It has been a pleasure working with you on the purchase of my
new horse. As you know, I was a bit nervous about buying a
horse sight unseen, however, I don’t think I could have found a
better horse if I had gone over myself. You are honest, true
to your word and Finesse (Fly
Away HW) is everything you said he would be and more!
He is sweet, honest horse and he’s highly trainable. I
cannot wait for what the future holds for us as partners! The
entire process was seamless and I would work with you again in a
heartbeat! Thank you so much, I love my new boy! I will
keep you posted on his progress.
wanted to tell you how thrilled I am with "Step
Up " HW. I had been searching for a quality
young horse for some time , and all I was finding was over
priced and over represented horses. "Step
Up' HW is incredible! He is everything you
told me he would be, and more! An international horse for
sure. He arrived to us in wonderful shape, and settled in
immediately. His movement gives me chills. The process was
so easy, and your constant communication was very
reassuring. It is so nice to know that there are honest
horse people in this world. I have and will continue to go
to your site for more horses and tell everyone about
you. Because of the quality of horses you have for sale, and
the professionalism you exhibit, no wonder the horses you
have do not last long.
will keep you updated on "Step
Up's " Progress.
for all your help through the sales process with Delano
HW, now Danik. It was a huge leap of faith to purchase a
horse from only video, descriptions, and our many phone calls.
The main thing that attracted me to Danik was the descriptions of
his character. I really wanted a horse that I would not find
intimidating. This is hard to find when you are also looking
for a horse with the talent to do FEI work. I feel I have
found both and am very pleased with Danik. He has a
super attitude, is very calm and well-behaved, and is
progressing well with his training.
it was a pleasure doing business with you.
you so much for importing my Ramina,
such a lovely mare! She
at the Hanoverian inspections.
There were 4 mares
in the performance test. During
test, I kept looking around and wondering if everyone
else saw what I did: Ramina
the other 3 mares. At
the end, she was indeed
the champion, and outscored the others by a
margin. This is the
second year in a row that one
of your horses was the Florida AHS champion, so
congratulations to you too.
performance test score was 7.4, with two 6.5s on her
jumping (the judges commented she was very game,
clearly tried her heart out in anything she was asked
to do. Not too bad for
a mare with impeccable
ridability score was 8.5! Actually,
Maya said the judges were a lot pickier than
year, but I totally can't complain about her wonderful
now she is home, and her main job is to cope with ME.
I'm having a super, super time with her.
speaking of HUGE CONGRATULATIONS, well, the same to
you on your stallion at
. WOW-EEE -- an 85.6%
the 2 year old class, AND Colt Champion AND 2nd in the
Grand Championship???!!! Do
you think he and
would make nice babies??? What
are your plans
thank you again for bringing me such a lovely
And DO let me know your plans for Selten
I thought that i would let you know that Annie and Raon
were at a horse
show this weekend and were amazing!
They got champion, first, 3 seconds, a 3rd and a 4th.
They work so well together and everyone admires him so much!
Thank you for such a wonderful horse!
Janet, Annie, And Raon
wanted to give you an update on Riccie.
Riccie up to Vermont
for two weeks for the Summer Festival which is a very large horse
was Reserve Champion in the Low Hunter Division jumping 3ft. out of
60 horses!!! He placed 2nd and 5th the
first day and 4th, 4th and 1st the
am so proud of him! He tried so hard to be such a good boy, he
always does his best! No one believes me when I tell them he
is only 4 years old!
ordered pictures so as soon as I get them I will send you a copy.
to you soon
wanted to update you on Dhalia.
