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November 15th, 2010:

From Jennifer Schrader-Williams blog: This past Monday after working the horses I took a little trip south. I went to the town of Senden to see some of Irene's (HW Farm) young stock she has coming up. As you may have seen on the Summervale site Irene and Summervale have been working together to sell some of her fantastic imports from Germany. This was a real treat to get to see some of the next horses that will be coming over. Tanja the owner and trainer of the farm was so wonderful in showing me around. We went to a couple of fields that were close by that were housing some of the up and coming 2 year old colts and fillies. The barn itself at Tanja's held about 20 horses. Most were coming 3 year olds and of course all of the current riding horses. I met Walk on Top and Statesman HW two of the horses listed on Irene's site and they were just as lovely in person. There were also 5 lovely little coming yearlings that were going to be put out to pasture in the next coming week or so to grow up for a while. Very nice!

October 21st, 2010:

THE AMERICAN HANOVERIAN writes in its fall 2010 magazine some info about Selten HW, like Lilo Fore referring to him as “a flamboyant young talent”. With a score of 8.692 the pair (Elizabeth Ball and Selten HW) was the very first to sweep the Four-Year-Old, Five-Year-Old, and now SIX-Year-Old divisions of the Markel/USEF National Young Horse Dressage Championships. Breeder Irene Höflich-Wiederhold watched with a proud eye as onlookers marveled at the cadence and scope of this young horse’s gaits.

Here is a picture of this Historic moment! Showing Elizabeth Ball on Selten HW, Roger and Irene Wiederhold, Lilo Fore as well as Lisa and John Seger:

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September 23rd, 2010:

DRESSAGE TODAY prints the following article in the arena news about Selten HW, Elizabeth Ball and others. Summer Champions Crowned at Festival, Lamplight and Central American Games

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September 8th, 2010:

DRESSAGE TODAY prints the following page, congratulations to all and most of all, Selten HW:

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August 24th, 2010:

 Elizabeth Ball wins Trilogy Saddle “Best Seat” Award at Young Horse Championships aboard Selten HW

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August 16th, 2010:

Becky just sent the following info, huge congratulations to her, her partner and Don Stefano!!!!

For the FEI 5 YO Final class Judge Nancy Harris "S" gave Don the following:

Trot: 9.5
Walk: 8.5
Canter: 8.0
Submissiveness: 9.0
General Impression: 9.0
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Total Score: 8.8 Comment:
Meets all criteria for FEI
August 14th, 2010:

Hi Irene, Today, August 14, 2010, Major Carlos Mancero rode Don Mancero (Don Stefano) to an 8.8 overall impression in the FEI 5 year old final test at the Summer Sizzler 2 Dressage show at Canterbury Showplace, Newberry, Florida under Judge Nancy Harris "S". Don scored a 9.5 on the trot! This makes Don's average score for the FEI 5 YO test from the top 2 tests an 8.3 Thanks for helping us to acquire this fine horse. Rebecca and Major.

August 1st, 2010:

Thought you'd like to know I showed Royal HW today and we got the high score of the day for the AA division! The judge's comment was WONDERFUL horse. Pat

August 1st, 2010:

MARKEL/USEF Young Horse Dressage Program The new Markel Insurance Company advertising – congratulations to all!

Selten HW, Bone Chance and DG Brendo with riders and owners!

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Selten HW and Elizabeth Ball Make History as Selten Takes Three Wins in Markel/USEF National Young Horse Dressage Championship

Written by Lynndee Kemmet fo DressageDaily.com   

Tuesday, 27 July 2010 09:02

 

Two years ago, when Selten HW won the Markel/USEF National Four-Year-Old Young Dressage Horse Championship, he decided he liked being national champion. In fact, he liked it so much that the following year, with rider Elizabeth Ball, he came back and took the Five-Year-Old National Championship. This past weekend, at the 2010 Markel/USEF National Young Horse Dressage Championship, Selten and Ball did it again when they won the national title for Six-Year-Old horses.

