Another wonderful and super informative experience learning from Henk
van Bergen at CB Walker Stables / Courtney Bolender Dressage!!
you were an absolute angel my heavenly boy! Thank you Courtney and Dave
for the opportunity!!
Love. This. Boy. To. Pieces. He's just the absolutely best. My Dreamy
boy. Just wanted u to know how our love and trust for one another grows
deeper each day. I just love Dantino so much!! I feel so connected to him
and every day we get more and more in tune with each other. It's bliss.
Wonderful how Sir Niro HW (aka Sotto Voce) was developed by Jennifer
Schrader-Williams. What a pleasure to see him successfully competing,
in elegant style and with his lofty movement. Perfect all around.
"Having recently imported a fantastic and well-represented pony (Pitu
HW) from Germany, I wholeheartedly recommend the services of HW Farm and
Irene Wiederhold. Irene saw to each detail with care and kept me informed
step-by-step in the process. Also, the training farm in Germany graciously
accomodated our European trainer coming to ride the horse. It's true
videos only show so much, but the additional details readliy provided by
Irene alleviated undue stress.
Now for the pony: to our delight he arrived in wonderful condition and
not fazed by the journey. He is precisely as described by Irene, if not
better, than anticipated. In two weeks since he's arrived, Florida has
become his home and he is relaxed and happy. Riding him is a blast; our
trainer and a skilled young rider concur, in addtion to myself, an
experienced amateur rider. I rode him the second day he arrived on the
buckle among dogs, golf carts, and a stiff breeze. He went straight to
work impecabbly - he tries hard to please us.
Quite simply, it would be difficult to be happier! I hope Irene markets
more ponies and smaller horses - many US adult riders would benefit. And I
will buy another :) "
ps - Pitu HW is doing great and he goes crazy for carrots! He's spoiled
and LOVED - but we make him work a tiny bit too :) He nickers loudly each
time I come to his stall now. LOL!
Wonderful news from Michelle
Rozzano Gerlach, at a clinic with Susan Mandas, "S" judge,
GP rider/trainer and respected Sport Horse Breeding Judge. She called him
"an exciting horse for the future”
She commented how he just naturally lowered his croup each time he was
asked to push a bit more forward. Plus, she felt he had a super hind
leg...piaffe will be a strong point for him! Not to mention canter departs
Fun to see his baby pictures. Just saw Jennifer S-W shining at the
Murietta CDI. Brought Sueño (ShowMaster
HW) out at Int. II and Developing GP in January. He felt great! On our
way to our semi annual clinic with Conrad Schumacher. Can't wait to show
him how strong and keen Sueno is and get our marching orders for the next
steps. I thank you again for this wonderful horse! Rachel Awwww, beautiful
ShowMaster HW, also known as Sueno Hit, owned by Rachel Saavedra Dressage.
Rachel is one of USDF's top instructor/clinicians AND she and her partner,
Sueno Hit, are 2016 USDF Horse of the Year 8th place for Prix St George!!
a couple of pic's from today. He is doing really well.
Still working on collection and developing strength but he now has
his changes and is a happy guy.
Mukpo, thank you so much for sharing these beautiful pictures of you
HW - love to see that you are having fun with him. Enjoy.
owner said, after she had bought him sight unseen, many years ago:
Can you see my smile in Florida?
I rode FiveStar HW today and can't stop smiling. He is everything you
said - he was only more! Three absolutely wonderful and powerful gaits.
His temperament is unbelievably sweet and we already have an incredible
bond. Thank you so much for finding this TOP QUALITY horse for me. It is
truly a dream come true. Cynthia
His trainer Nadine
Schwartsman reports now, that his piaffe and passage are coming
along nicely and that he’s ready for PSG, still as loved as ever, or
even more and with his original owner.
(aka Fashion HW) – WOW is my first word for him. He is my 3rd HW
purchase site un-seen in just 1 ½ years. Each one so different in their
movement but none of them with anything disappointing, only Complete
Elegance and Enjoyment. Franz is such a sweet in-your-pocket gentle
giant. Giant he is, big expressive shoulders, giant powerful gaits, but
kind soft eye and sweet disposition. Franz’s Presence, Elegance &
Power deserves the best opportunity for him to shine. I am so excited
for the future for this boy with the opportunity of working with Michael
Bragdell at Hilltop
Farms. I feel the sky is the limit for the both of them.
Now owning and personally handling and riding these 3 HW Beauties (Fendi
HW & Franziskus
HW), re-confirms my thoughts that Irene and her staff in Germany
with their complete commitment in breeding, raising, training the most
beautiful, well-bred and best disposition horses. Not only does Irene
& her staff offer the most amazing horses, the extra personal
touch of communicating every step of the way until they reach the farm,
answering every question, I mean every question 24/7, and regularly
keeping in contact with their progress.
I would not hesitate, obviously, to recommend anyone that feels they
can get in on “The Lottery” as someone has mentioned on FB, to make
a Purchase site un-seen. These horses are the complete package being
represented & sold by HW Farms, a real farm, real dedicated
knowledgeable professionals who only will sell the BEST, not a Broker
selling “A Pretty Horse”.