She's turning into a big star! Her first outing was her
Hanoverian Inspection. She was extraordinarily well behaved
and really showed herself off quite well, ending with a 7.33;
receiving 8's for elasticity/impulsion and typines /
feminity! Then, a week and a half later we went to her first
show - a breed show. She was a good girl and scored a 77.5%!
is a wonderful mare and we completely adore her - even when she
acts like a diva! :) I know it was difficult for you to part
with her, but I'm very glad you did!
thanks for all your help
with our recent purchase of Cameron
HW. It is refreshing to know that there are still honest
people in the horse industry. We feel so fortunate to have
"stumbled" across your website. Cameron
HW is everything you represented him to be and more. We
also appreciate all your help with my multiple phone calls and
questions as well as helping to oversee his vetting and shipping.
He has adapted quite well to his new home and is an absolute joy!
I have recommended your site to several friends who are
currently horse shopping. I am still amazed at how rapidly
your horses sell! I think it is a testimony to the quality of
horses that you represent the reasonable price and the honesty of
your representation. Thanks again for all your help. I
will keep you updated on Cameron's progress!
Cathy and Lauren
wanted to share what happened yesterday at the Hanoverian
Inspections in Rhode Island
. Dhalia was
well-behaved when she had to be, and showed herself beautifully when
it was time.
part of the inspection process she was turned loose in the arena to
be judged on her trot at liberty - she knew what she was there for
and showed the best trot of the day - which was reflected in her
scores. She got gait scores of 8 and 8 for impulsion/elasticity. Her
conformation scores were all solid 7s with an 8 for Typiness/Feminity
- only 1 other mare got better conformation scores, but only by .22
(I was counting!)
scores put her in the Main Studbook (highest in Hanoverian lingo)
and she is now an Elite Eligible Mare - has to complete her Mare
Performance Test which is under saddle and free jumping, and produce
a foal to complete the requirements for Elite Mare. Next year we
plan to tackle the performance test. The judges told me I would be
hard pressed to improve on her pedigree but thought I could make
some "interesting" matches.
am so thrilled with my new boy- Skywalker HW. He is everything and
more I was looking for in a prospect. Irene was super to communicate
with, even getting the shipping and vet arrangements went smoothly.
I would highly recommend buying a horse from Irene to anyone!"
Just an update to let you know that Calvin
is doing so well....he truly
was an answer to prayer & really is a dream of a horse! We are
currently in training and are planning his first show next month. In
addition to his phenomenal gaits, he also has such a wonderful mind
positive work ethic. He is absolutely all that you had represented
to be! Thank you Irene for your discriminating selection of only top
quality horses. There will always be a market for animals of this
caliber. I know that I will be referring others to you!
I cannot tell you what a wonderful experience it was dealing with
you when purchasing my FIRST horse...Maya!
You were honest, open and straight forward. Your patience shined
through when having to deal with the xray machine being down and
bringing Maya to
Wellington and back to Ft. Meyers again! You were very accommodating
and I really appreciated that. You made my first buying experience a
It's been a bit over a month that I have had Maya. I fall more in
love with her each day! I am taking lessons on a regular basis and
trying to ride at least 5 times a week. We are coming along nicely.
(Thanks to Maya and my
Thank you so much Michelle for being so patient and helpful EVERY
time I call to ask another question! You always get right back to me
and I appreciate it. I am looking forward to filling you in on our
progress down the road.
Liz and Cinco De Maya!
and I got
an 8.36 on our FEI 4yr old test this weekend. I was
so happy I cried like a baby. He was perfect.
It was everything I knew he could be. I had the
photgrapher take pics. I'll send you one when I get
Horse Nationals, Here we come!
owe you a ton of gratitude. THANK-YOU!
Once again, working with you in purchasing a horse has been exactly
way it should be -- totally honest and straightforward,; the horse
as represented; lots of information and video on your web site; and
question quickly and cheerfully answered. You sent digital x-rays to
vet for review; got Lamborghini's
full pedigree promptly; and called his
breeder in Germany when you needed more information.
it took to respond to my endless questions -- and even seemed to read
mind sometimes! It was also great that you had arranged for import, and
included import in his price. No surprises.