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Elizabeth Ball and Selten HW Winner of the Markel/USEF
National Six-Year-Old Young Dressage Horse Championship (Photo courtsey of Irene Wiederhold)


Selten HW (Sandro Hit x SPS High Princess HW by Hohenstein) was bred in the U.S. by Roger and Irene Hoeflich-Wiederhold and they were on hand to see him take his third national Young Horse Championship title and thus, make history as the first to win the Four-Year-Old, Five-Year-Old and Six-Year-Old divisions. His Four-Year-Old win was with Michael Bragdell. “They were there watching him, along with many of our supporters, and we all had a great time,” Ball said of the National Championships, held at Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, Illinois. 

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Young Horse Championships 2010: Selten HW with rider/owner Elizabeth Ball
as well as breeder Irene Hoeflich-Wiederhold and husband Roger Wiederhold, judge Lilo Fore and Lisa and John Seger – representing Markel Insurance Company.

She and Selten HW won with a score of 8.692 earning a victory that Ball called “a great honor. I’m so happy to have been part of the Young Horse program three years in a row. It’s a wonderful program.”

The national title capped what has already been a stellar year for the duo. “This year, he’s averaged 86 percent in competition and he’s been undefeated,” Ball said of Selten HW. “He’s proven himself to be quite successful.” Whether or not Ball and   Selten HW will head into the Developing Horse competition next year remains to be seen. “The Developing Horse program is possible,” Ball said. “But, I want to be careful and I want to be sure that he’s strong enough to do it with the same success he’s had so far. He’ll tell us if the Developing Horse will be too much or not.”

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Elizabeth Ball and Selten HW in Awards Ceremony


Ball credited a large team of supporters, including her groom, her family and her entire network of friends and supporters at her barn, for the tremendous success that she and Selten HW have had over the years. “So many people make up my support team. For every horse and rider combination, there is a whole group of people behind them who are making sacrifices and cheering them on and without them, we wouldn’t be in the show ring.”

Although she’s gotten some assistance from Guenter Seidel along the way, Ball has essentially brought Selten HW along on her own. Selten, however, has made the road to success relatively easy because of his great desire to be a winner. “He wants to win. You can feel it,” Ball said of her partner. “When he comes to a show, he becomes the best of all the parts he does well at home. He just brings it all together when showing and becomes so focused and so reliable. He’s only six, so he’s not yet perfect, but it’s not for lack of trying.”

  When asked if she thought she’d one day look back and think of Selten HW as a horse of a lifetime, Ball said, he already is.       “I think that already, no matter where the future goes, it has been an amazing ride and unlike anything else I’ve had.” Ball can only think of one other ride she’s had that comes close to Selten HW and that was Bolshoj. “Consistency” is clearly a word that describes Selten. “He goes out and does his job every time,” Ball said. What adds to Selten’s HW success is the extraordinary way that he can move his body “and it helps that he’s tall, dark and handsome. He’s very elegant.”

 

July 26th, 2010:

Lamplight, Illinois, Young Horse Championships 2010

 Irene Höflich-Wiederhold received the award for the highest placed US bred horse AGAIN, this is the 3rd time in a row, thanks to Selten HW and Elizabeth Ball (and others).

 What a great feeling to be allowed to be part of the team and to have bred such a wonderful horse.

A huge thank you goes also out to the super nice crowd a the show grounds, too many to name them all, but it was quite an exciting and entertaining weekend.

Elizabeth Ball & Selten HW Take US 6YO Champs & Historic Triple Crown of YH Titles

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Elizabeth Ball on Selten HW after completing historic triple crown of young horse championships. © 2010 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com 

Elizabeth Ball on Selten HW after completing historic triple crown of young horse championships. 