I would like to also add, Irene
cares about each and every one of the horses she sells and the new
owners and proudly shares each and every one of our experiences and
highlights. With doing so we are all able to connect and be supportive
of each other and share our experiences. How many others do this out
there, NONE!!!!! They sell you a horse and say thanks so much! Why Irene
does this, in my opinion is because her horses are not just “A Horse”,
they are a “HW Horse”, which is a complete package that the staff at
HW Farms has invested many many hours making sure they meet the criteria
for an HW
Thank you again for such an amazing horse, great purchase experience
and continued follow-up!
Quincy HW is a dream come true. I've been following HW farm for at least
a decade, always dreaming that one day one would be mine to ride. With
every new facebook post i would longingly look at the amazing quality of
horse flesh, all with beautiful movement and stunning good looks.
I actually saw Quincy's video on youtube before Irene sent me any
information on him and I was hooked.....out of the almost 900 views on
his video, I think my views account for about 3/4 of them; here was
something about him that i couldn't stop watching. Was it the huge,
lofty trot and canter? The huge hind leg action? The soft and kind look?
The fact that he was only 3? I think all of the above.
The next part is a whirlwind for me. The universe made it possible
for me to acquire this horse. Of course, I was ecstatic, but naturally i
had a few reservations. I never had a chance to even meet him much less
ride him. Having known some people with bad import experiences, I put
all of my trust in Irene and her glowing reputation. She made me feel at
ease describing Quincy HW in depth and being available for conversations
and questions immediately. It just so happened that the other two HW
boys (Franziskus HW and Quattro HW) were being shipped out the next week
and there was one last spot on the plane for Quincy HW. Throughout the
week Irene was more than accomodating with making all of the
arrangements. I didn't have to worry about a thing! The following week
Quincy and the boys shipped out and everything went like clockwork. At
10 pm that next Friday, Quincy arrived safe and sound!
That first night was love at first 'actual' sight as I just sat and
watched to make sure he was getting used to his new home. The next
morning we were all so pleasantly surprised when he walked very calmly
out to his new turnout after being inside for almost a full week at many
new places. Did I also mention that he's 3? This was the beginning of
realizing just how accurate Irene was in her descriptions of him. She
told me that he's an old soul that really really loves to please. Quincy
HW has exceeded my expectations 10 fold. His manners are perfect, he is
so level headed and takes everything in stride, he is so well trained
for being so young, is as sweet as can be and is ALWAYS happy. The other
huge thing of note, is that this horse absolutely trusts people. He
looks to the person for leadership and he knows that he will be ok. I
cannot say enough great things about the work that Irene's people have
done with him! You can just tell that he was well loved and treated like
the most special horse in the world, just like every other blessed HW
Through this whole process I've connected with other HW horse owners
and they could not have been more supportive as well. It's like one big
family. I was also blessed with the opportunity to meet and ride Carol
McPhee's three HW boys.. (Fendi HW, SenSation HW, and Franziskus HW)
Franziskus was Quincy's travel companion, so he was also brand new and
adjusting. Every single one of them reminded me of Quincy HW in how
easy, well trained, and sensible they are. Not to mention being
My advice to everyone out there who is looking at purchasing one of
Irene's amazing horses is to absolutely do so. Not only will she make
you feel 100% at ease, but you will get the best horse that you could
ever find. Not just for the amazing movement, but for the training and
brain as well. You will receive a horse knowing that Irene knows 100% of
it's history; which is worth it's weight in gold in itself!! I could not
be happier with Quincy HW and feel blessed beyond measure. When the time
comes for me to look for another horse for myself, or a client, my first
stop will always be Irene and HW Farms!
I feel like the luckiest person alive! Total dream come true!!! Carol
McPhee is SO generous to share her beloved kids with me! Irene, you
are a master at what you do! Such talented, intelligent, beautiful, and
personable horses! Thankful for you!
I want to share this with each and every HW Horse owner/trainer - Irene
Hoeflich-Wiederhold has been so caring and personal with each and
every one of us with her day to day or week to week contact. Sharing our
experiences and accomplishments so proudly and professionally. Bringing
us HW Club owners together and supporting each other. What an incredible
women who truly stands behind each and everyone of her horses she has
hand picked to raise, train then sell and proudly each one to represent
the HW Farm name. I love seeing the stories and pictures of each and
every other owner as I am sure they are as well. Irene
Hoeflich-Wiederhold keep up the good work and outstanding
relationship you continue with each and every one of us.
Carol McPhee owns the following www.HWfarm.com horses:
Irene only offers the best. Best bloodlines, best temperament, best
initial training/handling, most beautiful and BEST Client Relationship.
She cares about each and every one she places and keeps in touch daily
on all our progress. I don't think there is anyone else that does that
because she believes in what she sells is the Best.