Lamborghini (now fondly
known as Boghi) is everything we expected, and
more. Our very exacting veterinarian said he was the soundest horse
examined in a very long time-- and he examines a lot of horses!
Hayes, Boghi's co-owner, trainer and rider, has high hopes for him
enjoying the opportunity to bring him along from the beginning.
a marvelous personality, as well as the talent to go far, so he
fun for all! We plan to bring him along nice and easy -- no hurry
this boy -- and we will keep you posted on his progress.
Thanks again for finding these wonderful horses -- and for the
you represent them! It was a great pleasure to purchase Boghi from
Selling a dearly loved horse is always a hard thing for an owner.
You took my horse in training, marketed her, and very successfully
placed her in another very loving home. I could not ask for
more. I must also say a big thank you for taking Maya to her
vet check and waiting patiently for the vet, etc. You deserve
the biggest gold star I could find. And the most important
part of this whole thing was that never for one minute did I worry
about Maya's well-being. I knew that you cared for her as you
would your very own horse and placed her with that same care.
I can't thank you enough for all your help. You did a
wonderful job. It isn't only to sell a horse but to find a
match and that is what you are so wonderful at. And I look
forward to our working together again to find my next horse.
Thanks so much.
First I would like to say what a great web site you have, its nice
not only have the prices of the horses but that the price already
includes import, and they all have great videos its a shame other
sites don't have this.
I was going to contact you regarding Raon
Itape, and only waited
because my son who the horse would be for was away and yesterday I
that he has already been sold, we are looking for a horse like this
around that price range. If you know of any others like this I would
love to hear from you, I will check your website frequently!
I will prepare to get you a clip of Casino
soon. He is developing so
quickly it is amazing. I have never met a more impressive horse. I
wait to take him out. He is spectacular.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to buy him.
I adore him.
Figgy is everything you
described him to be and more. My client, Mary loves him and even her
non-horsey house help
loves him and buys him his own bag of carrots!
We went on the first outing last week to a benefit clinic for the
Ocala Horse Park given by Gunnar Ostergaard.
I rode him as Mary took her other horse and wanted to observe how
Figaro would be in an away from home situation.
He was an absolute star and did everything asked of him. He is just
Thanks for representing him so honestly and making the transaction
so easy and comfortable.
All the best,
recently bought a horse (Cheenook
HW, now named Casino) from Irene
after seeing a clip of him on the internet. He was such a
special horse, there was a lot of competition to buy him, so I ended
up purchasing him sight unseen-- from the clip. He arrived at
my place safely last week. I am impressed by him daily.
Not only does he have outstanding gaits; he also has an incredible
brain. I have yet to meet another horse with such a super mind
paired with those gaits. Irene was honest about his training
level and temperament. I couldn't be happier.
just wanted to let you know that Faulkner(Fridolin)and I are both home safe
and sound from our trip down to Wellington
for the FEI young horse training session with Scott Hassler.
Faulkner made the trip like a trooper. He hauled quietly and
maintained his healthy appetite throughout.
was very complimentary of Faulkner(Fridolin). The very first thing he
said to me when we joined him in the arena for our lesson was
"First of all, I have to tell you that I love your
horse." As you know I sent in a video of us working at
home to be selected for the training session. He also
confirmed that he was the only 4 yr old selected for the East
coast session. Faulkner was very attentive and hard working
in the hectic environment of the Wellington Show Grounds. He
stayed very relaxed throughout the week we spent down there.
have to thank-you again for helping me find such a willing and
talented partner. THANK-YOU IRENE!
has been here in her new home for 1 1/2 weeks, and I could not be
delighted. She is so calm and sweet, and well on the way to becoming
of my life. Everything you told me about her was absolutely on
I am certain that she and my two imported broodmares are happily
in German. But unlike those other two mares, Ramina is an absolute
saddle. My biggest problem is that I'm afraid I will breed her
keeping her as my riding horse. I guess this is why embryo
As you know, if you find another like Ramina, mark that horse as
friend will buy on the spot.