© 2010 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com By KENNETH J. BRADDICK WAYNE,

Illinois, July 25–Elizabeth Ball rode Selten HW, the American-bred Sandro Hit black stallion, to win the U.S. 6-year-old championships Sunday and complete an historic first for a horse to hold all three national young horse titles from four to six years old. Elizabeth of Carlsbad, California, had passed up the chance to compete Selten HW at the World Young Horse Championships in Verden, Germany next month to attempt capping the sweep of the four, five and six-year-old championships. Selten HW, bred by Irene Hoeflich-Wiederhold of Cape Coral, Florida, scored 8.66 in the championship test that combined with a preliminary score of 8.74 for a final result of 8.692. Stacy Parvey-Larsson of Reddick, Florida, on Benidetto was reserve champion with a score of 8.208 while fellow Reddick resident Alex Robertson on Zefier were third with 8.00. Selten HW won the four-year-old title while training with Hilltop Farm in Colora, Maryland, but Elizabeth took over the ride just over a year ago and won the five-year-old championship at this same Lamplight Equestrian Center in suburban Chicago. The stress of flooding of the stables during heavy rainstorms last Thursday and a large tree falling on the stabling Saturday night–no horses were hurt–did not appear to affect the horses in Sunday’s championships. The panel of three judges gave Selten HW 9s for the canter and general impression for “a talented, young and beautiful horse” and a “wonderful” combination. Other elements received from 8 to 8.8. 

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Elizabeth Ball and Selten HW. © 2010 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

 Selten, Elizabeth said, “felt much more self-motivated and in balance” in the championship class. She said she did not ride the horse Saturday between the preliminary and championship classes –”he’s trained”– and at his age and stage of development he needs to be properly managed. To have the first winner of the triple crown of young horse classes, she said, is exciting.

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Elizabeth Ball with Scott Hassler receiving from Trilogy Dressage Saddle "Best Seat" award from Trilogy's Deborah Witty. © 2010 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

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By KENNETH J. BRADDICK WAYNE,

Illinois, July 23– Selten HW, the U.S.-bred Sandro Hit gelding that has been a star since being acquired by Elizabeth Ball three years ago, lived up to his billing to win the preliminary test in the U.S. six-year-old championship Friday. Elizabeth qualified but turned down the chance to go to the World Dressage Young Horse Championships in Verden, Germany next month so as to compete at these championships. The black, 17.2-hand (178cm), Hanoverian won as a four-year-old ridden by Michael Bragdell of Hilltop Farm in Colora, Maryland, then as a five-year-old when Elizabeth took over the ride just over a year ago.

Elizabeth, 46, of Carlsbad, California, and Selten HW received a score of 87.40 per cent from the three-judge panel made up of U.S. “O” judge Axel Steiner, Jane Ayers and Jane Weatherwax, both “S” judges.

 

July 18th, 2010:

 Look, what EM Donatella HW got today!

She is SWFDA 2009 - 2010 FEI level CHAMPION!!!

Yeah, what a horse :-)

She is for sale and in training with Elizabeth Ball in Encinitas, California. More info, videos and pictures are on her sales site!

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July 2010:

Here is the first video (under Saddle) of Selten HW’s 3 year old FULL sister Soraya HW (Sandro Hit/Hohenstein/Donnerhall). It’s just a sneak peak at her new training facility in Washington, where she arrived only 2 weeks ago. She is now in training with Jennifer Schrader-Williams. Soraya HW is FOR SALE and you can reach Jennifer at: Cell: 253-381-2811 or e-mail her at: dressagespecialties@yahoo.com, or contact us at Irene@HWfarm.com anytime about her. Soraya HW has the quality and movement to step into Selten’s footsteps, buy her now and show her yourself in the 4 year old Young Horse Championships in 2011 and in addition you could breed her via embryo transfer if you wish and produce your own quality offspring!

 

 

July 2010:

EM Donatella HW arrived safely in Carlsbad, California. She flew Fed Ex and is now in training with Pan Am rider Elizabeth Ball. Donna settled right in and traveled well. We have high hopes for this team for the Pan Am Games 2011 and Donna remains for sale in the meantime. She would make an excellent YR horse and she will suit any amateur or professional alike. Super fancy, reliable and winning at PSG with up to 70% already. Watch out for Beth and Donna in the show ring!

July 1st, 2010:

Picasso HW and Wendi qualified for the Regional’s. Way to go! Congratulations and we are so happy to hear that you have a ton of fun with your new boy!