I purchased 3 sight unseen, my recent Franziskus HW (aka Fashion
I would recommend to anyone that may be hesitant, DONT be.
If I had any issues or concerns I would have never purchased 3
In the summer of 2015, I had the good fortune of acquiring FürstenHit
HW by way of purchase by my employer_ Carlene Blunt of the Country
Club Stables. This guy was a delight from the moment he arrived as I
posted on this website at that time.
Nearly eighteen months later… I stand by that testimonial
wholeheartedly. Fürsten is one of the very best equine partners I’ve
ever had. At 53 years of age and having spent my entire life working
with horses as a profession… that is quite a statement indeed.
When I first posted about Fürsten, I vowed one thing…. If I were
ever to purchase another horse, it would be from Irene. I told everyone
I knew_ “The next time I need a horse, I’ll call Irene and tell her
to send me something I want.”
Last November, I found myself in a place where I needed another horse
to bring along and compete. I contacted Irene, and she suggested Clooney
HW. I watched the video and agreed. My employer made the necessary
arrangements, and eleven days later, Clooney was in our barn.
Again… ANOTHER wonderful horse that I COULD NOT be happier with!
This guy has it all… gaits, conformation, intelligence and common
sense_ PLUS totally beautiful! He is eager to please, always happy to
see me and ready to work. Beyond that, he has impeccable manners on the
ground_ just SO sweet and fun to interact with.
In addition, Irene is always amazing to work with. Again… eleven
days from first contact to possession… That in of itself speaks
volumes! She is on top of EVERYTHING… ALWAYS! And… just like
Clooney_ she’s always happy to hear from me, ready to work and JUST as
sweet and fun to interact with!!! LOL Seriously though… Irene is the
Many thanks to you Irene for making my job so much more enjoyable_
makes me happy! And many thanks from Carlene and our staff as well.
After all… a “happy” Gary is a whole lot easier to deal with! ;-)
All The Best, Gary Lane The Country Club Stables Boynton Beach,
It has now been 3 months since my equine soul mate, Dantino
HW came home to me and he continues to impress me with his forward
thinking brain, willingness and eagerness to work, general obedience,
incredible devotion to me and ability to adjust to his new surround all
the while revealing his wonderful, interesting, fun and playful
personality. We have fantastic chemistry together and he is very
intelligent. He is incredibly sweet, loving and really enjoys our
snuggle time together. His training is impeccable--I absolutely cannot
wait to compete with him and move up the levels!!
I do think every single one of the HW horses are absolutely
stunning...(you really can't go wrong)...BUT I just find Dantino HW to
be exceptionally breath taking. He is so beautiful. Striking actually.
Exquisite. There's such a stand out quality to him.
I'm 100% convinced that fate brought us together--I cannot believe
the incredible good fortune that graced me with the gift of being able
to love him. One day I hope to have another HW beauty join our family,
but for now I'm enjoying Dantino HW to the fullest and learning more and
more every day about him. My delicious little (or rather big lol) onion
with all his interesting and funny layers. He is showered daily with
oooodles of love and impeccable care. It is so important to me that my
animals are genuinely happy, well fed and cared for. They are part of
the family and loved unconditionally. Always and Forever.
I highly recommend buying a horse from Irene and HW Farm. I couldn't
be happier!!! You will not be disappointed. I feel so blessed to have
not only gained my dream horse, but also a wonderful friendship with
Irene. She is as special as her horses are. I would do it again in a
heart beat! Thank you Irene and HW Farm!!! Tracy
Super grateful for the best gift of all this Christmas – ALL OF OUR
ONLINE and real life friends and customers! Merry Christmas!!!
He is doing soooooo good! His trainer said today that he is the BEST
3 yr old she has ever ridden! He is just a superstar every ride. The
groom stopped me today to tell me how good he was when the other horses
were going crazy with the weather changes. It's just always making my
heart smile! I still cannot believe he is mine!!! He is just the
sweetest and kindest boy. He is going to well under saddle too. Very
straight and balanced. His transitions are going well. We are aiming for
4 yr old Championships next year.
We are so lucky to have trainer Crystal
Goldberg working with us and my two other boys. Sky's the limit with
such a talented trainer.
Reid posted the following: Skywalker
HW and I teaching at the PNW High Performance Masterclass... This
photo makes me laugh.... I know I've said I can't talk without using my
hands but I think Shorts (aka SkyWalker HW) is seriously wondering what
I'm doing. Such a wonderful event! I'm so proud to be a part of this.
Having purchased my horse from Irene
Hoeflich-Wiederhold and HW Farms, I can honestly say that I could
not have hoped for a better experience. Irene was extremely responsive
and professional throughout the process.