Thanks again, and congratulations on your Sandro Hit colt,
(had to change spelling for AHS) really is the dream horse I never
dreamed would come my way! And you really made this
extraordinary experience of importing a horse easy! I would tell
anyone who is looking for a German WB to get in touch with you - the
horse is as represented, if not better!, and you walked me through
the process and patiently answered questions, helped with
vetting, transport and every other little thing I needed help or
reassurance with. And, I feel I made a friend in the process -
something that doesn't necessarily happen between buyers and
sellers! It was a pleasure talking with you throughout the
feel free to give anyone my name for a reference - I will gladly
relate my experience. AND, if I ever need(!) another horse, I
will definitely call you first!!!
Did I mention that I LOVE this horse? :)
have been around horses and horse people all of my life.
In that time I have been involved in the buying and selling
of dozens of horses, both horses of my own, and those of my clients.
Some of those transactions have been private sales, and some
of have been through “dealers” or “agents.”
I can honestly say that the purchase of Faulkner was a joyful
experience from beginning to end, thanks to Irene.
first encounter with Irene and Michelle occurred in 2003 when I
accompanied a friend/student down to
to look at a 4yr old imported Hanoverian gelding named Amerika.
Erin (friend/client) is a very discriminating adult
amateur who has taken the time to educate herself
in what to look for in a dressage prospect.
She has done a ton of research on bloodlines and
conformation. She has a
very educated eye. So I
knew when she wanted to look at
Amerika, that he would
be nice, it was just a question of whether or not, he would be a
match for her. Irene and
Michelle were extremely helpful when we arrived at the farm.
They allowed us plenty of time to get acquainted with the
horse before riding. They
eagerly and honestly answered all questions asked, and offered
additional information that we had not asked about.
We rode Amerika that day
and the next before making the decision to vet him.
Irene and Michelle made provisions for the vetting to take
place while we were in town so we could be present.
They even took time out of their busy schedules to haul the
horse to the vet and be there with us during the exam.
The sale went off without a hitch.
Once we got Amerika
he was everything we hoped he would be and more.
He is truly a delight to around, and always gives 110% while
being ridden. He is a
very talented horse who is proving himself in the show ring.
the time came for me buy a young FEI prospect for myself, it was two
years after the transaction with Amerika,
. I hoped that she would
be able to find a horse for me.
I had done a lot of looking on the internet and through some
other contacts. I had
received at least a dozen videos, and nothing was even close to the
quality I was looking for. I
was worried that I would not be able to find a horse to meet my
criteria, in my price range. When
I talked to
, she immediately put my mind at ease.
“Your budget is good.” She said.
“Don’t worry, we will find him.”
From that point on, I stopped looking anywhere else.
asked me a lot of questions to help decipher exactly what type of
horse I wanted, right down to the size and color.
(Although color was not a deciding factor to me)
I was impressed by her ability to customize a horse just for
me. Everyday, I eagerly
opened e-mails from
. She kept in very close
contact, letting me know about this horse or that one who could be a
possibility. She sent me
pictures and videos via e-mail.
We discussed the positives and
negatives of each horse. How
often do you hear an agent speak honestly
about a horse’s weaknesses? It
is a rare thing. When
sent me the video clips of Faulkner
(Fridolin), I knew immediately that he was
“the one.” He had
everything I was looking for, the movement, conformation, bloodlines
and temperament. The
amazing thing is he was less than I had told
I could spend.
could have easily added thousands to his price and I would have
happily paid the price and been none the wiser, but she instead,
priced him honestly. Now,
I don’t know any other agent who would do the same.
helped me with every step of the vetting and importing process.
She answered all of my questions and concerns quickly and
honestly. I feel she has
an integrity that you find only rarely in this industry.
Faulkner (Fridolin) showed up at my door in the middle of the night, I was one
of the happiest people on the planet.