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June 20th, 2010: 

2010 USEF National Young Horse Ranking List, SIX-YEAR-OLD Division, Selten HW and Elisabeth Ball lead the country and got an ***Automatic invitation to championships due to selection trial score***

They sure are special, huge congratulations Beth and Selten HW!!!

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June 19th, 2010:

The CHRONICLE OF THE HORSE prints the following article: Selten HW and Elizabeth Ball are headed to their third Markel/USEF National Young Horse Championship after topping the Western trials. We are so proud of this team, that our EM Donatella HW will go into training with Elizabeth Ball as well. See her in California, training and competing with Beth in the future and yes, she is FOR SALE and already successfully winning with up to 70% at PSG! See you all at the Championships, please stop by and say hello!

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June 10th, 2010:

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Elizabeth Ball and Selten HW winning 5-year-old championship. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK Elizabeth Ball plans to compete Selten HW at the U.S. six-year-old championships in July in hopes the U.S.-bred Sandro Hit gelding can sweep the three age levels of young horse titles, rather than go to the FEI World Breeding Championships for Young Horses at Verden, Germany. Selten HW was ridden by Elizabeth to victory in the Markel/USEF Six-Year-Old Young Horse Dressage Western Selection Trials at La Canada Flintridge in California. The horse won the four- and five year-old U.S. National Young Horse Dressage Championships. Elizabeth, 46, of Carlsbad, California, who owns the black Hanoverian, told dressage-news.com: “After much consideration I’ve decided to return to Lamplight rather than making the trip to Verden. We would be very proud for Selten HW to win three years in a row–in the U.S. on our U.S.-bred horse.” In the regional finals, Elizabeth and Selten HW received a total score of 85.640 per cent, from scores of 86.20 per cent in the final test that counted for 60 per cent and 84.80 per cent in the preliminary that counted for 40 per cent. Their score easily surpassed the minimum qualifying requirement of 8.2 points for Verden Aug. 5-8. In second place was Willy Arts, of DG Bar Ranch in Hanford, California, on Zalon DG, an Olympic Ferro mare, with a total of 77.360 per cent and in third place Lars Holmberg of Lake View Terrace, California, on Pikko Del Rio HU, a gelding by Pik L out of a Rhodiamant mare, with 68.840 per cent. Selten is by Sandro Hit out of a Hohenstein mare, and was bred by Irene Hoeflich-Wiederhold of Cape Coral, Florida. The horse’s actual birthday was May 19. The second and third placed horses were also bred in the United States, Zalona at DG Bar Ranch and Pikko Del Rio HU by Horses Unlimited of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Elizabeth said that she is pleased at how Selten HW is developing even more expression and power, “it is such an amazing feeling to ride him.” “I was especially happy to have out 8.9 walk score,” she said. “His other scores have always been really high but until this season, the walk was high 7s to low 8s.” Gary Rockwell, a USA “O” judge, Jane Weatherwax and Jeanne McDonald judged the Western Finals. Dressage at Flintridge completed two of the three regional finals–Kassandra Barteau and GP Super Crusader won the Midwest Finals earlier this month with 76.00 per cent, and the Eastern Finals will be held in Leesburg, Virginia, next weekend. Selten was the U.S. four-year-old champion ridden by Michael Bragdell of Hilltop Farm in Colora, Maryland, but Elizabeth took over the ride early last year and won the U.S. five-year-old title at Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. She works with U.S. Olympic medalist Guenter Seidel. The Freestyle Test of Choice was won by Jan Ebeling of Moorpark, California, riding Rafalca at Grand Prix with 71.917 per cent. Jan also won the Grand Prix Special on Sandrina with 68.333 per cent. Both horses are qualified for the U.S. selection trials for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky later this year.

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June 9th, 2010:

 Just imported, Lover Boy HW now already winning at Training Level with his new owner. She said no longing, just got on and showed and the judge praised him as a sweet horse. Congratulations, glad it's another match made in heaven, you rock Linda, keep having fun!