He went to The FEI Developing PSG champs at Lamplight this year as an
8 yr old and finished 8th in the Usdf PSG horse of year standings. He is
schooling the GP work with enthusiasm, and I couldn't be more pleased
soulful eyes, gorgeous, incredible suspension, elegant gaits and of
course, handsome. I found Dantino very early on in my horse search and
it was love at first sight. Boy did he set the bar high. I carefully
read through the very detailed information provided on the
www.HWfarm.com website, studied the photos and watched the video of
Dantino over and over and over again. He. was. the. one. He was exactly
what I was looking for BUT he was located in Germany. I thought to
myself, I couldn't possibly import a horse, let alone sight unseen, but
as I continued to ponder and review my domestic options, not one single
horse came even close to the multi talented and majestic, Dantino. I
couldn't stop thinking about him. I reached out to Irene, and felt
incredibly comfortable with her from our very first delightful and
informative conversation. Irene exudes warmth, trust, love and passion
and she has tremendous knowledge of her horses. I knew I was in the
right hands. I was nervous to say the least..but VERY excited. Irene
promptly answered every single one of my questions with incredible
detail. She was amazing. We discussed pre purchase vet exams, blood
work, feed, tack etc and she sent X-rays for my vet to review...it was
refreshingly uncomplicated. Dantino continued to checked off all the
right boxes for me and so did Irene. The transaction process was
seamless and once we put pen to paper, the real fun began. We discussed
shipping dates and how soon my boy could come home to me. She kept me
informed of every single detail leading up to (and on) transport day
replete with pictures of Dantino getting ready to make his journey. It
was only days later that he arrived more beautiful than ever. It has now
been 3 weeks since my equine soul mate came home and he continues to
happily surprise and impress me with his forward thinking brain, ability
to adjust to his new surround all the while revealing vibrant
personality. We have incredible chemistry together and he is very
intelligent. His training is impeccable--I absolutely cannot wait to
compete with him and move up the levels!! I highly recommend buying a
horse from Irene and HW Farm. I couldn't be happier!!! You will not be
disappointed. I feel so blessed to have not only gained my dream horse,
but also a wonderful friendship with Irene. She is as special as her
horses are. I would do it again in a heart beat! Thank you Irene and HW
Thank you Irene and her staff at HW Farms for having such stunning, well
bred and started under saddle horses. Your continued communication with
me and all of your other purchasers proves your care and interests post
sale of those beautiful horses.
You have set the bar so high I don't think anyone can compare. Carol
A moment of appreciation for my boy Festival
HW before we untack and pack up for trip home from Championships in
NC. Also both Festival and I love and are grateful for our always
patient and helpful ( husband) Fred
Irene's horses are
absolutely stunning to look at and more amazing under saddle. If you are
ever considering one to purchase but on the fence to do it sight unseen,
well jump over the fence and do it. You will not be disappointed. Both Fendi
HW (purchased at age 6) and SenSation
HW (age 3) are amazing. I am sure if you contact any one of the
other HW horse owners they will also provide you confidence.
HW, ridden and loved by Gary Lane, forever in the heart and home,
sculpture by Brigitte Eberl and the artist that painted it 100% to the
original horses stunning looks, is Nikki Button.
LOVE, how the www.HWfarm.com
horses are making everybody happy, Gary says he is always a
pleasure, even after having time off. Another match made sight unseen.
OMG...here is the "true story"
McPhee asked, if I had seen the attachment, as I had only posted the
e-mail text? She has me in tears.....bless her!
Another amazing Dream Horse purchased from HW
Farm, sight unseen! My newest addition SenSation
HW who is Sensational! Irene’s
post sale communication, keeping in touch on a regular basis with Fendi
HW’s progress has given me the assurance to make another sight
unseen purchase. Without hesitation I have been constantly viewing her
Website considering another dream horse purchase, from one beauty after
another. Viewing and considering from the stunning Francis,
and still holding out, questioning if I am missing the boat on not
purchasing one of those amazing HW horses. Then this one morning, during
my normal scanning of HWFarm.com
- SenSation HW is now available. There was no question in my mind that
this is the one I have been waiting and holding out for. After viewing
his video and seeing his pictures, the deal was done. Without hesitation
the process began. Irene answered the little detail questions about
SenSation HW, was able to get his Pre-Purchase Vet Exam completed and
results to me in a short amount of time for my Vet to review. Shortly
after, his flight was booked to the US, final home - Field of Dreams
Equi-Sport Ctr in Eastern PA to join Fendi HW. Even though I have been
through the purchase process less than a year ago with Fendi HW, Irene
kept me up to date with his travel, sharing pictures and correspondence.
When he arrived into the US, she continued to keep me up to date on his
progress, even arranged transportation to my Farm from NY since I had a
large Open House Party at the Farm the same day SenSation HW was to
arrive. SenSation HW is a complete dream for a 3yo. The staff at HW Farm
again has done an amazing job with his handling and initial training.
Sen as we call him is so sweet and tender, a total in your pocket boy.