He stepped off that trailer and my heart soared.
He quietly and obediently led into his stall, whinnied twice,
and then went about his business munching hay.
He has proven himself to be beyond my expectations (which
were quite high) by having superior manners on the ground and under
saddle. I am attaching a
picture taken during our very first ride together.
You can see how willing and talented a horse he is.
When the time comes for me to buy an additional horse,
will be the first call I make. All
I can say is, One Million Thank-Yous to
. I know that he will be
the star I was looking for.
is such a good boy, I truly love him. He has
such a personality, incredibly forgiving always
to give me what he thinks I want. I am learning
I just wanted you to know that he is in the most
loving hands, he seems very happyand
has adjusted very well. Thank you so much, he is
absoulutely perfect for me!!!
Reisa in California about Art
and I thought you might like
a photo and update. EZ
is fine and dandy and being
a sweet gentleman. Raegan
has her once-in-a-life-time
horse. Hope things are
well for you all.
Im so glad you emailed
me I was about to send you an email about
Riccies big weekend. There was a huge labor day
horse show in our area on Sunday and Monday so I
decided to take Riccie
HW Just for some show experience. This horse
show is the biggest one of the year for our
county and has a huge fair with all kinds of
scary rides and many spectators. They had
over 500 entries just to give you an idea of the
size. Well, Riccie cleaned up!
I am so excited. On Sunday we did Adult
Equitation and he was champion in that out of 11
horses. And on Monday I did beginner
hunter with him and even jumped in this
division, just little fences around 2'3.
He ended up being 1st, in the first jumping
class 6th, and 3rd out of 20 horses!! So he
ended up being reserve champion in that
division. Then I rode him in Young Hunter
Under Saddle which is for five year olds and
under and he was fifth out of 16. And
finally to complete the weekend I received grand
champion adult rider for the weekend thanks to Riccie!!! You
would not believe how well behaved he was at
such a huge horse show. He was sooo good.
And he is jumping great. I will have to
send you the video I have as soon as I get a
copy. I absolutely love him to death.
Sorry that was so long but I just wanted to let
you know how good he was doing. I hope you
and your family are doing well.
Talk to you soon.
I LOVE GRAFIT...I
MEAN ABSOLUTELY 100%. HE IS LIKE A CLOUD TO RIDE. I CAN'T IMAGINE A HORSE SO
LIGHT....I CAN TAKE AN ENTIRE LESSON ON HIM AND NOT BE WINDED---HE JUST GOES
LIKE A FEATHER. I LOVE HIM. THANK GOODNESS FOR TOM....HE IS TEACHING ME HOW TO
RIDE SUCH A NICE HORSE...WITH A LIGHT HAND.....IT'S AMAZING, NO PROPS..NO
SPURS, WHIPS....NOTHING. HE'S GREAT. HE IS VERY LARGE THOUGH---HE'S A GOOD
17" NOW AND GETTING QUITE FIT. HE LOVES HIS FOOD....ESPECIALLY OAT HAY
LUNCH AND TIMOTHY HAY IN BETWEEN THE ALFALFA CUBES...I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN BY
AN IN YOUR POCKET HORSE...HE'S THE FIRST HORSE I'VE EVER OWNED WHO IS NOT AT
ALL PUSHY OR WANT TO BE DOMINANT...HE NEVER TRIES TO GET THROUGH THE GATE
BEFORE YOU OR STEPS ON YOU OR GETS IN YOUR SPACE..I ABSOLUTELY LOVE
HIM.....THANKS A MILLION. I WILL TRY TO GET PICTURES SENT....STEPHANIE
After spending 2.5 years nursing a thoroughbred
I'd bought off the track for eventing, through the disease of
laminitis, I was very leery of purchasing a horse from anyone. I
knew better than anyone what it was to own a horse without a happy
ending. I really wanted my next horse purchase to be a
successful transaction. I had committed to spending a certain amount,
and was looking to fit all my criteria, and budget, into one
transaction that was going to keep me in the saddle for many years to
The only problem was, I didn't have $35,000
to $45,000 to spend on one horse. And the horses that were going for
that price here in the
were hardly the quality that you could find in
for the same dollar. It was like night and day. The inflation of
prices here in the
is frightful! It almost made me angry, to be honest, to see how
much people were charging for really average horses.
