WG:

56 2021-06-16 Karte OST WEST Tour 2021
Kaart met de route en datums van de trektocht 2021

informatie in het duits over het projekt

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The vision:

On September 1, 2025 (on the date: 86 years after the beginning and 80 years of the end of World War II), a peace procession starts to move towards Jerusalem:

From Germany, with European support, a peace bell is transported to the Holy Land by horse power.

This bell was cast in Brück on June 6, 2020 (in Brandenburg) with military scrap (grenade and cartridge cases).  The word “ peace” is inscribed on the bell in many languages and the verse of the Bible: „Make every effort to live in peace with all men.“

The story:

It all started in 2009 when a group of historically interested horse lovers from Brück in “Fläming” thought about this settlement and under the leadership of the Haseloff family and the association “Titans of the Racecourse” (Titanen der Rennbahn) moved, with historical horse-drawn carriages, pulled by strong draft horses, over a few weeks and 1,200 kilometers from Bruges in Belgium to Brück. The route led along the “Hellweg”, an old trade route that does not end in Brück.

So it happened that in 2018 a trek “Titans on Tour” started again from Brück, which this time was supposed to bring a “peace bell” from Brück to the old Russian capital Veliky Novgorod: 100 years after the end of the First World War, people and horses brought a “peace bell” to the city, which was destroyed by Germans in 1943.

On the 3-month journey there, along the route through Berlin, Poland, the erstwhile Königsberg area, through Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania and finally through Russia, there were always warm, personal encounters with the residents of the areas traveled through. The mission was popular diplomacy:  Peace and international understanding without politics – from person to person.

Often the interest in the horses, the handing over of a bell and a piece of bread that one ate together was the basis of communication.

These positive experiences led to the question: What are the next steps?

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The background:

So the idea arose to bring another peace bell with horses to Jerusalem in 2025, the city whose name means peace. The association “Friedensglocken e.V.” was founded on November 9, 2019 for this purpose.

“We are Europe – horses bring peace” is the call that a common Europe, despite all the adversities of the times, will endure and a peaceful future. A future in which each individual person and every country we are going through can, may and must help build, especially since it is their own.

With the tour we want to set international messages and human signs that create the opportunity to come into contact with one another: against ignorance, rejection and incomprehension – for a valuable, free and reconciled Europe, „Make every effort to live in peace with all men“. We want to utilise the opportunity public offered to us to strengthen the idea of peace.

Europe is a community of values based on fundamental and human rights. This includes reflecting together on European history and the lessons learned from it. The European Union has a historical responsibility to preserve peace in Europe, to enforce democracy and human rights.

We want to talk to many people on the way across Europe, experience of daily life and make new  friendships.

International participation by riders and carriages, as a kind of escort through their country, is very welcome!

The entire project: Peace route Jerusalem 2025 needs activists and supporters: Horses, carriage drivers, helpers, suppliers, planners, veterinarians, translators, farriers, financiers, (material) donors….

On our route through the countries from Germany to Israel – Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Syria and Jordan – we need good advice, a lot of money and persistent prayers so that the route of the Peace Bell can be realized.

The planning:

Considering the political circumstances, concrete planning is challenging (as of October 2020).

The Bell Carriage is permanently accompanied by at least two other carriages – these three are to reach Jerusalem (eight draught animals, round 12 persons). More carriages will reinforce the route in stages.

There are also supply and luggage cars for people and animals, track and security vehicles, horse trailers with reserve carriages, ambulance car….

The procession is scheduled to start in Germany in autumn 2025 and arrive in Jerusalem at Easter 2026.

For the distance of approx. 4000 kilometers with stages of 25 km each, enquiries and preliminary discussions will begin in 2021. Trek planners and horse experts inspect the route and contact local authorities and potential hosts, clarify the national requirements for people and animals to transit and present the results to the route management and interested parties.

The recruitment of supporters and multipliers at national and international level begins now. Potential donors of monetary and material donations should be addressed. Communication and media work must be carried out permanently, also in order to cover the period up to 2025-2026. Carriages and driver/co-driver are prepared, trained and instructed. …. This will be done, for example, by means of three-week journeys in 2021 (August 06.-29), 2022, 2023 and 2024.

Based on the experience of the Russia trip, we have estimated a financial requirement of approximately 1,3 million euros.


The facts:

Distance: 4,000 km

Freight: a peace bell for Jerusalem and 200 small bells

Start: September 1, 2025 and planned arrival on April 05, 2026

Treck consists of: a bell carriage and up to 9 other carriages 20 horses 30 persons.

Countries to be crossed: Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Syria and Jordan

Estimated costs: approx. 1.3 million euros

Zijn er in Nederland menners of mensen die aan de tocht willen deelnemen.

Opgave bij. Matthias Funke


Mit freundlichen Grüßen


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Onderstaande  een uitnodig en datums voor een trektocht in Duitsland.

Wij maken elk jaar een trektocht van drie weken in Duitsland.

6 Aug Start omgeving Leipzig

28 März einde in Detmold

Wij zouden het zeer op prijs stellen als menners uit Nederland aan onze tocht zouden deelnemen.

informatie bij

Matthias Funke

 Am Katenberg 6

46284 Dorsten

 Tel.:  02362 6054-12

Fax:  02362 6054-15