June 2010:

EM Santina HW’s nice made headlines. This wonderful mare by Hotline/Sandro Hit (out of Santina HW’s full sister Sandrice) is the champion mare and winner of Sottrum 2010. The Jury, with Dr. Schade as well as Mr. Schäfer and Celle’s stud assistant Maria Hansen praised the quality of the horses. They said here are many mares which we really like to see – Dr. Schade. He says that Sottrum is one of the places where Top-Quality can positively be noted. Under the six mares, whom left the rings as winners, the noble Hotline daughter was able to get the champion title. The black/bay mare has everything they were looking for: Type, Expression, Bloodlines, Schwung/Elasticity – and a very modern Pedigree, with Sandro Hit being the dam sire.

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June 1st, 2010:

EURODRESSAGE reports the following – it’s just amazing:

Selten HW and Wakeup Obtain American WCYH Qualfication Score. Last year there were no American young dressage horses which were able to achieve the 8.2. U.S. qualification standard to compete at the World Championships for Young Dressage Horses in Verden, Germany. This year change seem to have come as the 5-year old Wakeup and the 6-year old Selten HW scored above 8.2 at the Central and West Coast Young Horse Selection trials.

http://www.eurodressage.com/equestrian/2010/05/31/selten-hw-and-wakeup-obtain-american-wcyh-qualfication-score

 

May 31st, 2010:

The DRESSAGE-NEWS.COM just prints the following article about Selten HW’s new victories. I love especially this comment: Elizabeth and Selten easily surpassed the minimum qualifying requirement of 8.2 points for the FEI World Breeding Championships for Young Horses in Dressage in Verden, Germany, Aug. 5-8.

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6-Year-Old Selten HW Wins USA Young Dressage Horse Western Selection Trials

Braddick/dressage-news.com LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, California, May 30–Selten HW, the Sandro Hit gelding that won the four- and five year-old U.S. National Young Horse Dressage Championships, was ridden by Elizabeth Ball to victory in the Markel/USEF Six-Year-Old Young Horse Dressage Western Selection Trials Sunday. Elizabeth, 46, of Carlsbad, California, who owns the black Hanoverian, received a total score of 85.640 per cent, from scores of 86.20 per cent in the final test that counted for 60 per cent and 84.80 per cent in the preliminary that counted for 40 per cent. In second place was Willy Arts, of DG Bar Ranch in Hanford, California, on Zalon DG, an Olympic Ferro mare, with a total of 77.360 per cent and in third place Lars Holmberg of Lake View Terrace, California, on Pikko Del Rio HU, a gelding by Pik L out of a Rhodiamant mare, with 68.840 per cent. Selten is by Sandro Hit out of a Hohenstein mare, and was bred by Irene Hoeflich-Wiederhold of Cape Coral, Florida. The horse’s actual birthday was May 19. The second and third placed horses were also bred in the United States, Zalona at DG Bar Ranch and Pikko Del Rio HU by Horses Unlimited of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dressage at Flintridge completes two of the three regional finals–Kassandra Barteau and GP Super Crusader won the Midwest Finals earlier this month with 76.00 per cent, and the Eastern Finals will be held in Leesburg, Virginia, next weekend. Elizabeth and Selten easily surpassed the minimum qualifying requirement of 8.2 points for the FEI World Breeding Championships for Young Horses in Dressage in Verden, Germany, Aug. 5-8. Gary Rockwell, a USA “O” judge, Jane Weatherwax and Jeanne McDonald judged the Western Finals. Selten was the U.S. four-year-old champion ridden by Michael Bragdell of Hilltop Farm in Colora, Maryland, but Elizabeth took over the ride early last year and won the U.S. five-year-old title. She works with U.S. Olympic medalist Guenter Seidel. The Freestyle Test of Choice was won by Jan Ebeling of Moorpark, California, riding Rafalca at Grand Prix with 71.917 per cent. Jan also won the Grand Prix Special on Sandrina with 68.333 per cent. Both horses are qualified for the U.S. selection trials for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky later this year.

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May 31st, 2010:

This e-mail just arrived from FRANCE!!! So yes, we are internationally successful!