So when I happened upon Irene
Wiederhold's website one day (www.hwFarm.com) I
couldn't believe my eyes. I really mean that. It felt like I had
arrived in Shangri-la! I kind of thought to myself, "These prices
cannot possibly be right...these horses are absolutely gorgeous!"
Because I was originally looking for
something a bit younger and unmade, (it's all I could afford) I wasn't
typically able to entertain purchasing anything that wasn't severely
severely green. That all changed when I set eyes on GUINNES.
Not only was he what I was looking for conformation-wise, he was
certainly what I was seeking in bloodlines...but just never thought I
could afford. (This guy has bloodlines for DAYS... AND, he had some
solid pro training on him at just 3.5 years old) as well as a
sweet, uncomplicated disposition. (Isn't everyone looking for this???)
But, for someone who was skeptical, I must
add that my story is an odd one. I was intimidated by the concept of
, and wasn't planning to go over there on a buying trip by any means.
But seeing Guinnes,
I just had a feeling...even knowing he was still in
. How insecure can you get if you've had a bad experience, right?
Still, I asked for a tape to show my trainer because I really had a
feeling about the guy.
I must have watched that tape about 90 times
-- no kidding. Backwards and forwards and in slow motion and stop
action, etc. I knew this was the horse, but my sense of reason was
saying, "Are you kidding? Buying a horse sight unseen after your
Still, I pressed on. Something nagged at
me, and I proceeded with a "Clean slate" attitude, acting as
if I'd never had a bad experience. Knowing that Guinnes was with
a breeder that Irene personally knew for years helped a lot. Also
knowing that he was accepted into
's Equitop Auction with FIRST CLASS x-rays already having been done,
was a real relief. I had spent $900 on a vet check of a 4 year
in June of this year and on film, he looked 20!
I think the biggest thing for me, other than
the facts though, was that I had a GREAT feeling about, and rapport
with, both Irene and Michelle, I knew this was a transaction I could
do. And they weren't "used car salesman" or gruff like a lot
of horse people. They really wanted to assist me find what was right
for ME, even if it wasn't Guinnes!
I made sure I talked with the
breeder through a German speaking friend myself. I also made sure
to talk to the Equitop Auction vet who had graded Guinnes' x-rays, and
had his x-rays viewed both by my vet and an orthopedic specialist
at Alamo Pintado in
, CA. in order to try to cover AS MANY BASES as I could.
Still,it was a leap of faith. But then it hit me, his vet check and
flexion test was better than anything I'd seen in the states with
prospects, so why was
intimidating? After that, it wasn't, and I imported him in late
The truth is, from the first few emails and
conversations with Irene
and Michelle, as well as Carsten (Guinnes' breeder) I knew in my
heart, deep down, that these were people I could TRULY trust. They
obviously had great pride in both the quality of animals they
represented and in the service they provided to clients. I really
trusted my gut with all of it and let my intuition call the
and Michelle were just far too sincere and far too fairly priced
to think they were "industry gougers". They bent over
backwards trying to answer every question and satisfy my EVERY request
(I'm sure to their occasional frustration--though they NEVER said or
acted like it! :)
I definitely took my time through the
transaction, too, yet I never felt rushed or brushed off for
it by ANYONE involved. They knew my last horse experience was a tragic
one and wanted to make sure this one was a success for me.
Today, I own about the BEST HORSE I could
have ever afforded on my budget!!! I don't say that just because
I personally love him, I say that because it's the objective truth!