Each day out he makes strides forward to a very bright and successful
future. Without hesitation, I would purchase another HW Farm dream
horse. I would highly recommend anyone to trust Irene and her staff to
purchase sight unseen. The quality of breeding, training and handling
that goes into each one of the HW Farm beauties sets them far apart from
others. Again, thank you Irene
Hoeflich-Wiederhold for your personal care and attention to each one
of my purchases.
owns Fendi HW
and always said she’d buy a second HW horse sight unseen too, here is
her new addition:
Irene, Here you go! It’s so hard to write about you because I get
so emotional. You and your staff truly have the “Dream Horse”. Each
and every one of them. What also sets you apart from other is You! The
way you correspond with each and every potential client and current
client is truly special and amazing. That says a lot for both your
confidence in what is offered and sold as well as your care that each
and every one of us is completely satisfied with our purchase. Keeping
in touch with each HW Horse progress and sharing all of our experiences
is a special.
Keep up the good work and stop showing me more that are coming up!
L McPhee My sweet boy SenSation
HW. Loving his new home.
For me, the planets don’t align; signs don’t manifest to guide
me; and I definitely don’t believe in love at first sight. That being
said, read the following testimonial and know that I am a changed girl!
Sign #1 - I opened Facebook at an odd time of day for me and Forbes
HW was at the very top of my news feed. Sign #2 - I did something I
never do unless I am actively looking for a horse, I watched the video.
Sign #3 - I did yet another thing I never do, I commented on how this
special horse was exactly my type.
With that comment, the planetary alignment began. Irene Wiederhold of
HWfarm, who is a long time friend of mine, promptly texted me to ask if
I was serious. Suddenly, I was. Within just a few days, I had committed
to purchase Forbes
HW. The entire process was a breeze. If there was a
question, Irene was on it. I had pictures, contracts, x-rays, blood
work, and shipping information all within minutes of any discussion.
Then, a hiccup. An unfortunate set of circumstances forced me to call
Irene to request that Forbes HW stay in Germany a bit longer. Again,
with efficiency akin to no other, Irene organized his stay in Germany
and his new shipping date. All the while, I received updates that were
unsolicited by me (although I wanted them, I didn’t want to be a
pest). It was just a kindness from Irene.
Finally, Forbes HW was on a plane. Lucky for me, I live in Florida. I
was able to have him shipped to Miami (planets re-aligning here...we
were worried it was getting too hot, but we had a little cold snap), and
I got to pick him up right out of quarantine.
It was LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT. He marched bravely out of quarantine and
stepped right on to my trailer.
Clooney HW - 2012 Westphalian gelding
by Christ available from HWfarm. Click photo for more information
Since his arrival, Forbes HW has been a rock star. He is everything
he was promised to be and then some. Lovely gaits...check! Beautiful
conformation...check! Comfortable to sit...check! Wonderfully
started...check! A gentleman in the barn...check! I am looking forward
to further developing my relationship with this wonderful horse.
Hopefully, he will follow in the footsteps of his amazing heritage. I
could easily write 50 more pages gushing about my new boy. I’ll
probably be able to write 100 pages a year from now! Bottom line, Irene
knows her horses and provides exemplary customer service. Looking for a
horse? HWfarm has
a very well deserved positive reputation with plenty of success stories.
Start here...you may very well end here.
Hi Irene, Thank you for checking in. Ferdinand HW is wonderful. I
think he may be the most sensible 4 year old I have ever worked with.
The quality of his foundational training is phenomenal. I couldn't be
happier with him! I love his personality and it really shows how well
handled he has been. Thank you for selecting, raising, and starting this
exceptional young horse. I look forward to our future together. Jessie
I have been following HW Farm for many years and have always wanted to
purchase a horse from them. I had heard of their stellar reputation from
others and was always told that Irene was someone that you could buy a
horse from sight unseen as her reputation was just that good. I had
never imported a horse before and really was very innocent on the
process but Irene made it super easy as she answered all of my questions
right away, sharing about the horse and explaining step by step what
needed to be done. As soon as I saw Favorit
HW's ad on the website, I just could not stop thinking about him and
decided to move forward with the purchase - trusting in her reputation
and quality. I was not disappointed at all!!! Irene held my hand through
the entire process and everything fell into place like clockwork. It was
the easiest transaction I have ever made. It was as if the heavens
aligned and Favorit HW was soon on his way to the US to continue his
Seeing him in person for the first time was surreal. He was
everything Irene said he was and more. He is more beautiful than I could
have ever dreamed! I received reports from one of the handlers on the
plane that he was so well behaved in flight while all the other horses
were acting crazy and I received the same report about his stay in
quarantine as well. As a three year old handling all of the changes, he
was amazingly level headed and mature, as Irene said he would be after
the extensive handling they receive from a young age up until they are
sold. He was exactly as Irene said he would be. He got right on the
trailer and settled in to his new home with the trainer that same day.
By the next day, he was introduced to the training program and took it
all in stride with more maturity than horses twice his age and
experience. Irene stayed in touch with me through the entire transit
even up until the time my flight took off and made sure I had arrived
home safely. I felt super cared for as the quality of her service didn't
end just at the sale contract. I feel as if I have made a lifetime
connection with someone that I can trust and gladly do business again.