Just a short mail to tell you that Sammy (Special Edition) has done his first show with me. He has win his 2 tests (FEI YOUNG HORSE Preliminary and Final Dressage Test for 5-year old horses) with the great note of 75,4 %!! I m very happy with him, he is a very very very lovely horse. Normally ( If our next two competitions are so good...) we should participate to the international dressage show of Vierzon. Fingers crossed!! I send you 2 pictures of us during the test. Have a good day, chat latter Sandrine

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May 30th, 2010:

Dressage at Flintridge, Final Selection Trials. Oh boy, oh boy, they just keep it coming. Again, breathtaking scores, Selten HW is definitely the leader in the nation, winning with 84.8% and 86.2%.

Beth, we are so super proud of you and so thankful that you and Selten HW are such a great team. Huge congratulations to all your success and all the best wishes for the future!!!

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May 28th, 2010:

 Now on the website of the AMERICAN HANOVERIAN SOCIETY:

FEI FIVE-YEAR-OLD DIVISION

CHAMPION:

Selten HW
(Sandro Hit-SPS High Princess/Hohenstein)
Median score: 8.0
Owner: Elizabeth Ball
Breeder: Irene Hoeflich-Wiederhold, Fla.

RESERVE CHAMPION:

Hyperion SF
(His Highness-Wonderlady/Wonderful)
Median score: 7.7
Owner: Somerset Farms
Breeder: Stefan Blanken, Ger.

HONORABLE MENTION:

Cosmopolitan
(Connery-Wonderful Dream/Weltrum)
Median score: 7.5
Owner: Faye Dunn
Breeder: Juergen Koetter, Ger.

Pikko Del Rio HU
(Pik L-Rohweena/Rohdiamant)
Median score: 7.5
Owner/Breeder: Horses Unlimited

Rorick
(Rienzi-EM Daalny/Donnerhall)
Median score: 7.3
Owner/Breeder: Marefield Meadows

Donzi
(Don Frederico- SPS Wiebke/Weltmeyer)
Median score: 7.3
Owner: Charlotte Bayley-Schindelholz
Breeder:Walter Wilhaus, Ger.

Laika
(Londonderry—SPS Wildrose II/Weltmeyer)
Median score: 7.3
Owner: Emily Wagner
Breeder: Hermann Meyer

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Selten HW

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May 23rd, 2010:

Selten HW does it again!!! After being the 4 and 5 year old champion, he now leads the 6 year old group! In the 2010 USEF National Young Horse Ranking List, SIX-YEAR-OLD DIVISION for the 2010 National Championships, Selten HW ranks at 1st Place with scores of 8.04 and 8.6, overall average 8.32 right now. What a great team Beth and Selten are, congratulations, this is awesome!

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May 22nd, 2010:

THE AMERICAN HANOVERIAN prints the following info about Selten HW in their Spring 2010 edition. EQUIQUEST FEI TEST AWARDS! Selten HW is the FEI FIVE-YEAR-OLD WINNER with an 8.0. Breeder Irene Höflich-Wiederhold, owner Elizabeth Ball.

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May 12th, 2010:

Huge congratulations go to Becky! She just sent the following test result and e-mail, Don Mancero (Don Stefano) won the 5 year old FEI dressage test with a whopping 78%! Way to go, what a great team! Hello Irene, Thought that I would send this test and scoring of Don Mancero along to you since you have bragging rights with this nice young horse coming through your hands to us. We love him so much. He is "all boy" for a gelding and attracts attention where ever we go. He is a good boy and we are grateful to have him. Thanks a million for the excellence in everything that you do.

Sincerely, Becky and Major Mancero

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May 3rd, 2010:

 The USDF Connection displays a picture of Selten HW with Michael Bragdell in their magazine. It’s always amazing to see the boy in the news.

 

April 19th, 2010:

Here is a picture of Steffen Peters with Stepmaster HW, Steffen will take on Dreamy’s training as soon as he is imported. Congratulations to the new owners (Kendyl and Jon), have fun with this sensational guy!