Guinnes is an AWESOME horse, with a wonderful disposition, NO BAD
HABITS, and enough training on him to jump into a Training Level
Dressage show tomorrow. By Spring, he'll be amazing! He has more
talent than I may ever be able to utilize in MY life!
The coolest thing about it is, every time I
work with my trainer, he continues to comment, "The more I see
this horse, the more and more impressed I am with him. He's really got
so much talent and has an incredible mind. He's FEI all the way!"
I look at him and think, "How did I EVER
get this lucky?" I'm really grateful for having him as my own
every day since he's arrived. And he just keeps getting better. WOW!
Is all I have left to say!
incredible, honest, ethical, and truly enjoyable buying experience one could
ever hope for! And my horse Florian .... see for yourself
After kissing so
many frogs, I finally found my prince, and for me, he's perfect. Just one of the
many quality imported horses
that Irene and
After looking for
"the perfect horse" for almost two years, I had given up hope. I was
completely frustrated, disappointed, and ready to chuck the
whole thing in. You know the story ladies, you are either experiencing it now,
or you've experienced it in the past - you see a horse, you call, you talk with
the owner or broker and it seems like "the perfect fit". You get so
excited that you can hardly wait for the video to arrive. Then you get the
video, only to be completely disappointed that the horse is not exactly
"the horse of your dreams".
you find yourself
astounded that someone would consider asking such an inflated price for a horse
with no talent. Well, after being
rendered completely gun shy one to many times, I was elated when I found Florian
and met Irene. Irene made my entire buying experience one
that I really -
yes, really enjoyed. For all of my 1000 questions and concerns,
addressed each and every one with complete and dedicated attention. I think more
importantly, Irene and
Michelle are absolutely dedicated to ensuring that their
horses go to "the right home", and that the buyer has found her/his
many roads I've traveled on what seemed like a never ending horse search, I can
say that the quality, caliber, temperament, price and value that I found in
Florian is truly unbelievable when I compare him to the other horses I've seen.
Plain and simply - there is NO comparison. In Florian,
I have found the
best horse for me, with the greatest temperament, talent, mind, and confirmation
at a very reasonable price! And most importantly, he was exactly what Irene
represented him to be.
The sad part to
this story is that my horse buying experience with Irene and
over. It was wonderful to be tapped into their talent and knowledge of
horses. I just wish they were here in St. Louis! Irene and
Michelle, I wish both
of you all the success in your endeavors. I look forward to buying my future
horses from you! Lastly, please let
me encourage any and all of you who read this testimonial to have confidence in
working with Irene and
Michelle. You have found two of the most ethical, honest,
and enjoyable people within the horse community - they are truly rare gems.
Please feel free to get my contact info from Irene if you'd like to know more
about my experience or would like a personal reference for these two ladies.
I'll be happy to talk with you. In the meantime .... happy horse hunting!
with Irene and
was an excellent experience in every way. They were
prompt and responsive to all my many inquiries, showed sincere interest in my
needs and displayed real talent for presenting superior prospects. They care
about both horses and riders, and represent their horses with absolute honesty
and integrity. I'd recommend them to anyone."
I have to
say buying Donna Weltklassik from
your web site has been exciting.
I have never just looked at one horse and bought it so fast. What I know
about Donna I like and Weltklassik fits her. Carsten
(the breeder) and his family are wonderful people. I hope in the
future someone in my barn can buy a horse from them, you never now I might
happy to tell everyone what wonderful treatment I got from nice people on such
a quality young horse. I
LOVE my new boy!