Sincerely, Favor's Owner
Schneller-Cook says: Hi Irene! I wanted to let you know how much we
LOVE Blackie (aka Sir
Niro HW)!! He has won almost every class he has entered! He is the
most AMAZING young horse I have EVER owned!!! Thank you for helping us
purchase and import such a amazing horse!! I wanted you to know how
happy we are with Blackie (aka Sir
Niro HW)!! Wishing you a Happy Belated Anniversary!! Sending you a
For me, the planets don’t
align; signs don’t manifest to guide me; and I definitely don’t
believe in love at first sight. That being said, read the following
testimonial and know that I am a changed girl!
I opened Facebook at an odd
time of day for me and Forbes
HW was at the very top of my news feed.
I did something I never
do unless I am actively looking for a horse, I watched the video.
I did yet another thing I
never do, I commented on how this special horse was exactly
With that comment, the
planetary alignment began. Irene, who is a long time friend of mine,
promptly texted me to ask if I was serious. Suddenly, I was. Within
just a few days, I had committed to purchase Forbes
HW. The entire process was a breeze. If there was a question,
Irene was on it. I had pictures, contracts, x-rays, blood work, and
shipping information all within minutes of any discussion.
Then, a hiccup. An
unfortunate set of circumstances forced me to call Irene to request
HW stay in Germany a bit longer. Again, with efficiency akin to
no other, Irene organized his stay in Germany and his new shipping
date. All the while, I received updates that were unsolicited by me
(although I wanted them, I didn’t want to be a pest). It was just
a kindness from Irene.
HW was on a plane. Lucky for me, I live in Florida. I was able
to have him shipped to Miami (planets re-aligning here…we were
worried it was getting too hot, but we had a little cold snap), and
I got to pick him up right out of quarantine.
It was LOVE
AT FIRST SIGHT. He marched bravely out of quarantine and
stepped right on to my trailer.
Since his arrival, Forbes
HW has been a rock star. He is everything he was promised to be
and then some. Lovely gaits…check! Beautiful conformation…check!
Comfortable to sit…check! Wonderfully started…check! A gentleman
in the barn…check! I am looking forward to further developing my
relationship with this wonderful horse. Hopefully, he will follow in
the footsteps of his amazing heritage.
I could easily write 50 more
pages gushing about my new boy. I’ll probably be able to write 100
pages a year from now! Bottom line, Irene knows her horses and
provides exemplary customer service. Looking for a horse? HW Farm
has a very well deserved positive reputation with plenty of success
stories. Start here…you may very well end here.
What a joy to see FineStep
HW with his mommy Lisa
Rush doing so well and looking just beautiful! She says the
following: We are signed up to show 3rd next weekend. He has been so
much fun this spring. It has been great getting him outside. I love this
horse. He is a sweetheart. Pictures were done by Sara
I am an amateur that recently purchased Francis
HW sight unseen. I have never done anything like it before (and am
still pinching myself..) but Irene made the entire process a breeze. I
was comfortable working with her from day one. She sent me pictures of
him preparing for the long journey from Germany to LAX... I didn't ask
her for them but my heart was warmed to received them...she kept me
informed as to his location and wellbeing throughout the shipping
process. Irene goes that extra mile with her horses and she certainly
did with me! I wholeheartedly recommend her and couldn't be happier that
I purchased Francis
HW. He is more than what I wanted... Lisa in Enumclaw, Washington.
Schneller-Cook says: Hi Irene! I want to tell you Thank you for such
a AMAZING young horse!! We love him so much!! He competes this weekend
again and we are excited to see how he performs!! Have a great day!!!
Thank you again for posting it.
USEF DRESSAGE RANKING LISTS - YOUNG HORSE FIVE YEAR OLD
Saavedra Dressage posted: Thanks for sharing this photo and for
giving him such a great start! Sueño aka ShowMaster
HW, continues to be my dream boy. He just had his PSG debut and
outdid himself. He just keeps offering more! I'm thrilled with him.
Finley aka FiftyShades
HW, strutting his stuff in Wellington, Florida with Janine
Little Looking great! Janine wrote: Another positive show day,
Finley did his first Fourth Level test ending with over 68% and we had
quite a few greenie bobbles so very cool to know that there is much much
room to improve on that score still.
5 star Irene and her staff in Germany deserve the highest regards to
their breeding, raising, training and selling amazing horses. Purchasing
a horse of their value sight unseen was a bit sceptical but once the
process started I was immediately at ease. Irene provided complete
medical records for my vet to review and history of Fendi
HW to allow me to make the best decision ever to purchase him. Irene
kept me upto date on his complete travels from Germany into the US. She
has continued to keep in contact with me and Fendi
HW and has been there for me 24/7, literally , to answer any
questions I have had. Fendi
HW is everything and more than they advertised. His elegance and
fancyness is a product of such professional and successful training from
Irene's staff in Germany. I will not hesitate to make my 2nd purchase
from HW Farm and
highly recommend anyone that wants the full package (select bloodlines,
elegant correct confirmations, sane well mannered dispositions, and
stellar training) to purchase one of their beautiful horses sight
unseen. Keep up the great work Irene and thank you for Fendi
HW. He is loved to eternity and back.