April 11th, 2010:

Jacksonville Dressage Show: Huge congratulations to Holly and Sandjour! They collected the ribbons again, scoring up to 71%, winning and named Reserve First Level Champions! What a great success, we love to see them thrive and accomplish such nice scores.

April 10th, 2010:

South West Florida Dressage Show What a great day today. EM Donatella HW did us all proud - as usual - and collected another BLUE RIBBON at PSG. She is a super reliable FEI horse, competitive, fun to watch, ride, trustworthy and happy to please. She is for sale, more info about her on her sales site. Here is a snapshot from the horse show, EM Donatella HW and her son Sundance HW, he was born in 2007 and was with us to get a little more experience away from home. He was an angel, well behaved and my daughter had a blast working and riding him. EM Donatella HW is by Don Frederico/Weltmeyer/Lanthan and Sundance HW is her son, by Samarant (Sandro Hit/Brentano)

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Below is a picture of Donna in the show ring, earning her blue ribbon at PSG!

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March 15th, 2010:

Hi Irene, Just thought you'd be so proud to hear that Selten HW won his first 6 yr. old qualifier with an 80.4%, at the Dressage Affaire CD!!! He's still figuring out how to organize himself for the flying changes, but has a great start with them. He's such a magnificent boy!

Hope you're well, Beth

March 10th, 2010:

Just got the video of our black San Amour / Weltmeyer / Prince Thatch colt, born in 2009. Isn’t he wonderful?! Gotta love this airtime, elasticity and look. Super bloodlines, out of EM Donatella HW’s and EM Santina HW’s dam lines, all SPS mares down the pedigree for many generations. Watch for this one, he is a future stallion prospect.

 

March 8th, 2010:

 The American Hanoverian Society sends the medal for EM Santina HW, she is a true ELITE mare due to the birth of her super son Quickstep HW. Santina continues to be a stunning mover and complete darling in her training and she is FOR SALE.

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Hannah (EM Hannahlea HW) is doing fabulous. She is really coming along. I adore her. Aron is actually really great. We have made huge progress with him and he did his first show in Florida 2 weeks ago. He placed in quite a bit in the Jr./Sr. Division. My daughter is really loving him.

Best, Kelly

February 22nd, 2010:

Hi Irene,
 
I just came back from Carlucci HW’s FIRST show and he was perfect!

 He loaded and unloaded in the trailer and was completely calm at the showground’s, started drinking and eating right away in his stall. There was even horse next to him rearing up and he didn't bat an eye! I tacked him up in his stall without any problems, then hopped on him and walked from the show barns to the main arena without even lunging him. He was super in the warm up ring and caught everyone's attention. He definitely was the star of the show! Everyone who watched him in the warm up came to the arena to watch him show; hence, he had quite an audience! There were loads of distraction; a video taper, judges, photographer, and tent all on one side of the arena which he just looked at and continued going like a pro. Carlucci HW was super in the test, supple and super responsive to my aids. After the ride, the audience started clapping, and again, he took it all in stride without any problems. We ended up winning our class in front of quite a large margin and received at 8 on gaits! I'm super proud of Carlucci and his behavior. At the end of the day, I loaded him up and brought him home without any problems. Overall, he was a super good boy and I'm looking forward to his next show.
 
Best Wishes,
Michele

Carlucci HW is FOR SALE, please check out his website with pictures, more info and videos – already imported!!!

 

February 9th, 2010:

Fox Lea Farm in Venice, Florida:

Holly and Sunny are on a roll! They keep collecting the 8’s for gaits and won two more 1st Level Tests! Way to go – huge congratulations!!!

What a great team they are!

 

February 8th, 2010:

This girl knows how to bring home the blue ribbons, no matter what level she shows!

Fox Lea Farm in Venice, Florida:
EM Donatella HW won Prix St. George with 70% and was followed by the others with 63 % and less.
She looked so impressive and content, was right on with just everything,
got 8's for canter, trot extensions, flying changes, impulsion and more with the judge's comment:

"Well presented, a pleasure to watch this test. Nicely balanced and many more 8's to come"!