Don Bari is fine and continues to add members to his fan club almost on a
comment about Amerika: I used to live in Texas and competed at the Region 9
Championships on numerous occasions. I
think Amerika will blow their socks off.
cleaned up at her last show, it was just a schooling show but I was amazed at
Annie and how her temperament never changes, she never got hot, we didn't lunge
her. We arrived late, Taylor hopped on warmed her up and went straight in
the arena and won! Taylor was so excited. She won almost every class
she was in. At one point another horse exploded, bucking and such right
next to Annie and she just kept on cantering, never blinked an eye. I was
so impressed. We received so many comments on how beautiful she is.
you so much for selling her to us when you had so many choices!
you soon, Alexis
for the Congratulations!!!!! I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to be
his new Mom.
thanks for making this buying experience so enjoyable!!!! ...........Jill
Gerlach's help, I wouldn't have found my new horse, Wise Guy, a Canadian
Warmblood. He was just as she described him under saddle and was
exactly the horse I was looking for.I was prepared to take my time and
look for the perfect partner but when Michelle
said she knew of a horse that
had my name written all over him, I felt confident that she wouldn't steer me
knowledge of dressage, combined with her knowledge of horses, and her
honesty, its only natural to seek her out to find a suitable horse and I have
no doubt as to where I would turn if I needed to find another dressage
To all of the
horse shoppers searching for their dream horse,
When it came
time for me to shop for my next horse, I originally decided to shop in Germany.
I have a contact in Germany and I asked her to start looking around for me.
In the meantime, I casually searched at what was available in the US. I
talked to a lot of sellers and received a lot of videos and I generally found
that the horses were not as good, some not nearly as good, as described to me on
the phone. I began to wonder if my expectations were too high for the
price range I was shopping in. It was at this point that I came across an
ad for a 4 year old imported Hanoverian gelding named Amerika,
for sale by Irene
appeared to be the EXACT type of horse I was looking for and he was in my price
range! I contacted Irene about him, and later
Gerlach (Irene's trainer), and I found both ladies to be well-informed,
friendly, professional and very accommodating to my questions and requests for
videos. Once I viewed the videos of Amerika, I
knew that I had to go see him. I booked a flight for my friend/trainer,
Amanda Bailey, and I to go to Fort Myers right away. When we arrived in
Fort Myers, we discovered that not only had Irene and
represented Amerika, he was even better than
described! This horse blew me away, not only with his fantastic gaits,
presence and potential, but his absolute loving, snuggling personality and
perfect manners! When it came time for us to leave for our return flight,
I kissed Amerika on the forehead and he tried to come
with me - twice! I knew that he was my soul mate and I bought him.
I've now had
in St. Louis with me for almost a month and I cannot believe I have such a great
horse. I keep waiting for something to come up to bring me back to
reality, but he's the real deal. And, I didn't have to go to Germany!
is going so nicely that Amanda wants me to
think about trying to qualify him for the Region 9 dressage championships for
THIS year! I don't know if we'll try for that or not, it's so unexpected
and he is just 4 years old, but I'm thrilled and excited just at the idea.
recommend Irene and
to anyone looking to purchase a high quality horse.
Feel free to get my contact information from Irene if you are interested in
talking to me directly about my experience. Sincerely, Erin Rhoades
St. Louis, MO
and I(Taylor) just had a show over this past weekend(Nov.1st-Nov.2) at Pebble
Beach and she did great.
On Saturday we had two
classes, A flat eq, where they judge the rider and we won that. Then second we
had the jumpers where they judge the sepeed and we got 4th(=/). On sunday we had
....hmmm maybe 6 or 7 classes, we had a lot of over fenses classes: we got a 1st
in the equitation over fenses, a 2nd, 3rd, and a 5th in the hunters 2'. then we
had to classes on the flat. In the flat equitation we got a 2nd, and in the flat
under saddle we got a 4th. Well I just wanted to say I love Annie, and I think
she is enjoying the colder weather. At the show it was in the 50 -60 degrees.
And the normal days right now it gets up to maybe 70 at the most and it will
probably start getting colder. She is really responsive . Well thank for giving
us a chance to buy Annie I am so glad we did! We should be getting some pictures
from the show photographer that I will try to make copies of and send to you if
Mom says hi