Congratulations to the new owners of Lionshare Dressage Sales Horse -
This horse was originally imported by www.HWfarm.com
and I cannot say enough great things about this horse!!
Fogel Greving wrote: My love affair with Step
HW continues to
thrive! I just adore him. At 13 years old, he's as sound as ever. The
entire family enjoys his sweet personality. Hope you're doing well. I
always enjoy looking at the beautiful horses on your website. I
recommend YOU to all.
It's heartwarming to know how much loved and adored our horses are,
not only is he the full brother to worldwide known and successful Selten
HW (bred by me too), but also the life partner for this beautiful
Many years of love and training, from baby age on, many ribbons,
victories and champion-titles, including Intermediare-1 Open CHAMPION,
2015 and many, many more. LOVE my job, horses, friends, customers - in
no particular order - just LOVE it!
Hi Irene, Ben (Bentley
HW) has become a highlight of my life. I enjoy every day with him.
We have been frequently riding the trails through the redwoods around
Woodside, California with my friends that compete in endurance. Ben has
the power to blow right past all of them galloping up the hills!
Attached is a video of us working cattle.
He is particularly good at holding the cattle, as he is very
sensitive to their subtle movements. Ben has learned to read the cattle
better than I do.
And oh, by the way, his third time down centerline was at the
regional championships and we won the USDF Region 7 training level adult
amateur championship class. We were coached at the show by Francis
Verbeek, who is very excited to be teaching me on such a talented horse.
Attached are a few pictures.
Thanks for placing me with Ben. He is the horse of my lifetime. With
Sincerity, Dr. Amanda Apesos, DC Equine Chiropractor
McPhee posted: Fendi
HW is such a pleaser every time under saddle. He is all
and more that Irene said. I will be purchasing my 2nd forever horse sight
unseen again from Irene. I would highly recommend anyone to purchase one
of her beautiful amazingly bred and trained horses. I love him sooooo
Hi Irene, I've been meaning to send you an update on our lovely boy Finley
(aka Fifty Shades HW), he continues to learn and improve all the
time, quality gaits and a wonderful mind can't ask for much more than
that!:) He had a very successful season in 2015, finished at the top of
every class in each show we entered with scores to 78% with many 9s and
even 10s on the score sheet! We are now back in Florida getting ready
for the 2016 season and he's continuing to improve daily (did his first
line of 3 tempis the other day!) we are looking forward to many more
outings with this lovely boy!!
“Irene, I want to thank you for selling such an amazing horse, Fendi
HW! Purchasing Fendi HW sight un-seen was a bit skeptical at first,
BUT, he is All and More than you advertised. The complete process of
purchasing him was the most positive, informative and personalized
experience. Every day you kept me informed of what was being done and
where he was going to prepare for his flight to the U.S. Your personal
care and communication is bar none! The way you have kept in contact with
how Fendi and I are doing proves your reputation of having great horses
and matching them with new families. I would not hesitate to
purchase another one of your horses sight un-seen and highly recommend
anyone to purchase from you. Trainers at my stable are amazed by
Fendi. His disposition for a 6 y.o, his powerful and elegant movements and
eagerness to please his mount. Thank you again!” Respectfully, Carol L
I just wanted to give you an update on FürstenHit
HW. As you know, he has been at our farm now for two weeks. From the
moment he stepped off the van, he has been an absolute gentleman about
everything. Beyond that, this guy has it all… beauty, size, substance,
gaits, personality and more presence than one could ask for. I gave him a
week to settle in, and I just completed his first week under saddle. In
addition to all his natural attributes, this horse has had a wonderful
start in life. His careful handling and correct training is quite evident.
I also want to take a moment to express my sincere thanks for this
whole experience. You have been the ultimate professional_ offering
impeccable organization and communication combined with knowledge, honesty
and yes… friendliness! I never thought I would buy a horse sight unseen,
but you instilled the confidence in me to do so. I must say, it would be a
privilege to work with you again. Much appreciation to you and to all
those involved with bringing Fürsten along so incredibly well.
Sincerely, Gary Lane The Country Club Stables Boynton Beach,
Irene, Wanted to finally give you update! So awesome. Consistently in 70s
now at third level! I gave him a little extra time to grow. I can't tell
you what a special and loved boy he is!! Thank you so much and I've
included photo from last show! Feel free to use on your website.
I tell Everyone who asks about him that HW farms and Irene are the
place to go!!
Irene Pictures coming but Festival
HW rocked it again this weekend He won his 2nd level class on Friday
with a 70%. And high score for the day And then we rocked it in a new
freestyle with him today for a 78% and winning the class of 17 entries by
a good 5% margin The plan is to now move him to 3rd level and continue
with the Freestyle at 2nd for a few shows We are going steady and slow. I
want him to build on the wonderful foundation you gave him, and keep him
confident. He loves his freestyle music !!! So excited about his progress.