The "well presented part" goes to credit of Michelle, whom is such a perfectionist in equine training and showing.
I had tears in my eyes during the ride and am still smiling. Donna is very dear to us as she was the first foal born on our farm in Cape Coral Florida.
To see her grow up, get stronger and move through the levels so fast and sure footed is an unbelievable experience.
She is the perfect horse for everybody alike, YR, AA or Professionals and yes, she is for sale and her price is subject to change.

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January 29th, 2010:

Congratulations to Holly Chernoff and Sunny! A 1st and a 2nd place – wow!

The SWFDA Newsletter prints today, that she and Sunny (Sandjour) got the HIGH POINT AWARD at First Level at the horse show last weekend.

Way to go Holly!

The boy looks stunning and you are such hard workers, I’m sure there are many more ribbons in your future.

Again, Sunny scored 8’s on gaits, judge was Joan Humphrey, obviously - she liked him too!

January 28th, 2010:

Opportunity in Jonesboro, AR:

Looking for a responsible person or couple to take care of up to 6 horses (stall cleaning, turn out and feeding twice a day) in exchange for free rent in a 3 bedroom house on the property. Water and trash pickup paid. Located in Jonesboro, AR. For the right person, could possibly work out some riding opportunities.

This would be a good deal for a student, as there is a large University in town.

Contact Amanda Bailey: mandabailey@yahoo.com

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January 27th, 2010:

DANCE AWAY HW IS FOR SALE, check SALES SITE or follow the link, here is some new info:

Hi Irene,

Here are some pics from my first outing with Dancer (Dance Away HW). I took him to a clinic in Mississippi, followed by a show. He loaded and hauled to the show without incident. He got off the trailer, and immediately relaxed. I put him in the stall and he was instantly at home. He went to nibbling hay and eating right away. My ride was scheduled about an hour from the time we got there. I only had time to walk him around the huge/busy indoor once, then get some of the mud cleaned off and tack up before my clinic ride. I got right on him with no lunging first, as he just didn't need it. He was totally relaxed, and I let him walk on a long rein for about 10 minutes before starting our ride. The clinician and many other people there commented on how beautiful he is. It made me feel like a princess to be on such an adored horse. He went right to work in his lesson, and the clinician was impressed with his focus, work ethic and desire to please. I couldn't have been more proud of him.

The following day, he came out the same way. Relaxed and ready to work. He warmed up super for his test and I was feeling quite confident. Unfortunately, the judge was a half hour late, and we were the first ride, so I ended up being on him for more than an hour before the judge finally showed up. Despite this, he performed quite well. He was focused and relaxed for the test. He scored 7's on both of his simple changes, which I think are the hardest part of that test, since they are on a diagonal line.

I have to say that I am super excited to know that he travels so well and that he was such a good performer in a busy atmosphere. He didn't spook, or put a hoof wrong, the entire weekend.

I am really looking forward to taking him more places!

Amanda

January 23rd, 2010:

EM Donatella HW just showed PSG! Sure, she got a blue ribbon and lots of praise!

As usual, she loaded and behaved like a pro at the horse show. 100% reliable and fun to ride and watch.

Her flying changes were super clean and uphill, she can do them safely down to two’s and ones,

really impressive for such a young horse, this is a true Grand Prix prospect.

She is only 7 and will turn 8 in May 2010. There are not many horses this far advanced and secure in their training in the same age group.

More info, pictures and videos (including show footage from today) is on the sales site.

 

And a sneak peak right here:

 

January 2010:

Markel has printed their new advertising in DRESSAGE TODAY, showcasing
National Young Horse Champions like Selten HW, called "in the Circle of
Winners":

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January 2010:

DRESSAGE TODAY prints the following article, AMERICAN-BRED SPORT HORSES are RISING TO THE TOP. Read stories from the breeders, riders and owners of the four best young horses in the nation. One of them is Selten HW, bred by Irene Hoeflich-Wiederhold, ridden by Elizabeth Ball, as we always say:

The most valuable asset for successful breeding is the best mare available (SPS High Princess)!

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