The judges just love him He is such a good boy Thank you thank you !!!
Rode my Stepmaster
HW today and I must say that he is getting better and better and
better. He is so so sweet and so so big but he is really getting better. I
did put him on Platinum Performance because he tended to be slow and lazy
and Platinum can make them HOT - but for him it seems to be the ticket!
Love him so much and let me not forget my Weltprinz HW my most special
beautiful boy. Notice both have HW on their names - that is because they
come from the phenomenal Irene
Here is a picture of StepMaster HW and Steffen Peters
Niro has arrived and is one of the best horses I have ever owned. I
have had so many amazing horses and yet Niro has proven to be one of the
best. He is the friendliest and sweetest young horse. This young horse is
a "Old Soul".....I love this boy!
He is the friendliest and sweetest young horse. Beth
Anderson Ness (his trainer reports): Such a special boy! LOVE LOVE his
worker bee and YES attitude! This one certainly has my heart...LOVE
him...and he LOVES us too! Certainly puts a smile on your face & makes
your day...EVERY day!
Dance Away HW
and his owner, how very pretty - love to see this. Anja
Ibsen, you are doing such an amazing job with him, love it!
This just happened, a blast from the past, update on Fifty Shades HW, love
Hi Irene, I thought I would take the time to send you an update on Fifty
Shades HW (now renamed Finley). I've had the privilege of being his
trainer. He has been a dream to train, wonderful trainability and
temperament, he's traveled all across the continent with us this past
year, from Florida, to British Columbia, back east to Quebec and back
again to Florida and handled everything like a champ, he's had a fantastic
season in Florida to date, winning all of his classes with almost all
scores in the 70s and as high as 76%, he's schooling most third level work
in training these days and showing great potential for upper level
collection, pirouettes, lateral work, extensions and passage, he's greatly
exceeded our expectations thus far and continues to impress us all the
shared Irene Hoeflich-Wiederhold HWfarm's photo.
It is we profound sadness, that I have to say, that Dr. March Enders,
the owner of LouboutinHW
recently passed away. Her love of horses and insight created a future for
this wonderful horse. Because of her generous nature and true act of
kindness through sponsorship, Kristin
Counterman will have the opportunity of a lifetime to bring this
special guy along. The world is a better place because of March. We love
and miss you.
Calder: My "Dookie" (Duke
HW) is unbelievably talented with a super temperament! I couldn't be
no doubt about it, they are quite accomplished athletes in every
Quite Right HW/sold sight unseen - is already the 3rd horse purchased
from us, by this family, love it, congratulations, well done Maggie. So
proud of you! And - looking GOOD - wow, check out that scope!
shared another video, love it, so rideable, fun and the flying changes are
coming along nicely too!
Jerry got a drone for his birthday last month and thought that FineStep
HW should get introduced to it yesterday. They were both great drone
users. Fin was more concerned about the bunny that jumps and runs at about
3;30 min into the video than the buzzing above our heads.
Awwww, check this out, from Kristin
Counterman: I performed my first cello solo today in front of a panel
of judges! It was a success! I also got to serenade Louboutin
HW, and he loved it!
Thought I would drop you a short video from a clinic I went to this
weekend. The last few clinics, the clinician thought I should be starting
changes with FineStep
HW. So yesterday was the day and he was of course, a wonder boy. We
worked on them maybe 15 minutes or so and he was getting the hang of it.
He is really starting to develop nicely. I am planning to start his show
season out with 1st and 2nd level with our first show the end of May.
Someone at the clinic did ask about you and the process of purchasing him.
Not sure if they are seriously looking or not, but I highly recommended
you and your horses. Take care, Lisa
Rachael Horton with Franklin
HW while training in Florida, so happy to see their faces again! Her
mom Cathy Horton just posted: Wonderful having time with my baby girl in
Florida while she rode her horses.
was purchased sight unseen, we knew it would be a match, but here, see for
yourself, how it worked out:
Irene, here is a picture of all of Festival HW's ribbons and awards this year.
I have to thank you for this wonderful horse, he has brought us such
joy ( and ribbons !!)
He finished his year winning year end awards for State and his local
chapters with an average of almost 77%!!!
Thank you so much for this great horse. On to the next year and we will
keep you posted.
An awesome first weekend of 2015!! Louboutin
HW got his first flying change!! And I'm enjoying reading all about
the Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic in Florida! Happy New Year
I have previously imported 3 horses from Germany with no problem, but
dealing with Irene Wiederhold, made the purchase of First
Romance HW easy. She dealt with any questions promptly and enabled us
to quickly arrange a test ride and a vet check. First Romance HW is a
wonderful young horse with a lovely temperament & is everything Irene
described in her internet advertisement. He is settling in nicely at his
new barn, adjusting well to his continued training & will be shown
this year beginning at the end of May. Irene, I will be in touch with show
results in June. Dr. Shireen Naidoo